Will Apple’s digital wallet kill the card swipe?

NEW YORK — Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper ch ...

PR sees increase in cruise ship visits

Officials in Puerto Rico say the number of summer cruise ship passengers visitin ...

PR still planning $900M TRANs sale

The Puerto Rico government is planning to sell $900 million in tax and revenue a ...

PR speeding up tax reform schedule as red flags rise over FY15 revenues

The Puerto Rico government is stepping up its tax reform schedule amid troubling ...

In Jamaica, Rastas ready for pot decriminalization
Issued: September 14, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Taking a deep draw on a pipe that glows with burning ma ...

PR horse racing running on empty
Issued: September 13, 2014
Puerto Rico’s horse racing industry is on the verge of collapse due to a st ...

Shapiro: PR should follow Ireland path
Issued: September 13, 2014
Economist Robert Shapiro, who served as undersecretary of the U.S. Commerce ...

PR debuts national fashion brand
Issued: September 12, 2014
The Puerto Rico government is getting into fashion industry by supporting 1 ...

¡Vive la Diferencia! A new way of banking
Issued: September 12, 2014
True to a 50 years tradition of creativity and innovation, Oriental launched a new institutional advertising campaign under the umbrella con ...

PR-22 extension stalled, but not scrapped
Issued: September 12, 2014
The administration of Gov. Alejandro García Padilla has not dropped plans to extend the PR-22 expressway to Mayaguez despite a serious cash ...

Aeromed grounded by lack of payment
Issued: September 12, 2014
Air ambulance Company Aeromed has halted operations due to non-payment by the Puerto Rico Health Department.

PR, DR to map Mona Passage security
Issued: September 12, 2014
Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro García and Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina met Thursday to discuss tighter trade, cultural, tourism an ...

PR auto sales skid 19.8% in August
Issued: September 12, 2014
Island auto distributors reported the sale of 7,122 units in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) in August, down by 1,754 units, ...

Guns: The flip side of Florida-PR flow
Issued: September 11, 2014
As Puerto Ricans flood into Florida seeking brighter economic opportunities, a rising reverse flow of guns from the Sunshine State into the ...

PR summit to woo LatAm investors
Issued: September 11, 2014
The Puerto Rico government is gearing up to host a summit for Latin American investors interested in tapping the island’s business potential ...

Crowley blazes new trail in LNG supply
Issued: September 11, 2014
Crowley Maritime Corp. subsidiary Carib Energy LLC has been granted a 20-year, small-scale U.S. Department of Energy export license for the ...

PR tax haul misses August estimates; revenue from key Law 154 levy slides
Issued: September 11, 2014
The Puerto Rico government’s tax revenues missed estimates in August, marking the first shortfall two months into fiscal 2015.

$16M in federal funds for Head Start
Issued: September 11, 2014
Puerto Rico is in line for $16 million in federal funds for Early Head Start and Head Start programs around the island.

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Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation
Issued: September 14, 2014
INDIANOLA, Iowa — Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democr ...

Achieving diversity in police ranks no easy task
Issued: September 14, 2014
When he took over as police chief last year in the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights, it didn't take Bill Carson long to see he had a ...

Investor picks breadstick battle with Olive Garden
Issued: September 12, 2014
NEW YORK — Olive Garden is hurting itself by piling on too many breadsticks, according to an investor that's disputing how the restauran ...

US retail sales rise in August on auto sales
Issued: September 12, 2014
WASHINGTON — Auto buying drove U.S. retail sales higher in August, a possible sign that job growth in recent months has led to accelerated c ...

Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?
Issued: September 12, 2014
WASHINGTON — As a U.S. senator from Illinois running for the White House in 2007, Barack Obama sponsored a resolution to prohibit President ...

US budget deficit dips to $128.7 billion in August
Issued: September 11, 2014
WASHINGTON — The federal government ran a lower budget deficit this August than a year ago, remaining on track to record the lowest deficit ...

