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Amazon changes rules for some publishing royalties
Issued: June 23, 2015
Amazon is adjusting its royalty payments for writers who publish with its Kindle Direct Publishing platform to encourage addictive page turners. ...
First Medical to use MedHOK platform
Issued: June 23, 2015
MedHOK, a compliance platform for government-sponsored programs, announced Tuesday that Puerto Rico-based First Medical Health Plan has selected to...
Claro announces Mi Claro PR app
Issued: June 23, 2015
Wireless service provider Claro Puerto Rico announced Tuesday the launch of a new mobile app, dubbed Mi Claro PR, which is designed to give customers...
Washington Times column: Puerto Rico is America’s Greece; calls Chapter 9 bill in Congress a ‘bad idea’
Issued: June 23, 2015
A commentary in the Washington Times by economist Richard W. Rahn, who is the chairman of the Institute for Global Economic Growth, calls for the U.S....
House approves fiscal year 2016 budget
Issued: June 23, 2015
After a day-long session, the Puerto Rico House of Representatives approved late Monday the package of measures that make up the fiscal 2016 budget...
Bill allowing for public corporations’ investment in gov’t TRANs filed in Legislature
Issued: June 23, 2015
A La Fortaleza measure that seeks to tap into certain public entities’ funds to invest them in Puerto Rico’s short-term debt was filed last Wednesday...
DNER: Record number of leatherback nests reported; agency calls on public to protect nests during Noche de San Juan
Issued: June 23, 2015
June is considered the peak for leatherback turtles to lay their eggs in the Caribbean, and a record number of nests have already been reported in San...
Study finds 5 common attributes of business owners
Issued: June 23, 2015
Many business owners are not taking enough steps to protect their personal and family’s financial assets, according to a study of business owners and...
Treasury says it is prepared for new IVU
Issued: June 23, 2015
Puerto Rico Treasury Secretary Juan Zaragoza said Monday that the agency is prepared to handle the rate change of the sales and use tax (IVU by its...
Bill to avoid higher homeowners' maintenance fees approved in House
Issued: June 23, 2015
Rep. Jenniffer González thanked the lower chamber for giving passage to House Bill 2534, which was approved unanimously Monday night, and exempts from...
Experian provides insight into data breach legislation
Issued: June 23, 2015
Experian Data Breach Resolution — credit bureau Experian’s incident management, notification, call center support and fraud resolution services arm —...
Lower chamber passes GDB bill with conference committee recommendations
Issued: June 22, 2015
Among the numerous measures voted late Monday by the House was a conference committee recommended version on Senate Bill 1350, which aims to enhance...
Planet Fitness files for IPO
Issued: June 22, 2015
Planet Fitness Inc. announced Monday that it has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission the proposed initial public offering of its Class A...
More than $200M available for affordable-housing development
Issued: June 22, 2015
The secretary of the Puerto Rico Housing Department, architect Alberto Lastra Power, invited the public and the construction and housing-development...
Hemingway's Havana home to get $900,000 in US improvements
Issued: June 22, 2015
HAVANA — A U.S. foundation will ship nearly $900,000 in supplies to build a state-of-the-art facility to preserve Ernest Hemingway's books,...
Amazon begins filming ‘Mad Dogs’ in Puerto Rico
Issued: June 22, 2015
Amazon has begun filming its new dark comedy, “Mad Dogs,” in Puerto Rico. The Original Series will premiere exclusively to Prime members later this...
60 Plus: Financial Control Board the right policy for Puerto Rico
Issued: June 22, 2015
The 60 Plus Association, a center-right senior advocacy organization, commended Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), the chairman of the Subcommittee on the...
Airline checked bag, reservation change fees set 1Q record
Issued: June 22, 2015
NEW YORK — U.S. airlines continue to collect record fees from passengers who check suitcases or make changes to their reservations. In the first three...
Bernanke: Dump Jackson, not Hamilton, on US currency
Issued: June 22, 2015
WASHINGTON — Former Federal Reserve chief-turned blogger Ben Bernanke is calling for the U.S. Treasury to abandon plans to drop Andrew Hamilton from...
New tourism-sector business tool launched
Issued: June 22, 2015
With the purpose of promoting the island as a tourism industry business destination, the Puerto Rico Tourism Co. (PRTC) announced Monday the launch of...
Economist proposes boosting leading industries to revive economy
Issued: June 22, 2015
Economist Gustavo Vélez proposed boosting the industries that have yet to experience pronounced financial difficulties, which he called leaders, to...
Stranded pilot whale rescued off Mayagüez coast euthanized
Issued: June 22, 2015
The stranded short-finned pilot whale that was rescued June 12 along the Mayagüez coast has been euthanized because it did not respond to treatment,...
Regulation to evaluate new retail, wholesale projects approved
Issued: June 22, 2015
The Puerto Rico Planning Board unanimously adopted the Regional Economic Impact Studies Regulation, an executive order recently issued by Gov....
General Mills to drop artificial ingredients from cereals
Issued: June 22, 2015
NEW YORK — General Mills is dropping artificial colors and flavors from its cereals, the latest company to respond to a growing desire for food made...
Puerto Rico Bar Association celebrates 175 years
Issued: June 21, 2015
The Puerto Rico Bar Association (CAPR by its Spanish initials) is celebrating this week its 175th anniversary, featuring several related activities...


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