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  • NEW YORK July 23- A new offer by bondholders of Puerto Rico's public utility PREPA to refinance billions of dollars in debt was criticized by the utility on Thursday and deemed risky by others. Presented to PREPA on July 7 and made public on Thursday, the bondholders' plan would split about $8 billion of debt into two tranches, with one taking the form of capital...

  • Insured Puerto Rico debt holders in 'good shape'? Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 3:15 PM ET
    A Puerto Rican flag flies from a building in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    With Puerto Rico saying it can't pay its $72 billion debt, bond investors worry whether bond insurers can cover a looming default.

  • Investors scramble to avoid Puerto Rico losses Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 11:56 AM ET
    San Juan Cemetery Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico isn't turning out to be the golden investment opportunity hedge funds and other big money investors once thought it was.

  • Puerto Rico more important than Greece: Cramer Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 10:25 AM ET
    A woman walks past clothes for sale and signs reading "Closing down sale" in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, June 29, 2015.

    CNBC's Jim Cramer explains why the Puerto Rico situation is more important than Greece or China.

  • June 30- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services lowered its credit rating on Puerto Rico to' CCC-minus' from' CCC-plus', hours after Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla said the U.S. territory needed a period of bankruptcy to restructure its debt. Former IMF staffers-- engaged by Government Development Bank, Puerto Rico's financing arm-- issued a damning report on Sunday...

  • Puerto Rico poses 'substantial threat': Strategist Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla delivers his state of the Commonwealth address at the Capitol building in San Juan on April 30, 2015.

    All eyes are on Greece's impending default, but Societe Generale's Larry McDonald says it's another crisis that threatens the financial market.

  • *Former bankruptcy judge: Puerto Rico "urgently needs our help". Steven Rhodes, the retired U.S. bankruptcy judge who oversaw Detroit's historic bankruptcy and has now been retained by Puerto Rico to help solve its problems, gave a blunt assessment on Monday. Puerto Rico "urgently needs our help," Rhodes said.

  • NEW YORK, June 29- Puerto Rico is "insolvent" and will soon run out of cash, according to a newly appointed adviser to the commonwealth who was the judge who oversaw the historic bankruptcy of Detroit. The U.S. territory's future hinges on gaining eligibility for debt restructuring under the U.S. bankruptcy code, a process it does not currently have access to, said...

  • *Greece will not pay IMF on Tuesday: Govt official. *Euro STOXX 50 index- biggest one-day fall since 2011. And Greece appeared to confirm it was heading for a default after a government official said the country would not pay a 1.6 billon euro loan installment due to the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday.

  • *Greece will not pay IMF on Tuesday: Govt official. *Euro STOXX 50 index- biggest one-day fall since 2011. Greece appeared to confirm it was heading for a default after a government official said the country would not pay a 1.6 billon euro loan installment due to the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday.

  • And that was before Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla admitted Monday that the country's budget gap was bigger than thought and it could not repay more than $70 billion in debt. Over the past year, funds run by Goldman Sachs Group Inc have increased their exposure to Puerto Rico to attract yield-hungry investors, U.S. regulatory filings show.

  • Next for Puerto Rico: 'People are going to leave' Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 1:41 PM ET
    A statue of U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower on the President's Walk, in front of Puerto Rico's Capitol building, in San Juan.

    As Puerto Rico's dire fiscal and economic situation becomes more acute, it could see its population decreasing even further.

  • NEW YORK, June 29- Puerto Rico's governor, following a damning report by former IMF staffers about the U.S. Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla said on Monday that over the next week, leaders would host meetings and briefings and tell citizens the steps the Commonwealth is taking to address Puerto Rico's problems. The report, made available late Sunday, said Puerto...

  • White House: Not contemplating Puerto Rico bailout Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 1:03 PM ET
    A man walks past a vacant building in the Santurce neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    The White House said Monday it is not contemplating bailing out Puerto Rico from its financial hole.

  • *Euro STOXX 50 index- biggest one-day fall since 2011. June 29- U.S. stocks extended their losses in heavy trading on Monday, adding to a global selloff, after a collapse in Greek bailout talks intensified fears that the country could be the first to exit the euro zone. In Europe, the blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index suffered its biggest one-day fall since 2011..

  • US STOCKS-Wall St falls as Grexit fears grow Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 10:51 AM ET

    *Nine of 10 S&P sectors in the red. June 29- Most U.S. stocks fell on Monday after Greek bailout talks collapsed, intensifying fears that the country could be the first to exit the euro zone. The European Central Bank froze funding to Greek banks, forcing Athens to shut banks for a week to keep them from collapsing.

  • NEW YORK, June 29- Puerto Rico's governor on Monday said "difficult decisions" must be made after a damning report by former IMF staffers proposed debt restructuring and tough austerity measures for the crisis-hit island, which is struggling with $73 billion of debt. Puerto Rico's benchmark general obligation bonds that carry an 8 percent coupon and mature in...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St falls as Greek crisis worsens Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 9:59 AM ET

    The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite fell around 0.7 percent as markets around the world slumped on fears that other European countries would suffer if Greece defaults. The European Central Bank froze funding to Greek banks, forcing Athens to shut banks for a week to keep them from collapsing. said Leo Grohowski, who oversees about $194 billion in client assets...

  • "Everything that touches Puerto Rico, the debt, the monolines, the banks, will all sell off pretty aggressively," said Daniel Hanson, analyst at Height Securities. Assured Guaranty shares fell 19.8 percent while MBIA Inc fell 6.7 percent. Assured Guaranty said it insured over $6 billion in par value of Puerto Rico bonds as of the end of March.

  • NEW YORK, June 26- Puerto Rico's distressed power authority PREPA and its creditors have been discussing a deal for the utility to avoid a potential default next week as a $400 million payment deadline looms, a source familiar with the talks said on Friday. Talks are at crunch point, with PREPA facing a July 1 interest payment. To buy time, the two sides have been...