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  • USDA Allocates $58.25M to Protect Agriculture, Plants

    SAN JUAN — U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Thursday that the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has allocated $58.25 million to support 434 projects that prevent the introduction or spread of...

    • Posted February 11, 2016
  • Brazil and University of Texas Reach Deal on Zika Vaccine

    BRASILIA, Brazil – Brazil has signed an agreement with the University of Texas to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus, adding the goal is for the vaccine to be ready for clinical testing within 12 months....

    • Posted February 11, 2016
  • PepsiCo’s Revenue in North America Climbs, Helped by Pricing

    NEW YORK – PepsiCo said revenue for its North American snacks and drinks units rose in the fourth quarter, boosted by pricing. The maker of Frito-Lay chips and Tropicana juice has been retooling its product lineup and...

    • Posted February 11, 2016
  • Young Adults Swipe Right on Tinder, but is it Just a Game?

    NEW YORK – Online dating services are now hip with young adults, but not always for dating. Credit mobile dating apps such as Tinder, which incorporate fun elements and are dead simple to use. Swipe right on...

    • Posted February 11, 2016
  • Cuban Minister of Commerce to meet US Officials in Washington

    SAN JUAN – Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Commerce and Investment (Mincex), Rodrigo Malmierca, will head a delegation of Cuban officials from Mincex, the Ministry of Foreign Relations (Minrex), Banco Central de Cuba, the Chamber of Commerce of...

    • Posted February 11, 2016
  • UTIER Holds Protests at Investment Summit, Argues Prepa will Increase Rates

    SAN JUAN – When asked about the lack of protesters at the Puerto Rico Convention Center, where the 2016 Puerto Rico Investment Summit is taking place, the president of the Irrigation & Electrical Workers Union (Utier by...

    • Posted February 11, 2016
  • Agreement with World Bank to Benefit Puerto Rican Businesses

    SAN JUAN – Secretary of State Víctor Suárez met Thursday with World Bank officials in Washington, D.C., as part of government efforts to help Puerto Rican companies export services through projects financed by the entity. Suárez is...

    • Posted February 11, 2016
  • Sen. Seilhamer: Power Bill Hike with Bill’s Passage to only Benefit Creditors

    SAN JUAN – New Progressive Party (NPP) Sen. Harry Seilhamer denounced Thursday that Senate Bill 1523 to restructure the debt of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (Prepa) will represent an increase to the electric bill and...

    • Posted February 11, 2016
  • Reynolds American 4Q Profit Jumps, but Misses Forecasts

    NEW YORK – Cigarette maker Reynolds American’s fourth-quarter profit shot up 89 percent compared to the final quarter of 2014, when earnings fell due to some one-time costs. The parent of Camel and Pall Mall cigarette maker...

    • Posted February 11, 2016
  • Scotiabank delivers gifts to the Boys & Girls Club

    As part of their Apoya un Niño (Support a Child) internal campaign, Scotiabank’s employees delivered more than 200 gifts to the children and teens who benefit from the services provided by the local Boys & Girls Club...

    • Posted February 11, 2016
  • Russia’s Ruble Tumbles amid Market Turmoil

    MOSCOW – Russia’s ruble has dropped nearly 2 percent amid the turmoil affecting global stock markets and oil prices. The ruble was down by 1.9 percent at 80.1 rubles to the U.S. dollar in late afternoon trading...

    • Posted February 11, 2016
  • Applications for US Jobless Aid fell Sharply Last Week

    WASHINGTON – Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week in a sign of a stable job market despite the slowing global economy hitting stocks and commodities. THE NUMBERS: Weekly applications for jobless aid fell 16,000 to...

    • Posted February 11, 2016
  • Unease as Greek, Portuguese Bond Rates Spike

    LONDON – The financial market turmoil is drawing attention back to the ability of a number of countries that use the euro currency to pay their debts. On Thursday, in a sign that investors are getting somewhat...

    • Posted February 11, 2016
  • Gold hits Year-high as Investors Look for Safety

    LONDON – Investors turn to gold as a safe store of value in times of market stress. On Thursday, the precious metal’s price rose to its highest in a year. It was up 2.7 percent at $1,227.70,...

    • Posted February 11, 2016