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 ...

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 Di ...

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

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 ...

Sea Star adds capability for Puerto Rico trade
Issued: March 30, 2015
Sea Star Line has entered an agreement to hire another barge to add to its current service package for shipments from Jacksonville to Puerto ...

El San Juan adds games, upgrades casino systems
Issued: March 30, 2015
Scientific Games Corp. announced Monday that the El San Juan Resort & Casino has selected various Bally products to upgrade its gaming a ...

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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 ...

Berkshire Hathaway buys 2 small Virginia newspapers
Issued: March 31, 2015
OMAHA, Neb. — Warren Buffett's company has added two small Virginia newspapers to its collection of more than two dozen small and medium ...

US consumer confidence rises in March
Issued: March 31, 2015
WASHINGTON — An improving job market drove U.S. consumer confidence higher this month after a dip in February.

Fast-food labor organizers plan actions for April 15
Issued: March 31, 2015
NEW YORK— Fast-food labor organizers are expanding the scope of their campaign for $15 an hour and unionization, this time with a day of act ...

Rolling Stones announce North American stadium tour
Issued: March 31, 2015
LOS ANGELES — The Rolling Stones are zipping across North America again.

US home prices rise modestly, but affordability an obstacle
Issued: March 31, 2015
WASHINGTON — U.S. home price increases continued to rise at a steady pace in January, as the housing market deals with affordability problem ...

Charter Communications buying Bright House Networks
Issued: March 31, 2015
STAMFORD, Conn.— Charter Communications Inc. is buying fellow cable operator Bright House Networks LLC in a deal valued at $10.4 billion.

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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 ...

Nigerian president concedes to Buhari
Issued: March 31, 2015
ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigeria's aviation minister says President Goodluck Jonathan has called challenger Muhammadu Buhari to concede and cong ...

Transportation strike in Argentina shuts down country
Issued: March 31, 2015
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Transportation unions brought Argentina to a standstill on Tuesday with a one-day national strike to protest incom ...

Former Putin allies question his political course
Issued: March 31, 2015
MOSCOW — As Russian President Vladimir Putin marks 15 years since he was first elected, his former long-term allies are questioning his poli ...

Greece: current phase of reform talks wrap up in Brussels
Issued: March 31, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — Talks between Greece and its creditors have wrapped up for now without a deal to unlock remaining Greek bailout funds urgen ...

French eye cockpit entry, psychological screening rules
Issued: March 31, 2015
PARIS — French aviation investigators are examining "systemic weaknesses" like cockpit entry rules and psychological screening pro ...

EU dairy farmers rally to protest removal of milk quotas
Issued: March 31, 2015
BRUSSELS — Yvan Deknudt's dairy farm has been leaking money and he believes that things are set to get worse imminently. That's why ...

Germany, France, Italy plan to develop military drones
Issued: March 31, 2015
BERLIN — Germany and France plan to work together with Italy to develop military surveillance drones that could also carry weapons.

Global stocks meander at quarter's end
Issued: March 31, 2015
LONDON — European stock markets drifted Tuesday despite further evidence of a burgeoning economic recovery across the 19-country eurozone. T ...

Solar-powered plane lands in China on round-the-world flight
Issued: March 31, 2015
BEIJING — A groundbreaking solar-powered plane successfully flew from Myanmar to central China early Tuesday as part of an historic round-th ...

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