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Advertising: Wave Festival deadline extended
Issued: March 31, 2014
The final deadline to enter the Wave Festival, a leading ad festival for Latin America that includes the U.S. Hispanic market and Puerto Rico, has...
PR payrolls drop, unemployment dips
Issued: March 30, 2014
Puerto Rico’s unemployment rate fell but payroll jobs also continued to drop last month, the U.S. Labor Department reported Friday. ...
PR investment summit on the horizon
Issued: March 29, 2014
Big-time investors, business executives, economic development officials and tax experts are gearing up for the Puerto Rico Investment Summit scheduled...
Congress taking up expired tax laws including PR rum money, Section 199
Issued: March 29, 2014
The top tax writers in Congress are poised to take up billions of dollars in lapsed tax-extender provisions, including sweetened rum rebates for...
Analysis: Bond deal makes PR pledge of balanced FY15 budget impossible
Issued: March 29, 2014
The Puerto Rico government’s use of a portion of the proceeds from this month’s $3.5 billion junk bond issue to cover part of the interest on the deal...
Population loss stretches across PR
Issued: March 28, 2014
The vast majority of Puerto Rico’s municipalities saw their populations drop over the past several years amid an exodus sparked by the ongoing island...
Fire burns large part of Adjuntas forest
Issued: March 28, 2014
A large fire sparked overnight has burned a large swath of the Adjuntas Model Forest. ...
Order aims to spur PR franchise export
Issued: March 28, 2014
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla issued an executive order Thursday that aims to spur the creation of Puerto Rico-based franchises for expansion abroad. ...
UFC pushing its reach into Puerto Rico
Issued: March 28, 2014
UFC president Dana White announced Wednesday in Puerto Rico the mixed-martial arts organization’s expansion plans for the island, noting Puerto Rico’s...
Engineers prepare for ‘Mega Civil Friday’
Issued: March 27, 2014
The civil engineering community in Puerto Rico is setting the stage for what is arguably the top event in their field, dubbed “Mega Civil Friday,”...
Ex-TRB chief files $4M suit over ouster
Issued: March 27, 2014
Former Puerto Rico Telecommunications Regulatory Board President Sandra Torres has filed a $4 million federal lawsuit claiming she was ousted from the...
PR government defends rice crop project
Issued: March 27, 2014
The Puerto Rico government is defending a pilot project to re-establish rice production on the island amid reports that it costs more than $8 to grow...
Oriental extends hours for new IRA accounts
Issued: March 27, 2014
Oriental Bank is extending the business hours at 14 of its 55 bank branches solely to deal with new Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) during tax...
Isla Verde’s Tropimar getting $5M rebirth
Issued: March 26, 2014
Local engineering firm MLM Group will invest $5 million to remodel the long vacant Tropimar Beach Club & Convention Center in Isla Verde into a...
$350M development plans in Guaynabo
Issued: March 26, 2014
Private developers are teaming up with government on $350 million in housing and commercial projects in Guaynabo. ...
GDB adds Evertec to PR Stock Index
Issued: March 26, 2014
The Government Development Bank has added Evertec to its Puerto Rico Stock Index (PRSI). ...
Suit: Recognize same-sex marriages in PR
Issued: March 26, 2014
A Puerto Rico attorney who married her longtime partner on the U.S. mainland has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to have their marriage recognized in...
SUAGM blazes culinary arts trail in DC
Issued: March 26, 2014
To serve the growing need for trained bilingual professionals in the culinary arts, the Puerto Rico-based Ana G. Méndez University System (SUAGM by...
Scotiabank steps up to help EDB clients tap export opportunities
Issued: March 26, 2014
Puerto Rico’s Economic Development Bank and Scotiabank of Puerto Rico signed an accord Wednesday aimed at helping local companies export their goods...
Doral exploring options to regain profitability
Issued: March 26, 2014
Doral Financial Corp. President & CEO Glen Wakeman has indicated the San Juan-based financial institution has retained two unnamed investment...
Glamour: PR is a destination wedding dream; beautiful beaches, no passport
Issued: March 26, 2014
Glamour magazine says Puerto Rico is among the Caribbean’s best bets for destination weddings. ...
Court hears teacher pension arguments
Issued: March 26, 2014
A Puerto Rico Supreme Court hearing on teacher pension reform on Wednesday was marked by intense arguments by attorneys from both sides – the unions...
Bhatia ramps up push for energy reform
Issued: March 26, 2014
Senate President Eduardo Bhatia is ratcheting up his push for energy reform, saying the island economy and his political party’s prospects are at...
Expert: PR brain drain ‘problem is serious, so must be solutions’
Issued: March 26, 2014
The exodus of professionals and young college graduates from Puerto Rico is “unique and very serious” and determining a response should be a “matter...
Doral pins growth on US unit, plans for continued economic doldrums in PR
Issued: March 26, 2014
Doral Financial is shifting even more focus on its profitable U.S. mainland business to as it plans for continued economic stagnation in Puerto Rico,...


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