Puerto Rico linked with new high-speed submarine data cable

A new high-speed data link was hooked up Saturday in Puerto Rico, joining the is ...

Senate readies to debate 11.5% tax bill Monday

After much debate and opposition, the House of Representatives approved Thursday ...

Moody's downgrades GDB notes, GOs; $54.8B of debt affected

Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the Government Development Bank for ...

Puerto Rico gov't files $9.8B budget with $674M in spending cuts

The Puerto Rico government submitted to the Legislature a $9.8 billion budget pr ...

Multisectoral letter sent to governor, legislative leaders
Issued: May 24, 2015
In response to the latest legislative decision, a multi-sectoral group sent ...

IRS: File Form 8300 for cash transactions of $10,000 or more
Issued: May 24, 2015
The Internal Revenue Service is reminding businesses in U.S. territories th ...

Protesters march against companies that modify food genetically
Issued: May 24, 2015
People marched from the biotechnology building of the University of Puerto ...

FSOC releases annual report; Puerto Rico a concern for municipal debt market
Issued: May 23, 2015
The U.S. Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) released its 2015 ann ...

U.S. Senate considers bill that would grant $10M to Ft. Buchanan
Issued: May 22, 2015
Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration Director Juan Hernández Mayoral announced Friday that the U.S. Senate is evaluating a bill that w ...

Tobacco firms get partial win over claims on smoking effects
Issued: May 22, 2015
The largest tobacco companies in the U.S. must inform consumers that cigarettes were designed to increase addiction, but not that they lied ...

Wal-Mart's push on animal welfare hailed as game changer
Issued: May 22, 2015
Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on th ...

New Popeyes in Bayamón breaks local sales record
Issued: May 22, 2015
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen announced the opening of its ninth store in Puerto Rico. The Bayamón store has 70 employees, for a total of 400 is ...

US, Cuba close round of talks with no embassy announcement
Issued: May 22, 2015
The United States and Cuba still have no agreement on re-establishing embassies.

Prasa publishes accountability report
Issued: May 22, 2015
The executive president of the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (Prasa), Alberto Lázaro Castro, released on Friday the public utilit ...

Art world descends on Cuba for a month amid surging interest
Issued: May 22, 2015
HAVANA — A surge in interest in all things Cuban is extending to paintings and sculpture, with U.S. art collectors and dealers descending on ...

USDA seeks applications to expand economic development in rural communities
Issued: May 22, 2015
The under secretary for Rural Development of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Lisa Mensah, announced Friday that the age ...

House applies sales tax to all food items
Issued: May 22, 2015
The economic impact for the food industry of the tax bill approved Thursday by the House could be larger than expected. CARIBBEAN BUSINESS h ...

San Sebastián mayor flies flag outside Capitol to protest higher IVU
Issued: May 22, 2015
Following a municipal resolution, the mayor of San Sebastán, Javier Jiménez Pérez, raised a giant flag of his municipality in front of the S ...

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Pipeline that leaked wasn't equipped with auto shut-off
Issued: May 24, 2015
LOS ANGELES — The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not r ...

Veterans frustrated by presidential debate on Iraq war
Issued: May 23, 2015
Veterans of the Iraq War have been watching in frustration as Republican presidential contenders distance themselves from the decision their ...

California oil spill harder to clean up in choppy waters
Issued: May 23, 2015
LOS ANGELES — A 10-square-mile oil slick off the California coast is thinner than a coat of paint and it's becoming harder to skim from ...

Democrats see skimpy insurance as the next health care issue
Issued: May 23, 2015
WASHINGTON — A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ...

After break, Senate to reconsider Patriot Act extension
Issued: May 23, 2015
WASHINGTON — Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell schedul ...

Why many experts missed this: Cheap oil can hurt US economy
Issued: May 23, 2015
WASHINGTON — If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S ...

Seven decades on, Pearl Harbor kin seek new ID tests and closure
Issued: May 23, 2015
CARY, N.C. — Dawn Silsbee and her siblings never knew their Uncle Bert — he died years before they were born. But they saw what his loss did ...

