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Puerto Rico Gets Good Employment News (With an Asterisk)
March 27, 2015 Puerto Rico's unemployment rate plunged to a seven-year low in February, even as a survey of employers showed the number of...

Fitch Downgrades Puerto Rico GO to B
March 26, 2015 Fitch Ratings downgraded Puerto Rico’s general obligation bonds to B from BB-minus on Thursday, citing concerns about the...

Major Mall Opens in San Juan
March 26, 2015 A major mall opened in San Juan on Thursday, leading to as many as 3,000 new jobs in Puerto Rico.

Moody's Kurtter Retires After 23 Years
March 24, 2015 Bob Kurtter, who arrived at Moody's Investors Service in 1991 with a background in government and came to be regarded as "an...

PREPA Bondholder Expects Favorable Restructuring
March 23, 2015 A forbearing bondholder of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority is hopeful about PREPA’s future and is prepared to lend it...

Puerto Rico Governor Opposes Commonwealth Restructuring Amendment
March 20, 2015 Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro García Padilla said he was opposed to amending the Puerto Rico constitution to allow restructuring...

Reports: Puerto Rico Senate President Supports Debt Restructuring
March 19, 2015 There are increasing reports of government officials discussing debt restructuring in Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico Employment Statistics Diverge
March 17, 2015 Puerto Rico’s employment situation is getting worse or significantly better, depending on which U.S. Bureau of Labor...

Fitch Rating Actions Turned Positive in 2014
March 17, 2015 Fitch Ratings last year had more positive ratings than negative ones in United States public finance for the first time since...

RBC Buys $246 Million Note from Puerto Rico
March 17, 2015 RBC Capital Markets purchased a $246 million bond anticipation note from Puerto Rico Monday, supported by a recently passed...


Some local governments may require extraordinary financial assistance from the Commonwealth, adding to pressure on its general obligations.

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