Economy continues to decline in 2015

Puerto Rico’s economy continued to decline during the first two months of 2015, ...

Bankruptcy judge approves RadioShack asset sale

DOVER, Del. — A Delaware bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of assets of Rad ...

US to pledge up to 28 percent emission cut in global treaty

WASHINGTON — The United States pledged Tuesday to cut its greenhouse gas emissio ...

Prepa readying to increase base rate

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (Prepa) is expected to move to raise it ...

Prepa bondholder group issues statement on revitalization plan
Issued: April 1, 2015
The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (Prepa) bondholder group said Mond ...

EPA awards fellowships to Puerto Rico students
Issued: April 1, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Wednesday 34 fello ...

Airlines report flights 90% full for Easter
Issued: March 31, 2015
Puerto Rico Port Authority Executive Director Ingrid Colberg anticipated a ...

Ingram Micro Mobility helps launch Google Project Ara pilot program in Puerto Rico
Issued: March 31, 2015
With more than 3.4 million tons of e-waste generated in the U.S. alone in 2 ...

Justice Department files illegal-gambling charges
Issued: March 31, 2015
The director of the Puerto Rico Justice Department's Organized Crime Division, Sergio Rubio Paredes, announced the filing of 98 charges ...

Explosive removed from Culebra beach
Issued: March 31, 2015
The FBI and other agencies in Puerto Rico are removing a military explosive discovered in Culebra.

Microsoft introduces Surface 3
Issued: March 31, 2015
Microsoft Corp. is introducing its Surface 3. Like Surface Pro 3, it's a tablet that perform double duty as a laptop, but is thinner and ...

Jones Act waiver request discarded at Puerto Rico trade forum
Issued: March 31, 2015
Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi hosted a forum in his district office about the application of the Jones Act to Puerto Rico and how th ...

Puerto Rican finalist in Global Student Entrepreneur Awards
Issued: March 31, 2015
The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), a competition for students running a business while in school, announced Monday its list of t ...

Prepa announces extension of forbearance agreements with creditors
Issued: March 30, 2015
The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (Prepa) announced Monday that it and its creditors have agreed to extend their previously negotiate ...

Attorney named Chair of the Year by Associated General Contractors
Issued: March 30, 2015
The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America honored Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP partner Phil Beck with its Chair of the Year Awa ...

New president, vice president named at Triple-S Advantage
Issued: March 30, 2015
Roberto García Rodríguez, chief operating officer of Grupo Triple-S, announced the appointment of Madeline Hernández-Urquiza as president of ...

IDESS Puerto Rico partners with MasterControl
Issued: March 30, 2015
MasterControl, a provider of document and management software solutions, announced Monday that IDESS has been chosen as a sales partner for ...

Pentagon chief considers easing of enlistment standards
Issued: March 30, 2015
ABINGTON, Pa. — Saying the military needs to do more to compete with corporate America for quality recruits, Defense Secretary Ash Carter op ...

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US businesses add 189k jobs in March
Issued: April 1, 2015
WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses slowed their pace of hiring in March, a private survey found. The modest gains suggest that harsh winter weathe ...

US auto sales likely to be flat in March, but outlook strong
Issued: April 1, 2015
DETROIT — U.S. auto sales were expected to slow a bit in March, but analysts remain optimistic about the market.

Schuessler begins role as CEO of EVERTEC
Issued: April 1, 2015
EVERTEC Inc. announced that Morgan "Mac" Schuessler has joined it as president, chief executive officer and member of the company’ ...

States increasing production caps for microbreweries
Issued: April 1, 2015
PHOENIX — Four Peaks Brewing Co. has grown over the last two decades from a historic red-brick microbrewery and restaurant into an Arizona s ...

By The Numbers: The New York International Auto Show
Issued: April 1, 2015
The New York International Auto Show is open to the public April 3-12. Here are some facts about the show, by the numbers: ...

Live in a Porsche? Designer labels draw Miami home buyers
Issued: April 1, 2015
SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Florida— The wow factor for Miami's skyscraper condos no longer comes from a dazzling Atlantic Ocean view.

