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Puerto Rico Wants To Become A State; Here"s What That Means

Earlier this month, 97 percent of Puerto Ricans who participated in a non-binding referendum voted in favor of Puerto Rico becoming the 51st U.S. state. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaJun 19th, 2017

Puerto Rico"s debt crisis explained

Puerto Ricans voted yes to statehood. But becoming a state wouldn't solve the island's $120 billion debt problem. CNN's Christine Romans explains......»»

Category: videoSource: cnnJun 28th, 2017

Puerto Rico just voted to become the 51st US state — here are 15 stunning photos that will make you hope that happens

Ricardo Arduengo/AP PhotoThis weekend, Puerto Ricans made their way to the polls to vote on the possibility of the US territory officially becoming the 51st state. While 9.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 12th, 2017

Puerto Rico Votes for Statehood, Needs Congress OK to Be First New State Since 1959

Ninety-seven percent of Puerto Ricans voted for statehood in a non-binding referendum Sunday, a result considered flawed given the fact that just 23% of eligible voters cast their ballots. It was the........»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstJun 12th, 2017

Puerto Rico votes to be 51st state, but...

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Category: topSource: cnnJun 12th, 2017

Puerto Rico Votes for Statehood, Needs Congress OK to be First New State Since 1959

Ninety-seven percent of Puerto Ricans voted for statehood in a non-binding referendum Sunday, a result considered flawed given the fact that just 23% of eligible voters cast their ballots. It was the........»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstJun 12th, 2017

Puerto Rico"s economic crisis remains even as it votes to be 51st state

Puerto Ricans voted overwhelmingly Sunday to become the 51st U.S. state, but there is no celebrating yet......»»

Category: topSource: cnnJun 12th, 2017

Puerto Rico votes to be 51st state but...

Puerto Rico voted Sunday to become the 51st U.S. state, but that is unlikely to happen any time soon, and it won't help the island's $70 billion bankruptcy......»»

Category: marketsSource: cnnJun 12th, 2017

Puerto Rico voted to become the 51st US state

SAN JUAN — An official count of votes for Puerto Rico's plebiscite on Sunday showed overwhelming support for US statehood, though adding another star to the US flag would most likely face an uphill battle i.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 12th, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: Puerto Rico votes for statehood, but low turnout may undermine chances

Puerto Ricans overwhelmingly voted to become the 51st state on Sunday, but a low turnout threatened to undermine the legitimacy of the nonbinding referendum as the island grapples with an economic crisis......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 11th, 2017

Wrong Way! Why Would Puerto Rico Want to Become a State?

Via The Daily Bell Secession has been a hot topic lately from Brexit, to Catalonia, to California; so why is Puerto Rico voting on statehood tomorrow? It is a non-bind.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJun 10th, 2017

Will Puerto Rico Become the 51st U.S. State? Island Chooses Between Statehood, Independence or Status Quo

The vote on Sunday will decide the country's future, again......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJun 9th, 2017

Why Puerto Rico might become the 51st state

Comedian and political critic, W. Kamau Bell debates the pros and cons of Puerto Rico's status as a US territory. "United Shades of America" airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT......»»

Category: videoSource: cnnJun 9th, 2017

Amid Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Ruins, a New Push for Statehood

As Puerto Rico faces an economic meltdown, residents are preparing to vote in June in a nonbinding referendum on whether to try to become the 51st state......»»

Category: dealsSource: nytMay 16th, 2017

Why you can"t ignore Puerto Rico"s bankruptcy

Puerto Rico's bankruptcy is poised to threaten the livelihood of American citizens who planned their retirement on the island's promises, bludgeon investors and undermine state governments. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 5th, 2017

State and city budget blues: Pressures keep piling up

It's not just Detroit and Puerto Rico with financial problems......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsNov 7th, 2016

Puerto Rico, A Legal And Political Fiasco - Creditors Try Constitutional Challenges

Puerto Rico, A Legal And Political Fiasco - Creditors Try Constitutional Challenges.....»»

Category: topSource: seekingalphaAug 14th, 2017

Puerto Rico hit with 2 lawsuits challenging board"s power

Puerto Rico has been hit .....»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsAug 7th, 2017

Puerto Rico to furlough workers, proposes pension plan reform

Puerto Rico's federally appointed financial oversight board said on Friday it will institute a two-day per month work furlough for government employees, excluding frontline law enforcement personnel, in an effort to achieve $218 million in savings......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralAug 4th, 2017

Furloughs approved for 1st time in Puerto Rico"s history

A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's crisis-wracked finances is imposing furloughs for the first time in the U.S. territory's history......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsAug 4th, 2017

Puerto Rico Gasport Project Stalls

A $380 million offshore gas project in Puerto Rico is stalling, caught up in the fallout from a $9 billion utility bankruptcy......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjAug 3rd, 2017