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The Hill
Hurricane victims are headed for homelessnessAn affordable housing crisis is deepening in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and th
The Hill / Posted 23 hours ago
An affordable housing crisis is deepening in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Even before the storms, each community had severe shortages of affordable rental homes. Houston and Orlando had fewer than 18 affordable and available... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Is Puerto Rico Beingin a solar/battery array that is sustaining the few medical facilities in San J
Op-Ed News / Posted 2 days ago
in a solar/battery array that is sustaining the few medical facilities in San Juan with reliable power. But overall, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are in such horrific shape that it's hard to dismiss the idea that the weak recovery... Read more
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FOX Business
US jobless claims fall after two straight weekly increasesaverage of claims fell 8,750 between the October and November survey weeks, sug
FOX Business / Posted 2 days ago
average of claims fell 8,750 between the October and November survey weeks, suggesting steady job growth this month. Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are not included in the nonfarm payrolls report. The economy created 261,000 jobs in... Read more
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FOX Business
US jobless claims fall after two straight weekly increasesaverage of claims fell 8,750 between the October and November survey weeks, sug
FOX Business / Posted 2 days ago
average of claims fell 8,750 between the October and November survey weeks, suggesting steady job growth this month. Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are not included in the nonfarm payrolls report. The economy created 261,000 jobs in... Read more
5d
KPBS San Diego
When College Plans Washed Away With Hurricane Mariawho have arrived in Florida since Oct. 3. Schools have felt that influx, with a
KPBS San Diego / Posted 5 days ago
who have arrived in Florida since Oct. 3. Schools have felt that influx, with about 7,200 displaced students enrolling from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands — Orlando's largest district has taken in more than 2,000 of those students. Yerianne... Read more
5d
The Hill
Congress faces growing health care crisis in Puerto Ricothe Senate is focused on taxes when they get back from Thanksgiving ... are the
The Hill / Posted 5 days ago
the Senate is focused on taxes when they get back from Thanksgiving ... are they going to be able to get to all of these? Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands could fall through the cracks,” Park said. Some lawmakers blasted the Trump... Read more
9d
The Hill
Now is the time to modernize the flood insurance programfour weeks, three major storms — Harvey, Irma, and Maria — battered the United
The Hill / Posted 9 days ago
four weeks, three major storms — Harvey, Irma, and Maria — battered the United States from Texas, Louisiana, and Florida to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, leaving at least 260 dead and more than $250 billion in estimated damage. As with past... Read more
11d
The Brown Daily Herald
Panelists discuss amplification of effects of colonialism post Irma, MaríaVirgin Islands, Rodríguez told The Herald. “We hope to open up a conversation
The Brown Daily Herald / Posted 11 days ago
Virgin Islands, Rodríguez told The Herald. “We hope to open up a conversation that should be expanded in terms of understanding the centrality of the role of colonialism in the subjugation of people in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands,” she ad... Read more
11d
The Evening Sun
Chobani to donate 1.3 million lbs. of milk to hurricane victimsfood for more people, Chobani has announced it will be donating 1.3 million pou
The Evening Sun / Posted 11 days ago
food for more people, Chobani has announced it will be donating 1.3 million pounds of powdered milk to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands in the coming weeks. Chobani Founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya made the announcement... Read more
14d
Northwest Herald
McHenry County Democrats to host Hurricane Maria relief fundraiser in Woodstocknews release from the Democratic Party of McHenry County. The event will raise
Northwest Herald / Posted 14 days ago
news release from the Democratic Party of McHenry County. The event will raise money for relief and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, both recently devastated by Hurricane Maria. “This event is a way for people in our... Read more
15d
Reuters
jobless claims rise more than expected as hurricane backlog clearshigh of 298,000 hit at the start of September in the aftermath of hurricanes th
Reuters / Posted 15 days ago
high of 298,000 hit at the start of September in the aftermath of hurricanes that ravaged parts of Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The Labor Department noted that it is now processing backlogged claims in Puerto Rico... Read more
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15d
FOX Business
US jobless claims rise more than expected as hurricane backlog clearshigh of 298,000 hit at the start of September in the aftermath of hurricanes th
FOX Business / Posted 15 days ago
high of 298,000 hit at the start of September in the aftermath of hurricanes that ravaged parts of Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The Labor Department noted that it is now processing backlogged claims in Puerto Rico... Read more
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15d
FOX Business
US jobless claims rise more than expected as hurricane backlog clearshigh of 298,000 hit at the start of September in the aftermath of hurricanes th
FOX Business / Posted 15 days ago
high of 298,000 hit at the start of September in the aftermath of hurricanes that ravaged parts of Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. More from FOX Business The Labor Department noted that it is now processing backlogged... Read more
