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Ritual with caiman reportedly held in Doral Bank boardroom
Issued: February 25, 2015
The FBI investigation into the financial affairs of Doral Financial revealed a former maintenance subcontractor, Rolando Rivera Solís, who along with...
Mayagüez Port, now Sila María Calderón Port, is open for business
Issued: February 25, 2015
Mayor José Guillermo Rodríguez announce that the Port of Mayagüez is now the Sila María Calderón Port. ...
Diego Jimenez Torres Airport in Fajardo to close permanently
Issued: February 25, 2015
The permanent closing of the Diego Jimenez Torres Airport is effective April 30. ...
Home Depot authorizes $18 billion repurchase of its own shares
Issued: February 25, 2015
Home Depot, with operations throughout the mainland U.S. and in Puerto Rico, authorized the repurchase of $18 billion of its own shares and boosted...
Lawsuit claims fraud scheme cost Prepa clients more than $1 billion
Issued: February 25, 2015
A class-action lawsuit filed at the U.S. District Court in San Juan early Tuesday accuses the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (Prepa) of...
Puerto Rico welcomes record number of cruise ship passengers
Issued: February 25, 2015
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A record 17,847 cruise ship passengers are visiting Puerto Rico for the day. ...
Puerto Rico holds global events, sets records in February
Issued: February 24, 2015
Puerto Rico Economic Development and Commerce Secretary Alberto Bacó announced Tuesday that February will end with the celebration in Puerto Rico of...
GM Security partners with Absolute Software
Issued: February 24, 2015
GM Security Technologies, one of Puerto Rico's largest managed security services providers, has become an authorized reseller and certified...
Carrión to Senate: Study says informal economy nearly 30% of GDP
Issued: February 24, 2015
The executive vice president of the Puerto Rico Bankers Association, Arturo Carrión, said Tuesday that the informal economy on the island surpasses...
Sarah Jessica Parker to be in P.R. for Nordstrom opening
Issued: February 24, 2015
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker, perhaps best known for her starring role in the successful television series “Sex and the City,” will make a personal...
House approves measures to promote transparency at Prepa, Prasa
Issued: February 24, 2015
The House of Representatives has approved two measures to benefit subscribers of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (Prepa) and Aqueduct and...
Puerto Rico is an easy beach getaway
Issued: February 24, 2015

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a story by Kristi Eaton that has been distributed worldwide by The Associated Press.

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Economists to P.R. Senate: Proposed changes to tax system are most since 1954
Issued: February 24, 2015
A group of economists testified Monday before the Puerto Rico Senate Treasury & Public Finance Committee, which is analyzing the proposed changes...
Google teams up with 3 wireless carriers to combat Apple Pay
Issued: February 23, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Aiming to undercut Apple's latest hit service, Google is teaming up with three major U.S. wireless carriers to prod more people...
SBA seeking nominations for annual Tibbetts, SBIR Hall of Fame Awards
Issued: February 23, 2015
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is seeking nominations for its annual Tibbetts and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)...
Puerto Rico Coke ad campaign spreads worldwide
Issued: February 23, 2015
Emoticoke, Coca-Cola’s new way to attract fans to visit its website is very fast spreading the brand name through its promotional platform. ...
Government warns of potential unilateral actions by Prepa bondholders
Issued: February 23, 2015
Commonwealth government officials acknowledged in court papers that Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (Prepa) bondholders as soon as March 31 could...
Former Doral employee, contractor indicted for $2.3 million bank fraud
Issued: February 23, 2015
A federal grand jury returned a 13-count indictment Feb. 18 charging two individuals for financial institution fraud, misapplication of $2.35 million...
Valeant agrees to buy Salix for about $10 billion in cash
Issued: February 23, 2015
Canadian drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. has agreed to buy Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for about $10 billion in cash. ...
FERC publishes Aguirre Gasport EIS, but financing challenges remain
Issued: February 23, 2015
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission published the final environmental-impact statement (EIS) for the Aguirre Offshore Gasport on Friday, which...
HIMSS to hold nursing, IT, leadership, meaningful-use events Thursday at El San Juan Hotel
Issued: February 22, 2015
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Regional Event series provides health IT leaders, executives and clinicians with...
Puerto Rico hosts largest barbecue event of Caribbean
Issued: February 22, 2015
Thousands of people attended Saturday and Sunday the Caribbean's largest meat event. Called Smokin' Hot BBQ Competition, it highlighed the...
Attorney: Canada businessman home after released by Cuba
Issued: February 21, 2015
HAVANA — A Canadian automobile executive imprisoned in Cuba on corruption charges for more than three years was released Saturday after Cuba's...
US Democrat delegation meets with Cuban vice president
Issued: February 21, 2015
HAVANA — The minority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives and a delegation of fellow Democrats met with Cuban Vice President Miguel...
US phone-card company strikes deal with Cuba
Issued: February 21, 2015
HAVANA — A New Jersey-based company has struck the first publicly announced deal under reforms enacted this year that allow U.S. telecom firms to do...


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