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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. ...
Public hearing on tax reform to be held Wednesday
Issued: February 17, 2015
The House Finance and Budget Committee will hold a public hearing Wednesday in which the transformation of the tax system will be evaluated. ...
New fruit juice produced entirely in Puerto Rico
Issued: February 17, 2015
The brand manager for CC1 Co., Madesly Martínez, announced Tuesday the availability of tropical fruit juice Tampico, which is made entirely in the...
Puerto Rico's bid to become New Age tax haven explored
Issued: February 17, 2015
An article in Forbes with worldwide readership states that as the U.S. Treasury Department continues to tighten its noose around offshore accounts, a...
Advantage Rent A Car to Acquire E-Z Rent-A-Car
Issued: February 17, 2015
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. & ORLANDO, Fla.Advantage Rent A Car, with presence in Puerto Rico, a portfolio company of funds managed by The Catalyst...
Energy forum to be held at Capitol Wednesday
Issued: February 17, 2015
The Senate opens its doors Wednesday to make way for a discussion on the topic of energy in the forum "Energy Policies of Puerto Rico: Regulation...
Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority outlook revised to stable
Issued: February 17, 2015
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has revised its outlook on the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority's senior-lien matching fund...
Mall of San Juan reveals five new retail entrants
Issued: February 17, 2015
Michigan-based Taubman Centers Inc., which owns the Mall of San Juan luxury shopping center, revealed Monday several new entrants to the Puerto Rico...
Puerto Rico ranked among top Valentine's Day destinations
Issued: February 17, 2015
A review of Valentine's Day travel plans by customers of leading travel insurer Allianz Global Assistance, found that New York took the crown as...


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