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15d
Channel NewsAsia
Jobless claims rise more than expected as hurricane backlog clearshigh of 298,000 hit at the start of September in the aftermath of hurricanes th
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 15 days ago
high of 298,000 hit at the start of September in the aftermath of hurricanes that ravaged parts of Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The Labor Department noted that it is now processing backlogged claims in Puerto Rico... Read more
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15d
The Hollywood Reporter
Dish Adds 16,000 Pay TV Subs in Third Quarter, Excluding Hurricane ImpactThe satellite TV company, led by Charlie Ergen, removes 145,000 subs in Puerto
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 15 days ago
The satellite TV company, led by Charlie Ergen, removes 145,000 subs in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands due to Hurricane Maria. Dish Network on Thursday reported lower third-quarter financials and said it added 16,000 net pay TV subscribers in... Read more
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15d
Bangor Daily News
Friday, Nov. 10, 2017: Subverting the voters, war is illegal, grateful for our privilegeproblem at a time, so that we might go back to the miracle life we normally tak
Bangor Daily News / Posted 15 days ago
problem at a time, so that we might go back to the miracle life we normally take for granted. I think about Americans in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands who still don’t have power or water after so many weeks, and I wish these wonderful line... Read more
16d
KPBS San Diego
'A New Reality': Students And Teachers From Puerto Rico Start Over In Floridacompassion runs deep at Colonial High School, where Principal Jose Martinez has
KPBS San Diego / Posted 16 days ago
compassion runs deep at Colonial High School, where Principal Jose Martinez has already enrolled nearly 100 students from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. That's where the Roldán sisters are enrolled. More than half of the 240 faculty and staff... Read more
16d
The Post-Standard
Chobani to send powdered milk to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, Virgin Islandsmilk to a drying plant, where it will be turned into powder and shipped in five
The Post-Standard / Posted 16 days ago
milk to a drying plant, where it will be turned into powder and shipped in five-pound bags to victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. "This is our way of trying to do our part for those impacted by natural disaster -... Read more
16d
Roll Call
Summer of Storms Tests Energy Resiliencereconstruct after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Bishop has said he plans to explo
Roll Call / Posted 16 days ago
reconstruct after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Bishop has said he plans to explore ways to strengthen the electric grids of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. It remains to be seen whether lawmakers will push for such legislation in Trump’s... Read more
18d
Springfield News-Sun
Wright Patt hurricane relief flights in 2017 surpassed Katrinapounds of relief aid and equipment to hurricane-ravaged coastal regions after p
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 18 days ago
pounds of relief aid and equipment to hurricane-ravaged coastal regions after powerful storms slammed into Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The 19 multi-flight relief missions were nearly triple the seven relief missions the Air... Read more
18d
Dayton Daily News
Wright Patt hurricane relief flights in 2017 surpassed Katrinapounds of relief aid and equipment to hurricane-ravaged coastal regions after p
Dayton Daily News / Posted 18 days ago
pounds of relief aid and equipment to hurricane-ravaged coastal regions after powerful storms slammed into Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The 19 multi-flight relief missions were nearly triple the seven relief missions the Air... Read more
18d
Business Wire
First BanCorp. Announces Results of Operations for the Quarter Ended September 30, 2017loss factors were assigned to the overall balance of each major loan portfolio
Business Wire / Posted 18 days ago
loss factors were assigned to the overall balance of each major loan portfolio category in the affected regions (i.e., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands), resulting in charges of $59.2 million and $7.3 million for the Puerto Rico and the... Read more
20d
WCNC Charlotte
Time change: Goodbye daylight saving, hello standardIt isn't observed in Arizona (except the Navajo Nation), Hawaii, American Samoa
WCNC Charlotte / Posted 20 days ago
It isn't observed in Arizona (except the Navajo Nation), Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, according to the Congressional Research Service. Daylight saving is observed in... Read more
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20d
WTSP-TV Tampa
Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday: Get ready to 'fall back'It isn't observed in Arizona (except the Navajo Nation), Hawaii, American Samoa
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 20 days ago
It isn't observed in Arizona (except the Navajo Nation), Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, according to the Congressional Research Service. Daylight saving is observed in... Read more
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20d
Springfield News-Sun
New commander takes over Springfield base in ceremony Saturdaycoverage of the Springfield Air National Guard Base and its impact on Clark and
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 20 days ago
coverage of the Springfield Air National Guard Base and its impact on Clark and Champaign counties, including recent stories on local Guard units deployed to assist with relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands after hurricanes this f... Read more
20d
KING5 Seattle
Daylight saving time: Get ready to 'fall back'It isn't observed in Arizona (except the Navajo Nation), Hawaii, American Samoa
