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  • Hired Labor’s Share of Income Is Lowest in Puerto Rico

    The following is an Issue Brief posted Tuesday by the Heritage Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based research and educational institution whose mission is to “formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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  • DuPont Moves Ahead on Job Cuts Ahead of Dow Merger

    DuPont will cut 1,700 jobs in its home state of Delaware and thousands more globally as it prepares for its merger with Dow Chemical. Dow and DuPont announced earlier this month that they would join to create...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
  • Undocumented Cuban Migrants Reach Mona Island

    SAN JUAN – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued Tuesday a public warning upon the landing in Mona Island Monday of 13 undocumented immigrants from Cuba.   The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) in San Juan notified...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
  • NPP Not Taking García Padilla Letter to UN Seriously

    SAN JUAN – As expected, New Progressive Party (NPP) opposition is not taking seriously Gov. Alejandro García Padilla’s letter to United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon requesting the U.S. government to clarify before the international forum...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
  • US Stocks are Ending 2015 Mostly Flat, Capping Volatile Year

    The stock market took investors for a wild ride in 2015, but in the end it was a trip to nowhere. Despite veering between record highs and the steepest dive in four years, the stock market is...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
  • U.S. Wind Power Breezes Past 70 Gigawatts

    U.S. wind power just passed the 70 gigawatt (GW) mark, meaning enough wind turbine capacity is now installed to supply over 19 million typical homes with low-cost electricity. The announcement comes as political leaders from around the...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
  • Belgium: 2 Suspected of Plotting Attacks Arrested

    BRUSSELS – Belgian authorities announced Tuesday they have arrested two men and seized military-type uniforms and Islamic State group propaganda in connection with a suspected plot to unleash holiday season attacks against police, soldiers and celebrated locations...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
  • USVI Legislators to Debate Hovensa Deal With US Equity Firm

    CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands — Legislators in the U.S. Virgin Islands are debating an $800 million deal that would allow a Boston-based equity firm to operate what was once the world’s largest oil refinery. Senators met...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
  • Union Leaders Say 2015 Was Difficult for Puerto Rico, Fear Cuts to Services Next Year

    SAN JUAN – Three union leaders said 2015 has been “very difficult for Puerto Rico,” while saying the biggest challenge workers face next year will be service cuts. The president of the Central Puertorriqueña de Trabajadores union...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
  • Healthy Job Market Lifts US Consumer Confidence in December

    WASHINGTON – A stronger job market lifted consumer confidence in December, a business group said Tuesday. The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index rose to 96.5 this month from November’s revised 92.6. Americans were more optimistic about current...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
  • Diesel in France Dips Below Symbolic 1 Euro Per Liter

    PARIS – The price of diesel in France has slipped below 1 euro a liter for the first time since 2009 – at the height of the financial crisis. The price drop crosses a symbolic barrier that...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
  • Opening Hours of Banks in PR New Years and Three Kings

      >>> Scotiabank Puerto Rico 1. NEW YEARS Thursday 12/31/2015 Branches will be open till 2:00pm and its units will be operating till 3:00pm. Friday 1/1/2016 Branches and units will remain closed to the public because of...

    • Posted December 28, 2015
  • Central American Nations Announce Deal on Cuban Migrants

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Central American nations have reached a deal to let the first of thousands of stranded Cuban migrants continue their journey north toward the United States next month, officials said Monday. The humanitarian...

    • Posted December 28, 2015
  • Fitbit Likely a Hot Seller for Christmas

    NEW YORK — It was a very merry Christmas for fitness-tracking device maker Fitbit. The company’s app was the most downloaded on Apple’s app store Christmas Day, a sign that many people couldn’t wait to set up...

    • Posted December 28, 2015