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Coast Guard: Migrant crossings to PR rise
Issued: October 6, 2014
U.S. Coast Guard officials say roughly 9,800 people from Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic attempted to migrate illegally to the U.S. by sea in...
Doral sells another $193M in assets
Issued: October 6, 2014
Doral Financial Corp. continued to unload assets with the sale of nearly $193 million in mortgage loans to FirstBank Puerto Rico. ...
Slow loss of famed Jamaica beach points to threats across Caribbean
Issued: October 6, 2014
NEGRIL, Jamaica — Tourists from around the world are drawn to a stretch of palm-fringed shoreline known as “Seven Mile Beach,” a crescent of white...
FINRA: 800 arbitrators for PR cases
Issued: October 6, 2014
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has collected a pool of more than 800 arbitrators to hear a flood of cases from investors in...
Governor visits Oscar López in US prison
Issued: October 4, 2014
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla visited former militant Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar López in federal prison in Indiana on Saturday. ...
Is your digital info safe anywhere?
Issued: October 4, 2014
NEW YORK — Hackers stole personal information from 76 million JPMorgan Chase customers this summer, in one of the biggest breaches of a financial...
Report: Four Seasons plans back on track
Issued: October 4, 2014
Long-shelved plans to open a Four Seasons resort are back on track, according to a report by International Meetings Review. ...
USDA: $525K to boost specialty crops
Issued: October 3, 2014
Puerto Rico is in line for nearly $525,000 in federal funding to strengthen markets for specialty crops, such as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts,...
PR rolls out camera-based ticketing
Issued: October 3, 2014
The Puerto Rico government is facing a backlash as it rolls out a $6 million camera-based system to ticket drivers for traffic violations. ...
Bankruptcy filings edge up in September
Issued: October 3, 2014
Bankruptcy filings in Puerto Rico totaled 903 in September, representing a 3 percent increase over the same month in 2013. ...
Urban Train, bus fare hikes arrive
Issued: October 3, 2014
Urban Train fares are doubling starting Saturday but service hours will remain unchanged as the debt-laden Highways & Transportation Authority...
Doral provides update on capital plan as pressure from FDIC mounts
Issued: October 3, 2014
Doral said late Wednesday it is updating its capital plan and contingency plan to reflect the recent series of asset sales and status of its...
TOTE, Sea Star seal charter for LNG ships
Issued: October 3, 2014
TOTE Shipholdings Inc. and Sea Star Line LLC have sealed an agreement on the charter of the two new trailblazing liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered...
Big bounce in PR manufacturing index
Issued: October 3, 2014
A gauge of Puerto Rico’s manufacturing industry bounced back in a big way in August after posting for straight months below the growth threshold. ...
PR governor wraps up trip to Spain
Issued: October 2, 2014
Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro García Padilla on Friday wrapped up a trip to Spain, where he pitched the island as an investment destination and business...
Payrolls thin in 5 of 8 PR metro areas
Issued: October 2, 2014
Payrolls thinned in five of eight Puerto Rico metropolitan areas in August even as the overall number of non-farm payroll jobs inched up. ...
Ship from Nigeria causes stir in PR
Issued: October 2, 2014
The Puerto Rico Health Department is taking steps to determine if the crew of cargo ship that arrived from Nigeria posed a health risk to islanders. ...
Why the bond market is more fragile than you think
Issued: October 2, 2014
NEW YORK — A bottleneck is building in the global market for bonds. ...
PR to place TRANs privately; faces steep rates for short-term debt deal
Issued: October 2, 2014
Puerto Rico’s pending $900 million tax revenue anticipation notes (TRANS) sale will be undertaken privately with a syndicate of banks and looks likely...
Vanderbilt moving to fill 300 new jobs
Issued: October 2, 2014
The Condado Vanderbilt is opening some 300 jobs as it prepares for a full-scale relaunch in time for the tourism high-season. ...
Army Corps, EPA say more needed to give green light to LNG terminal in PR
Issued: October 2, 2014
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency say they need more information before signing off on the Aguirre Offshore...
Bacardi throwing Halloween bash on Palomino
Issued: October 1, 2014
This Halloween, Bacardi will fly 1,862 guests into a legendary party in the Bermuda Triangle off Puerto Rico’s northeast coast. ...
PR’s first lady takes on child obesity
Issued: October 1, 2014
Puerto Rico first lady Wilma Pastrana has endorsed a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) plan of action to prevent child and adolescent obesity,...
IVU collections hit September high mark
Issued: October 1, 2014
Sales & use tax (IVU) collections for September hit a record high for the month on new revenues from the extension of the levy to cargo coming...
FDIC pushes Doral for plans, warns bank ‘significantly undercapitalized’
Issued: October 1, 2014
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is pushing the “significantly undercapitalized” Doral Bank to submit a capital restoration plan or a...


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