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Former HP exec tapped to head Puerto Rico Technology Trust
Issued: March 21, 2015
Luz A. “Lucy” Crespo, a former top executive at Hewlett-Packard Puerto Rico, will take the helm of the Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research...
Golden Corral prepping Puerto Rico opening
Issued: March 20, 2015
Rumors regarding the upcoming entrance of the Golden Corral restaurant chain in Puerto Rico have proven to be true.  Lance Trenary, the newly...
Puerto Rico seeks to recognize, allow gay marriages
Issued: March 20, 2015
In a major turnaround, the Puerto Rico Justice Department announced Friday that it will not defend the island's laws banning gay marriage. ...
Investigation into economic impact of Horizon's departure on Puerto Rico requested
Issued: March 20, 2015
José Enrique Meléndez and Ángel Peña filed House Resolution 1229 to investigate the economic impact resulting from the departure of shipping company...
Auto sales fall 10.2% in February
Issued: March 20, 2015
Marked by a steep 19.8% drop in fleet sales and a 9.2% decline in retail sales, new-auto sales in Puerto Rico fell 9.6% in February, according to the...
Federal authorization sought to turn Aguadilla airport into cargo center
Issued: March 20, 2015
Sen. Gilberto Rodríguez-Valle has proposed that a special authorization be granted to the Rafael Hernández Airport in Aguadilla for it to become an...
SCORE to honor small businesses, nonprofits at 7th annual awards
Issued: March 20, 2015
SCORE has announced that the 2015 SCORE Awards are to take place on Sept. 17 in Washington, D.C. The awards gala recognizes American small-business...
U.S. Senators and Representatives express “deep concern” over Medicare inequalities is Puerto Rico
Issued: March 20, 2015
 Several members of Congress have written to top Federal health officials expressing “deep concern regarding the future of the Medicare Advantage...
Puerto Rico showcases tourism destination advantages at ITB Berlin
Issued: March 20, 2015
Puerto Rico Tourism Co. (PRTC) Executive director Ingrid Rivera reported that the island unveiled its advantages as a tourist destination at the ITB...
CBP enacts quarantine suspending import of fruits, vegetables from Dominican Republic
Issued: March 20, 2015
Customs and Border Protection (CBP), through its Field Operations Office, announced Wednesday the implementation of a federal quarantine order...
Crowley introduces flat-deck barge to Puerto Rico service
Issued: March 19, 2015
Crowley Liner Services’ new flat-deck barge 455-4, which is capable of carrying up to 400 loads, is en route to Puerto Rico on its maiden voyage and...
USDA expands initiative to build rural economies in Puerto Rico
Issued: March 19, 2015
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Wednesday an expansion of the USDA StrikeForce Initiative for Rural Growth and Opportunity to address chronic...
US govt awards Puerto Rico $27 million to improve water quality
Issued: March 19, 2015
Puerto Rico is slated to receive $27 million in federal funds to improve water quality across the island. ...
USDA designates $800,000 to manage pests in Puerto Rico
Issued: March 19, 2015
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is allocating nearly $800,000 this year to fund four projects in Puerto Rico designed to manage plant pests...
Average US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.78 percent
Issued: March 19, 2015
WASHINGTON — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, remaining near historically low levels at the start of the spring home-buying...
Barceloneta outlets offers membership
Issued: March 19, 2015
Among the alternatives is the VIP Shoppers Club, a membership for customers who want to save on purchases. ...
Ports: Shipping companies ramping up service
Issued: March 19, 2015
Commercial activity at the Port of San Juan, following the announced departure of Horizon Lines from the local maritime market, is stable because...
Honda adds 105,000 vehicles to driver's air bag recall
Issued: March 19, 2015
DETROIT— Honda is adding nearly 105,000 vehicles to its U.S. recall of driver's side air bag inflators that can explode with too much force. ...
AbbVie announces $30 million expansion in Puerto Rico
Issued: March 19, 2015
AbbVie announced the expansion of one of its existing sites in Puerto Rico with an estimated investment of $30 million. The expansion is expected to...
Puerto Rico sells $246 million in bond anticipation notes at 8.25%
Issued: March 19, 2015
The Puerto Rico government said Tuesday that it refinanced $246 million in outstanding bond anticipation notes (BANs) at a rate of 8.25%. ...
Partnering with Hewlett-Packard in Puerto Rico to package 100,000 Meals -
Issued: March 18, 2015
Stop Hunger Now and Hewlett-Packard are teaming up again in the fight against hunger. More than 300 employees will package meals for the world’s...
Pierluisi files bills seeking Medicare parity for Puerto Rico
Issued: March 18, 2015
 Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi announced Wednesday the filing of two legislative measures to eliminate disparities the island...
Little progress in talks between government, unions on tax reform
Issued: March 18, 2015
As La Fortaleza continues to struggle to gain public support for its sweeping tax reform proposal, government officials quietly met with a coalition...
Blue Martini Lounge opening set for April
Issued: March 18, 2015
Following a $2.2 million investment, Florida-based bar club franchise Blue Martini Lounge will open its first locale in Puerto Rico sometime in...
AmEx to debut multi-brand customer loyalty program in US
Issued: March 18, 2015
LOS ANGELES — American Express is preparing to launch a customer loyalty program in the U.S. that will enable shoppers at select retailersto...


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