KING5 Seattle / Posted 20 days ago
It isn't observed in Arizona (except the Navajo Nation), Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, according to the Congressional Research Service. Daylight saving is observed in... Read more
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21d
Reuters
U.S. House approves funding for children's healthcare programand continues funding of community health centers for two years. It also includ
Reuters / Posted 21 days ago
and continues funding of community health centers for two years. It also includes $1 billion for Medicaid programs in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, hard hit by recent hurricanes. The bill became controversial after Republicans added... Read more
23d
Al.com
Time change this weekend: Get ready to 'fall back' 1 hour as Daylight Saving Time endsmeaning there's no springing forward or falling backward on the clocks. U.S. te
Al.com / Posted 23 days ago
meaning there's no springing forward or falling backward on the clocks. U.S. territories such as American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands don't make the change, either. We will move the clocks again on March 11, 2018, springing... Read more
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23d
EuroNews
San Juan Mayor to Trump: You Can't Handle the TruthHomeland Security Committee and other Democrats. Thompson said the committee w
EuroNews / Posted 23 days ago
Homeland Security Committee and other Democrats. Thompson said the committee was supposed to look at what is going on in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. "While the FEMA administrator is testifying on the Hill yesterday, today, tomorrow, for... Read more
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23d
WKYC Cleveland
Change your clocks this weekend: Daylight Saving Time endsIt isn't observed in Arizona (except the Navajo Nation), Hawaii, American Samoa
WKYC Cleveland / Posted 23 days ago
It isn't observed in Arizona (except the Navajo Nation), Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, according to the Congressional Research Service. Daylight saving is observed in... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Time change: Goodbye daylight saving, hello standardIt isn't observed in Arizona (except the Navajo Nation), Hawaii, American Samoa
Detroit Free Press / Posted 23 days ago
It isn't observed in Arizona (except the Navajo Nation), Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, according to the Congressional Research Service. Daylight saving is observed in... Read more
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Smyrna Clayton Sun Times
Carper, Coons urge administration expedite Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands repairsto administration officials demanding agencies expedite and better coordinate t
Smyrna Clayton Sun Times / Posted 24 days ago
to administration officials demanding agencies expedite and better coordinate the ongoing power restoration efforts in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The senators said the Trump administration’s current lack of coordination with local... Read more
24d
Dover Post
Carper, Coons urge administration expedite Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands repairsto administration officials demanding agencies expedite and better coordinate t
Dover Post / Posted 24 days ago
to administration officials demanding agencies expedite and better coordinate the ongoing power restoration efforts in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The senators said the Trump administration’s current lack of coordination with local... Read more
24d
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Tax cut is just so Trump can get a winThe government needs more revenue not cuts. Huge amounts of outlays of money fo
Santa Cruz Sentinel / Posted 24 days ago
The government needs more revenue not cuts. Huge amounts of outlays of money for the hurricanes that devastated Houston, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, the wildfires in California and the opioid crisis, not to mention infrastructure, health... Read more
24d
Houston Chronicle
$61B Harvey package includes 'coastal spine' flood prevention, new Houston reservoirsare not giving up, by any means," he said. "But we are also joined with the Flo
Houston Chronicle / Posted 24 days ago
are not giving up, by any means," he said. "But we are also joined with the Florida delegation and those who care about Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, as well as the wildfires out West, to make sure we're united with our arms linked and... Read more
24d
Athens Banner-Herald
Jackson: True scandal in Puerto Rican recovery effort is federal derelictionwarming that pose, as the Pentagon has concluded, a real and growing national s
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 24 days ago
warming that pose, as the Pentagon has concluded, a real and growing national security threat, particularly to islands like Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, both territories of the U.S. The Trump administration, however, remains in denial about... Read more
25d
Business Wire
Baltimore Business Leader and Philanthropist Larry E. Jennings, Jr. Donates $2 Million to Support Carnegie Mellon STEM Program for Diverse Studentsyears to come.” Since its inception, more than 1,200 students from across the
Business Wire / Posted 25 days ago
years to come.” Since its inception, more than 1,200 students from across the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have attended SAMS. The program focuses on providing an opportunity for students... Read more
26d
Weekly Times
Inventories, trade shield US economystruck parts of Texas and Florida in late August and early September. Hurricane
Weekly Times / Posted 26 days ago
struck parts of Texas and Florida in late August and early September. Hurricane Maria, which destroyed infrastructure in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, had no impact on third-quarter GDP growth as the islands are not included in the United... Read more
