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  • Average US Rate On 30-Year Mortgages Rises To 4.01 Percent

    WASHINGTON – Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates crossed the 4 percent mark this week, a slight increase in the wake of the Federal Reserve decision this month to hike a key short-term interest rate. Mortgage buyer Freddie...

    • Posted December 31, 2015
  • Pope: Remember The Good News, Sometimes Hidden By Bad

    VATICAN CITY – In the final hours of 2015, Pope Francis is encouraging humanity to hang on to recollections of good deeds, so that gestures of goodness can be seen triumphing over evil. Francis was presiding over...

    • Posted December 31, 2015
  • Independent Candidates And Fewer Voters Could Mark Next Election

    SAN JUAN – The deadline for the filing of applications for candidacies for the next general election came with a total of 11 independent candidates, eight candidates for governor, and no other significant news.  Of the eight...

    • Posted December 31, 2015
  • US Applications For Unemployment Benefits Jumped Last Week

    WASHINGTON – More Americans requested unemployment benefits last week, but the level remains near historic lows in a positive sign for the job market. THE NUMBERS: Applications for jobless aid jumped 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000,...

    • Posted December 31, 2015
  • US Pending Home Sales Slip In November

    WASHINGTON – Fewer people signed contracts to purchase homes in November, as the real estate market appears to have cooled after sales gains for much of 2015. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its seasonally...

    • Posted December 31, 2015
  • Twitter Revises Policy Banning Threats And Abuse

    SAN FRANCISCO – Twitter has revised its rules of conduct to emphasize that it prohibits violent threats and abusive behavior by users, promising a tough stance at a time when critics are calling for the online service...

    • Posted December 31, 2015
  • Turkish Prosecutor: Police Foil New Year’s Eve Attack

    ANKARA – Turkish police on Wednesday detained two suspected Islamic State militants who were believed to be planning suicide attacks during New Year’s celebrations in central Ankara, officials said. The two men were detained in a raid...

    • Posted December 31, 2015
  • Swiss Hand Over Evidence To US Authorities In FIFA Case

    BERN – Swiss authorities handed over bank documents related to the FIFA corruption scandal to their American counterparts on Wednesday. The Federal Office of Justice said the package of evidence will be used in the criminal investigation...

    • Posted December 31, 2015
  • Miss Colombia Calls Miss Universe Mix-Up A Humiliation

    BOGOTA – The Colombian beauty queen who was briefly crowned Miss Universe is making the best of what she calls a humiliating situation. Ariadna Gutierrez told Colombia’s W radio Wednesday that no one can take away the...

    • Posted December 31, 2015
  • Venezuela Top Court Bars 4 Lawmakers From Taking Office

    CARACAS, Venezuela – The Supreme Court on Wednesday barred four incoming lawmakers from taking office, putting at risk the opposition’s newly won two-thirds legislative “super-majority.” Responding to a legal challenge filed by supporters of the ruling socialist...

    • Posted December 31, 2015
  • Mexico, Central America Set Plan For Cuban Migrants

    MEXICO CITY – Authorities from Mexico and Central America are putting the final touches on a plan to move Cuban migrants from Costa Rica to Mexico as early as next week. Officials from governments throughout the region...

    • Posted December 31, 2015
  • Governor: Puerto Rico To Default On $37M In Interest Due

    SAN JUAN – Puerto Rico’s governor announced Wednesday that the U.S. territory will meet $594 million in bond payments due next week but will still default on $37 million in interest. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said the...

    • Posted December 31, 2015
  • PDP Leadership To Initiate Transition

    SAN JUAN – Former Secretary of State and Popular Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for governor, David Bernier, officially took office as party president Wednesday afternoon.  Bernier met with the president of his transition committee, Rep. Jesús Santa,...

    • Posted December 30, 2015
  • Gov: Puerto Rico To Default On $37M In Interest Due On Bonds

    SAN JUAN – Puerto Rico’s governor says the U.S. territory will make a $594 million bond payment due next week but default on $37 million in interest. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Wednesday that the payment includes...

    • Posted December 30, 2015