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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...
Airline world's tiny secret: infatuation with model planes
Issued: March 18, 2015
NEW YORK — In America, businessmen shake hands. In Japan, they bow. But all over the world airline executives engage in a greeting that is all their...
Kraft recalls 6.5 million boxes of mac and cheese on mainland, Puerto Rico
Issued: March 18, 2015
NEW YORK — Kraft Foods is recalling about 6.5 million boxes cases of original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese because some of the boxes contain...
New direct flights between New York and Cuba taking off
Issued: March 18, 2015
NEW YORK — New direct charter flights between New York City and Cuba are now taking off. ...
Puerto Rico officials take VAT fight to Wall Street
Issued: March 18, 2015
Battered by a wave of public criticism against La Fortaleza’s tax reform proposal, which hinges on a 16% value-added tax (VAT, or IVA by its Spanish...
Lúgaro announces governor candidacy
Issued: March 17, 2015
Alexandra Lúgaro announced her candidacy to the governorship of Puerto Rico Tuesday, thus becoming the first person to run without any political...
Puerto Rico January unemployment pegged at 12.4%; lowest since 2008
Issued: March 17, 2015
Puerto Rico Labor Secretary Vance Thomas announced that the unemployment rate for January stood at 12.4%, representing the lowest figure since 2008. ...
Bill authorizing use of dilapidated buildings for publicity approved
Issued: March 17, 2015
The Puerto Rico House of Representatives approved House bill 1955, authored by Rep. Javier Aponte Dalmau, amending a law that aims to restore Puerto...
Report: Caribbean-based insurers are ready for challenges
Issued: March 17, 2015
The Caribbean general insurance market remains profitable, albeit challenging, for participants, according to the latest special report by A.M. Best. ...
Lawmakers sign letter seeking parity for Puerto Rico MA beneficiaries
Issued: March 17, 2015
A letter to top officials of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) urges...
Cossec begins relations with Cuba
Issued: March 17, 2015
The Puerto Rico Public Corporation for the Supervision and Insurance of Cooperatives (Cossec by its Spanish acronym) initiated dialogue and agreements...


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