But experts think the rate is close to bottoming out.
The commonwealth's problem is deficits not its debt load, say former IMF economists.
Capital goods orders for June beat expectations, rebounding strongly after dropping the past two months.
If the deal is approved, Teva says the combined company would have revenue of about $26 billion and EBITDA of $9.5 billion in 2016.
But Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez has introduced legislation to raise the small business loan guaranty limit to $23.5 billion.
The opening of a new bank in America provides hope that more will follow.
The deal further concentrates the market for commercial health-care insurance.
Fiat Chrysler needs the equity financing to meet its long-term goal of boosting sales by 60%.
Bruce Thompson is leaving the banking giant amid a management shakeup.
The Taxpayer Protection and Responsible Resolution Act creates a Chapter 14 for banks and replaces Dodd-Frank's orderly liquidation authority.