California farmers agree to drastically cut water use
Issued: May 23, 2015
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts wh ...

DC authorities: Ex-con had help in wealthy family's slaying
Issued: May 23, 2015
WASHINGTON — An ex-convict likely had help from others holding a family captive inside their mansion for at least 18 hours, authorities said ...

B.B. King viewing draws more than 1,000 in Las Vegas
Issued: May 23, 2015
LAS VEGAS — B.B. King kept drawing fans in Las Vegas, and a family feud simmered, during a public chance to say goodbye ahead of a weekend m ...

Sliver of Clinton emails hint at lingering political trouble
Issued: May 23, 2015
WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U ...

Congress' familiar path: short-term solutions
Issued: May 23, 2015
WASHINGTON — Long is the list of problems Congress has addressed with short-term answers.

Senate clears White House-backed trade bill
Issued: May 23, 2015
WASHINGTON — In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration ...

US stocks fall slightly on lower oil, mixed earnings news
Issued: May 22, 2015
NEW YORK — The stock market capped a quiet week of trading on a down note.

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Nigerian cell phone provider needs fuel to prevent shut-down
Issued: May 24, 2015
LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigeria's leading cell phone provider said Sunday it urgently needs diesel to prevent shutting down services countrywid ...

Leader says Mideast pays price for gender gap
Issued: May 24, 2015
SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan — Bring more Arab women into the workforce, invest in "bite-sized" infrastructure projects and get the pri ...

Irish gays wake up to whole new world: When's the wedding?
Issued: May 24, 2015
DUBLIN — Ireland's gay citizens woke up Sunday in what felt like a nation reborn — some with dreams of wedding plans dancing in their he ...

UK's Labour Party says it won't try to block EU referendum
Issued: May 24, 2015
LONDON — Britain's opposition Labour Party says it won't try to block a referendum on whether Britain should remain in the 28-nation ...

Putin signs Russian law to shut 'undesirable' organizations
Issued: May 24, 2015
MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin signed a bill into law Saturday giving prosecutors the power to declare foreign and international organiza ...

China readies national carbon market to fight climate change
Issued: May 24, 2015
BEIJING — At first, the numbers and company names flashing on a big board in Beijing's financial district suggest a booming market.

Carter says Iraq's 'will to fight' at issue after Ramadi
Issued: May 24, 2015
WASHINGTON — The Islamic State group's takeover of Ramadi is evidence that Iraqi forces do not have the "will to fight," Defen ...

Nigerian airlines cancel flights amid fuel crisis
Issued: May 23, 2015
LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigerian airlines grounded flights Saturday as a months-long fuel shortage worsened, aggravated by a strike disrupting fuel ...

Yemeni official: President will not attend peace talks
Issued: May 23, 2015
SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni government spokesman Rageh Badi said Saturday that embattled Yemeni president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi will not attend ...

Alitalia calls 24-hour strike 'disrespectful' of passengers
Issued: May 23, 2015
MILAN — Italy's flagship airline Alitalia said a 24-hour strike called for Monday that will force flight cancellations is "disrespe ...

Fierce gunbattle kills 43 in west Mexico cartel territory
Issued: May 23, 2015
ECUANDUREO, Mexico — The latest in a series of clashes between Mexican authorities and a powerful, fast-growing drug cartel turned into the ...

Ireland backs legalizing gay marriage by a landslide
Issued: May 23, 2015
DUBLIN — Irish voters backed legalizing gay marriage by a landslide, according to electoral figures announced Saturday — a stunning result t ...

PM: Greece will not accept 'humiliating' bailout terms
Issued: May 23, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — Greece is ready to accept a "viable and long-lasting" deal with lenders but not on "humiliating terms," ...

Salvadorans rejoice as slain Archbishop Romero beatified
Issued: May 23, 2015
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Huge crowds filled a square in the Salvadoran capital Saturday for a ceremony to beatify Roman Catholic Archbish ...

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