PR task force lauds HIV vaccine hunt

The head of the White House’s task force on Puerto Rico is lauding a collaborati ...

PRTC wins sustainable tourism award

The Puerto Rico Tourism Company has been awarded he Caribbean Tourism Organizati ...

PR payrolls, jobless rate up in August

Puerto Rico’s unemployment rate rose while payroll jobs posted an overall gain i ...

Census: PR household incomes plunge; income inequality rises, highest in US

Household incomes in Puerto Rico plunged 2.3 percent last year, a steeper drop t ...

AFF smear campaign widens to GDB
Issued: September 19, 2014
The American Future Fund (AFF) stepped up its attacks on the administration ...

Congress briefed on PR climate change
Issued: September 19, 2014
The impact of climate change on Puerto Rico was highlighted in a briefing i ...

ABC launching new affiliate in PR
Issued: September 19, 2014
The ABC television network has inked a deal with Telecinco-owned station WO ...

Work starts on Ciudadela’s final phase
Issued: September 19, 2014
Putnam Bridge Funding broke ground Thursday on the third and final phase of ...

CofC rallies effort to rebuke smear ads
Issued: September 18, 2014
Nearly two dozen industry groups affiliated with the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce are pushing back against a stateside conservative group ...

Donahue confident of success in forging Prepa restructuring plan
Issued: September 18, 2014
The newly minted turnaround chief at the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (Prepa) defended her restructuring team’s nearly $10million co ...

Moody’s downgrades Prepa; cites restructuring, fuel, default clouds
Issued: September 18, 2014
Moody’s Investors Service has cut the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s credit rating deeper into junk territory.

Half of PR households have Internet
Issued: September 18, 2014
Just over half of households in Puerto Rico have Internet access, well below the U.S. average of nearly 75 percent, according to U.S. Census ...

Vila out as La Fortaleza chief of staff
Issued: September 18, 2014
La Fortaleza Chief of Staff Ingrid Vila is leaving the key political post.

BD adding 630kW of solar at PR plant
Issued: September 18, 2014
Medical products manufacturer Becton, Dickinson & Co. (BD) is adding 630 kilowatt (kW) solar installation at its factory in the Puerto R ...

Don Omar faces abuse, gun charges
Issued: September 18, 2014
Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar has been charged with four counts of domestic violence.

Moody’s holds on Prasa, HTA ratings
Issued: September 18, 2014
Moody’s Investors Service has confirmed ratings on the Puerto Rico Highway & Transportation Authority (HTA), the Puerto Rico Aqueduct &a ...

BLS: Jobs down, wages inch up in PR in 1Q
Issued: September 18, 2014
Employment fell and wages inched up in Puerto Rico during the first quarter of 2014, the federal government reported Thursday.

PR TRANs sale will be under NY law
Issued: September 18, 2014
Legislation to clear the way for the Puerto Rico government to sell $900 million in tax and revenue anticipation notes (TRANs) would provide ...

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Army opens Ranger school to women
Issued: September 19, 2014
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army is opening the door for women to go to Ranger school.

Alibaba shares surge in debut on NYSE
Issued: September 19, 2014
NEW YORK — Alibaba's stock is rising 36 percent in the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse's debut as a publicly traded company.

Yahoo rakes in another jackpot from Alibaba's IPO
Issued: September 19, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in China's Alibaba Group that ha ...

Anti-Islamic ads coming to New York transit system
Issued: September 19, 2014
NEW YORK — Anti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on a hundred New York City buses and at two subway entrances next week.

Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech
Issued: September 18, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies — and even hire ...

Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords
Issued: September 18, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad, a m ...

JetBlue's CEO will step down early next year
Issued: September 18, 2014
JetBlue Airways Corp. CEO Dave Barger will step down in February and be replaced by the company's president, ending months of speculatio ...

End of era: Ellison steps asides as Oracle CEO
Issued: September 18, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO after 37 years at the helm of the business software maker, ending a ...

Alibaba prices IPO at $68 per share
Issued: September 18, 2014
NEW YORK — Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse named after a fabled, poor woodsman who discovers a thieves' den full of treasures ...

FDA approves Eli Lilly's injectable diabetes drug
Issued: September 18, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new injectable diabetes drug from Eli Lilly and Co. for adults with the most co ...

Brighter economy driving up holiday hiring plans
Issued: September 18, 2014
NEW YORK — UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl's plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000.

Stocks hit record highs after good news on economy
Issued: September 18, 2014
NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market is closing at record highs following another piece of good news on the economy.

Stock gains lift US household wealth to a record
Issued: September 18, 2014
WASHINGTON — Strong stock market gains and higher home prices boosted Americans' net worth in the April-June quarter to a record high, a ...

PepsiCo latest sponsor to voice NFL concern
Issued: September 18, 2014
NEW YORK — PepsiCo Inc.'s CEO Indra Nooyi has made a double-edged statement on the NFL's problems handing domestic violence, calling ...

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UN urges global support for Iraq to fight terror
Issued: September 19, 2014
UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council is condemning the Islamic State terrorist group and urging the international community to expand ...

Scotland 'No' fails to stop Catalan secession push
Issued: September 19, 2014
BARCELONA, Spain — Scotland's decision to remain in the United Kingdom has cost separatists across Europe political momentum. But the pa ...

Scotland: Who won? Who lost?
Issued: September 19, 2014
LONDON — Who won and who lost in Scotland's independence referendum? ...

Spain's Telefonica buys Brazilian operator GVT
Issued: September 19, 2014
MADRID — Spanish telecoms company Telefonica says it has reached a deal to buy Brazilian operator GVT from French media conglomerate Vivendi ...

China fines GlaxoSmithKline $492M for bribery
Issued: September 19, 2014
BEIJING — Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline was fined $492 million on Friday for bribing doctors in China in the biggest such penalty ever imposed ...

Spain's Catalonia to take step for secession vote
Issued: September 19, 2014
BARCELONA, Spain — A day after Scotland rejected breaking away from Britain, the regional parliament in Spain's Catalonia was expected F ...

Investors breathe sigh of relief at Scottish vote
Issued: September 19, 2014
LONDON — Scotland's decision to reject independence from the United Kingdom shored up British stocks on Friday but worries over future c ...

Scots reject independence in historic vote
Issued: September 19, 2014
EDINBURGH, Scotland — Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a histori ...

Islamic State plot in Australia raises questions
Issued: September 18, 2014
CANBERRA, Australia — The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that ...

Vote counting begins in Scotland on independence
Issued: September 18, 2014
EDINBURGH, Scotland — The thrill of history in the making enveloped Scotland — and spooked the rest of the United Kingdom — after voters tur ...

Argentina approves law for controlling prices
Issued: September 18, 2014
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina's congress on Thursday approved a law that lets the government intervene in setting prices and profi ...

Maduro says foreign media behind fears of epidemic
Issued: September 18, 2014
CARACAS, Venezuela — President Nicolas Maduro is accusing CNN and other international media of conspiring against Venezuela's government ...

Cardinals debate marriage before crucial meeting
Issued: September 18, 2014
VATICAN CITY — The battle lines are being drawn before a major church meeting on family issues that represents a key test for Pope Francis.

Federal appeals judge: Argentina's bullying a bank
Issued: September 18, 2014
NEW YORK — Judges on a federal appeals panel in New York say they suspect Argentina has gone rogue, ignoring court orders and bullying a U.S ...

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