Two-time GOP nominee Romney will not run for president in '16

WASHINGTON — After a three-week flirtation with a new campaign for the White Hou ...

House approves $225 million bond deal

The House of Representatives approved legislation Thursday authorizing a general ...

Businesses stay clear of using Super Bowl name

PHOENIX — It is the game that must not be named — at least not without permissio ...

Puerto Rico leaders promote island as axis of Caribbean power grid at Washington summit

WASHINGTON — A decade-long addiction to oil subsidized by Venezuela may be comin ...

Deadline nears for 'stateless' in Dominican Republic
Issued: January 30, 2015
SANTO DOMINGO — Time is running out to gain legal status for tens of thousa ...

Claro begins cellphone recycling program
Issued: January 30, 2015
Claro announced Friday the start of its cellphone recycling program, Claro ...

More than 1,000 participate in Caribbean Travel Marketplace at P.R. Convention Center
Issued: January 30, 2015
Some 1,100 delegates from 29 Caribbean countries, including 283 suppliers a ...

Treasury announces educational campaign on IVA, tax reform
Issued: January 29, 2015
Treasury Secretary Juan Zaragoza Gómez said Thursday that as part of effort ...

Topeka invests $4 million in expansion, gets new look
Issued: January 29, 2015
One of Puerto Rico's longstanding discount retailers, Topeka, is kicking off the new year with the launching of a strategic expansion pl ...

'Anonymized' credit card data not so anonymous, study shows
Issued: January 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — Credit card data isn't quite as anonymous as promised, a new study says.

Bill calls for end to travel ban to Cuba
Issued: January 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators wants to end travel restrictions on Americans seeking to go to Cuba, saying it would help foster ...

UBS accused of trust fraud in P.R.-related case
Issued: January 29, 2015
UBS Financial Services is being sued for $4.5 million by the beneficiaries of a trust who are maintaining UBS breached its fiduciary duty ...

Raúl Castro: US must return Guantanamo for normal relations
Issued: January 29, 2015
Cuban President Raúl Castro demanded on Wednesday that the United States return the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century trade ...

Puerto Rico groups, convention business driving tourism high season
Issued: January 29, 2015
The 2015 winter promises to be a tourism bonanza, especially in the groups and conventions segment. A total of 71 groups will be coming to t ...

Toyota recalls 2011, 2012 model-year Avalon sedans for fire risk
Issued: January 28, 2015

TORRANCE, Calif. — Toyota is recalling 52,000 Avalon sedans because of a wiring problem that could cause a fire.


Retail sales see $20.1 million increase in October
Issued: January 28, 2015
Sales numbers for commercial establishments in Puerto Rico increased by $20.1 million in October, totaling $3.222 billion.

Open for entries: Ibero-American Advertising Festival slated for April 22-24 in Mexico
Issued: January 28, 2015
It’s festival season in the ad world with the call for submissions of entries for the 46th edition of the Festival Iberoamericano de Publici ...

Victoria's Secret bathing suit special shot in Puerto Rico to air Feb. 26
Issued: January 28, 2015

Economic Development & Commerce (DDEC) Secretary Alberto Bacó said during the December shoot that “Victoria’s Secret Swim Special” w ...

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Consumers fuel steady US economy as rest of world struggles
Issued: January 30, 2015
WASHINGTON — There's a good reason the U.S. economy is impressing the world right now despite a slowdown in the final three months of 20 ...

5 things to know before Obama rolls out his budget Monday
Issued: January 30, 2015
WASHINGTON — A quick quiz:

Monday is —

a) Groundhog Day

b) ...

US economy slowed last quarter, but signs are pointing up
Issued: January 30, 2015
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of 2014, but a burst in consumer spending and the prospect of continued low e ...

How can Google snap its stock out of its stupor?
Issued: January 30, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Google has turned into a stock market laggard as the shift to mobile devices has lowered the Internet search leader's di ...

US pay and benefits rose by most in 6 years last year
Issued: January 30, 2015
WASHINGTON — Wages and benefits rose at the fastest pace in six years last year, a sign strong job gains could be forcing companies to pay a ...

US consumer sentiment rises to highest level since 2004
Issued: January 30, 2015
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers are more confident than they've been since January 2004.

