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Dengue Epidemic On 02 September 2014, the Puerto Rico Health Department delared an epidemic of the mosquito-borne dengue virus.

Chikungunya Epidemic On 17 July 2014, the Puerto Rico Health Department delared an epidemic of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus.

You can protect yourself from both chikungunya and dengue by using insect repellent containing DEET.

Top Local News Headlines

These are the top local news stories from News is my Business for Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

Olein Recovery Corp. expands Puerto Rico operations

Published 17 September 2014, 5:05 am
Puerto Rican oil recycling company, Olein Recovery Corp., announced Tuesday expansion plans that call for a $2 million modernization of its laboratory and production lines, which will add 50 new jobs. Read More →

OPEN Puerto Rico looks to raise $14K via AntRocket

Published 17 September 2014, 5:04 am
OPEN Puerto Rico, a platform that strives to find and publish governmental data and public documents, is looking to raise $14,000 through crowdfunding platform AntRocket, to be able to further its pursuit of pushing for public sector transparency. Read More →

New appointees in insurance, retail sectors

Published 17 September 2014, 5:03 am
In recent weeks, new executives have moved into positions at Liberty International Underwriters and El Mesón Sandwiches, an insurance and retail operation, respectively. Read More →

Entities partner to boost entrepreneurship ecosystem

Published 17 September 2014, 5:02 am
Microfinanzas Puerto Rico and the three campuses that make up the Ana G. Méndez University System recently signed a collaboration agreement to develop and strengthen a business ecosystem that benefits the university students and the communities where the campuses are located, including low-income areas. Read More →

EPA grants $120K to help reduce air pollution

Published 17 September 2014, 5:01 am
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $120,000 to Puerto Rico’s Desarrollo Integral del Sur Inc. to help it identify sources of air pollution in the Tallaboa-Encarnación community. The community is located in an industrial area of where there are a number of petrochemical businesses. The project is called "Pulmones Saludables, Ahora!" (“Healthy Lungs, Now!”) Read More →

UPR-Mayagüez biotech program marks 20th anniversary

Published 17 September 2014, 5:00 am
The University of Puerto Rico’s Mayagüez campus is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Industrial Biotechnology Program, which has served as a platform to present innovative technological, research and cutting-edge aspects using the science as a change agent. Read More →

P.R., USVI get $3M in grants to improve jobless programs

Published 16 September 2014, 5:03 am
The U.S. Department of Labor announced Monday awards exceeding a combined $3 million for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to improve unemployment insurance programs. Read More →

Popular Community Bank closes sale of Fla. operations

Published 16 September 2014, 5:02 am
Popular Inc. announced Monday that Popular Community Bank, its U.S. banking subsidiary, completed the previously announced sale of its Central Florida regional operations to Harbor Community Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of HCBF Holding Company Inc. Read More →

Local DDR malls deliver school supplies to nonprofits

Published 16 September 2014, 5:00 am
About 3,000 school supplies were delivered by DDR’s Puerto Rico shopping centers to six nonprofit organizations that provide services to children and youth of school age. Read More →

Grupo Triple-S expands operations to Costa Rica

Published 15 September 2014, 10:16 am
In what represents its first venture outside the Caribbean region, Grupo Triple-S announced today the expansion of its health and life insurance operations to Costa Rica under the brand BlueCross BlueShield Costa Rica. Read More →

Congress could nix Export-Import Bank by month’s end

Published 15 September 2014, 5:05 am
WASHINGTON — What do the World War II-era Burma Road, the 30,000-mile-long Pan-American Highway linking Alaska to Argentina, a $120 million aluminum smelter in Ghana, and a $3 billion liquefied natural gas project in Papua New Guinea have in common? Read More →

San Juan port welcomes 28% more visitors in July, Aug.

Published 15 September 2014, 5:04 am
Cruise ship passengers arriving at the port of San Juan increased by 28 percent in July and August, in comparison to the same period in 2013, a growth the Puerto Rico Ports Authority attributed to the “Low Season Rates Program,” established in May of this year. Read More →

UPR Business School to host jobs, internship fair

Published 15 September 2014, 5:03 am
Looking to establish a link between students and potential employers, the University of Puerto Rico’s School of Business Administration in Río Piedras will host a Jobs and Internships Fair on Sept. 24, with the participation of companies looking to recruit students. Read More →

FirstBank opens new branch in Plazoleta del Condado

Published 15 September 2014, 5:02 am
FirstBank recently inaugurated a new branch in Santurce, located at the Plazoleta del Condado, where the former Banco Popular location was until earlier this year. Read More →

Meet Puerto Rico honors Gilberto ‘Kiko’ Pesquera

Published 15 September 2014, 5:01 am
Meet Puerto Rico will be honoring individuals who have shown a firm commitment to the development and enhancement of the groups and conventions tourism market in Puerto Rico and who have positively impacted the global awareness of Puerto Rico as a meetings destination with the establishment of the Gilberto “Kiko” Pesquera Hall of Fame. Read More →

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