Saturday, July 28, 2012

Business News Review: 7/21 - 28/2012

Business News Review: 7/21 - 28/2012


Mike Nova's starred items - 7:02 AM 7/28/201

via Caribbean Business on 7/20/12

PR jobless rate falls to 13.8% in June

Puerto Rico’s unemployment rate fell to 13.8 percent in June, stretching the run ...

12 dead in Colorado theater shooting

AURORA, Colo. — A gunman in a gas mask barged into a crowded Denver-area theater ...

Congress OKs minimum wage freeze in American Samoa to lift economy

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — Congress passed a bill this week to freeze American ...

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via Caribbean Business on 7/20/12

Colorado suspect is neuroscience grad

AURORA, Colo. — A graduate student in a gas mask barged into a crowded Denver-ar ...

Employment up, pay down in PR capital

Employment rose but average wages fell in Puerto Rico’s capital city of San Juan ...

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via Caribbean Business on 7/20/12
Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Colorado suspect was brilliant student

DENVER — James Eagen Holmes came from a well-tended San Diego enclave of two-sto ...

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via Caribbean Business on 7/21/12

Ricky Martin: 'Having the time of my life'

NEW YORK — Ricky Martin says Broadway is a monster that requires discipline, con ...

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via Caribbean Business on 7/21/12

Caribbean Maroons hope tourism can save culture

CHARLES TOWN, Jamaica — In a backwoods town along a river cutting between green ...

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via Caribbean Business on 7/22/12

US pledge to rebuild Haiti not being met

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The deadly earthquake that leveled Haiti's capital m ...

PR bankruptcies dip in first half of 2012

Bankruptcy filings in Puerto Rico dipped overall in June and remain slightly low ...

Yajaira Sierra dreams of being first Puerto Rican woman in space

Yajaira Sierra Sastre says that dreaming "doesn't cost anything," ...

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via Caribbean Business on 7/23/12

Global economy in worst shape since 2009

WASHINGTON — Mounting fears about Spain's financial health help illustrate w ...

Report: SJ sees solid hotel occupancy gain

San Juan posted the second highest hotel occupancy rate increase in the Americas ...

Merck investing $80M in Las Piedras plant

Merck is investing $80 million to upgrade output capacity at its manufacturing p ...

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via Caribbean Business on 7/23/12

Puerto Rico moves to save legal cockfights

Each man clutched a wriggling knapsack and stood in line, anxious to have every ...

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via Caribbean Business on 7/24/12

UPR Arecibo moves Gliese 581g to top of its potentially habitable planets list

Researchers at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo have moved Gliese 581g t ...

El Conquistador shuttering its casino

El Conquistador Resort in Fajardo is shuttering its casino.

Oriental reports $13.8M net for 2Q

Oriental Financial Group reported net income of $13.8 million for the second-qua ...

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via Caribbean Business on 7/24/12

Private operator says PR airport is going to require a lot of work

The head of the Mexico-based company that won the concession to operate Luis Muñ ...

Survey: Fewer than 1 in 4 trust financial system

A new survey found fewer than one in four Americans trust the financial system a ...

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via Caribbean Business on 7/25/12

Cuba says cooperatives by year-end

HAVANA — Cuba's economy czar said that plans are in place to begin an experi ...

5 reasons for Spain's colossal economic troubles

MADRID — Spain's financial crisis is a lot like peeling an onion: remove one ...

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via Caribbean Business on 7/25/12

Report: Puerto Rico children grow up in greater poverty than those in US

More than 80 per cent of children in Puerto Rico live in high-poverty areas, acc ...

Small plane crashes into San Juan Bay

A small plane crashed Wednesday just off the coast of Puerto Rico as it approach ...

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via Caribbean Business on 7/26/12

Daddy Yankee takes equity stake, signs on to pitch social media firm

Puerto Rican pop star Daddy Yankee has taken an equity stake in the Staree photo ...

USDA: Drought will push up food prices

MINNEAPOLIS — The drought gripping more than half the country is a major reason ...

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via Caribbean Business on 7/26/12

Huge DR gold mine 'essentially' finished

The CEO of the world's largest gold company says production will start in Au ...

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via Caribbean Business on 7/26/12

Univision apologizes for PR ad gaffe

America's largest Spanish-language media company has angered Puerto Ricans ...

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via Caribbean Business on 7/26/12

PR hotel numbers up in 2012 first half

The Puerto Rico Tourism Co. (PRTC) touted Thursday increases in hotel occupancy ...

