Energy coalition to team up with Fenosa

After more than two years, the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee (FERC) last w ...

Chapter 9 for Puerto Rico: Necessary but not sufficient

Puerto Rico has experienced severe economic problems for several years now. Its ...

U.S. Treasury secretary answers Sen. Hatch’s inquiry on Puerto Rico

On July 17, U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R.-Utah) asked U ...

First BanCorp. announces 2Q results
Issued: July 29, 2015
First BanCorp., the bank holding company for FirstBank Puerto Rico, reporte ...

Former UBS Puerto Rico broker investigated
Issued: July 29, 2015
The securities license of former UBS Puerto Rico broker Jose Gabriel Ramíre ...

U.S. Hispanic CofC announces initiative to invest in small enterprises
Issued: July 29, 2015
The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) announced Wednesday ...

Treasury Deputy Secretary García to join GDB
Issued: July 29, 2015
Puerto Rico Treasury Department Deputy Secretary Karolee García has stepped ...

Clinton to call for lifting embargo with Cuba
Issued: July 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign says she will call for lifting the embargo with Cuba in a Florida address on Friday.

Sheraton Old San Juan casino expected to close
Issued: July 29, 2015
The casino at the Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel & Casino, in the historic sector of Puerto Rico's capital, is slated to close its door ...

Microsoft debuts Windows 10: Why it's being given away free
Issued: July 29, 2015
Microsoft debuted its new Windows 10 operating system Wednesday, in what the company hopes will be a pivotal moment in its bid regain its sw ...

Latino leaders to Washington: Support Puerto Rico
Issued: July 29, 2015
In several cities across the U.S., Latino leaders and allies assembled to send a unified message to President Obama and Congress: Support Pu ...

Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?
Issued: July 29, 2015
Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social netw ...

ECLAC: Latin America, Caribbean to grow just 0.5% in 2015
Issued: July 29, 2015
The countries in Latin America and the Caribbean will grow 0.5% on average in 2015, according to new projections released Wednesday by the E ...

IMF's Lagarde: World economy fragile, faces downside risks
Issued: July 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says the world economy is recovering but fragile and "faces some downs ...

Federal Home Loan Bank of NY announces 2Q operating highlights
Issued: July 29, 2015
The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (FHLBNY) released Wednesday its unaudited financial highlights for the quarter ended June 30.

Review: 5 ways Windows 10 fixes annoyances in predecessor
Issued: July 29, 2015
NEW YORK — It took me just a weekend to get comfortable with Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system, something I never did with its ...

García Padilla meets with Republicans seeking support for Chapter 9
Issued: July 29, 2015
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla held several meetings with U.S. congressmen aimed at discussing the economic and fiscal issues affecting the i ...

more Local news
Whole Foods: Sales hurt by bad publicity from overcharging
Issued: July 29, 2015
NEW YORK — Whole Foods is feeling pinched after New York City officials found it was overcharging customers.

FTC investigating online college University of Phoenix
Issued: July 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — The University of Phoenix, which runs an online college popular among military veterans, is under federal investigation for pos ...

House approves bill to make it easier to fire VA workers
Issued: July 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — The House on Wednesday approved a bill making it easier to fire or demote hundreds of thousands of employees at the Department ...

Facebook 2Q results soar as user base, mobile ads grow
Issued: July 29, 2015
NEW YORK — Facebook surpassed expectations on all fronts in the second quarter, growing not just profit and revenue but its already-massive ...

House votes to provide money for highways, transit
Issued: July 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — The House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to shore up federal highway aid and veterans' health care before heading out of ...

Million-dollar donors lift Jeb Bush's presidential ambitions
Issued: July 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — A dozen million-dollar contributors account for at least 10 percent of Jeb Bush's record-setting presidential fundraising h ...

Lew informs Congress he extending debt-limit measures
Issued: July 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told Congress on Wednesday that he will extend for another three months the authority he is using ...

