PR upgrades gauge of retail sales

The Trade & Export Co. and the Puerto Rico Statistics Institute have revised ...

Feds may take case of slain family; move could open door to death penalty

Federal authorities have not ruled out assuming jurisdiction in the execution-st ...

Timing of $2.9B bond deal still in flux

The timing of Puerto Rico’s potential $2.9 billion bond deal to bailout the High ...

Mass transit shutdowns around corner as oil tax hike still stuck in Capitol

Puerto Rico lawmakers were called back to the Capitol for a special session Mond ...

FBI agents raid water utility offices
Issued: November 25, 2014
Federal agents raided the Puerto Rico Aqueduct & Sewer Authority’s main ...

Nordstrom on final stretch for PR debut
Issued: November 25, 2014
Upscale fashion retailer Nordstrom is looking to hire some 450 employees fo ...

PR payrolls, unemployment rate dip
Issued: November 24, 2014
Puerto Rico’s payroll jobs fell in October on a year-over-year basis while ...

Pierluisi, PR members of Congress back Obama’s immigration moves
Issued: November 24, 2014
Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi and most stateside Puerto Rican membe ...

Amnesty alarmed by death penalty talk
Issued: November 22, 2014
Amnesty International is seeking to head off calls for the death penalty in the case of two men charged with the execution-style murders of ...

Special session for bill to surge oil tax
Issued: November 21, 2014
Puerto Rico lawmakers are being called back to the Capitol for a special session as Gov. Alejandro García Padilla pushes for passage of a st ...

Chikungunya cases top 18,000 in PR
Issued: November 21, 2014
Puerto Rico has accumulated more than 18,000 suspected cases of chikungunya and five deaths linked to the mosquito-borne virus, the island H ...

LMM terminal opens after $130M revamp
Issued: November 21, 2014
Terminal B at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport reopened in time for the tourism high season as part of a nearly $230 million renovatio ...

Transit chief: Oil tax hike needed to keep buses, trains, ferries running
Issued: November 21, 2014
Puerto Rico’s mass transit system could screech to halt next month if lawmakers don’t pass a steep hike in the petroleum tax to bailout the ...

PR 2nd in Caribbean tourism ranking; tops in dining, outdoor experiences
Issued: November 21, 2014
Puerto Rico came in second behind the Dominican Republic in a recent ranking of Caribbean tourism destinations.

Solid step in long push to get Medicare bonuses for PR hospitals
Issued: November 21, 2014
The U.S. House Ways & Means Committee has taken up a measure authored by Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi to extend to Puerto Rico ...

Last call for free rum at PR distillery
Issued: November 20, 2014
The drinks are no longer on the house at Casa Bacardi in Puerto Rico.

Website tracks toxic emissions around PR
Issued: November 20, 2014
The Puerto Rico Statistics Institute has launched a website that allows islanders to track toxic emissions in their communities.

Calle 13 top nominee at Latin Grammys
Issued: November 20, 2014
The Latin Grammys could mark Independence Day for Calle 13.

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Brown family blasts prosecutor; Wilson speaks
Issued: November 25, 2014
FERGUSON, Mo. — Attorneys for Michael Brown's family vowed Tuesday to push for federal charges against the police officer who killed the ...

Obama: No excuse for violent, destructive protest
Issued: November 25, 2014
CHICAGO — President Barack Obama sharply rebuked protesters Tuesday night for racially charged violence in Missouri, saying there was no exc ...

Ferguson officer: 'I know I did my job right'
Issued: November 25, 2014
FERGUSON, Mo. — Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson says he couldn't have done anything differently in his confrontation with Michael ...

More-confident US households step up borrowing
Issued: November 25, 2014
WASHINGTON — Americans are slowly but steadily borrowing more money, bringing to an end a five-year effort to cut household debt that has sl ...

US bank earnings up 7.3% in 3Q
Issued: November 25, 2014
NEW YORK — U.S. bank earnings rose 7.3 percent in the July-September quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and contin ...

