UTC Aerospace growing PR operation; $24M investment, 200 jobs created

UTC Aerospace Systems is expanding its operation in Puerto Rico through a nearly ...

PR seeks dismissal of Recovery Act suit

The Puerto Rico Justice Department filed Monday a motion to dismiss a lawsuit fi ...

Governor seeks to rally PDP on status: ‘Now is the time to defeat statehood’

Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro García Padilla kept up a renewed focus on the island’ ...

Obama on DC statehood: ‘I’m for it’

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he supports statehood for the nation’s ...

PRTC in tax fight with travel sites
Issued: July 22, 2014
The Puerto Rico government has asked a federal judge to toss a motion by on ...

Feds bust student aid fraud ring
Issued: July 22, 2014
Federal agents made various arrests Tuesday morning in a crackdown on stude ...

PR buys time with investors, creditors but many still see trouble for island
Issued: July 22, 2014
Puerto Rico’s government has managed its first balanced budget in more than ...

Tropical depression moving west in Atlantic
Issued: July 22, 2014
A tropical depression moving west in the Atlantic is expected to degenerate ...

Busted mayor’s home burglarized
Issued: July 22, 2014
The recent downturn in Río Grande Mayor Eduard Rivera Correa’s fortunes reached deeper when his home was burglarized early Tuesday as he sat ...

PR nearing new heat record; world breaks monthly highs 2 times in row
Issued: July 21, 2014
Puerto Rico is closing in on a new record-string of hot days, according to the National Weather Service.

Administration says all steps aimed at avoiding GDB report ‘worst-case’ risks
Issued: July 21, 2014
Top Puerto Rico government officials say a new report from the Government Development Bank does not indicated that the island’s “delicate” f ...

Tropical depression forms in Atlantic
Issued: July 21, 2014
MIAMI — Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed over the Atlantic, though it remains far out to sea and is not expected to threaten ...

Pot haul seized on Caribbean cargo ship
Issued: July 21, 2014
U.S. authorities have seized a haul of marijuana from a Guyana-flagged cargo ship in the Caribbean Sea south of Puerto Rico, officials said ...

JetBlue trimming PR-Jacksonville service
Issued: July 21, 2014
JetBlue Airways is trimming its nonstop service between Puerto Rico and Jacksonville.

GDB report: PR government may not be able to honor all of its obligations
Issued: July 21, 2014
The Puerto Rico government may be unable to honor all of its obligations as they come due as it faces a number of fiscal and economic challe ...

Unemployment, payrolls, participation all drop in June; 27,000 fewer working
Issued: July 21, 2014
Puerto Rico’s unemployment rate declined again while payroll jobs posted another sharp in June, the U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor ...

GE shutting 2 PR plants, adding 1
Issued: July 21, 2014
General Electric is shuttering two manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico but plans to build another on the island.

Unions, police clash at PDP assembly
Issued: July 20, 2014
Police and union members clashed as labor groups protested outside the governing Popular Democratic Party’s assembly in San Juan on Sunday.

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US job-training review emphasizes data, employers
Issued: July 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says that as the U.S. economy adds new jobs, Americans must have the skills to fill those jobs.

Federal appeals court deals blow to Obamacare
Issued: July 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing ...

US home sales increase 2.6% in June
Issued: July 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — Sales of previously owned homes rose for a third straight month in June, pushing activity to the highest level in eight months ...

Detroit retirees back pension cuts by a landslide
Issued: July 22, 2014
DETROIT — A year after filing for bankruptcy, Detroit is building momentum to get out, especially after workers and retirees voted in favor ...

Detroit: No water shutoffs for next 15 days
Issued: July 21, 2014
DETROIT — Detroit suspended its aggressive policy of cutting off water to customers with unpaid bills on Monday, the latest response to a co ...

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism
Issued: July 21, 2014
CHATHAM, Mass. — In "Jaws," the fictional mayor tried to protect the summer tourism season by keeping a lid on reports of the man- ...

US companies report rising sales, employment in 2Q
Issued: July 21, 2014
DETROIT — Rising sales helped boost hiring and wages at U.S. businesses in the second quarter, and companies are optimistic that the trends ...

Allergan to cut 1,500 employees in restructuring
Issued: July 21, 2014
Botox maker Allergan will cut about 13 percent of its workforce, or roughly 1,500 employees, as part of a push to become more efficient and ...

Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers
Issued: July 21, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says America's federal government contracts should not subsidize discrimination.

Private jet post-recession recovery an uneven ride
Issued: July 21, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. — Private jet sales are rising again, climbing out of a deep recession when the company plane was an easy target for spendin ...

Atlantic City doomed by glut of casinos in region
Issued: July 20, 2014
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The rapid disintegration of Atlantic City's casino market might be an early indicator of what could happen in othe ...

How a flood of kids upended immigration debate
Issued: July 20, 2014
WASHINGTON — The nation's yearlong deliberation over immigration has taken a head-snapping detour.

Fla. jury slams RJ Reynolds with $23.6B in damages
Issued: July 19, 2014
MIAMI — A Florida jury has slammed the nation's No. 2 cigarette maker, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., with $23.6 billion in punitive damages ...

HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade
Issued: July 19, 2014
NEW YORK — A new study says the rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade.

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NY judge orders 24-7 Argentina debt talks
Issued: July 22, 2014
NEW YORK — A federal judge in New York has ordered around-the-clock negotiations aimed at averting a second debt default by Argentina in 13 ...

US airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear
Issued: July 22, 2014
Two U.S. airlines cancelled all flights to Israel until further notice, after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.

Oil gains further on concerns over Ukraine, Gaza
Issued: July 22, 2014
The price of oil rose above $103 a barrel Tuesday on persisting jitters over the situation in Gaza, the standoff over the shooting down of a ...

Credit Suisse in steep loss after US tax case
Issued: July 22, 2014
GENEVA — Credit Suisse, Switzerland's second-biggest bank, posted a second-quarter net loss of 700 million Swiss francs ($779 million) T ...

Putin: Russia will facilitate plane investigation
Issued: July 22, 2014
MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin says Russia will do "everything in its power" to facilitate an investigation into the Malaysia A ...

Vital evidence feared withheld by Ukraine's rebels
Issued: July 21, 2014
LONDON — "What exactly are they trying to hide?" President Barack Obama asked Monday as he demanded that Ukrainian rebels give inv ...

US to send $47M in humanitarian aid to Gaza Strip
Issued: July 21, 2014
CAIRO — The U.S. is sending $47 million in humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip to help tens of thousands of Palestinians there who h ...

Bolivian president vows to expand coca crops
Issued: July 21, 2014
LA PAZ, Bolivia — Bolivian President Evo Morales has been re-elected head of the country's largest union of coca growers and promises to ...

UN to vote on crash resolution; Russia has doubts
Issued: July 21, 2014
UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukrain ...

McDonald's, KFC in China face new food scandal
Issued: July 21, 2014
BEIJING — McDonald's and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold ...

Rebels to give Flight 17 black boxes to Malaysia
Issued: July 21, 2014
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says the leader of the pro-Russian rebels has agreed to hand over both black b ...

Forbes sells majority stake to group of investors
Issued: July 21, 2014
NEW YORK — Forbes said Friday it will sell a majority stake in the family owned magazine publisher to a Hong Kong-based investor group.

Obama calls for immediate access to crash site
Issued: July 21, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is calling for international investigators to have "immediate and full access" to the site in ...

Official says Jamaica's drought is intensifying
Issued: July 21, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A severe drought is intensifying in Jamaica with water supply systems already well below normal, the Caribbean country&# ...

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