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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...
Economists: Dominican Republic should buy Venezuelan share of island oil refinery
Issued: February 19, 2015
After having recently paid off much of its oil debt to Venezuela, the Dominican Republic may now be looking to buy out the South American country’s...
Nearly 40 percent of Wal-Mart's US workers, including Puerto Rico, to get pay raises
Issued: February 19, 2015
NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is spending $1 billion to make changes to how it pays and trains U.S. hourly workers as the embattled retailer tries...
FDA warns peanut-allergic consumers to avoid cumin
Issued: February 19, 2015
WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is advising people with peanut allergies to avoid cumin after several shipments of the spice tested...
Triple-S Management posts 4Q profit
Issued: February 19, 2015
Triple-S Management Corp. (GTS) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $26.5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year...
Visa extends easy and secure online payments to new markets through roll-out of Visa Checkout
Issued: February 19, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO--Visa Inc.  announced Thursday that 
SBA launches tool connecting borrowers with lenders within 48 hours
Issued: February 19, 2015
The U.S. Small Business Administration has launched a tool on its website that will allow entrepreneurs looking for a small-business loan to get...
Carnival expands presence in Caribbean with $85 million port in Dominican Republic
Issued: February 19, 2015
Carnival Corp. announced Wednesday it will begin welcoming guests at its newly developed Amber Cove port in the Dominican Republic in October. Six of...
USDA announces funding for renewable, energy efficiency projects
Issued: February 19, 2015
Washington, D.C. — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Tuesday that rural agricultural producers and small business owners can now apply for...
Treasury defends proposed tax reform
Issued: February 18, 2015
Treasury Secretary Juan Zaragoza defended the proposed tax reform as a sweeping transformation of the tax system in Puerto Rico that would...
Evertec posts 4Q net income of $12.5M, $67.5M for 2014
Issued: February 18, 2015
San Juan-based payment processing firm Evertec reported Wednesday net income of $12.5 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter (4Q)...
Cuba temporarily cuts price of Internet access
Issued: February 18, 2015
HAVANA — Cuba has temporarily reduced the hourly charge for using state-run Internet cafes in the country's first small but substantive public...
AGC to hold annual convention for first time in Puerto Rico
Issued: February 18, 2015
Under the slogan, "360 degrees of construction," the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) will hold its 96th annual convention...
Seaborne to launch San Juan-Anguilla service
Issued: February 18, 2015
Seaborne Airlines announced Wednesday the addition of nonstop service between San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) to Clayton J....
Bronx lawmakers want to name post office after Herman Badillo
Issued: February 18, 2015
Legislators in the Bronx want to memorialize Herman Badillo, a trailblazer for Latinos in the city and country, by naming a post office after him. ...
García Padilla announces a gigabit plan for fast broadband across Puerto Rico by 2020
Issued: February 18, 2015
Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla has announced the launch of the Gigabit Island Plan, which identifies a strategy for the expansion of high-speed...
Senator: Next round of US-Cuba talks next week
Issued: February 18, 2015
HAVANA — A new round of negotiations to restore full diplomatic ties with Cuba will take place next week in Washington and a delegation of U.S....
EVERTEC appoints Coca-Cola Latin America president to its board
Issued: February 17, 2015
EVERTEC Inc. announced that Brian J. Smith has been appointed to the company's board as an independent director effective Feb. 13. ...


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