Top Local News Headlines

These are the top local news stories from News is my Business for Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

Liberty Puerto Rico reports Y-O-Y revenue growth in ’16

Published 17 February 2017, 5:02 am
Despite continued macroeconomic uncertainty and climbing population migration numbers, Liberty Puerto Rico reported positive revenue growth of 1.1 percent, year-over-year in 2016. Read More →

Keller Williams real estate expands into Puerto Rico

Published 17 February 2017, 5:01 am
Keller Williams, the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count, announced the opening of an office in Puerto Rico, where it will incorporate some 60 agents. Read More →

Ford unveils 8-yr./100K mile protection for ’17 Fiesta

Published 17 February 2017, 5:00 am
Ford announced Thursday the introduction of one of Puerto Rico's most comprehensive auto protection plan that covers more than 1,000 components of the 2017 Ford Fiesta for eight years or 100,000 miles. Read More →

Execs gather to promote ‘responsible investment’ in P.R.

Published 16 February 2017, 5:02 am
Investing in Puerto Rico has become one of those polarizing topics that generate much controversy and distrust. Read More →

FirstBank collects 5,952 cell phones for recycling

Published 16 February 2017, 5:01 am
Because 100 percent of the materials in mobile phones are recyclable, since 2014 FirstBank has been collecting devices at its branches as part of its social responsibility program called “Uno con el Ambiente.” Read More →

Consultiva Internacional to discuss market perspectives

Published 16 February 2017, 5:00 am
The Investment Strategy Committee at Consultiva International Inc. will be presenting its global economic outlook for 2017 at its annual conference for clients, guests and partners on Feb. 23, the company announced Wednesday. Read More →

Ankura Consulting opens Puerto Rico advisory office

Published 15 February 2017, 5:01 am
Ankura Consulting Group announced Tuesday the opening of its 11th business advisory and expert services consultancy office, located in San Juan. Read More →

P.R. Coffee Roasters to sell coffee brands on Amazon

Published 15 February 2017, 5:00 am
Puerto Rico Coffee Roasters announced Tuesday it has reached an agreement to sell its flagship coffee brands — Café Yaucono, Café Rico and Café Crema — through the Amazon platform. Read More →

Moody’s: Pension bonds face imminent payment default

Published 14 February 2017, 5:03 am
In the coming months, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico will default on bonds issued by its Employees Retirement System following the steady depletion of the bonds' debt service reserves, Moody’s predicted. Read More →

Atlas Asset Management launches new investment option

Published 14 February 2017, 5:02 am
Atlas Asset Management recently launched an investment fun to give Puerto Rico residents the option to divest their savings in an instrument that is not tied to government debt. Read More →

Op-Ed: Hate your job? Flip that situation over

Published 14 February 2017, 5:01 am
“I’m in a rut. I hate my job. I’m underpaid and I’ve applied to everything that comes up, but I don’t even get to the first round of interviews. I obviously can’t leave… I can’t afford to not have an income. I feel doomed.” Read More →

Guayacán, Builders Assoc. open call for grant program

Published 14 February 2017, 5:00 am
The Puerto Rico Builders Association and Grupo Guayacán Inc. recently opened a call for its new grants program, to be managed by the Puerto Rico Community Foundation. Read More →

Toyota de PR to pursue ‘slow and steady growth’ in ’17

Published 13 February 2017, 5:01 am
Following its mantra of “slow and steady growth,” Toyota de Puerto Rico is rolling into 2017 with the goal of maintaining its local market share, currently 32.2 percent, while ramping up efforts to offer the best products and service. Read More →

Oversight Board issues RFP for pensions consultant

Published 13 February 2017, 5:00 am
The Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico is looking for an independent actuary, pension, and planning consultant for which it has issued an a request for proposals for parties interested in providing services. Read More →

Moody’s: PR banks buffers improved vs. recession

Published 10 February 2017, 5:00 am
Moody's-rated Puerto Rican banks, Banco Santander Puerto Rico, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico and FirstBank Puerto Rico have improved their capitalization, reserves and core funding in the face of protracted economic recession in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Moody's Investors Service said in a new report released Thursday. Read More →

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