Clintons organizing 10th annual global meeting
Issued: September 11, 2014
WASHINGTON — Bill and Hillary Clinton are bringing together heads of state, business leaders and actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon for ...

Changes surround 9/11 anniversary commemoration
Issued: September 11, 2014
NEW YORK — A solemn reading of the names. Moments of silence to mark the precise times of tragedy. Stifled sobs of those still mourning.

Court adds gay marriage to Sept. 29 agenda
Issued: September 10, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has formally added gay marriage cases to the justices' agenda for their closed-door conference on Sept. 2 ...

De Blasio says NY will remain target
Issued: September 10, 2014
NEW YORK — The 2001 terrorist attacks are closely associated with a pair of New York City mayors.

US airlines improve their on-time performance
Issued: September 10, 2014
At the height of this summer's travel season, airline flights were more likely to arrive on time and less likely to be canceled.

Senior Americans burdened with student debt
Issued: September 10, 2014
WASHINGTON — Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans. After struggling with divorce, health problems and an ...

Feds raid fashion hub in money laundering probe
Issued: September 10, 2014
LOS ANGELES — Federal agents raided dozens of businesses in the fashion district of Los Angeles early Wednesday as part of an investigation ...

Nevada lawmakers considering $1.3B Tesla package
Issued: September 10, 2014
RENO, Nev. — Gov. Brian Sandoval has ordered the Nevada Legislature into a special session to consider $1.3 billion in tax breaks and other ...

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Problems seen with new Argentine debt payment law
Issued: September 14, 2014
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — A law designed to restructure Argentina's debt and sidestep a U.S. court ruling that pushed the government int ...

Scottish independence could mean messy divorce
Issued: September 14, 2014
LONDON — How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It’s complicated, and there is a deadline.

Judge: Pistorius is guilty of culpable homicide
Issued: September 12, 2014
PRETORIA, South Africa — A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfrie ...

Greece beats budget target, but new jobs elusive
Issued: September 12, 2014
ATHENS, Greece — Greece's finance ministry says the country's budgetary position is much better than anticipated.

As Venezuela economy worsens, fears of default
Issued: September 11, 2014
CARACAS, Venezuela — President Nicolas Maduro is reassuring foreign creditors that Venezuela’s government will make good on a $4.5 billion f ...

Cuba turns down Hemingway fishing log request
Issued: September 11, 2014
HAVANA — Cuba says U.S. scientists won't get immediate access to potentially invaluable fishing logs kept by Ernest Hemingway but author ...

Jet missing after taking off in DR
Issued: September 11, 2014
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — An official with the Civil Aviation Authority in the Dominican Republic says a small executive jet is mi ...

Obama: US to step up economic penalties on Russia
Issued: September 11, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the U.S. is moving ahead with tougher economic sanctions on Russia over what the U.S. says are Russ ...

Venezuela’s UN Security Council bid gains backing
Issued: September 11, 2014
BOGOTA, Colombia — Venezuela’s socialist government has quietly secured the backing of Latin America and the Caribbean to obtain a diplomati ...

Argentine Congress Ok's debt restructuring law
Issued: September 11, 2014
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina's Congress has approved a bill to restructure the country's debt and sidestep a U.S. ruling that ...

EU slaps new economic sanctions on Russia
Issued: September 11, 2014
BRUSSELS — The European Union has decided to slap new economic sanctions on Russia over what it sees as Moscow's meddling in eastern Ukr ...

Judge: Pistorius can't be found guilty of murder
Issued: September 11, 2014
PRETORIA, South Africa — In a lengthy verdict phase climaxing Oscar Pistorius' trial, the judge said Thursday he can't be found guil ...

Catalans eye Scottish poll, demand secession vote
Issued: September 11, 2014
BARCELONA, Spain — A week before Scotland votes on whether to break away from the U.K., separatists in northeastern Spain geared up for mass ...

Expanded US strikes are 1st step in long campaign
Issued: September 11, 2014
WASHINGTON — By expanding his military campaign against the Islamic State group, President Barack Obama hopes to reverse the militants' ...

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