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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...
Fitch: AES P.R. senior bonds to remain on Rating Watch Negative
Issued: February 6, 2015
Fitch Ratings said Thursday it has maintained the Rating Watch Negative on several AES Puerto Rico L.P. securities issued through the Puerto Rico...
Faster government-purchase program for small, midsize businesses revealed
Issued: February 6, 2015
Through the establishment of a purchasing process that skips government bureaucracy, House Speaker Jaime Perelló said he aims to boost small and...
McCain seeks to open US domestic routes to foreign ships
Issued: February 6, 2015
WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain, who seems to revel in the occasional lonely crusade, is now taking on America's maritime industry and the...
As middle class flees, Puerto Rico tries luring rich people
Issued: February 6, 2015
PALMAS DEL MAR, Puerto Rico — Bond trader Ben Eiler swapped life in suburban Georgia for an island in the Caribbean, and he didn't even have to...
Your info has been hacked. Here's what you should do
Issued: February 5, 2015
Hackers have stolen personal information from tens of millions of people: Social Security numbers, names, birthdates, email addresses, employment...
Puerto Rico declares flu epidemic; 1 dead, 140 hospitalized
Issued: February 5, 2015
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico's health secretary has declared a flu epidemic in the U.S. territory that has temporarily shut down at least...
UMET to start courses for small and midsize green businesses
Issued: February 5, 2015
Universidad Metropolitana’s (UMET) Center for Sustainable Development Studies (Cedes by its Spanish acronym) will begin courses Monday to support the...
Puerto Rico Police Department selects Becker audio system for its Bell helicopters
Issued: February 5, 2015
Bell Helicopter San Juan distributor and aviation customizing firm Ecolift Corphas has chosen the Becker DVCS6100 Digital Audio System for integration...
S&P removes UPR System revenue bond ratings from CreditWatch
Issued: February 5, 2015
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its double-B long-term rating and underlying rating (SPUR) on the University of Puerto Rico's...
Hopes of a RadioShack revival fade with stock to be delisted
Issued: February 5, 2015
FORT WORTH, Texas — The signal from RadioShackCorp., the company that introduced the first mass-market personal computer, is fading after years of...
First BanCorp posts net income of $26.3 million in 4Q, $87.8 million for 2014
Issued: February 5, 2015
First BanCorp, the bank holding company of FirstBank Puerto Rico, reported Thursday net income of $26.3 million for the fourth quarter (4Q) of 2014,...
Cuba edges Puerto Rico for 1st win at Caribbean Series
Issued: February 5, 2015
Cuba beat Puerto Rico 3-2 in 10 innings Wednesday night for its first victory in the Caribbean Series. ...
Bacardi updates packaging of its best-selling rum
Issued: February 4, 2015
Bacardi on Wednesday launched the first packaging update of its best-selling rum in more than a decade as part of the celebration of the iconic liquor...
FCC chairman proposes regulating Internet like phone service
Issued: February 4, 2015
WASHINGTON — Declaring that the Internet must not be taken over by big business interests, a top U.S. regulator on Wednesday proposed dramatically...


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