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  • If Puerto Rico were a state Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 1:45 PM ET
    If Puerto Rico were a state

    Insight to Puerto Rico struggling with debt payments and a weak economy, with Alexandra Lebenthal, Lebenthal Holdings President and CEO.

  • Puerto Rico passed the so-called Recovery Act last year to give certain public corporations, with around $20 billion in debt, the ability to restructure financially in an orderly process. Puerto Rico is currently struggling with a total debt load of around $72 billion, which it says it is unable to pay. The Recovery Act was struck down by a federal court in Puerto...

  • Puerto Rico passed the so-called Recovery Act last year to give certain public corporations, with around $20 billion in debt, the ability to restructure financially in an orderly process. Puerto Rico is currently struggling with a total debt load of around $72 billion, which it says it is unable to pay. The Recovery Act was struck down by a federal court in Puerto...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, July 3- A key bill that will boost Puerto Rico's cash flow was signed into law Friday, the governor's office said, allowing the commonwealth to raise $400 million in Tax& Revenue Anticipation Notes from three public insurance corporations. Government officials have said Puerto Rico needs about $1.2 billion in cash to operate during the...

  • Look at your top ten holdings: Lebenthal Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    Look at your top ten holdings: Lebenthal

    Alexandra Lebenthal, Lebenthal Holdings, joins "Power Lunch" to discuss Puerto Rico's bond crisis.

  • July 1- Municipal bond researchers at Franklin Templeton, whose funds are among the largest owners of Puerto Rico debt, on Wednesday predicted a "long and costly" legal battle as the Caribbean nation tries to restructure more than $70 billion in obligations. "At the very least, in our assessment, Puerto Rico can expect creditors to seek legal affirmation and...

  • FRANKLIN TEMPLETON ANALYSTS DON' T SEE PUERTO RICO'S PROBLEMS SPILLING OVER INTO THE REST OF U.S.

  • Forget Gov. Christie, watch NJ credit: Jim Grant Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 11:55 AM ET
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie arrives on stage to make the formal announcement of his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination at Livingston High School in Livingston, New Jersey, June 30, 2015.

    New Jersey is a "wonderful window" into world credit problems, said market-watcher Jim Grant, a day after Gov. Christie announced a presidential run.

  • Progress made in Puerto Rico debt impasse: Source Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 8:25 AM ET
    Progress made in Puerto Rico debt impasse: Source

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports utility company PREPA is nearing a deal to cover a $416 million payment.

  • Fake interest rates not the way forward: James Grant Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 7:22 AM ET
    Fake interest rates not the way forward: James Grant

    James Grant, Grant's Interest Rate Observer, shares his thoughts on New Jersey's pension problems, and the impact of a low rate environment.

  • Puerto Rico debt deadline due today Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 7:18 AM ET
    Puerto Rico debt deadline due today

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports on whether the island is likely to make interest payments on nearly $2 billion in loans.

  • Oppenheimer, Puerto Rico square off over debt Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 6:42 AM ET
    People listen as Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla addresses the island's residents in a televised broadcast regarding the governments $73 billion debt, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 29, 2015.

    OppenheimerFunds, the largest holder of Puerto Rico debt, warned the island it stands ready to defend the terms of bonds it holds.

  • Here's your opportunity on Puerto Rico Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 3:52 PM ET
    Here's your opportunity on Puerto Rico talk

    Discussing the debt issues in Puerto Rico, and the outlook for bond holders, with Michael Pepe, JHS Advisors, and Oliver Pursche, Bruderman Brothers CEO. Pepe has the trade.

  • 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.

  • NEW YORK, June 30- U.S. fund manager OppenheimerFunds, the largest holder of Puerto Rico debt among U.S. municpal bond funds, warned the island it stands ready to defend the terms of bonds it holds, a day after the governor said he wanted to restructure debt and postpone bond payments. Puerto Rico's Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla could be heading toward a fight...

  • UPDATE 1-Puerto Rico bonds fall sharply for second day Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 12:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK, June 30- Puerto Rico's bonds fell sharply for a second straight session on Tuesday, a day after the island's governor said he wanted to restructure debt and postpone bond payments for years, as investors speculated about which classes of the securities were most at risk. Almost 10 percent of municipal bonds that traded Monday were Puerto Rico- related,...

  • Cramer: Puerto Rico is the big story Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 9:03 AM ET
    Cramer: Puerto Rico is the big story

    CNBC's Jim Cramer explains why Puerto Rico is the big story concerning investors at this moment.

  • How the US is helping to sink Puerto Rico Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 7:21 AM ET
    Puerto Rico capitol building

    One report notes that Puerto Rico's close association with the United States is both a benefit and a curse when it comes to the island's economy.

  • 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 bonds: Beware these key dangers Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 6:41 AM ET
    Puerto Rico bonds: Beware these key dangers

    Alexandra Lebenthal, Lebenthal Holdings president & CEO, weighs in on the main issues surrounding Puerto Rico's municipal bond woes.