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Most of Puerto Rico’s 3.5 million people without power

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Much of Puerto Rico was without electricity Thursday following a fire at a power plant that set off a series of outages across the island’s aging utility grid, leaving most of the island’s 3.5 million people without service. The vast majority of Puerto Ricans don’t have generators and they were forced to spend the ...

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Power cut at 2 Puerto Rico cancer clinics amid unpaid bills

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s heavily indebted power company on Wednesday cut electricity at two cancer clinics because of unpaid bills. The Electric Power Authority said it previously sent several warnings to the two clinics located in Ponce, which is Puerto Rico’s second largest city and located along the island’s southern coast. Officials said they cut power ...

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North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas tickets win Powerball

DES MOINES, Iowa — Tickets in North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas have matched all six numbers to split a $564.1 million Powerball jackpot, lottery officials said Thursday. Sue Dooley, senior drawing manager and production coordinator for the Multi-State Lottery Association, said the Puerto Rico ticket was the first Powerball jackpot winner ever sold outside the continental United States. Puerto ...

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Puerto Rico keeps the lights on, but debt crisis far from over

Luciana Lopez NEW YORK (Reuters) – Puerto Rico managed to keep its electricity flowing this week – but creditors made it clear that the crisis enveloping the island’s power utility is far from over. Banks, led by Citibank and Canada’s Scotiabank, on Thursday agreed to a seven-and-a-half month extension of $671 million in credit lines the Puerto Rico Electric Power ...

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State receives more than $6 million to train workers for high-demand industries


Caitlin Cook | Charleston Gazette West Virginia was one of 32 states awarded money Wednesday to help train unemployed workers for high-demand industries. The United States Department of Labor announced more than $154 million awarded to states Wednesday through its Job-Driven National Emergency Grant program. Puerto Rico and the Cherokee tribal nation also received grant funds. The state received slightly ...

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Puerto Rico converts energy sector reform into law

The Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor signed a law Tuesday intended to revamp the U.S. territory’s power company amid complaints of corruption and costly bills. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said the law also seeks to increase the use of natural gas and renewable energy sources, with Puerto Rico currently depending on oil to generate ...

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