Number of Las Vegas visitors in 2014 climbs to 41.1 million

LAS VEGAS — A record 41.1 million visitors descended on Las Vegas last year.

Romney's exit unleashes race for donors among 2016 hopefuls

DES MOINES, Iowa — Mitt Romney's exit from the presidential campaign has unl ...

House approves $225 million bond deal

The House of Representatives approved legislation Thursday authorizing a general ...

10 Super Bowl ads you'll be talking about

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Drivers: Return to your dealers for a 2nd air bag recall fix
Issued: January 31, 2015
NEW YORK — Drivers, bring your vehicles back to the shop for more work on f ...

Puerto Rico sees slight drop in economic activity
Issued: January 31, 2015
Puerto Rico's Government Development Bank says indicators that measure ...

Just whose Internet is it? New federal rules may answer that
Issued: January 31, 2015
WASHINGTON — Whose Internet is it anyway? ...

Grupo Guayacán kicks off business boot camp with Georgia Tech
Issued: January 30, 2015

Grupo Guayacán and the Georgia Institute of Technology kicked-off the f ...


Deadline nears for 'stateless' in Dominican Republic
Issued: January 30, 2015
SANTO DOMINGO — Time is running out to gain legal status for tens of thousands of people born to migrants in the Dominican Republic.

Claro begins cellphone recycling program
Issued: January 30, 2015
Claro announced Friday the start of its cellphone recycling program, Claro Recicla.

More than 1,000 participate in Caribbean Travel Marketplace at P.R. Convention Center
Issued: January 30, 2015
Some 1,100 delegates from 29 Caribbean countries, including 283 suppliers and 106 buyers are participating in the Caribbean Hotel & Tour ...

Treasury announces educational campaign on IVA, tax reform
Issued: January 29, 2015
Treasury Secretary Juan Zaragoza Gómez said Thursday that as part of efforts toward transparency, on Feb. 2 the first phase of a mass educat ...

Topeka invests $4 million in expansion, gets new look
Issued: January 29, 2015
One of Puerto Rico's longstanding discount retailers, Topeka, is kicking off the new year with the launching of a strategic expansion pl ...

'Anonymized' credit card data not so anonymous, study shows
Issued: January 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — Credit card data isn't quite as anonymous as promised, a new study says.

Bill calls for end to travel ban to Cuba
Issued: January 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators wants to end travel restrictions on Americans seeking to go to Cuba, saying it would help foster ...

UBS accused of trust fraud in P.R.-related case
Issued: January 29, 2015
UBS Financial Services is being sued for $4.5 million by the beneficiaries of a trust who are maintaining UBS breached its fiduciary duty ...

Raúl Castro: US must return Guantanamo for normal relations
Issued: January 29, 2015
Cuban President Raúl Castro demanded on Wednesday that the United States return the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century trade ...

Puerto Rico groups, convention business driving tourism high season
Issued: January 29, 2015
The 2015 winter promises to be a tourism bonanza, especially in the groups and conventions segment. A total of 71 groups will be coming to t ...

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NASA launches Earth-observing satellite
Issued: January 31, 2015
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday with the hope it will transmit data that will help the world ...

Obama budget sets up battle with GOP-controlled Congress
Issued: January 31, 2015
WASHINGTON — After a year of relative peace in Washington's budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on ...

Stocks sag at the close; January finishes on weak note
Issued: January 30, 2015

NEW YORK — The stock market is sagging at the close as investors weigh a slowdown in the U.S. economy and corporate earnings.

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Consumers fuel steady US economy as rest of world struggles
Issued: January 30, 2015
WASHINGTON — There's a good reason the U.S. economy is impressing the world right now despite a slowdown in the final three months of 20 ...

5 things to know before Obama rolls out his budget Monday
Issued: January 30, 2015
WASHINGTON — A quick quiz:

Monday is —

a) Groundhog Day

b) ...


US economy slowed last quarter, but signs are pointing up
Issued: January 30, 2015
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of 2014, but a burst in consumer spending and the prospect of continued low e ...

