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Head of new energy regulator named
Issued: August 13, 2014
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla has tapped Agustín Carbó to head the Energy Regulatory Commission, a new oversight board created by reform legislation...
Earthquake registered off Culebra
Issued: August 13, 2014
A 4.5-magnitude earthquake shook Puerto Rico late Tuesday. ...
Mi Salud bidders down to 6 firms
Issued: August 12, 2014
The field of insurers bidding to manage the Puerto Rico government’s Mi Salud (Medicaid) program has been narrowed to six, the Health Insurance...
More unions ink belt-tightening deals
Issued: August 12, 2014
Unions representing more than 70 percent of the Puerto Rico government’s unionized workers have signed accords agreeing to austerity measures under...
Popular caps sale of Chicago branches
Issued: August 12, 2014
Popular, Inc.’s stateside banking subsidiary Popular Community Bank has completed the previously announced sale of its Illinois regional operations to...
PR teacher honored at White House
Issued: August 12, 2014
Darelis Flores, an elementary school teacher at The School of San Juan, was honored Tuesday at a White House ceremony for winning the U.S....
Permits, cement numbers slip in FY14
Issued: August 12, 2014
The latest permits and cements data points to the continued sluggishness in Puerto Rico’s construction industry as the island struggles to pull out of...
27% of public school students miss first day
Issued: August 12, 2014
More than one-fourth of Puerto Rico’s public school students were absent Monday as classes resumed around the island. ...
Prepa doesn't rule out rate hikes
Issued: August 11, 2014
The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (Prepa) may raise rates if it has to continue shouldering costly subsidies and unpaid bills owed by...
Doral, Treasury in court-ordered talks
Issued: August 11, 2014
Doral Financial Corp. and the Puerto Rico Treasury Department have entered into court-supervised negotiations to settle all legal claims by Doral...
Gun shop owners plead guilty to fraud
Issued: August 11, 2014
The owners of a Puerto Rico armory pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges tied a fraud scheme to grant firearms licenses to some 1,300 people. ...
EPA: Lajas to upgrade, close landfill
Issued: August 11, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Lajas municipal government have reached a legal agreement that will result in numerous upgrades at...
Prasa plans $1.25M Carraízo cleanup
Issued: August 11, 2014
The Puerto Rico Aqueduct & Sewer Authority on Monday launched a $1.25 million cleanup tender to improve capacity at a key San Juan metropolitan...
Fed says reviving PR economy is key to curbing ‘troubling’ population loss
Issued: August 11, 2014
Puerto Rico’s population has been falling for nearly a decade, and the pace of decline has accelerated in recent years, a “troubling” trend that...
New leads in old slaying of sailors in PR
Issued: August 11, 2014
Juan Galloza Acevedo was living a quiet retirement near the suburbs of Puerto Rico’s capital when his radical past finally caught up with him. ...
Casellas sentenced in federal case
Issued: August 11, 2014
Convicted murderer Pablo Casellas Toro was sentenced Monday to a 21-month prison term on his federal conviction for lying about an alleged carjacking...
PR pineapple crop a growing business; USDA offers sweet ‘green’ incentives
Issued: August 11, 2014
Pineapples are emerging again as a popular farming enterprise in Puerto Rico because of a new variety that packs more sweetness and boasts stronger...
Up in smoke: Billions in tobacco-bond debt hanging over PR for decades
Issued: August 11, 2014
Puerto Rico is facing more than $11 billion in principal and interest payments in the coming decades on roughly $1 billion in bonds backed by future...
Deloitte names managing director for PR
Issued: August 11, 2014
Deloitte has named Carlos D’Almeida as the successor to the managing director role of its San Juan practice. He replaces Fernando Nido, retired...
Carmelo Anthony steps up for PR kids
Issued: August 11, 2014
New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony made his annual summer trip to Puerto Rico over the weekend to unveil another remodeled basketball court in a...
Changes coming to FICO credit scores
Issued: August 11, 2014
NEW YORK — There are changes coming to FICO, a broadly used credit score, that may mean higher credit scores for many consumers. Banks, credit card...
Texas lands SpaceX rocket pad; PR still on radar for future launch sites
Issued: August 10, 2014
Texas has beaten out Puerto Rico and other states in a race to land the world’s first commercial site for orbital rocket launches. ...
NY-bound flight evacuated in PR
Issued: August 9, 2014
An engine fire forced evacuation of a New York-bound JetBlue flight before it could take off on Saturday, Puerto Rico airport officials said. ...
FERC releases Aguirre Gasport draft EIS
Issued: August 9, 2014
A key federal agency published late Thursday a draft environmental impact statement for the Aguirre Offshore Gasport, which represents a significant...
Tax haul tops estimates at FY15 start
Issued: August 8, 2014
Puerto Rico’s fiscal 2015 tax collections rose year-over-year in July and beat estimates for the first month of fiscal 2015, the Treasury Department...


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