Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened; 5 found in PR waters

The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them ...

Bill would make Spanish PR’s official language, put English second

A Puerto Rico lawmaker filed legislation Wednesday to make Spanish the first off ...

Ports chief: Airport P3 is paying off

The Puerto Rico government says putting operation of the island’s international ...

Vouchers sink Doral, Treasury deal

Doral Financial Corp. and the Puerto Rico Treasury Department are heading to tri ...

Community health groups get federal grants
Issued: August 28, 2014
Three community health groups in Puerto Rico will receive more than $750,00 ...

Cleveland captive coming to PR for book
Issued: August 28, 2014
Michelle Knight, one of three women held captive for years by Ariel Castro ...

MTV shooting reality series in PR
Issued: August 28, 2014
MTV is staging the second season of its matchmatching show “Are You The One ...

Management changes at de la Cruz agency
Issued: August 27, 2014
John Raevis has resigned as president of de la Cruz & Associates (DLC) ...

Gil taking San Sebastián Fest to Miami
Issued: August 27, 2014
Actor Julián Gil is preparing to stage a version of Puerto Rico’s iconic San Sebastián Street Festival in Miami.

Milestone in PR parrot recovery
Issued: August 27, 2014
The birth of two Puerto Rican parrots in the wilds of the island’s western mountains marks a major milestone in efforts to bring the species ...

US mortgage loan manager expanding to PR
Issued: August 27, 2014
California-based Rushmore Loan Management Services LLC (Rushmore) is expanding its specialty residential loan servicing platform to Puerto R ...

PR police turn to ticketing to fund reform
Issued: August 27, 2014
A new law enacted Tuesday calls for the Puerto Rico Police Department to ramp up its traffic ticket operations to help pay for a far-reachin ...

PR rated best for real estate investment
Issued: August 27, 2014
Puerto Rico is the best countries in the world for U.S. residents to invest in real estate, according to the Personal Income website.

WAPA America now Nielsen-rated network
Issued: August 27, 2014
WAPA America has reached an agreement with Nielsen, the global information and measurement company, to become a nationally-rated cable netwo ...

Popular receives industry accolades
Issued: August 27, 2014
Popular, Inc. has been recognized by Global Finance magazine as one of the world’s best consumer Internet Banks in Latin America for the fou ...

Pierluisi meets with NY Fed president
Issued: August 27, 2014
Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi met with Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley on Tuesday.

Bacó pitches PR as entrepreneurial hotspot
Issued: August 26, 2014
Economic Development & Commerce Secretary Alberto Bacó Bagué spoke to business leaders and start-ups Tuesday at the National Black and L ...

Special education chief fired
Issued: August 26, 2014
Education Secretary Rafael Román has fired his special education chief amid criticism of gaps in services for special needs students in Puer ...

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US economy grew at brisk 4.2% rate in Q2
Issued: August 28, 2014
WASHINGTON — After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy rebounded vigorously in the April-June quarter, growing at a brisk annual rat ...

CBO: US economy, hurt by 1Q, to grow 1.5% in 2014
Issued: August 27, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday forecast that the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, undermined b ...

Robots get duty on Royal Caribbean ‘smart ship’
Issued: August 27, 2014
Royal Caribbean International has unveiled the high-tech features on its newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas.

More Colorado pot seized in the mail, report says
Issued: August 27, 2014
DENVER — A new report says the amount of Colorado marijuana being seized en route to other states through the U.S. mail is on the rise since ...

SEC adopts rules on loan-backed securities
Issued: August 27, 2014
WASHINGTON — Financial firms that sell securities backed by loans, like the kind that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, will have to give in ...

Crist wins Florida Democratic primary for governor
Issued: August 26, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist won the Democratic primary to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday, mark ...

NY investor firm exec charged with insider trading
Issued: August 26, 2014
NEW YORK — The director of market intelligence at an investor relations firm was arrested on insider trading charges Tuesday and accused of ...

Survey: US consumer confidence near a 7-year high
Issued: August 26, 2014
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence this month reached its highest point in nearly seven years, boosted by strong job gains.

Napa earthquake hastens calls for warning system
Issued: August 26, 2014
NAPA, Calif. — The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also ...

Hewlett-Packard recalls 5 million AC power cords
Issued: August 26, 2014
WASHINGTON — Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in ...

Economists: Fed’s outlook correct but not solution
Issued: August 26, 2014
WASHINGTON — Economists appear to be of two minds about the Federal Reserve.

US durable goods orders surge record 22.6%
Issued: August 26, 2014
WASHINGTON — Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods shot up by the largest amount on record in July but much of the strength ca ...

Mimicking airlines, hotels get fee-happy
Issued: August 26, 2014
NEW YORK — Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, “Are we there yet?” The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing l ...

Burger King buying Tim Hortons for about $11B
Issued: August 26, 2014
MIAMI — Burger King is buying Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, creating the world's third-larg ...

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French leader banks on free market to save economy
Issued: August 28, 2014
PARIS — Facing pitiful poll numbers, Francois Hollande has cast his lot: The French president who once decried global finance and vowed a 75 ...

Business leaders offer support for independence
Issued: August 28, 2014
LONDON — Some 200 business leaders have offered support for the idea of Scottish independence from Britain, hitting back after a similar let ...

China vows to respond to US surveillance flights
Issued: August 28, 2014
BEIJING — China said Thursday it will continue responding to U.S. military surveillance flights off its coast, rejecting American accusation ...

Israeli leader declares victory in Gaza war
Issued: August 27, 2014
JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister declared victory Wednesday in the recent war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, saying the military ca ...

Dominican court opens case on ex-Vatican official
Issued: August 27, 2014
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — A court in the Dominican Republic is taking the first steps toward possible sexual abuse charges against ...

Spanish chain pulls kids' shirt after outcry
Issued: August 27, 2014
MADRID — Spanish fashion retailer Inditex said Wednesday it has withdrawn a children's shirt that triggered an outcry from people who sa ...

Alarm as Nicaragua starts canal route survey
Issued: August 27, 2014
MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Teams of assessors accompanied by soldiers and police have begun surveying properties along the route of Nicaragua’s pl ...

Global trash burning more polluting than expected
Issued: August 27, 2014
NEW DELHI — Rampant trash-burning is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a ...

North Korea calls US 'graveyard of human rights'
Issued: August 27, 2014
North Korea is saying the police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is evidence that the United States is a &qu ...

2 new Maya civilization centers studied in Mexico
Issued: August 26, 2014
MEXICO CITY — Two lost Maya cities recently uncovered by an international team of scientists in Mexico could help decipher the story of the ...

UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous
Issued: August 26, 2014
WASHINGTON — Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend c ...

American woman is being held hostage in Syria
Issued: August 26, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a fami ...

Argentina says US-based BNY Mellon not welcome
Issued: August 26, 2014
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Bank of New York Mellon, which has played a central role in the legal dispute that pushed Argentina into default l ...

Israel, Hamas agree to open-ended Gaza cease-fir
Issued: August 26, 2014
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel and Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire, halting a seven-week war that killed more than 2,200 pe ...

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