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Puerto Rico bond yields reach record high
Issued: February 10, 2015
Yields on Puerto Rico’s general obligation (GO) bonds reached record highs following a court ruling that threw out a local debt-restructuring law,...
Home Depot needs 80,000 new orange aprons
Issued: February 10, 2015
Home Depot, the nation's largest home-improvement retailer, says it is hiring more than 80,000 seasonal workers in all its facilities, including...
Reuters: Recording shows how UBS drove reluctant brokers to sell high-risk Puerto Rico funds
Issued: February 10, 2015
Former UBS Financial Services Inc. Chairman Miguel Ferrer angrily told brokers who had expressed concerns about the risks of the firm’s investment...
Delta tops on-time rankings, American's Envoy Air is last
Issued: February 10, 2015
Here are the government's rankings of the leading airlines and their on-time performance for December. Some airlines, including Spirit and...
Radio Shack to close 45 of 56 stores in Puerto Rico
Issued: February 10, 2015
RadioShack's plans to close about half of its stores in the next six weeks will impact nearly every state including 45 of the 56 stores it has in...
$450 million Powerball jackpot is 5th largest in US history
Issued: February 10, 2015
The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $450 million, making Wednesday night's drawing on the mainland and in Puerto Rico the fifth-largest prize in...
EB-5 visa program forum for investors, entrepreneurs to be held Feb. 13
Issued: February 10, 2015
The Economic Development & Commerce Department (DDEC) and the Puerto Rico EB-5 Regional Center Corporation in conjunction with the Federal Reserve...
Robots replacing human factory workers at faster pace
Issued: February 10, 2015
WASHINGTON — Cheaper, better robots will replace human workers in the world's factories at a faster pace over the next decade, pushing...
Samsung reveals potential for smart TVs to eavesdrop
Issued: February 10, 2015
SEOUL, South Korea — Watch what you say in your living room. Samsung's smart TV could be listening. And sharing. ...
Let hackers in: Experts say traps might be better than walls
Issued: February 10, 2015
SEOUL, South Korea — Ever since the Internet blossomed in the 1990s, cybersecurity was built on the idea that computers could be protected by a...
KPMG reform proposal would hike taxes by $2.5 billion
Issued: February 9, 2015
Consultants hired by the administration of Gov. Alejandro García Padilla have drawn up a tax reform plan that would increase government revenue by...
Agriculture Department presents Food Safety Plan results before Senate
Issued: February 9, 2015
Agriculture  Secretary Myrna Comas presented Monday the government administration's Food Safety Plan before the Senate. ...
Mall of San Juan to include first LUSH store in Puerto Rico
Issued: February 9, 2015
LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, the British "ethical" cosmetics and specialty store that offers "cravings" for skin and hair care,...
Dish's online TV debuts, targets cord-cutters, cord-nevers
Issued: February 9, 2015
NEW YORK — Dish Network's online television service, Sling TV, debuted Monday as a way to entice people who have dropped their cable or satellite...
Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics director to serve on federal labor committee
Issued: February 9, 2015
The executive director of the Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics, Dr. Mario Marazzi-Santiago, has been appointed to serve as a member on the Data...
Puerto Rico GO bonds hit record low
Issued: February 9, 2015
Puerto Rico's benchmark general obligation bonds hit a record low in early trading on Monday, while the island's power authority bonds rallied...
At a glance: 4 steps that help guard against identity theft
Issued: February 9, 2015
The average person can take several basic steps to guard against identity theft both inside and outside the health care world. Here's a sample of...
Health care records make fertile field for cyber crime
Issued: February 9, 2015
Those seemingly harmless medical forms everyone fills out before seeing a doctor can lead to identity theft if they get into the wrong hands. ...
Statistics Institute reveals increased emigration of those with higher education
Issued: February 9, 2015
An estimated 74,000 people relocated, or emigrated, from Puerto Rico to the U.S. mainland in 2013, and 25,000 people moved to the island. The most...
Cuba beats Mexico 3-2 to win 1st Caribbean Series since 1960
Issued: February 9, 2015
SAN JUAN -- Cuba won its first Caribbean Series championship since 1960 with a 3-2 victory over Mexico on Sunday, highlighted by Yulieski...
US gas prices jump 13 cents a gallon;PR prices rising as well
Issued: February 8, 2015
CAMARILLO, Calif.  — The average price of a regular gallon of gas jumped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.20, ending a sustained drop with...
Todd Hagerman named GDB head of Investor Relations
Issued: February 7, 2015
The Government Development Bank (GDB) announced Friday that Todd L. Hagerman joined the bank as head of Investor Relations
San Juan Magna International Bay Regatta to set sail
Issued: February 7, 2015
San Juan will host the Magna International Bay Regatta Feb. 7-8 in the Bay of San Juan. This event “will bring the best of ‘match racing’ locally and...
Puerto Rico's Recovery Act has been ruled unconstitutional
Issued: February 6, 2015
Blue Mountain Capital Management LLC and Franklin California Tax-Free Trust, which own millions in Puerto Rico general obligation bonds, were...
Puerto Rico could save $90 million annually by updating public lighting
Issued: February 6, 2015
Puerto Rico could save up to 80% of the electricity used for public lighting if it updated to more energy-efficient lamps, representing about $90...


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