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Manufacturers in favor of government procurement reform
Issued: June 16, 2015
Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association President Carlos Rivera said Tuesday he is in favor of reviewing the government's procurement process with...
Toyota adds nearly 1.4M vehicles to Takata air bag recall
Issued: June 16, 2015
Toyota is adding nearly 1.4 million cars, trucks and SUVs to a growing recall for air bags that can explode with too much force. ...
FDA tells food industry to phase out artificial trans fats
Issued: June 16, 2015
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is ordering food companies to phase out the use of heart-clogging trans fats over the next three years, calling...
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 end-of-support date approaches
Issued: June 16, 2015
Microsoft is urging companies who run off Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2 to make plans for migrations as these systems will no longer...
Government bets on TRANs to reduce budget deficit
Issued: June 16, 2015
Two weeks before the end of fiscal year 2015, La Fortaleza Chief of Staff Víctor Suárez said Monday that a bill will be filed this week for public...
Prasa issues order to restrict water use, extends rationing, activates National Guard
Issued: June 16, 2015
Puerto Rico Aqueduct & Sewer Authority (Prasa) Executive President Alberto Lázaro announced Monday new measures aimed at tackling the drought...
Q&A: EBay's security chief cites evolving cyberthreats
Issued: June 16, 2015
NEW YORK — It seems there's nowhere to hide these days from cyberattacks. ...
Stranded pilot whale rescued off Mayagüez coast
Issued: June 16, 2015
Marine biologists from the Marine Mammal Rescue Program of the Natural & Environmental Resources Department (DNER by its Spanish acronym) have...
Hoteliers reject governor expressions on video lottery
Issued: June 16, 2015
Puerto Rico Hotel and Tourism Association board President Miguel Vega waylaid Gov. Alejandro García Padilla, who said no one should oppose regulating...
Mall of San Juan names new GM
Issued: June 16, 2015
Hospitality industry veteran José A. Ayala Bonilla has been named general manager of The Mall of San Juan. Ayala Bonilla will lead operations,...
Puerto Rico cruiseship arrivals increase 26.2% in 1Q
Issued: June 16, 2015
Puerto Rico has had a whopping 26.2% increase in cruiseship arrivals during the first quarter (1Q) of 2015, according to the latest statistics from...
GDB liquidity at $778M
Issued: June 16, 2015
According to the Government Development Bank (GDB), it had about $778 million of net liquidity as of May 31, down from $1.02 billion at the end of...
Speaker Perelló announces government procurement bill to save $45M
Issued: June 16, 2015
House Speaker Jaime Perelló presented Monday a new bill that would give the General Services (GSA) administrator control of budgetary allocations for...
Governor appoints group to address Medicare Advantage cuts
Issued: June 15, 2015
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla appointed a working group to address issues related to the Medicare Advantage (MA) cuts that the Center for Medicare and...
Pharma-Bio Serv sees net revenue decrease; LatAm consulting rise
Issued: June 15, 2015
Puerto Rico-based Pharma-Bio Serv Inc. (PBSV) announced net revenues Monday for the three and six months ended April 30 of $5.4 million and $11.3...
Haitians scramble for legal residency in Dominican Republic
Issued: June 15, 2015
SANTO DOMINGO — Haitians and other non-citizens stood in long lines across the Dominican Republic on Monday in last-minute bids to secure legal...
Hit3001.com business reality show grants over $500K to startups
Issued: June 15, 2015
Forty-four Puerto Rican entrepreneurs will receive more than $500,000 in crowdfunding and grants to jumpstart their businesses as a result of their...
FDIC newsletter features tips for teaching young people about money
Issued: June 15, 2015
The latest FDIC Consumer News features tips to help children from pre-kindergarten through college learn how to be smart about their finances. ...
Popular One focuses on personal finance by strengthening planning
Issued: June 15, 2015
Within the transformation experienced in financial planning, Popular One has set its sights on strengthening personal finances at a time when greater...
State Insurance Fund complying with Act 66's spending controls
Issued: June 14, 2015
State Insurance Fund Corp. (CFSE by its Spanish initials) Administrator Liza Estrada Figueroa stated that the agency is complying with Act 66 of 2014,...
Crowds, music, floats for NYC's Puerto Rican Day Parade
Issued: June 14, 2015
NEW YORK — Entertainer Rita Moreno took Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan for a dancing spin Sunday in the middle of Fifth Avenue by St....
Twitter's twists and turns — can it keep flying?
Issued: June 14, 2015
The Pope is on Twitter, along with the Dalai Lama, world leaders and, of course, Kim Kardashian. ...
USDA accepting applications for $100M biofuels infrastructure partnership
Issued: June 14, 2015
Following an announcement by U.S. Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack on May 29, the Commodity Credit Corp. (CCC) announced that all 50 states,...
ICE, CBP seize hazardous Chinese toys
Issued: June 14, 2015
Nine stores and a warehouse owned by Farmacias Caridad were the subject of a seizure order executed Friday by U.S. Immigration and Customs...
Study of returns to the ER suggests lack of follow-up care
Issued: June 14, 2015
No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint, but new research suggests it's more common than previously...


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