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via Caribbean Business on 7/27/12

S&P cuts outlook on public pension system

Standard & Poor’s has lowered its outlook on Puerto Rico Employees Retiremen ...

US economic growth weakens in 2Q; few think it will strengthen soon

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of just 1.5 percent from Ap ...

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via Caribbean Business on 7/27/12

Raul Castro: Cuba willing to sit down with US

HAVANA — Cuban President Raul Castro said Thursday that his government is willin ...

Culson shoulders weight of PR hopes

When you realize that Puerto Rico has never won an Olympic gold medal in any spo ...

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via Caribbean Business on 7/27/12

UK stages spectacular welcome for world

LONDON — Britain greeted the world Friday with an extravagant celebration that i ...

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via CARIBBEAN BUSINESS's Facebook Wall by CARIBBEAN BUSINESS on 7/24/12
#ElConquistador shuttering its casino. Read more: http://ow.ly/csAPM #caribbeanbusiness


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via CARIBBEAN BUSINESS's Facebook Wall by CARIBBEAN BUSINESS on 7/24/12
UPR #Arecibo moves #Gliese 581g to top of its potentially habitable planets list. Read more: http://ow.ly/csBg4 #caribbeanbusiness


HootSuite Photos

via CARIBBEAN BUSINESS's Facebook Wall by CARIBBEAN BUSINESS on 7/24/12
PR moves to save legal #cockfights. Read more: http://ow.ly/csBFt #caribbeanbusiness


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#Romney calls leak of bin #Laden info #political. Read more: http://ow.ly/csBUg #caribbeanbusiness


Romney calls leak of bin Laden info political - Caribbean Business
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via CARIBBEAN BUSINESS's Facebook Wall by CARIBBEAN BUSINESS on 7/24/12
#Geithner hopeful a fiscal crisis can be averted. Read more: http://ow.ly/csC73 #caribbeanbusiness


Geithner hopeful a fiscal crisis can be averted - Caribbean Business
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Puerto Rico's #1 news and information website in English

via CARIBBEAN BUSINESS's Facebook Wall by CARIBBEAN BUSINESS on 7/24/12
Authorities in Puerto Rico have found the body of a 17-year-old Canadian who drowned after attending a wedding in the U.S. territory. Read more: http://ow.ly/ctlic #caribbeanbusiness


Divers find body of drowned tourist - Caribbean Business
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Puerto Rico's #1 news and information website in English

via CARIBBEAN BUSINESS's Facebook Wall by CARIBBEAN BUSINESS on 7/26/12
#Univision apologizes for PR ad gaffe

via CARIBBEAN BUSINESS's Facebook Wall by CARIBBEAN BUSINESS on 7/26/12
#DaddyYankee takes equity stake, signs on to pitch social media firm. Read more: http://ow.ly/cwQWI http://ow.ly/i/NHXC


HootSuite Photos

via CARIBBEAN BUSINESS's Facebook Wall by CARIBBEAN BUSINESS on 7/27/12
S&P cuts outlook on public pension system. Read more: http://ow.ly/cxP0Q http://ow.ly/i/NOV3 #caribbeanbusiness


HootSuite Photos

via CARIBBEAN BUSINESS's Facebook Wall by CARIBBEAN BUSINESS on 7/27/12
PR hotel numbers up in 2012 first half. More: http://ow.ly/cxPSl #caribbeanbusiness


HootSuite Photos

via CARIBBEAN BUSINESS's Facebook Wall by CARIBBEAN BUSINESS on 7/27/12
US economic growth weakens in 2Q; few think it will strengthen soon. More: http://ow.ly/cxPY2 #caribbeanbusiness #economy


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via CARIBBEAN BUSINESS's Facebook Wall by CARIBBEAN BUSINESS on 7/27/12
Police probe García Padilla death threat http://ow.ly/cxQ9X #caribbeanbusiness #garciapadilla


Police probe García Padilla death threat - Caribbean Business
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Puerto Rico's #1 news and information website in English

via CARIBBEAN BUSINESS's Facebook Wall by CARIBBEAN BUSINESS on 7/27/12
#Facebook shares sink to new low after 2Q results. More: http://ow.ly/cxQiJ #caribbeanbusiness


Facebook shares sink to new low after 2Q results - Caribbean Business
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via CARIBBEAN BUSINESS's Facebook Wall by CARIBBEAN BUSINESS on 7/27/12
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