US economy slows to 2.6 percent growth in fourth quarter
Issued: January 30, 2015
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of 2014 as a big burst in consumer spending was offset by weakness in other a ...

Meet Ida May Fuller, recipient of 1st Social Security check
Issued: January 30, 2015
LUDLOW, Vt. — Seventy-five years ago, the government cut 65-year-old Ida May Fuller a check. It was numbered 00-000-001 — the first Social S ...

What red ink? As deficits dip, all sides seek more spending
Issued: January 30, 2015
WASHINGTON — The deficit is dead. Long live the deficit.

Markets brace for Big Oil profit plunge
Issued: January 30, 2015
NEW YORK — It's just a forecast, and for only one of 10 industry groups in the stock market. Yet it has almost singlehandedly turned wha ...

Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline
Issued: January 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a pr ...

Venezuelan hedge fund manager gets 13 years for fraud scheme
Issued: January 29, 2015

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Venezuelan-American hedge fund manager was sentenced Thursday to 13 years in prison for running a Connecticut frau ...

Stock market rises after good news on earnings, job market
Issued: January 29, 2015
U.S. stocks edged mostly lower in early trading Thursday, as investors sized up a mix of corporate earnings and economic news.

Ford beats estimates despite declines in earnings, revenue
Issued: January 29, 2015
DEARBORN, Mich.— Ford Motor Co. is putting a tough year behind it and promising big things despite a bumpy global market.

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Venezuela confirms it downed plane near Aruba
Issued: January 30, 2015
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's military confirmed that it shot down over the Caribbean Sea a small civilian plane believed to be carry ...

BMW fixes security flaw that exposed 2.2M cars to break-ins
Issued: January 30, 2015
BERLIN — German automaker BMW says it has fixed a security flaw that made 2.2 million of its vehicles vulnerable to break-ins.

Germany rejects notion of Greek debt write-off
Issued: January 30, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — Germany bluntly rejected on Friday suggestions that Greece should be forgiven repayment of its rescue loans, while a top eu ...

Qatar Airways buys nearly 10 percent of BA, Iberia parent
Issued: January 30, 2015
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Qatar Airways said Friday it has bought nearly 10 percent of the parent company of British Airways and Spain&# ...

Russia cuts key rate to help economy, leaving ruble to drop
Issued: January 30, 2015
MOSCOW — In a surprise decision, Russia's central bank on Friday cut its key interest rate, which it had raised sharply last month to su ...

Eurozone prices plunge 0.6% amid weak growth, cheap oil
Issued: January 30, 2015
FRANKFURT, Germany — Falling prices sent another worrying signal about the eurozone economy just before the European Central Bank starts a 1 ...

Italy lawmakers fail to elect new president in 1st round
Issued: January 29, 2015
ROM (AP) — Lawmakers failed to elect a new Italian president Thursday in balloting that tests Premier Matteo Renzi's ability to rally hi ...

Alibaba run-in with China regulator signals tougher scrutiny
Issued: January 29, 2015
BEIJING— For years, Alibaba faced complaints it failed to stamp out sales of counterfeit goods on its e-commerce websites. But Chinese regul ...

Global stocks, oil stabilize after Fed statement
Issued: January 29, 2015
TOKYO — Global shares and the price of oil stabilized on Thursday during European trading hours after the Federal Reserve issued a reminder ...

Petrobras releases profit drop in 3rd quarter 2014
Issued: January 29, 2015
SAO PAULO — Brazil's scandal-plagued state-run oil company Wednesday released its third quarter report for 2014, showing that profits dr ...

Medtronic completes acquisition of Covidien
Issued: January 29, 2015
DUBLIN, Ireland — Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT), a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions, announced that it has successful ...

Greece, eurozone creditors gear up for clash over bailout
Issued: January 28, 2015

ATHENS, Greece — Greece's new radical left government has shot the first salvo in what is expected to be a tough clash with fellow e ...

German consumer confidence at 13-year high
Issued: January 28, 2015
BERLIN — German consumer confidence is at a 13-year high, buoyed by a rise in disposable income due to collapsing fuel and heating oil costs ...

Russian government details spending cuts in view of crisis
Issued: January 28, 2015
MOSCOW — The Russian government, facing its worst economic crisis in a decade, on Wednesday detailed how it intends to cut spending over the ...

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