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  • In-store wedding shops make outfitting the wedding party a piece of cake

    In-store wedding shops make outfitting the wedding party a piece of cake
    Nordstrom The retailer’s in-store Wedding Suites, staffed by Wedding Stylists, are designed to help every member of the wedding party look their absolute best on the big day. Fashion Features Wedding and reception dresses for the bride; dresses...
  • Puerto Rico Senate passes sales-tax bill with amendments

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic Puerto Rico's Senate approved a bill, with amendments, that increases the cash-strapped island's sales tax, potentially raising revenue that will help balance the fiscal 2016 budget. The Senate passed the measure...
  • Puerto Rico legislators narrowly approve sales tax increase

    Legislation that would increase Puerto Rico's sales tax from 7 percent to 11.5 percent squeaked by late Thursday with the minimum amount of votes needed in the U.S. territory's House of Representatives. The measure also would create a new 4 percent tax...
  • Puerto Rico gov files $9.8B budget that calls for deep cuts

    Puerto Rico's governor submitted a $9.8 billion budget proposal Wednesday calling for $674 million in cuts amid the U.S. territory's economic crisis. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla did not present the budget during a televised address as is tradition,...
  • Meliá tras dos hoteles más en Puerto Rico | FOTOS

    Meliá tras dos hoteles más en Puerto Rico | FOTOS
    SAN JUAN - La cadena hotelera española Meliá ultima las negociaciones necesarias para operar dos hoteles más en Puerto Rico, donde ya está presente a través de un establecimiento del lujo a las afueras de San Juan. Así lo anunció el secretario de...
  • Officials: Puerto Rico gov seeks to close schools, agencies

    Puerto Rico's governor is seeking to close 95 schools and consolidate 20 public agencies as part of a proposed budget that calls for $600 million in cuts, officials said Tuesday. Few other details were released after Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla met...
  • Puerto Rico cierra decenas de escuelas en medio de crisis

    Puerto Rico cierra decenas de escuelas en medio de crisis
    SAN JUAN - Las aulas de la escuela primaria Francisco Oller, que alguna vez estuvieron abarrotadas con el bullicio de los estudiantes, hoy son usadas por pájaros que anidan allí. De los árboles se cuelan hojas y por sus pisos pululan pedazos de vidrios de...
  • Men flee from traffic stop; Puerto Rico police find $800,000

    Police in Puerto Rico say they discovered $800,000 in cash stashed inside a car after two men ran away during a traffic stop. Authorities said in a statement that the unidentified men ran into a nearby forest Friday when police stopped the driver and...
  • Puerto Rico governor pushes sales tax increase amid crisis

    Puerto Rico's governor says he has agreed to a compromise deal on a tax hike for the deeply indebted U.S. territory after his initial plan for a value-added tax was shot down by the legislature. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said late Thursday that a...
  • Hurricanes hit Puerto Rico more often than South Florida

    Hurricanes hit Puerto Rico more often than South Florida
    A guest blog from weather expert Jim Lushine: There's talk about creating a 51st state. No, not South Florida but rather the territory of Puerto Rico. What are some characteristics of Puerto Rican weather? Because Puerto Rico is 400 miles closer to...
  • 80.000 hogares sin agua en San Juan por sequía

    80.000 hogares sin agua en San Juan por sequía
    SAN JUAN - Unos 80.000 hogares y negocios del área metropolitana de San Juan se quedaron hoy sin agua por el inicio del plan de racionamiento del suministro puesto en marcha por el Gobierno de Puerto Rico ante la sequía que afecta a la isla. Los...