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PR’s preterm birthrate dips, still at ‘F’
Issued: November 7, 2014
Puerto Rico’s preterm birth rate dropped but the island still has one of the highest incidences of premature babies in the world, according to a new...
Doral sues House over $230M tax probe
Issued: November 7, 2014
Doral Financial Corp. has opened up a new front in its legal fight with the Puerto Rico government, suing the island’s House of Representatives over...
PR under flood watch as rains continue
Issued: November 7, 2014
All of Puerto Rico remained under a flash-flood watch on Friday as steady rains continued to soak the already saturated island. ...
Obama names intergovernmental affairs chief
Issued: November 7, 2014
President Barack Obama has chosen Kentucky’s lieutenant governor as his liaison to state and local governments, bringing an official experienced in...
PR sailor-scientist on front in Ebola fight
Issued: November 7, 2014
A little over a year ago José García, a Puerto Rican microbiologist with nearly 10 years of hard science training, walked into a Navy recruiting...
Gay marriage on way back to US top court
Issued: November 7, 2014
CINCINNATI — A month after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to rule on gay marriage, the issue is headed its way again. ...
OFG Bancorp added to Barron’s 400 Index
Issued: November 7, 2014
Puerto Rico’s OFG Bancorp, the San Juan-based parent of Oriental Bank, has been selected to be included in the 2014 Barron’s 400 Index. The index,...
Prepa: Rates to drop below 26 cents kWh
Issued: November 6, 2014
The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority announced Wednesday that clients of the government utility could see 8 percent reductions in the power bills...
CWC acquiring Columbus in $3B deal
Issued: November 6, 2014
Cable and Wireless Communications PLC has reached a conditional agreement to acquire Columbus International Inc. in a proposed deal worth more than $3...
Aguadilla call center to create 500 jobs
Issued: November 6, 2014
The opening of a $5.1 million CommSense calling center in Aguadilla is expected to create 500 new jobs in the coming years. ...
Pierluisi: Funding for disabled at risk
Issued: November 6, 2014
The Puerto Rico government has gotten word from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) that it plans to pull the plug on roughly...
Somos conference kicks off in PR
Issued: November 6, 2014
The Somos El Futuro Fall Conference, an annual policy retreat that draws much of the New York State political establishment to Puerto Rico, kicked off...
SBA lending at record; PR sees rise
Issued: November 6, 2014
The U.S. Small Business Administration 7(a) Loan Program reached another lending record in fiscal 2014, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet said...
Economist: 1970s NYC not map for PR
Issued: November 6, 2014
Voices from financial industry veterans to international economists have linked Puerto Rico’s current fiscal meltdown to the cash and credit crisis...
Judge nixes bid to revisit Doral ruling
Issued: November 6, 2014
The Puerto Rico government has been dealt another legal setback in its effort to get out of a $230 million tax deal with Doral Financial Corp. ...
Hudson Technologies buys rival Polar
Issued: November 6, 2014
Hudson Technologies has acquired the reclamation business and assets of Polar Technologies including its facility in Puerto Rico. ...
Guayacán lands funds to start I-Corps
Issued: November 6, 2014
Grupo Guayacán Inc. has landed $62,000 in federal funds to launch I-Corps Puerto Rico to help train would-be entrepreneurs to build and develop...
All 4 stateside Puerto Rican members of Congress re-elected
Issued: November 5, 2014
All four stateside Puerto Rican members of Congress were re-elected to new terms during mid-term elections on Tuesday that saw the Republican Party...
Travelzoo: PR is best bet for 2015
Issued: November 5, 2014
Travelzoo Inc. is predicting that Puerto Rico will again offer U.S. travelers the most bang for their buck in 2015. ...
SEC sanctions 13 firms for improper sales of PR junk bonds
Issued: November 5, 2014
The Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday imposed sanctions on 13 firms — including UBS Financial Services, Charles Schwab & Co. and J.P....
Aeronet aims for 4G LTE launch in 2015
Issued: November 5, 2014
Puerto Rican operator Aeronet is looking to launch 4G LTE services next year. ...
Truckers protest snarls traffic in SJ
Issued: November 5, 2014
Traffic was snarled along the rain-soaked streets of San Juan on Wednesday morning as hundreds of truckers staged a rolling protest against...
Planning Board posts 2015 economic plan
Issued: November 4, 2014
The Puerto Rico Planning Board has posted the bulk of its comprehensive economic development plan for 2015. ...
Santander Asset Management reloads
Issued: November 4, 2014
Santander Asset Management, LLC (SAM) has successfully implemented its business continuity plan for interim portfolio management support and...
Sanofi dengue vaccine nearing market
Issued: November 4, 2014
France-based pharmaceutical firm Sanofi plans to file to market its dengue vaccine next year after a phase III trial found that it is effective in...


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