Puerto Rico manufacturing index drops in March

Puerto Rico’s Manufacturing-Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) — a gauge of the isl ...

Governor delivers State of the Commonwealth

In his State of the Commonwealth address Thursday, Gov. Alejandro García Padilla ...

BLS: San Juan average weekly wage $346 less than on U.S.-mainland

San Juan reported an employment decline of 1.8 percent from September 2013 to Se ...

Prepa granted 35-day extension

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (Prepa) bondholders are granting the utilit ...

Efforts seeking MA parity for Puerto Rico continue
Issued: May 3, 2015
A letter was sent Sunday to top officials at the U.S. Department of Health ...

Sun Country begins flights to San Juan
Issued: May 3, 2015
Sun Country Airlines began nonstop service Sunday between Southwest Florida ...

Caguas middle school students compete at DOE National Science Bowl Championship
Issued: May 3, 2015
The Finals of the Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl are unde ...

Agrópolis fair ends Sunday
Issued: May 3, 2015
Agrópolis, Puerto Rico's traditional agricultural fair, is coming to an ...

Meeting to outline government reorganization plan to be held Tuesday
Issued: May 2, 2015
Puerto Rico Secretary of State David Bernier said Saturday that on Tuesday he will hold the first meeting with La Fortaleza Chief of Staff V ...

Water conservation urged amid heat wave
Issued: May 2, 2015
Government officials are urging people to conserve water amid a record-breaking heat wave.

How to help Nepal earthquake victims
Issued: May 2, 2015
Aid groups are still struggling to get crucial supplies to survivors of Nepal's devastating earthquake, which has killed nearly 7,000 pe ...

New site, app, links celebrities, charities and donors
Issued: May 2, 2015
Chatting on the red carpet with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence; recording a country song with Clint Black; working a relief mission wi ...

First leatherback eggs reported this year in Puerto Rico finally hatch
Issued: May 2, 2015
The first nest of leatherback turtles reported this year, in Carolina's Isla Verde beach, hatched Thursday, Department of Natural and En ...

DNER begins Green Stations' recycling program at Rincón beaches
Issued: May 2, 2015
In order to promote the practice of disposing solid waste properly at beaches, the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DNER) ...

Bhatia extols energy reform, urges private sector to find fiscal solutions
Issued: May 1, 2015
During the Competitiveness Summit of the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association (PRMA), Senate President Eduardo Bhatia went over the achieve ...

Fitch: GDB rule fuels competition for deposits
Issued: May 1, 2015
Recent Puerto Rico legislation will force some entities to withdraw deposits from private banks in favor of the newly expanded government ba ...

Governor: Puerto Rico must be prepared for government shutdown
Issued: May 1, 2015
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla warned on Friday that the island should be prepared for a government shutdown. The director of the Puerto Rico ...

Cementos Argos increases presence in Puerto Rico
Issued: May 1, 2015
Colombia’s Cementos Argos has acquired a majority stake in Wetvan Overseas, which operates a terminal for the reception, storage and distrib ...

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Google embeds engineers as professors
Issued: May 3, 2015
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Howard University freshman Alanna Walton knew something was different about the professor teaching her introduction ...

AmEx to roll out loyalty program Plenti on Monday
Issued: May 3, 2015
NEW YORK — American Express will roll out a new loyalty program, Plenti, on Monday, allowing U.S. shoppers for the first time to earn reward ...

In Congress, income inequality comes with breakfast, lunch
Issued: May 3, 2015
WASHINGTON — Income inequality is more than a political sound bite to workers in the Capitol. It's their life.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
Issued: May 3, 2015
WASHINGTON — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ...

Boehner: Clinton needs to bring Democrats along on trade
Issued: May 3, 2015
WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner says Hillary Rodham Clinton needs to back trade legislation that President Barack Obama wants — and ...

Mayweather wins decision in richest fight ever
Issued: May 3, 2015
LAS VEGAS — The pressure of a $180 million payday never got to Floyd Mayweather Jr., even if the richest fight ever wasn't the best.

Baltimore mayor lifts curfew 6 days after riots
Issued: May 3, 2015
BALTIMORE — Baltimore's mayor has lifted a citywide curfew six days after the death of Freddie Gray sparked riots in the city.

