Top Local News Headlines

These are the top local news stories from News is my Business for Saturday, July 4, 2015.

Puerto Rico bankruptcies +3% in June, -7% so far in ’15

Published 2 July 2015, 5:05 am
Island bankruptcy cases for the month of June were up 3 percent, with total liquidation cases filing leading the pack, a preliminary tally from Boletín de Puerto Rico released Wednesday showed. Read More →

UPS marks 30 years of Puerto Rico operations

Published 2 July 2015, 5:04 am
This year marks UPS’s 30 years of operations in Puerto Rico, where it has achieved sustainable growth and shown a “commitment to service excellence on the island,” company officials announced Wednesday. Read More →

Expedia expands P.R. presence with 1st local office

Published 2 July 2015, 5:03 am
The Expedia group, one of the world's leading travel companies, announced this week the opening of its first local Puerto Rico office in San Juan. Read More →

EPA to provide $200K for environmental job training

Published 2 July 2015, 5:02 am
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck announced Wednesday that the agency has selected nonprofit PathStone Corp., to receive $192,300 to provide green job training in Puerto Rico. Read More →

Liberty to host ‘Blood for Sharks’ blood drive event

Published 2 July 2015, 5:01 am
To celebrate Discovery Channel’s Shark Week 2015, Liberty Puerto Rico will hold Blood for Sharks,” a blood drive campaign to benefit the Puerto Rico Blood Bank at Río Piedras Medical Center on July 2-3, the company announced. Read More →

FirstBank, Gustazos partner to offer points for purchases

Published 2 July 2015, 5:00 am
FirstBank and, an online platform that sells group discount offers, recently joined forces to provide additional benefit to the bank’s customers in the form of credit card points. Read More →

P.R. governor creates work group to restructure debt

Published 30 June 2015, 5:01 am
Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro García-Padilla announced Monday a multi-pronged plan to address the island’s fiscal crisis to work with creditors on restructuring what he described as the “unpayable” $73 billion debt. Read More →

Puerto Rico gets $180K for reemployment services

Published 30 June 2015, 5:00 am
The U.S. Department of Labor announced Monday it has awarded $80 million to workforce agencies in 44 states and in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia to provide re-employment and eligibility assessments. Read More →

Puerto Rico to host ICANN conference in fall of 2016

Published 29 June 2015, 5:03 am
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, known as ICANN, will host its third public meeting of 2016 in Puerto Rico, from Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, the organization announced late last week. Read More →

Toyota Foundation opens environmental grant cycle

Published 29 June 2015, 5:02 am
The Toyota Foundation recently opened this year’s environmental grant cycle, allocating $100,000 to subsidize the work of several community-based and nonprofit organizations focused on environmental issues. Read More →

FHLBNY opens 2015 board of directors election process

Published 29 June 2015, 5:01 am
The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York recently began formally soliciting nominations for candidates to serve on its board of directors for terms starting Jan. 1, 2016, the FHLBNY announced. Read More →

Columbus Communications donates $120K to nonprofits

Published 29 June 2015, 5:00 am
Columbus Communications and its local division Columbus Business Solutions recently delivered a donation of $60,000 each to Hogar Infantil Divino Niño Jesús in Luquillo and Hogares Teresa Toda in Canóvanas, from the proceeds of the 8th edition of its Charities Golf Tournament. Read More →

Popular Community Bank inaugurates new NY HQs

Published 26 June 2015, 5:00 am
High-ranking Popular Inc. executives were in this city this week to inaugurate the new headquarters for its Popular Community Bank business in North America, with expectations that the operation will generate more than $100 million in revenue over the next two or three years. Read More →

Total Petroleum to invest $32M in Puerto Rico

Published 25 June 2015, 5:01 am
Total Petroleum Puerto Rico Corp. announced Wednesday plans to invest some $32 million to expand and renew its terminal located in Guaynabo. Read More →

Seguros Múltiples to offer compulsory insurance

Published 25 June 2015, 5:00 am
Starting July 1, the Cooperativa de Seguros Multiples will begin competing in the compulsory insurance market with a new policy known as the Seguros Múltiples Compulsory Insurance. Read More →

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