Financial restructuring is part of duties of Prepa’s new CRO post

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s new chief restructuring officer (CRO) ...

A Castro makes history with ‘no’ vote in Cuba

HAVANA — Yet another revolutionary tradition has been broken in Cuba: A lawmaker ...

Q&A: How one US factory owner fought cheap imports and saved jobs

WASHINGTON — Much of U.S. manufacturing has been decimated in the past decade by ...

PR unemployment holds; payroll jobs, participation drop; 28K fewer working

Puerto Rico’s unemployment rate held steady while payroll jobs posted another dr ...

2 officers wounded in line of duty
Issued: August 19, 2014
Two undercover police officers were wounded in a shooting at a public housi ...

Sen. Nieves: Aim is to cut power bills
Issued: August 19, 2014
Sen. Ramón Luis Nieves said Tuesday that the legislative probe of Puerto Ri ...

USDA: $256K for two PR farms
Issued: August 19, 2014
Two Puerto Rico farms will split more than $256,000 as part of $25 million ...

Mayagüez casino to cut hours to stay open
Issued: August 19, 2014
The Mayagüez Resort Hotel & Casino is seeking to reduce its casino’s op ...

Seaborne launches ‘fly anywhere’ promo
Issued: August 19, 2014
Seaborne Airlines is offering customers the option of booking as many trips as they like, to travel as often as they like, this fall for a f ...

PR not pursuing case against credit raters
Issued: August 19, 2014
The Puerto Rico Justice Department is not currently pursuing legal action pushed by Gov. Alejandro García Padilla against credit ratings age ...

Lawsuit seeks PR lawmakers in Congress
Issued: August 19, 2014
Attorney Gregory Igartúa is spearheading a legal bid to allow voters in Puerto Rico to elect five full-voting members to Congress.

Doctor fired after videotaped argument
Issued: August 19, 2014
The Puerto Rico Health Department has fired a doctor involved in a videotaped verbal altercation with patients at the Bayamón Regional Hospi ...

Taxi drivers protest PRTC ad ban
Issued: August 19, 2014
The Taxi Drivers Federation is staging a demonstration Tuesday to protest a government move to bar advertising on some cabs.

New Bella Group ad drives 2015 Honda Fit rollout
Issued: August 19, 2014
Bella Group has launched a new advertising campaign to support its roll out of the 2015 Honda Fit.

Panalpina adds PR to Europe service
Issued: August 19, 2014
Logistics firm Panalpina has launched a new end-to-end service from Puerto Rico directly into Luxembourg and Europe in close collaboration w ...

US weighs FTZ for Neolpharma plant in PR
Issued: August 19, 2014
The U.S. Department of Commerce is considering a request for foreign trade-zone status for Neolpharma’s pharmaceutical manufacturing plant i ...

PRFAA marks anniversary of Florida office
Issued: August 19, 2014
The Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration is marking the one-year anniversary of its regional office in the Orlando area, which was reo ...

PR knocked out of Little League World Series
Issued: August 18, 2014
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Ronny Medina struck out nine in five sparkling innings, and Venezuela beat Puerto Rico 2-1 on Monday in an elimina ...

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Former CEO Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board
Issued: August 19, 2014
LOS ANGELES — Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, bringing to a close 34 years with the softwa ...

Former associate of ex-Rep. Rivera pleads guilty
Issued: August 19, 2014
MIAMI — Less than a week before trial, a onetime close associate of former U.S. Rep. David Rivera pleaded guilty Tuesday to four charges in ...

US home construction jumps 15.7% in July
Issued: August 19, 2014
WASHINGTON — U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to the fastest pace in eight months and offering hope that housing has regaine ...

Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson
Issued: August 19, 2014
FERGUSON, Mo. — The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as ...

Obama: Time to review local police militarization
Issued: August 18, 2014
WASHINGTON — Calling for a sharp separation between the nation's armed forces and local police, President Barack Obama on Monday urged a ...

