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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...
What will and should win at the Academy Awards
Issued: February 20, 2015
LOS ANGELES — Ahead of Sunday's 87th Academy Awards, Associated Press film writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr share their predictions for a...
Treasury launches tax reform website
Issued: February 20, 2015
The Treasury Department announced Friday the launch of a website to detail the transformation of the tax system that represents a total change to the...
RadioShack cleared to sell leases to 1,100 abandoned stores
Issued: February 20, 2015
Bankrupt electronics retailer RadioShack Corp received court approval on Friday for its plan to try to sell the leases to more than 1,100 stores...
Puerto Rico-Cuba flights to begin this summer
Issued: February 20, 2015
Puerto Rico Secretary of State David Bernier said a company involved in tourism is preparing to offer some 12 non-stop charter flights from the...
Sources: FDIC to take over Doral Bank Feb. 27
Issued: February 20, 2015
Having exhausted all its available options, Doral Bank will be taken over by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) on Feb. 27, people with...
Moody's downgrades Puerto Rico GO bonds further into noninvestment grade
Issued: February 20, 2015
Moody's Investors Service downgraded Puerto Rico's general obligation (GO) bonds and guaranteed debt Thursday to Caa1 from B2, its Sales Tax...
U.S. House to hold hearing on Puerto Rico Chapter 9 Uniformity Act
Issued: February 20, 2015
A subcommittee of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing Feb. 26 on the Puerto Rico Chapter 9 Uniformity Act, which would allow...
Liberty raises, Claro freezes bills
Issued: February 20, 2015
Cable TV provider Liberty Puerto Rico notified clients Thursday that it will increase the monthly cost in its cable and broadband Internet packages by...
Toyota recalls some 2015 Yaris, Tacoma vehicles
Issued: February 20, 2015
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc., announced it will conduct a safety recall of approximately 230 model-year 2015 Yaris hatchbacks and approximately 20...
US Democrat delegation meets with Cuban vice president
Issued: February 20, 2015
HAVANA — The minority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives and a delegation of fellow Democrats met with Cuban Vice President Miguel...
Cuba sees Obama terror promise as healing of historic wound
Issued: February 20, 2015
HAVANA — A year after he took office, President Ronald Reagan placed Cuba on a list of state sponsors of terror for backing leftist guerrilla groups...
Dollar Drag: surging buck hits US corporate earnings
Issued: February 20, 2015
NEW YORK — The biggest obstacle for Coca-Cola and Pepsi these days isn't tied to taste tests, the declining popularity of sugary drinks or even...
U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico leaders encourage disadvantaged local youth
Issued: February 19, 2015
Brig. Gen. José R. Burgos, 1st Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico commanding general, Col. Irene Zoppi, deputy commander and other...
Puerto Rico Powerball winner appears, but anonymously
Issued: February 19, 2015
The winner of a Powerball ticket in Puerto Rico has appeared a week after hitting the $564 million jackpot but has opted to remain anonymous. ...
UK planning windfarm the size of Puerto Rico in middle of North Sea
Issued: February 19, 2015
The size of the UK’s plans for offshore wind became clearer this week when the government gave consent for the largest offshore wind farm in the...
Study: VAT would reduce retail spending by at least 5%
Issued: February 19, 2015
A study examining the macroeconomic effects of an add-on value added tax (VAT) on the U.S. mainland has been making the rounds in social media...
Puerto Rico auto sales fell 14.9% in January
Issued: February 19, 2015
Marked by a 29.1% drop in fleet sales and a 13.9% decline in retail sales, new-auto sales in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) fell 13.5%...
Healthy? No thanks: Diets of people worldwide are worsening
Issued: February 19, 2015
There may be more fruit, vegetables and healthy options available than ever before, but the world is mostly hungry for junk food, according to a study...


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