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News.com.au
Inventories, trade shield US economystruck parts of Texas and Florida in late August and early September. Hurricane
News.com.au / Posted 26 days ago
struck parts of Texas and Florida in late August and early September. Hurricane Maria, which destroyed infrastructure in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, had no impact on third-quarter GDP growth as the islands are not included in the United... Read more
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27d
CBS Baltimore
Local Corps Of Engineers Sending Members To Help With Hurricane, Wildfire Reliefare still on the ground helping those hardest hit from the storms put their liv
CBS Baltimore / Posted 27 days ago
are still on the ground helping those hardest hit from the storms put their lives back together. As the U.S. islands of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands continue to rebuild from Hurricane Maria, they are helping with the effort. “It’s great... Read more
28d
Gulf News
US economy grows 3.0% in Q3 on inventories, tradestruck parts of Texas and Florida in late August and early September. Hurricane
Gulf News / Posted 28 days ago
struck parts of Texas and Florida in late August and early September. Hurricane Maria, which destroyed infrastructure in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, had no impact on third-quarter GDP growth as the islands are not included in the United... Read more
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28d
Reuters
Inventories, trade shield U.S. economy from hurricane headwindsstruck parts of Texas and Florida in late August and early September. Hurricane
Reuters / Posted 28 days ago
struck parts of Texas and Florida in late August and early September. Hurricane Maria, which destroyed infrastructure in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, had no impact on third-quarter GDP growth as the islands are not included in the United... Read more
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28d
New York Post
Inventory, trade deficit lifts economy to third-quarter growthstruck parts of Texas and Florida in late August and early September. Hurricane
New York Post / Posted 28 days ago
struck parts of Texas and Florida in late August and early September. Hurricane Maria, which destroyed infrastructure in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, had no impact on third-quarter GDP growth as the islands are not included in the United... Read more
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28d
Reuters
Inventories, trade support U.S. third-quarter economic growthstruck parts of Texas and Florida in late August and early September. Hurricane
Reuters / Posted 28 days ago
struck parts of Texas and Florida in late August and early September. Hurricane Maria, which destroyed infrastructure in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, had no impact on third-quarter GDP growth as the islands are not included in the United... Read more
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Reuters
U.S. economy grows 3 percent in third quarter on inventories, tradestruck parts of Texas and Florida in late August and early September. Hurricane
Reuters / Posted 28 days ago
struck parts of Texas and Florida in late August and early September. Hurricane Maria, which destroyed infrastructure in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, had no impact on third-quarter GDP growth as the islands are not included in the United... Read more
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28d
FOX Business
US economy grows 3% in 3Q on inventories, tradestruck parts of Texas and Florida in late August and early September. Hurricane
FOX Business / Posted 28 days ago
struck parts of Texas and Florida in late August and early September. Hurricane Maria, which destroyed infrastructure in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, had no impact on third-quarter GDP growth as the islands are not included in the United... Read more
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FOX Business
US economy grows 3% in 3Q on inventories, tradestruck parts of Texas and Florida in late August and early September. Hurricane
FOX Business / Posted 28 days ago
struck parts of Texas and Florida in late August and early September. Hurricane Maria, which destroyed infrastructure in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, had no impact on third-quarter GDP growth as the islands are not included in the United... Read more
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29d
Springfield News-Sun
New commander to take over Springfield Guard baseon Clark and Champaign counties, including recent stories on local Guard units
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 29 days ago
on Clark and Champaign counties, including recent stories on local Guard units deployed to assist with relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands after hurricanes this fall. By the numbers: 1,300 — Estimated total employment at... Read more
29d
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
State senator on Trump list for energy jobwould fill a vacancy formerly filled by Jim Powell, named by President Barack O
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 29 days ago
would fill a vacancy formerly filled by Jim Powell, named by President Barack Obama. "I can see spending a lot of time in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and being a liaison in rebuilding the infrastructure and power grid," Williams said of the... Read more
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KTVU 2 San Francisco
Post firestorm housing possibilitiesyour main home and you will recapture all that cost," said Mr. Marshall. With
KTVU 2 San Francisco / Posted 29 days ago
your main home and you will recapture all that cost," said Mr. Marshall. With FEMA already overloaded in Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, FEMA has told Sonoma and Napa Counties to think outside of the box when looking for... Read more
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