Obama on Ferguson: Time to listen, not just shout
Issued: August 18, 2014
WASHINGTON — Calling for understanding in the face of racially charged anger, President Barack Obama said Monday that the vast majority of p ...

Eyes on 2016? Clinton goes to Iowa next month
Issued: August 18, 2014
DES MOINES, Iowa — Hillary Rodham Clinton will headline a high-profile fundraiser next month in the nation's first presidential caucus s ...

'Don't know' if Missouri teen shot with hands up
Issued: August 18, 2014
FERGUSON, Mo. — An unarmed teenager whose fatal shooting by police has sparked rancorous protests in suburban St. Louis suffered a bullet wo ...

US wants to make cars talk to each other
Issued: August 18, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped w ...

Gov't wants to require cars to talk to each other
Issued: August 18, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration says it wants to require that future cars and trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to ...

Unemployment rises in most US states in July
Issued: August 18, 2014
WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates rose in 30 U.S. states last month, even as employers in two-thirds of the states stepped up hiring. The tren ...

PriceWaterhouseCoopers to pay $25M in bank case
Issued: August 18, 2014
ALBANY, N.Y. — PriceWaterhouseCoopers will pay $25 million and face a two-year suspension from consulting for new bank clients in an agreeme ...

Haves, have-nots divided by apartment poor doors
Issued: August 18, 2014
NEW YORK — One new Manhattan skyscraper will greet residents of pricey condos with a lobby in front, while renters of affordable apartments ...

McDonald’s confronts its junk food image
Issued: August 18, 2014
NEW YORK — At a dinner McDonald’s hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients fr ...

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US authenticating video of American's killing
Issued: August 19, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration says it has not confirmed the authenticity of a video that purports to show the killing of an American ...

Israeli leader recalls team from cease-fire talks
Issued: August 19, 2014
CAIRO — An Egyptian effort to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip appeared to collapse Tue ...

Shipping rise bodes well for world trade
Issued: August 19, 2014
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The world’s largest shipping company says it is sending more containers around world, a sign that global trade — and p ...

Saudi sentences 14 on terrorism charges, beheading
Issued: August 19, 2014
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — A Saudi court sentenced one man to death and 13 others to prison for their role in killing a foreigner, attacking gov ...

Thousands of intense earthquakes rock Iceland
Issued: August 19, 2014
LONDON — Thousands of small intense earthquakes are rocking Iceland amid concerns that one of the country's volcanoes may be close to er ...

Vatican: Argentina car crash kills papal relatives
Issued: August 19, 2014
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Three relatives of Pope Francis died in a car crash Tuesday along a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican a ...

WHO says Ebola has killed more than 1,200
Issued: August 19, 2014
GENEVA — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,200 people since it began in December 2013, the World Health Organization ...

China promises to rein in executive pay
Issued: August 18, 2014
BEIJING — China's president has promised to rein in "unreasonably high" pay for executives at government-owned companies in an ...

Obama: Iraq has regained control of Mosul dam
Issued: August 18, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama hailed the recapture of Mosul dam Monday as a "major step forward" as a barrage of U.S. airstr ...

Mexico to offer $4.9 billion in electric projects
Issued: August 18, 2014
MEXICO CITY — Mexico says it expects to put out for bid $4.9 billion in electrical generation and natural gas pipeline projects as part of t ...

100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds
Issued: August 18, 2014
NAIROBI, Kenya — Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's dea ...

Scotland's pro-independence leader vows victory
Issued: August 18, 2014
LONDON — Scotland's pro-independence leader is insisting his campaign is headed for victory — one month before the historic Sept. 18 ref ...

Pope eyes fast beatification for Salvador's Romero
Issued: August 18, 2014
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis opened the way Monday to a quick beatification for Oscar Romero, saying there are no more doctrinal pr ...

EU pledges $168m to offset Russia sanctions cost
Issued: August 18, 2014
BRUSSELS — The European Commission is pledging 125 million euros ($168 million) to assist fruit and vegetable producers hit by Russia's ...

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