PR economic index drops again

A key gauge of Puerto Rico’s economy narrowly fell again in July, posting a 20

Fitch: Atlantic City losing 3 casinos, not business

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A Wall Street firm predicted Friday that much of the reven ...

Governor to ease P3s up to $50M

Gov. Alejandro García Padilla said Friday he is preparing to submit legislation ...

PR’s El Mesón eyes Florida foothold

After long planning, Puerto Rico’s El Mesón Sandwiches chain is setting its sigh ...

Florida university opens campus in PR
Issued: August 29, 2014
Florida’s Nova Southeastern University (NSU) cut the ribbon Thursday on its ...

Boat flips near DR coast; at least 1 dead
Issued: August 29, 2014
Authorities in the Dominican Republic searched Friday for survivors after a ...

Caribbean/Mexico hotel pipeline picks up
Issued: August 29, 2014
The Caribbean/Mexico hotel development pipeline comprises 167 hotels totali ...

Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened; 5 found in PR waters
Issued: August 29, 2014
The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting ...

Ports chief: Airport P3 is paying off
Issued: August 29, 2014
The Puerto Rico government says putting operation of the island’s international airport under a 40-year public-private partnership (P3) deal ...

Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?
Issued: August 29, 2014
NEW YORK — Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of ...

PR eyeing chikungunya in 2 deaths
Issued: August 28, 2014
The Puerto Rican Health Department said Thursday that it is investigating whether two people who died had contracted chikungunya, which - if ...

Governor orders special education audit
Issued: August 28, 2014
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla has ordered an external audit of spending on special education in Puerto Rico’s public school system.

No firm date for tax-evaders list
Issued: August 28, 2014
The Puerto Rico Treasury Department is still ironing out the process of publishing lists of tax evaders under a law passed last year.

PR govt opposes same-sex marriage suit
Issued: August 28, 2014
The Puerto Rico government is asking a federal court in San Juan to toss a lawsuit seeking to have same-sex marriages recognized in Puerto R ...

Another ‘move to Florida’ expo on tap
Issued: August 28, 2014
Another event is being held this weekend in San Juan to help islanders prepare for a potential move to Florida as the exodus of people from ...

Cleveland captive coming to PR for book
Issued: August 28, 2014
Michelle Knight, one of three women held captive for years by Ariel Castro in Cleveland, is coming to Puerto Rico next month to present her ...

Community health groups get federal grants
Issued: August 28, 2014
Three community health groups in Puerto Rico will receive more than $750,000 in federal funding to support facility improvements for patient ...

MTV shooting reality series in PR
Issued: August 28, 2014
MTV is staging the second season of its matchmatching show “Are You The One?” in Puerto Rico.

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Court won't restore Oracle's $1.3B verdict vs. SAP
Issued: August 29, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court is refusing Oracle Corp.'s request to reinstate a $1.3 billion verdict it won against German riv ...

US consumer sentiment improves a bit in August
Issued: August 29, 2014
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer sentiment ticked up in August, driven by greater optimism about jobs, rising incomes, and increasing wealth. The ...

NYC developer makes changes in 'poor door' design
Issued: August 29, 2014
NEW YORK — A developer and city officials say some changes have been negotiated in a plan for a so-called "poor door" for less-aff ...

Obama touts revised economic growth numbers
Issued: August 28, 2014
WASHINGTON — New evidence of economic growth is heartening and underscores that companies are investing and consumers are spending, Presiden ...

White House preps legal case for immigration shift
Issued: August 28, 2014
WASHINGTON — With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on im ...

Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event
Issued: August 28, 2014
CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday t ...

US economy grew at brisk 4.2% rate in Q2
Issued: August 28, 2014
WASHINGTON — After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy rebounded vigorously in the April-June quarter, growing at a brisk annual rat ...

CBO: US economy, hurt by 1Q, to grow 1.5% in 2014
Issued: August 27, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday forecast that the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, undermined b ...

Robots get duty on Royal Caribbean ‘smart ship’
Issued: August 27, 2014
Royal Caribbean International has unveiled the high-tech features on its newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas.

More Colorado pot seized in the mail, report says
Issued: August 27, 2014
DENVER — A new report says the amount of Colorado marijuana being seized en route to other states through the U.S. mail is on the rise since ...

SEC adopts rules on loan-backed securities
Issued: August 27, 2014
WASHINGTON — Financial firms that sell securities backed by loans, like the kind that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, will have to give in ...

Crist wins Florida Democratic primary for governor
Issued: August 26, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist won the Democratic primary to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday, mark ...

NY investor firm exec charged with insider trading
Issued: August 26, 2014
NEW YORK — The director of market intelligence at an investor relations firm was arrested on insider trading charges Tuesday and accused of ...

Survey: US consumer confidence near a 7-year high
Issued: August 26, 2014
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence this month reached its highest point in nearly seven years, boosted by strong job gains.

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BRIC wall: Brazil’s economy slips into a recession
Issued: August 29, 2014
SAO PAULO — Brazil has slipped into recession, with government figures released Friday showing gross domestic product contracting for a seco ...

Britain raises terror threat level to severe
Issued: August 29, 2014
LONDON — Britain raised the country's terror threat level from substantial to severe Friday, meaning that a terrorist attack is consider ...

Ecuador heralds digital currency plans
Issued: August 29, 2014
QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuador is planning to create the world’s first government-issued digital currency, which some analysts believe could be a ...

DR legal status still elusive for migrants
Issued: August 29, 2014
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The Dominican Republic will soon issue the first residency and work permits for migrants under a new pro ...

Official: Bidders compete for Uruguay pot business
Issued: August 29, 2014
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguay's new market for legalized marijuana has attracted at least 20 companies bidding for the right to supply p ...

Worrying eurozone inflation sags again to 0.3%
Issued: August 29, 2014
FRANKFURT, Germany — Inflation in the 18 countries that use the euro sank to 0.3 percent in August, a worrying sign of economic weakness tha ...

Eying China, Japan seeks record defense budget
Issued: August 29, 2014
TOKYO — Japan's Defense Ministry on Friday requested money for F-35 stealth fighter jets as part of its biggest ever budget to bolster i ...

US decries Russian action, offers no punishment
Issued: August 28, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration isn't outlining any immediate punishment of Russia even as it decries President Vladimir Putin' ...

UN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis
Issued: August 28, 2014
UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council met Thursday in an emergency session on the growing crisis in Ukraine with some members expressin ...

Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm
Issued: August 28, 2014
NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine — Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missile ...

EU struggles with dearth of women in top jobs
Issued: August 28, 2014
BRUSSELS — Don't be fooled by Angela Merkel. The German chancellor may be the most powerful leader in the European Union, but she hardly ...

French leader banks on free market to save economy
Issued: August 28, 2014
PARIS — Facing pitiful poll numbers, Francois Hollande has cast his lot: The French president who once decried global finance and vowed a 75 ...

Business leaders offer support for independence
Issued: August 28, 2014
LONDON — Some 200 business leaders have offered support for the idea of Scottish independence from Britain, hitting back after a similar let ...

China vows to respond to US surveillance flights
Issued: August 28, 2014
BEIJING — China said Thursday it will continue responding to U.S. military surveillance flights off its coast, rejecting American accusation ...

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