Friday, November 22, 2019

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  • Rivera Schatz Announcement Changes Political Ballgame

    SAN JUAN – Following Thomas Rivera Schatz’s announcement Tuesday that he would not run for governor in the New Progressive Party (NPP) ticket and instead seek reelection as senator at-large in the next general elections, various political...

    • Posted December 23, 2015
  • 2015 Market Winners, Losers: Tech Soars, Old Guard Stumbles

    NEW YORK — In a flat year overall for stocks, there was still plenty of excitement to be enjoyed — or endured — by 2015’s biggest winners and losers. It was a year to make old guard...

    • Posted December 23, 2015
  • González Welcomes Pesquera’s Candidacy

    SAN JUAN — House of Representatives Minority Leader Jenniffer González welcomed Carlos Pesquera to the race for the resident commissionership under the New Progressive Party (NPP), while announcing she has received the support from a wide majority...

    • Posted December 23, 2015
  • Republicans, Administration Spar on Visa Travel for Iran

    WASHINGTON — Top GOP lawmakers accused the Obama administration Wednesday of ignoring congressional intent and the spirit of the law in offering reassurances to Iran about new visa rules. “There is no ambiguity,” said House Majority Leader...

    • Posted December 23, 2015
  • Q&A: Dissecting Criticisms of T-Mobile’s Free Video Streams

    NEW YORK – T-Mobile has introduced a program that lets most customers watch video without using up their data allotment. The free program, called Binge On, is available to those who have data plans of at least...

    • Posted December 23, 2015
  • Haiti commission installed to review electoral process

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A five-member commission has been installed to evaluate Haiti’s electoral process and recommend ways out of an impasse that has postponed presidential and legislative runoffs. Two members who were initially named to the panel...

    • Posted December 23, 2015
  • Energy Stocks Lead a Market Gain as Oil Price Climbs 

    NEW YORK – Stocks advanced for a third straight day on Wednesday, once again helped by higher oil prices, which lifted shares in oil and gas companies. Trading was light as Wall Street and the rest of the...

    • Posted December 23, 2015
  • Watchdog: Secret US ‘Cuban Twitter’ Programs Problematic

    WASHINGTON — Once-secret U.S. government programs in Cuba that included a Twitter-like messaging service and an HIV-prevention workshop contained inadequate monitoring, conflicts of interest and questions of legal responsibility for those involved, according to an agency watchdog...

    • Posted December 23, 2015
  • South America Left in Retreat as Economic Crisis Deepens

    BOGOTA, Colombia — After a decade on the advance, the left in South America is in retreat. Just in the past month, voters in Argentina elected a conservative businessman president over the chosen successor of Cristina Fernandez...

    • Posted December 23, 2015
  • JetBlue to Debut Aguadilla-Fort Lauderdale Route

    JetblueSAN JUAN — JetBlue airlines will establish a direct route with daily frequencies between Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Rafael Hernández Airport in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, starting May 5. Ingrid Rivera Rocafort, executive director of the Puerto Rico...

    • Posted December 23, 2015
  • Airlines Prep for Holiday Crush: More Flights, Bigger Planes

    DALLAS – Airlines are shifting the timing of thousands of flights, even adding dozens of redeyes, as they try to avoid delays while hauling millions of passengers from now through the Christmas weekend. Success or failure could...

    • Posted December 23, 2015
  • US Bureau of Economic Analysis Mistakenly Issues Data Early

    WASHINGTON – The government on Tuesday mistakenly released data on consumer spending for November the day before its scheduled release. In a statement issued at 8:20 p.m. EST Tuesday, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis said...

    • Posted December 23, 2015
  • Treasury embargoes 2 more restaurants for tax evation

    The Treasury Department raided two restaurants in San Juan and Río Piedras Wednesday morning for allegedly retaining the sales-and-use tax (IVU by its Spanish acronym) and not remitted the funds to the Puerto Rico Treasury Department, sources...

    • Posted December 23, 2015
  • Puerto Rico government settles complaint with federal government to make upgrades to San Juan water infrastructure  

    Under two settlements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice, three Puerto Rico government agencies have agreed to upgrade portions of storm water systems they own within the Municipality of San...

    • Posted December 23, 2015