Obama vetoes measure against swifter union elections
Issued: March 31, 2015
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a measure passed by the Republican-run Congress blocking the National Labor Relations ...

Late slide in stocks erases much of the previous day's gain
Issued: March 31, 2015
The stock market closed out the first three months of the year Tuesday on a down note, erasing much of the gains from the prior day's bi ...

Foreign adoptions by Americans reach lowest mark since 1982
Issued: March 31, 2015
NEW YORK — The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents dropped by 9 percent last year to the lowest level since 1982, according t ...

Google, Microsoft battle drives down prices for PCs, tablets
Issued: March 31, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's W ...

Obama commutes sentences of 22 people in federal prison
Issued: March 31, 2015
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has commuted the sentences of 22 people serving time in federal prison.

Morgan Stanley cuts estimate of US online bet market in half
Issued: March 31, 2015
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Morgan Stanley has cut its estimate of the potential U.S. Internet gambling market by nearly half.

Chicago Mayor Emanuel opens big lead over Garcia
Issued: March 31, 2015
CHICAGO  — Mayor Rahm Emanuel has doubled his lead over challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia in the past three weeks, showing stron ...

Motel 'party' with strangers preceded spy agency shooting
Issued: March 31, 2015
FORT MEADE, Md. — Two cross-dressing men who were shot at by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded ...

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Upbeat European data prompts stock market turnaround
Issued: April 1, 2015
LONDON — European shares rebounded from early losses on Wednesday as a monthly survey showed factory output at a 10-month high in March. U.S ...

Emirates, Etihad planes involved in air traffic scare
Issued: April 1, 2015
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Jetliners from the United Arab Emirates' two main airlines avoided a mid-air collision after they apparent ...

Lufthansa CEO at crash site: 'Long, long time' to understand
Issued: April 1, 2015
SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France — Lufthansa's chief executive said Wednesday it will take "a long, long time" to understand what led t ...

Better lives sought for larimar miners in Dominican Republic
Issued: April 1, 2015
BAHORUCO, Dominican Republic — The men in ragged clothes, many barefoot and covered in grime, scramble deep into the earth, searching for ve ...

Gloomy China, Japan data add to pressure for stimulus
Issued: April 1, 2015
BEIJING — China and Japan reported gloomy industrial data Wednesday, adding to pressure on leaders of the world's second- and third-larg ...

American farmer among the winners in sanctions-hit Russia
Issued: April 1, 2015
MOSCOW — Kansas-born farmer Justus Walker is prospering in Russia — one year after the U.S. and European Union began imposing sanctions agai ...

A day after missing deal deadline, Iran nuclear talks resume
Issued: April 1, 2015
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers are resuming, hours after negotiators abandoned a March 31 deadline ...

Egypt president welcomes return of US military aid
Issued: April 1, 2015
CAIRO — Egypt's president says the United States' release of military aid previously suspended will help boost Cairo's ability t ...

Super typhoon expected to weaken before reaching Philippines
Issued: April 1, 2015
HAGATNA, Guam  — Officials say super Typhoon Maysak is expected to significantly weaken before reaching the Philippines around Sunday.

Son of Argentine president denies news reports about account
Issued: March 31, 2015
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The son of Argentina's president on Tuesday denied anonymously sourced press reports alleging he had foreign b ...

No nuke agreement yet: Iran talks push past deadline
Issued: March 31, 2015
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — With stubborn disputes unresolved, negotiators extended nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers past a self- ...

Cuba delegate reports 'civilized' talks on rights with US
Issued: March 31, 2015
HAVANA — A Cuban delegate to talks with the United States says the two sides have held "a respectful, professional, civilized conversat ...

Lufthansa: Co-pilot told flight school of depressive episode
Issued: March 31, 2015
BERLIN — Lufthansa knew six years ago that the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week had suffered from a ...

Yemen civilians shudder, bristle under bombing campaign
Issued: March 31, 2015
SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni civilians shuddered in fear and bristled with anger under an intense Saudi-led bombing campaign against Shiite rebels ...

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