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  • PDP Rep Resigns to Become Guayanilla Mayor

    SAN JUAN – Rep. Nelson Torres Yordán will be sworn in Friday as mayor of Guayanilla after resigning his seat in the House of Representatives, effective Thursday. Guayanilla’s Popular Democratic Party (PDP) delegates voted unanimously Saturday for...

    • Posted January 25, 2016
  • Senate, House Leaders meet with Governor about Prepa Legislation

    SAN JUAN – The House Speaker Jaime Perelló and Senate President Eduardo Bhatia met Monday with Gov. Alejandro García Padilla to address the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s restructuring bill. After the meeting at La Fortaleza, Perelló...

    • Posted January 25, 2016
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  • Business Economists Expect Slower Sales, Economic Growth

    WASHINGTON – Business economists are more pessimistic about their firms’ future sales and profits than they were last fall, and more predict slower economic growth, a survey found. At the same time, a majority of economists surveyed...

    • Posted January 25, 2016
  • Dominican Economy Lures Puerto Ricans in Crisis

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Carlos González already had noticed the growing number of empty chairs and increasingly quiet slot machines at the Puerto Rico casino where he worked as he mulled a job offer in the...

    • Posted January 25, 2016
  • Ford Blames Market Conditions, Pulls Out of Japan, Indonesia

    DETROIT – Ford Motor Co. is pulling out of Japan and Indonesia, saying that market conditions in each country have made it difficult to grow sales or make sustained profits. “Japan is the most closed, developed auto...

    • Posted January 25, 2016
  • U.S. House Hearing over Federal Board in P.R. Postponed Until Feb. 2

    SAN JUAN – The U.S. House Indian, Insular & Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Don Young (R., Alaska), postponed until Feb. 2 a hearing on the potential establishment of a federal fiscal control board on...

    • Posted January 25, 2016
  • Case Seeking Cancer Screenings for Smokers Heads to Trial

    BOSTON – A decade after a group of smokers from Massachusetts sued Philip Morris USA to try to force the cigarette maker to pay for lung cancer screenings, the case will finally be heard by a jury....

    • Posted January 25, 2016
  • Entertainment, Entrepreneurial Spirit mix at Creative Tech Fair

    CAGUAS, Puerto Rico – The Caguas Mini Maker Faire is a unique opportunity for families to enjoy the exhibitions of more than 50 inventors, or “makers,” who will present their own creative and technological products. The Mini...

    • Posted January 25, 2016
  • Super Bowl 50: Residents List Rentals at Super-sized Prices

    SAN FRANCISCO – In the San Francisco Bay Area, where high housing costs are notorious, residents looking to make a quick buck are offering to rent their homes at super-sized prices to the 1 million visitors expected...

    • Posted January 25, 2016
  • Kerry Dismisses Posturing Ahead of Peace Talks on Syria

    VIENTIANE, Laos – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday dismissed Syrian government claims and opposition complaints as posturing ahead of U.N.-led peace talks that are supposed to begin this week. Kerry, in Laos after discussing...

    • Posted January 25, 2016
  • GOP Candidates Misstate Military Spending

    WASHINGTON – Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says the Obama administration has “gutted” every weapons system in the U.S. military’s inventory. GOP rival Donald Trump says the military is a “disaster.” Florida Sen. Marco Rubio maintains that...

    • Posted January 25, 2016
  • German Business Confidence Falls More than Expected

    BERLIN – A closely watched survey released Monday showed a larger-than-expected fall in German business confidence this month, with managers’ assessment of the outlook for the next six months darkening amid recent turmoil on markets and concerns...

    • Posted January 25, 2016
  • Russian Economy has Worst Year since Global Financial Crisis

    MOSCOW – Russia’s economy shrank 3.7 percent in 2015, the worst drop since the depths of the global financial crisis, as the country struggled with a drop in the price of its oil exports and international sanctions,...

    • Posted January 25, 2016
  • Paris Attackers were Versed in Atrocity, IS Video Shows

    PARIS – A new video released by the Islamic State group purports to show the extremists who carried out the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris committing atrocities in IS-controlled territory while plotting the slaughter in the French...

    • Posted January 25, 2016