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Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Bill Could Offer Roadmap for Creditors


A bill that would give Puerto Rico’s government agencies access to the same bankruptcy protections provided to cities such as Detroit would provide a road map for investors if one or more runs out of money, a senior government official told a U.S. Puerto Rico is currently barred from allowing its government entities to use Chapter 9. Bankruptcy Bonds Business Law Capital Markets Debt DIP Distressed Debt Puerto Rico

Why America's Rich Citizens Are Fleeing to Puerto Rico

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As its middle class flees, the Caribbean territory is doing all it can to tempt the U.S.''s s richest people

Legal Fault Lines Over Puerto Rico Restructuring Law Come Into Focus


Puerto Rico''s also argues that its public entities "are not currently governed by any federal bankruptcy law," similar to banks and insurance companies who are expressly excluded from the Bankruptcy Code''s eligibility provisions set forth in section 109(b). Based on these exclusions, Puerto Rico argues that the Recovery Act is an appropriate exercise of its police power because it is effectively filling the gap created by the Bankruptcy Code.

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Puerto Rico is developing a nascent but increasingly vibrant startup ecosystem to help revitalize a devastated local economy

Puerto Rico News


From Reorg Research - Puerto Rico got some good news this week as PREPA reached a restructuring deal with its forbearing bondholders - though MBIA has not yet signed on to the deal. The commonwealth's House minority leader, meanwhile, has filed a lawsuit against the government seeking documents relating to PREPA's new fuel contracts.

NC Zoo breeds endangered tadpoles to release in Puerto Rico

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AP) — The North Carolina Zoo have sent 400 Puerto Rican crested toad tadpoles to Puerto Rico to be released in the wild as part of the zoo's increasing conservation efforts ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP)

Puerto Rico Powerball winner appears, but anonymously

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The winner of a Powerball ticket in Puerto Rico has appeared a week after hitting the $564 million jackpot but has opted to remain anonymous

Procter & Gamble to close Puerto Rico manufacturing plant

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Procter & Gamble Co. says it is closing a manufacturing plant in Puerto Rico and laying off some 230 employees

Tropical Storm Erika nears Antigua en route to Puerto Rico

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A fast-moving Tropical Storm Erika neared Antigua and Barbuda early Thursday, dumping rain on the eastern Caribbean on a path expected to take it by Puerto Rico later in t

Tropical Storm Erika kills four in Dominica, takes aim at Puerto Rico

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ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) -- Rescue crews fanned across Dominica late Thursday to search for missing and injured people after Tropical Storm Erika pummeled the eastern Caribbean island, unleashing landsli

LATIN METAL MONDAY: Oasis by Puya - You might be forgiven if you.

Mark Birch

LATIN METAL MONDAY: Oasis by Puya - You might be forgiven if you think the only musical acts Puerto Rico ever graced us with were Tito Puente and Ricky Martin. music metal Latin Puya Oasis Fundamental Puerto Rico Metal Monday Latin rockRock music does exist however and thrives on the island amidst the sounds of merengue, salsa, and hip-hop. Puya is far and away the biggest of the metal acts, but this is no standard issue metal.

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Cincinnati, NEO HQ, 3700 Park 42 Dr Cleveland Columbus Oklahoma: Tulsa Pennsylvania: Lititz Philadelphia Puerto Rico: San Juan South Dakota: Sioux Falls Texas: Austin: Tech Ranch Austin, 9111 Jollyville Rd. One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere.

Clusters, Class, Culture and Unfair Advantages

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We were so clueless about where San Jose was that at first the company admin got me tickets to San Jose Puerto Rico.). I just finished reading J.D.

Applying Lean Startup Beyond Silicon Valley

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He leads Lean Startup workshops around the world, recently spending a lot of time in Singapore and Puerto Rico. has largely been in Puerto Rico and Singapore, where I''ve noticed some real differences from Silicon Valley—some that are challenges, some advantageous. Puerto Rico and Singapore were both colonized, and I sense their histories of ceding power to some force outside and greater than themselves (foreign governments, large corporations, etc.)

Meet the 'Small Business Person of the Year'

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Tifft was one of 52 state small business winners of the year (with a liberal interpretation of the word "state," of course, that includes the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico), all of whom were honored at the event.

Turning the Unemployed Into Entrepreneurs


Department of Labor just announced that $35 million in funds were available to “develop, enhance and promote SEA programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. The dreaded pink slip - it’s still an all-too-common occurrence in America today.

The Complete Guide to SBA Loans

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territory including the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. What is an SBA Loan? The U.S. Small Business Administration was created in 1953 to help Americans start, build and grow their businesses.

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World's Coolest Offices: Your Picks

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Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico Husband-and-wife team Angiemille Latorre and Dana Montenegro launched their marketing consulting company SeriouslyCreative in 2006. asked our Facebook community to submit photos of the world's best offices. Then we put them to a vote.

Clusters, Class, Culture and Unfair Advantages

Steve Blank

We were so clueless about where San Jose was that at first the company admin got me tickets to San Jose Puerto Rico.). I just finished reading J.D.

Can You Afford to Launch?