Stocks end higher after Fed keeps interest rates unchanged
Issued: July 29, 2015
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday after Federal Reserve policymakers voted to keep interest rates unchanged and gave no indication th ...

Fed holds steady on rates, seeks further economic gains
Issued: July 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates later this year but signaled Wednesday that it wants to see furthe ...

Tesla offers 1st incentive in owner referral program
Issued: July 29, 2015
DETROIT — Electric car maker Telsa Motors Inc. is offering its first incentive, $1,000 to new-car buyers who are referred by current Tesla o ...

Boehner backs push to export US crude oil
Issued: July 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner says he supports a push by U.S. oil companies to ship their crude oil overseas and lift a decades-lo ...

Boehner calls challenge by Republican 'no big deal'
Issued: July 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner brushed aside a challenge to his tenure on Wednesday as the work of a lone dissident Republican amou ...

Charges dropped against Chinese woman in trade secrets case
Issued: July 29, 2015
DES MOINES, Iowa — A judge has dismissed charges against the wife of a Chinese billionaire who was accused of conspiring to steal trade secr ...

Lawmakers poised to leave town with lots of work left undone
Issued: July 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — Congress is on track to shore up federal highway aid and veterans' health care before heading out of town this week for its ...

more National news
Samsung reports 8% drop in 2Q profit
Issued: July 29, 2015
SEOUL, South Korea — Samsung Electronics says its quarterly earnings fell 8 percent over a year earlier.

US official: Debris in photo belongs to Boeing 777
Issued: July 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that a photo of aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean ...

Uber cars bashed in Mexico, cabbies protest rideshare apps
Issued: July 29, 2015
MEXICO CITY — A raucous crowd attacked Uber drivers and their vehicles with clubs and stones outside the Mexico City airport, the company sa ...

France deploys riot police to bolster Calais security
Issued: July 29, 2015
CALAIS, France — France deployed more than 100 riot police to Calais on Wednesday to bolster security as hundreds of migrants have been tryi ...

Greece's Tsipras: party rebels could force early election
Issued: July 29, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — Greece's prime minister sought to contain a deepening rift in his radical left Syriza party Wednesday, warning rebels t ...

Anger grows over two-speed Poland, fueling political shift
Issued: July 29, 2015
PIONKI, Poland — Marek Bogacki feels life in Poland 26 years after the fall of communism could hardly be better.

Jane Birkin asks Hermes to take her name off croc handbag
Issued: July 29, 2015
PARIS — British singer Jane Birkin has asked Hermes to take her name off the crocodile-skin versions of the iconic Birkin handbag, after bei ...

Drugmaker GSK sees earnings growth returning in 2016
Issued: July 29, 2015
LONDON — Britain-based drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline has reported a drop in earnings in the first full quarter since its deal to swap some asset ...

Global stocks rise ahead of Fed, keep wary eye on China
Issued: July 29, 2015
TOKYO — Global stock markets rose Wednesday as Chinese shares rebounded after a record sell-off and attention turned to a Federal Reserve me ...

Barclays reports sevenfold increase in profits
Issued: July 29, 2015

LONDON — Barclays, Britain's second ...


China auto sales slump hits industry fortunes
Issued: July 29, 2015
BEIJING — General Motors Co.'s $5 billion initiative to create cars for China and other emerging markets comes just as automakers face a ...

S&P revises Brazil's outlook to negative
Issued: July 28, 2015
SAO PAULO — Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said on Tuesday it has revised the outlook for Brazil's foreign-currency debt fro ...

2,100 migrants try to storm Eurotunnel site in French port
Issued: July 28, 2015
PARIS — About 2,100 migrants tried to storm the area surrounding the Eurotunnel early Tuesday before being repelled by police, an official i ...

A year away, Olympic organizers counting on sun and samba
Issued: July 28, 2015
RIO DE JANEIRO — Rio de Janeiro conjures clear images of sun, samba and soccer. Organizers of the Olympics that start a year from now hope t ...

more International news