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  • Military ‘Tracks’ Storybook Flight of St. Nick for 60th Year

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Santa Claus is coming to town, and for the 60th consecutive year, the North American Aerospace Defense Command will continue its tradition of telling youngsters the location of Kris Kringle on his annual storybook...

    • Posted December 24, 2015
  • Special Schedule for Candidacy Filings During Holidays Announced

    SAN JUAN – The president of the State Elections Commission (CEE by its Spanish initials), Liza García Vélez, announced Thursday the agency will have a special business schedule for the holiday season. The nominations and endorsement filing...

    • Posted December 24, 2015
  • Hyatt Warns of Malware on its Payment-Processing System

    SAN FRANCISCO – Hyatt Hotels Corp. says it found malicious software on the computer system that processes customer payments, raising the possibility that hackers may have obtained credit card numbers or other sensitive information. The resort chain...

    • Posted December 24, 2015
  • Prepa reaches restructuring deal with two insurers

    SAN JUAN – The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (Prepa) announced Thursday, Dec. 24, that it has reached an agreement with two of its monoline bond insurers, bringing them onboard the restructuring support agreement (RSA) that already...

    • Posted December 24, 2015
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  • Life After Rebirth at Latin Media House—and Santa’s Gonna Read us, too!

    BY HEIKO FAASS As you know, we are now doing things quite differently here at Latin Media House. We have set out to build the premier digital media platform for Hispanics in the world. We are starting...

    • Posted December 24, 2015
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  • Mutual Fund Trends: Stock Pickers are Banking on Bank Stocks

    NEW YORK — By themselves, neither is very popular. But together, perhaps, they can win some fans? Stock-picking mutual funds, which investors have been fleeing, are increasingly bulking up on bank stocks in hope of beating index...

    • Posted December 24, 2015
  • El Niño Drought Cuts Down on Christmas Lights in Colombia

    BOGOTA, Colombia – This year’s El Niño weather phenomenon is claiming an unexpected casualty in Colombia: Christmas lights. An exceptionally strong El Niño has created a severe drought that officials fear will empty reservoirs that are used...

    • Posted December 24, 2015
  • Paris Climate Goals Mean Emissions Need to Drop Below Zero

    STOCKHOLM – If governments are serious about the global warming targets they adopted in Paris, scientists say they have two options: eliminating fossil fuels immediately or finding ways to undo their damage to the climate system in...

    • Posted December 24, 2015
  • New-Auto Sales to Close Year With About 80,000 Units

    Third Year in a row of Sales Declines BY JOSÉ L. CARMONA If the current sales trend continues, Puerto Rico auto distributors will finish 2015 with about 80,000 new units sold, down 9.3% from last year’s 88,200...

    • Posted December 24, 2015
  • PDP Going Through Tough Times

     The Popular Democratic Party (PDP) is going through some tough times due to the commonwealth government’s fiscal and economic crisis, and the decisions it has made as the governing party, such as raising the sales tax from...

    • Posted December 24, 2015
  • Top 2015 News Stories in Latin America

    U.S.–Cuba Thaw Tops the List Latin America is a region that has been historically embattled by dictatorships, corruption, human-rights violations, the stripping of its riches by foreign powers and the wrath of nature, among many other social...

    • Posted December 24, 2015
  • 2015 Cement Sales Decrease 2.5%

    Cement sales in Puerto Rico decreased to 939 bags in November. This is the lowest amount in more than three decades and reflects a 2.5% decrease when compared with the same month last year. Cement sales represent...

    • Posted December 24, 2015
  • The Year in Review

    P.R. Economy Stuck in Winterland As 2015 comes to a close, Puerto Rico’s economy is entering its 10th year of negative or flat growth, facing well-known challenges of the past, as well some new ones. This year...

    • Posted December 24, 2015
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  • State Elections Commission Rushes to Prepare New Budget

    Cost Unclear for 2016 Elections, but $36.6 Million Spent on 2012 Elections New electoral realities, such as the use of machines to tally votes, could increase the cost of the electoral process, even though there is an...

    • Posted December 24, 2015