Most police shootings don't end with prosecutions
Issued: November 25, 2014
WASHINGTON — A Missouri grand jury's decision to spare police officer Darren Wilson from criminal charges is the latest in a long line o ...

US economy grew at 3.9% rate in 3rd quarter
Issued: November 25, 2014
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.9 percent annual rate in the July-September period, even faster than first reported, giving ...

With no indictment, chaos fills Ferguson streets
Issued: November 25, 2014
FERGUSON, Mo. — Chaos returned to the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the death of Micha ...

Obama urges calm after Ferguson decision
Issued: November 24, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he joins with Michael Brown's family in urging peaceful protests after a grand jury decided not ...

Ferguson crowd erupts in anger at no indictment
Issued: November 24, 2014
FERGUSON, Mo. — A crowd gathered in Ferguson erupted in anger, throwing things at police and knocking down a barricade as a county prosecuto ...

Garcia Marquez archive goes to University of Texas
Issued: November 24, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas — The archive of celebrated Colombian novelist and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been acquired by the University o ...

Under pressure, Hagel steps as Pentagon chief
Issued: November 24, 2014
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down, leaving under pressure following a rocky tenure in which he ...

United Technologies CEO retires, succeeded by CFO
Issued: November 24, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. — Aerospace and building systems giant United Technologies announced Monday the abrupt retirement of CEO Louis Chenevert, an ...

Report: Hagel resigning as Defense secretary
Issued: November 24, 2014
WASHINGTON — A senior administration official says Secretary of State Chuck Hagel is resigning from President Barack Obama's Cabinet.

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Spain urges Cuba to up pace of economic reforms
Issued: November 25, 2014
HAVANA — Spain's foreign minister urged Cuba on Tuesday to accelerate economic reforms designed to expand private enterprise and attract ...

Latin American art auctions set artist records
Issued: November 25, 2014
NEW YORK — A bronze sculpture by Fernando Botero has set a new auction record for the Colombian artist.

US subpoenas Brazil's Petrobras in corruption probe
Issued: November 25, 2014
SAO PAULO — The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has subpoenaed documents in its investigation into corruption allegations a ...

Islamic State group recruits, exploits children
Issued: November 24, 2014
BEIRUT — Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the l ...

Health care M&A leads global deal surge
Issued: November 24, 2014
In a big year for deal making, the health care industry is a standout.

Latin America applauds Obama's immigration plan
Issued: November 21, 2014
MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is praising President Barack Obama's executive orders granting new rights to millions ...

Credit Suisse guilty plea on US taxes is official
Issued: November 21, 2014
WASHINGTON — European bank Credit Suisse's guilty plea to helping wealthy Americans avoid paying taxes has been formalized by a federal ...

China joins other nations to boost growth
Issued: November 21, 2014
BEIJING — China's central bank unexpectedly slashed interest rates on Friday to re-energize the world's No. 2 economy, joining a gro ...

China unexpectedly cuts rates to support economy
Issued: November 21, 2014
BEIJING — China's central bank unexpectedly slashed interest rates on Friday to shore up the world's No. 2 economy, joining a growin ...

Ireland lauds Obama's immigration reform move
Issued: November 21, 2014
DUBLIN — Ireland is lauding President Barack Obama's executive orders granting new rights to millions of people living illegally in the ...

Angry Mexicans protest over 43 missing students
Issued: November 21, 2014
MEXICO CITY — A largely peaceful march by tens of thousands demanding the return of 43 missing students ended in violence, as a small group ...

China's central bank cuts rates as economy slows
Issued: November 21, 2014
BEIJING — China's central bank cut interest rates Friday amid a slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy.

ECB head willing to step up stimulus
Issued: November 21, 2014
FRANKFURT, Germany — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the eurozone's chief monetary authority is willing to "step up th ...

NOAA: Globe sets 5th hottest-month record of 2014
Issued: November 20, 2014
WASHINGTON — Despite a bitter U.S. cold snap, the globe is rushing hell-bent toward its warmest year on record with last month setting the f ...

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