Peaceful Baltimore demonstrators praise top prosecutor
Issued: May 3, 2015
BALTIMORE — At a grassy plaza across from Baltimore's City Hall filled with thousands of people on Saturday, speakers praised the city&# ...

David Goldberg, tech exec married to 'Lean In' author, dies
Issued: May 2, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — David Goldberg, a popular Silicon Valley executive and husband of Facebook second-in-command and "Lean In" author ...

American Pharoah crosses finish line first in 141st Kentucky Derby
Issued: May 2, 2015
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — American Pharoah has won the 141st Kentucky Derby before a record-setting crowd at Churchill Downs.

KENTUCKY DERBY: Things to watch at Churchill Downs
Issued: May 2, 2015
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Bob Baffert jokes that his last Kentucky Derby victory was so long ago, he doesn't remember.

In South Carolina, GOP hopefuls run against Obama, terrorism
Issued: May 2, 2015
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Republican presidential hopefuls eventually will have to start running against each other. But, for now, many are content t ...

Vermont's Sanders starts presidential bid in New Hampshire
Issued: May 2, 2015
MANCHESTER, N.H. — One day after raising $1.5 million in donations, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was out to convince supporters in the early ...

US decides not to investigate Toyota unwanted acceleration
Issued: May 2, 2015
DETROIT — U.S. safety regulators have rejected a Rhode Island man's request for an investigation into low-speed unintended acceleration ...

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Should Britain stay in the EU? Question hovers in election
Issued: May 3, 2015
LONDON — Ian Robinson, co-owner of a small investment firm in London, is watching Britain's general election this Thursday with unease.

Pretty in Pink: Princess is good for nation of shopkeepers
Issued: May 3, 2015
LONDON — Britain's retailers might just be rejoicing as much as Kate and Wills about the birth of a new baby princess.

Nepal shuts airport to big jets; more bodies found
Issued: May 3, 2015
KATHMANDU, Nepal — Runway damage forced Nepalese authorities to close the main airport Sunday to large aircraft delivering aid to millions o ...

The Latest on Nepal: Quake death toll climbs past 7,000
Issued: May 2, 2015
7:15 a.m. (0130 GMT)

Officials in Nepal say the death toll from last weekend's massive earthquake has climb ...


Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to princess
Issued: May 2, 2015
LONDON — A princess is born.

Aid still scarce in Nepal's remote villages as anger grows
Issued: May 2, 2015
MAJUWA, Nepal — With help still not reaching some isolated villages a week after Nepal's devastating earthquake, a top international aid ...

Damaged by deadly quake, fate of Nepal heritage unsure
Issued: May 2, 2015
KATHMANDU, Nepal — The blue-rimmed eyes of Kathmandu's gold-spired Swayambhunath stupa stare silently from a hilltop overlooking this ci ...

Venezuela raises minimum wage 30% amid raging inflation
Issued: May 1, 2015
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is raising the country's minimum wage to help workers being battered by inflati ...

Nearly a week after quake, Nepal still needs tents, food
Issued: May 1, 2015
KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nearly a week after a massive earthquake killed more than 6,200 people and collapsed buildings, temples and homes, Nepal ...

Despite protests, Expo 2015 a potential diplomatic setting
Issued: May 1, 2015
MILAN — The Expo 2015 world's fair showed potential as a backdrop for serious diplomacy as it opened Friday for a six-month run, even as ...

Japan inflation edges up as BOJ keeps policy unchanged
Issued: May 1, 2015
TOKYO — Japan's core inflation rate edged up in March and unemployment eased slightly, according to data released Friday, offering glimm ...

May Day demos staged around the world; Turkey square blocked
Issued: May 1, 2015
BERLIN — Left-wing groups and trade unions were staging rallies around the world Friday to mark International Workers Day.

Argentina's capital is world capital of bookstores
Issued: May 1, 2015
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — All across Argentina's capital, lodged between the steakhouses, ice cream shops and pizzerias, is an abundance ...

Stocks drift after weak reports; Asia, Europe mostly shut
Issued: May 1, 2015
LONDON — Stocks lacked momentum on Friday after weak U.S. earnings underlined an uncertain economic outlook and dented Wall Street. Most Asi ...

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