Health care M&A leads global deal surge

In a big year for deal making, the health care industry is a standout.

Nordstrom on final stretch for PR debut

Upscale fashion retailer Nordstrom is looking to hire some 450 employees for its ...

Special session looms amid scramble for votes on bill to surge oil tax

Puerto Rico lawmakers are being called back to the Capitol for a special session ...

PR payrolls, unemployment rate dip

Puerto Rico’s payroll jobs fell in October on a year-over-year basis while the u ...

Pierluisi, PR members of Congress back Obama’s immigration moves
Issued: November 24, 2014
Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi and most stateside Puerto Rican membe ...

Amnesty alarmed by death penalty talk
Issued: November 22, 2014
Amnesty International is seeking to head off calls for the death penalty in ...

Chikungunya cases top 18,000 in PR
Issued: November 21, 2014
Puerto Rico has accumulated more than 18,000 suspected cases of chikungunya ...

LMM terminal opens after $130M revamp
Issued: November 21, 2014
Terminal B at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport reopened in time for t ...

Transit chief: Oil tax hike needed to keep buses, trains, ferries running
Issued: November 21, 2014
Puerto Rico’s mass transit system could screech to halt next month if lawmakers don’t pass a steep hike in the petroleum tax to bailout the ...

PR 2nd in Caribbean tourism ranking; tops in dining, outdoor experiences
Issued: November 21, 2014
Puerto Rico came in second behind the Dominican Republic in a recent ranking of Caribbean tourism destinations.

Solid step in long push to get Medicare bonuses for PR hospitals
Issued: November 21, 2014
The U.S. House Ways & Means Committee has taken up a measure authored by Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi to extend to Puerto Rico ...

Last call for free rum at PR distillery
Issued: November 20, 2014
The drinks are no longer on the house at Casa Bacardi in Puerto Rico.

Website tracks toxic emissions around PR
Issued: November 20, 2014
The Puerto Rico Statistics Institute has launched a website that allows islanders to track toxic emissions in their communities.

Calle 13 top nominee at Latin Grammys
Issued: November 20, 2014
The Latin Grammys could mark Independence Day for Calle 13.

Essilor to shutter lenses plant in Ponce
Issued: November 20, 2014
Eyeglass and contact lenses manufacturer Essilor is preparing to shut down its Ponce plant in a move that will cost 180 jobs.

Coast Guard upgrading its PR fleet
Issued: November 20, 2014
The U.S. Coast Guard is moving to modernize its fleet of vessels in San Juan over the next two years.

2 charged in military family slayings
Issued: November 20, 2014
Authorities in Puerto Rico have charged two men with first-degree murder in the killings of a retired Army sergeant and three other family m ...

Televisa shutting down PR publications
Issued: November 19, 2014
Magazine publisher Televisa is pulling the plug on its Puerto Rico operations next month.

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United Technologies CEO retires, succeeded by CFO
Issued: November 24, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. — Aerospace and building systems giant United Technologies announced Monday the abrupt retirement of CEO Louis Chenevert, an ...

Report: Hagel resigning as Defense secretary
Issued: November 24, 2014
WASHINGTON — A senior administration official says Secretary of State Chuck Hagel is resigning from President Barack Obama's Cabinet.

Merry marijuana: Pot sellers woo holiday shoppers
Issued: November 24, 2014
DENVER — That's not mistletoe.

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78
Issued: November 23, 2014
WASHINGTON — Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Co ...

Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy
Issued: November 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy — just not as good as partn ...

Obama: From 'deporter in chief' to 'gracias'
Issued: November 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's carefully cultivated Hispanic coalition was starting to splinter.

Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory
Issued: November 21, 2014
Stocks are pushing further into record territory as investors welcome a move by China to stimulate its economy by lowering interest rates.

New York Fed chief on defensive on bank oversight
Issued: November 21, 2014
WASHINGTON — The head of the New York Federal Reserve was put on the defensive by Senate Democrats, who accused the Fed of being too close t ...

Colorado charters credit union for pot industry
Issued: November 21, 2014
DENVER — Colorado has granted a charter for the first financial institution to serve its cash-only marijuana industry.

Unemployment rates fall in two-thirds of US states
Issued: November 21, 2014
WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in 34 U.S. states in October, a sign that steady hiring this year has been broadly dispersed through mo ...

White House: Immigration steps would boost GDP
Issued: November 21, 2014
WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama's immigration executive actions would boost the economy by expanding the U.S. l ...

Aereo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
Issued: November 21, 2014
NEW YORK — Online streaming service Aereo says that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying an unfavorable ruling by the U ...

Emotions rise as people hear immigration plan
Issued: November 21, 2014
Thousands of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on te ...

CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430M
Issued: November 21, 2014
NEW YORK — This year’s flurry of corporate mergers may not pay off for shareholders in the long run, but one thing is for sure: The bosses w ...

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Latin America applauds Obama's immigration plan
Issued: November 21, 2014
MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is praising President Barack Obama's executive orders granting new rights to millions ...

Credit Suisse guilty plea on US taxes is official
Issued: November 21, 2014
WASHINGTON — European bank Credit Suisse's guilty plea to helping wealthy Americans avoid paying taxes has been formalized by a federal ...

China joins other nations to boost growth
Issued: November 21, 2014
BEIJING — China's central bank unexpectedly slashed interest rates on Friday to re-energize the world's No. 2 economy, joining a gro ...

China unexpectedly cuts rates to support economy
Issued: November 21, 2014
BEIJING — China's central bank unexpectedly slashed interest rates on Friday to shore up the world's No. 2 economy, joining a growin ...

Ireland lauds Obama's immigration reform move
Issued: November 21, 2014
DUBLIN — Ireland is lauding President Barack Obama's executive orders granting new rights to millions of people living illegally in the ...

Angry Mexicans protest over 43 missing students
Issued: November 21, 2014
MEXICO CITY — A largely peaceful march by tens of thousands demanding the return of 43 missing students ended in violence, as a small group ...

China's central bank cuts rates as economy slows
Issued: November 21, 2014
BEIJING — China's central bank cut interest rates Friday amid a slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy.

ECB head willing to step up stimulus
Issued: November 21, 2014
FRANKFURT, Germany — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the eurozone's chief monetary authority is willing to "step up th ...

NOAA: Globe sets 5th hottest-month record of 2014
Issued: November 20, 2014
WASHINGTON — Despite a bitter U.S. cold snap, the globe is rushing hell-bent toward its warmest year on record with last month setting the f ...

US promotes entrepreneurship to counter extremism
Issued: November 20, 2014
MARRAKECH, Morocco — The U.S. is promoting entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa as a way to create jobs and counter extremis ...

Israel to demolish homes of synagogue attackers
Issued: November 20, 2014
JERUSALEM — Israeli police on Thursday handed home demolition notices to families of four Palestinian attackers from east Jerusalem, includi ...

Pope demands just distribution of world's bounty
Issued: November 20, 2014
ROME — Pope Francis demanded a more just distribution of the world's bounty for the poor and hungry Thursday, telling a U.N. conference ...

McKinsey report says obesity costs hit $2 trillion
Issued: November 20, 2014
LONDON — A new report by the McKinsey Global Institute says that the global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as mu ...

Japan recession could slow some US companies
Issued: November 18, 2014
NEW YORK — Japan has slipped back into a recession for the second time in two years. That could mean more trouble for a range of U.S compani ...

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