How can Google snap its stock out of its stupor?
Issued: January 30, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Google has turned into a stock market laggard as the shift to mobile devices has lowered the Internet search leader's di ...

US pay and benefits rose by most in 6 years last year
Issued: January 30, 2015
WASHINGTON — Wages and benefits rose at the fastest pace in six years last year, a sign strong job gains could be forcing companies to pay a ...

US consumer sentiment rises to highest level since 2004
Issued: January 30, 2015
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers are more confident than they've been since January 2004.

US economy slows to 2.6 percent growth in fourth quarter
Issued: January 30, 2015
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of 2014 as a big burst in consumer spending was offset by weakness in other a ...

Meet Ida May Fuller, recipient of 1st Social Security check
Issued: January 30, 2015
LUDLOW, Vt. — Seventy-five years ago, the government cut 65-year-old Ida May Fuller a check. It was numbered 00-000-001 — the first Social S ...

What red ink? As deficits dip, all sides seek more spending
Issued: January 30, 2015
WASHINGTON — The deficit is dead. Long live the deficit.

Markets brace for Big Oil profit plunge
Issued: January 30, 2015
NEW YORK — It's just a forecast, and for only one of 10 industry groups in the stock market. Yet it has almost singlehandedly turned wha ...

Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline
Issued: January 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a pr ...

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Italy's lawmakers elect Sergio Mattarella as president
Issued: January 31, 2015
ROME — Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, was elected Saturday as Italy' ...

Germany's Merkel says she doesn't see another Greek debt cut
Issued: January 31, 2015
BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has underlined the refusal of Greece's European creditors to consider forgiving part of the deb ...

Mexico cuts spending by $8.4 billion due to oil price drop
Issued: January 30, 2015
MEXICO CITY — Mexico will cut government spending by $8.4 billion this year because of a drop in revenues due to declining oil prices.

Venezuela confirms it downed plane near Aruba
Issued: January 30, 2015
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's military confirmed that it shot down over the Caribbean Sea a small civilian plane believed to be carry ...

BMW fixes security flaw that exposed 2.2M cars to break-ins
Issued: January 30, 2015
BERLIN — German automaker BMW says it has fixed a security flaw that made 2.2 million of its vehicles vulnerable to break-ins.

Germany rejects notion of Greek debt write-off
Issued: January 30, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — Germany bluntly rejected on Friday suggestions that Greece should be forgiven repayment of its rescue loans, while a top eu ...

Qatar Airways buys nearly 10 percent of BA, Iberia parent
Issued: January 30, 2015
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Qatar Airways said Friday it has bought nearly 10 percent of the parent company of British Airways and Spain&# ...

Russia cuts key rate to help economy, leaving ruble to drop
Issued: January 30, 2015
MOSCOW — In a surprise decision, Russia's central bank on Friday cut its key interest rate, which it had raised sharply last month to su ...

Eurozone prices plunge 0.6% amid weak growth, cheap oil
Issued: January 30, 2015
FRANKFURT, Germany — Falling prices sent another worrying signal about the eurozone economy just before the European Central Bank starts a 1 ...

Italy lawmakers fail to elect new president in 1st round
Issued: January 29, 2015
ROM (AP) — Lawmakers failed to elect a new Italian president Thursday in balloting that tests Premier Matteo Renzi's ability to rally hi ...

Alibaba run-in with China regulator signals tougher scrutiny
Issued: January 29, 2015
BEIJING— For years, Alibaba faced complaints it failed to stamp out sales of counterfeit goods on its e-commerce websites. But Chinese regul ...

Global stocks, oil stabilize after Fed statement
Issued: January 29, 2015
TOKYO — Global shares and the price of oil stabilized on Thursday during European trading hours after the Federal Reserve issued a reminder ...

Petrobras releases profit drop in 3rd quarter 2014
Issued: January 29, 2015
SAO PAULO — Brazil's scandal-plagued state-run oil company Wednesday released its third quarter report for 2014, showing that profits dr ...

Medtronic completes acquisition of Covidien
Issued: January 29, 2015
DUBLIN, Ireland — Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT), a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions, announced that it has successful ...

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