Manatees may lose endangered species status

MIAMI — As they do whenever they visit Florida, Greg Groff and his young daughte ...

PR research team studies human fears and how to overcome them

A team of scientists in Puerto Rico is studying the neural mechanisms of fear an ...

PR economic index edges down again

A key gauge of Puerto Rico’s economy posted a narrow drop in July, remaining in ...

As stocks climb, so does anxiety: Time to get out, or stick with them?

NEW YORK — Is it time to cash out of stocks? ...

Federal govt faults PR special education
Issued: August 31, 2014
The Puerto Rico Education Department has fallen short of federal special ed ...

Governor to ease P3s up to $50M
Issued: August 31, 2014
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla said Friday he is preparing to submit legisla ...

PR’s El Mesón eyes Florida foothold
Issued: August 30, 2014
After long planning, Puerto Rico’s El Mesón Sandwiches chain is setting its ...

Florida university opens campus in PR
Issued: August 29, 2014
Florida’s Nova Southeastern University (NSU) cut the ribbon Thursday on its ...

Boat flips near DR coast; at least 1 dead
Issued: August 29, 2014
Authorities in the Dominican Republic searched Friday for survivors after a small boat carrying about 20 migrants capsized off the eastern t ...

Caribbean/Mexico hotel pipeline picks up
Issued: August 29, 2014
The Caribbean/Mexico hotel development pipeline comprises 167 hotels totaling 28,140 rooms, according to the latest STR Construction Pipelin ...

Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened; 5 found in PR waters
Issued: August 29, 2014
The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate ...

Ports chief: Airport P3 is paying off
Issued: August 29, 2014
The Puerto Rico government says putting operation of the island’s international airport under a 40-year public-private partnership (P3) deal ...

Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?
Issued: August 29, 2014
NEW YORK — Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of ...

PR eyeing chikungunya in 2 deaths
Issued: August 28, 2014
The Puerto Rican Health Department said Thursday that it is investigating whether two people who died had contracted chikungunya, which - if ...

Governor orders special education audit
Issued: August 28, 2014
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla has ordered an external audit of spending on special education in Puerto Rico’s public school system.

No firm date for tax-evaders list
Issued: August 28, 2014
The Puerto Rico Treasury Department is still ironing out the process of publishing lists of tax evaders under a law passed last year.

PR govt opposes same-sex marriage suit
Issued: August 28, 2014
The Puerto Rico government is asking a federal court in San Juan to toss a lawsuit seeking to have same-sex marriages recognized in Puerto R ...

Another ‘move to Florida’ expo on tap
Issued: August 28, 2014
Another event is being held this weekend in San Juan to help islanders prepare for a potential move to Florida as the exodus of people from ...

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For gamers, combating online abuse not easy
Issued: August 31, 2014
SEATTLE — While most attendees of Penny Arcade Expo come to the boisterous convention to play games, bag swag and meet like-minded people, a ...

US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'
Issued: August 31, 2014
WASHINGTON — Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fish ...

Few women in construction; recruiting efforts rise
Issued: August 30, 2014
NEW YORK — Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. No ...

Obama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted
Issued: August 30, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for gra ...

Fitch: Atlantic City losing 3 casinos, not business
Issued: August 29, 2014
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A Wall Street firm predicted Friday that much of the revenue generated by three Atlantic City casinos that are closing ...

Court won't restore Oracle's $1.3B verdict vs. SAP
Issued: August 29, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court is refusing Oracle Corp.'s request to reinstate a $1.3 billion verdict it won against German riv ...

US consumer sentiment improves a bit in August
Issued: August 29, 2014
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer sentiment ticked up in August, driven by greater optimism about jobs, rising incomes, and increasing wealth. The ...

NYC developer makes changes in 'poor door' design
Issued: August 29, 2014
NEW YORK — A developer and city officials say some changes have been negotiated in a plan for a so-called "poor door" for less-aff ...

Obama touts revised economic growth numbers
Issued: August 28, 2014
WASHINGTON — New evidence of economic growth is heartening and underscores that companies are investing and consumers are spending, Presiden ...

White House preps legal case for immigration shift
Issued: August 28, 2014
WASHINGTON — With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on im ...

Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event
Issued: August 28, 2014
CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday t ...

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.

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China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader
Issued: August 31, 2014
BEIJING — China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying ...

Militia says it 'secured' US compound in Libya
Issued: August 31, 2014
TRIPOLI, Libya — An Islamist-allied militia group "secured" a U.S. Embassy residential compound in Libya's capital, more than ...

BRIC wall: Brazil’s economy slips into a recession
Issued: August 29, 2014
SAO PAULO — Brazil has slipped into recession, with government figures released Friday showing gross domestic product contracting for a seco ...

Britain raises terror threat level to severe
Issued: August 29, 2014
LONDON — Britain raised the country's terror threat level from substantial to severe Friday, meaning that a terrorist attack is consider ...

Ecuador heralds digital currency plans
Issued: August 29, 2014
QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuador is planning to create the world’s first government-issued digital currency, which some analysts believe could be a ...

DR legal status still elusive for migrants
Issued: August 29, 2014
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The Dominican Republic will soon issue the first residency and work permits for migrants under a new pro ...

Official: Bidders compete for Uruguay pot business
Issued: August 29, 2014
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguay's new market for legalized marijuana has attracted at least 20 companies bidding for the right to supply p ...

Worrying eurozone inflation sags again to 0.3%
Issued: August 29, 2014
FRANKFURT, Germany — Inflation in the 18 countries that use the euro sank to 0.3 percent in August, a worrying sign of economic weakness tha ...

Eying China, Japan seeks record defense budget
Issued: August 29, 2014
TOKYO — Japan's Defense Ministry on Friday requested money for F-35 stealth fighter jets as part of its biggest ever budget to bolster i ...

US decries Russian action, offers no punishment
Issued: August 28, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration isn't outlining any immediate punishment of Russia even as it decries President Vladimir Putin' ...

UN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis
Issued: August 28, 2014
UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council met Thursday in an emergency session on the growing crisis in Ukraine with some members expressin ...

Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm
Issued: August 28, 2014
NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine — Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missile ...

EU struggles with dearth of women in top jobs
Issued: August 28, 2014
BRUSSELS — Don't be fooled by Angela Merkel. The German chancellor may be the most powerful leader in the European Union, but she hardly ...

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 ...

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