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PR bond yields up on pension ruling
Issued: April 14, 2014
Yields on Puerto Rico’s junk-rated bonds jumped Monday in heavy trading after the island’s Supreme Court shot down legislation to reform the teacher...
UPR moving away from tuition hike
Issued: April 14, 2014
Top University of Puerto Rico Governing Board members have gotten behind a plan to shelve tuition hikes at the 11-campus system. ...
Governor, wife pay $6,783 in taxes on income of $81,718
Issued: April 14, 2014
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla and wife Wilma Pastrana Jiménez paid $6,520 in taxes on $81,718 in combined adjusted income last year, La Fortaleza said...
Police union takes aim at pension reform
Issued: April 14, 2014
A police union is preparing a legal challenge of the broader government employees pension reform after the Puerto Rico Supreme Court overturned most...
Unions sound alarm on regionalization
Issued: April 14, 2014
Union leaders representing some 40,000 public sector workers are speaking out against a proposal to transfer more services to municipal governments...
PR students stellar in NASA rover race
Issued: April 14, 2014
Puerto Rico students shined brightly at NASA’s inaugural Human Exploration Rover Challenge at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville,...
PR-DR passenger ferry out of service
Issued: April 14, 2014
America Cruise Ferries said Monday that passenger service between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic will be idled for at least two weeks to...
Seaborne ramps up travel account offer
Issued: April 14, 2014
Puerto Rico-based Seaborne Airlines is offering $1,200 of travel for each $1,000 for the next three weeks when customers add funds to their Seaborne...
Amid marathon recession, PR open to economic fixes — even radical ones
Issued: April 14, 2014
Slash the number of public holidays by two-thirds. Eliminate dozens of government agencies. Legalize marijuana and prostitution. ...
Researchers using math to whittle away at jet lag
Issued: April 14, 2014
WASHINGTON — Lots of apps claim they can help you fight jet lag. Now Michigan researchers say mathematical formulas suggest it’s possible to adjust to...
PRTC taps PR’s rich religious history
Issued: April 14, 2014
The Puerto Rico Tourism Company is backing a new tour path that highlights Old San Juan’s rich religious history. ...
Court blocks teacher pension reform
Issued: April 14, 2014
The Puerto Rico Supreme Court has declared a reform of the teacher pension plan unconstitutional. ...
Smithsonian’s ‘American Sabor’ exhibit in PR
Issued: April 12, 2014
The Smithsonian Institution’s “American Sabor” exhibit, which higlights the musical contributions of Latinos in the U.S., is in Puerto Rico for the...
Fort Hood gunman buried in PR
Issued: April 12, 2014
A funeral was being held in Puerto Rico on Saturday for the Fort Hood gunman who recently killed three people and injured 16 others at a Texas...
Governor names Fiol Matta chief justice
Issued: April 11, 2014
Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro García Padilla announced Friday the elevation of Liana Fiol Matta to chief justice of the island Supreme Court as he...
Trinidad fights for dwindling fortune; financial adviser defends his moves
Issued: April 11, 2014
Puerto Rican boxing legend Félix “Tito” Trinidad is seeking breathing room from creditors as he pursues a complaint against a longtime financial...
Vatican clears PR bishop in abuse case
Issued: April 11, 2014
The Apostolic Delegation of Puerto Rico announced Friday that the Vatican found no basis for sexual abuse accusations made against a well-known bishop...
White House summit on PR focuses on P3s, energy, knowledge economy
Issued: April 11, 2014
The White House task force and a team of experts from federal agencies hosted Puerto Rico public and private sector leaders and stateside-based...
PR cement sales up after long slide
Issued: April 11, 2014
Cement sales in Puerto Rico rebounded in March after a long slide in the key indicator of construction activity. ...
PR gov’t workers off on Holy Thursday
Issued: April 11, 2014
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla is giving government employees a vacation day on Holy Thursday, giving public workers a four-day weekend with Good...
Jobs shed in 6 of 8 PR metro areas
Issued: April 11, 2014
The number of employees on nonfarm payrolls dropped in six of Puerto Rico’s eight metropolitan statistics areas, according to the latest numbers from...
More signs point to debt restructuring
Issued: April 11, 2014
As signs mount regarding a potential restructuring of Puerto Rico’s finances, and speculation grows on what that may look like, investors and analysts...
PR lands Lufthansa aircraft overhaul site
Issued: April 10, 2014
Lufthansa Technik and the commonwealth government announced Thursday an agreement to launch a new aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO)...
PR probes Vieques biobay darkening
Issued: April 10, 2014
Authorities in Puerto Rico announced Wednesday they are investigating why a glowing bay that attracts thousands of tourists a year has grown dark in...
GOP leader: ‘Influx of Puerto Ricans’ behind dimming in Sunshine State
Issued: April 10, 2014
The head of the Republican Party in a Central Florida urban hub blames an influx of “semi-socialist” Puerto Ricans for the GOP’s waning fortunes at...


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