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Meanwhile, Kunkel is planning for more company locations in Florida, as well as looking at development deals in Canada, Puerto Rico, and South America. FRESH MEX Lime Fresh Mexican Grill customers wait in line for lunch at their Miami location.'>

Am I Properly Insured as a Business Owner?

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In addition, if your business operates in California, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, or Rhode Island, you are required to carry disability insurance. Running your small business without the proper insurance is a little like skydiving without a parachute.

One Crucial Thing You Probably Don't Know About Security Breaches

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Breach notifications are the rule rather than the exception, as two attorneys from law firm Jenner & Block write on Bloomberg Law: Currently, 46 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands have notification requirements for breaches of "personal information."

One Surprising Way Apple and Google Excel

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Apple's current market cap is more than the gross domestic products of Iraq, North Korea, Vietnam, Puerto Rico, and New Zealand - combined. Sure, they create innovative products. But these companies outdo their competitors in another, very important way.

From Surfing Vacation Dream to $24 Million Business

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state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam. Since transforming their business model, Billy Taylor and Brook Harvey-Taylor, founders of eco-conscious fragrance retailer Pacifica, have seen their company experience a five-year run of explosive growth.

Midwest's Secretive & Scrappy Start-up Scene

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With roots in a rugged agrarian work ethic, start-ups are thriving around Omaha--thanks in no small part to big spenders' bankrolls. We sent a lifelong New Yorker to investigate the seedlings of Silicon Prairie.

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Why I Dropped Out of Med School to Start a Company

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He was a doctor for nearly 30 years, serving the underprivileged in Cuba and Puerto Rico. How Ricardo Alexander Gomez sacrificed a career in medicine to launch New Wave Surgical--and to create better tools for surgeons. Med school is tough enough without starting a company in your dorm.

Insuring The Success Of Your Small Business


Disability Insurance – This type of insurance is mandatory only in the following states: California, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and Rhode Island. As a small business owner, you are very much aware of some of the expenses facing you in the first couple of years.

10 Standouts at Small Business Week

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But there were 51 other nominees–state winners and those from the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Ohio's Victoria Tifft was named the 2012 Small Business Person of the Year, but there were 51 other nominees.

MONI Opens Smart Payments Pilot To Help the Refugees


Antti had been traveling to Switzerland and Puerto Rico and instead of flying back home to Finland, he decided to fly to San Francisco and reached out to his network to get some intros to the local angels and VCs.

Ten years on

Fred Destin

But his mother, Gricel Zayas-Moyer held a photo of her son as family members from as far away as Puerto Rico gathered around the memorial to remember Manny Sunday, Sept. Today's a meaningful day.

The Lean Airline

Mark Birch

So I hunted down a few more details : In ’79, when Joan, my fiancee and I were on a holiday in the British Virgin Islands, we were trying to catch a flight to Puerto Rico; but the local Puerto Rican scheduled flight was cancelled. I made a few calls to charter companies and agreed to charter a plane for $2000 to Puerto Rico.

The One Good Thing About the Fiscal Cliff Resolution

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It extended higher rum excise taxes to Puerto Rico and the U.S. The fiscal cliff resolution may or may not help small businesses. But it has at least one very, very good (perhaps unintended) consequence. The fiscal cliff crisis has been averted! But wait: No one seems happy.

5 Critical Tips to Reduce Your Business Taxes This Year [WEBINAR]

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” Or, “Hey, the Church of Puerto Rico or wherever you want to go—is that a legitimate business expense?

Treasure Hunt: One Entrepreneur's $3 Billion Deep-Sea Quest

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Greg Brooks, founder of Sub Sea Research, a small business in Maine, is setting off on a journey to salvage a $3 billion underwater wreck. One Maine entrepreneur is hoping to turn a $5 million investment into a $3 billion payday.

Is There Now a Federal Veil Piercing Standard?

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Maine, NH, RI and Puerto Rico). By Roger Wiegley, CEO, The Corporation Secretary. A ruling on a motion to dismiss by the Federal District Court for the District of Delaware raises some very difficult questions about the strength of the "corporate veil" in cases where the plaintiff seeks recovery under a federal statute.

Major Victory for Jewish Religious Pluralism in Israel: Reform and Conservative Conversions Will Finally Be Recognized by The State of Israel

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I am the product of an inter-faith marriage, and my mother completed a Reform conversion in Canada over 50 years ago; I grew up in a Conservative congregation in Puerto Rico; and I have been a leader in the Jewish Reform community in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 17 years. Congratulations to the Israel Religious Action Center for their tireless efforts!    This is a big deal!

The search war is over, Google has won, and I couldn't be happier

For example, in searching for a hotel in Puerto Rico , one of the top results is from tripadvisor , which delivers ratings, reviews, deals and related information to that search. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Maximizing the serendipity around you. Apr 13, 2007. The search war is over, Google has won, and I couldnt be happier. Its being widely reported that Googles share of the U.S. search market has climbed yet again.

Recruiting a “dream team” to help with your business and life

Jessica Mah

I recruited incredibly smart techies to help manage all of the issues related to my dedicated server clients while I enjoyed time on the beaches of Puerto Rico. Over the past year, I’ve learned a lot about successful leaders and entrepreneurs. The remarkably successful ones aren’t working 247 on their businesses because they were smart enough to recruit a brilliant team for both their personal and business lives.