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These are the top local news stories from News is my Business for Friday, October 24, 2014.

Popular Inc.’s 3Q net income drops 72% year-over-year

Published 23 October 2014, 5:05 am
Popular Inc. reported Wednesday net income of $62.6 million for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, which represents a 72 percent drop when compared to the $229.1 million reported for the same year-ago period. Read More →

Ana G. Méndez University System gets $464K from USDA

Published 23 October 2014, 5:04 am
The Ana G. Méndez University System has been selected to receive a $463,862 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to replace analog microwave radio transmitters with digital radio transmitters, Rural Development State Director for Puerto Rico José Otero said Wednesday. Read More →

WORA TV switching to ABC5 Puerto Rico on Nov. 1

Published 23 October 2014, 5:03 am
Beginning Nov. 1, Telecinco Inc.'s WORA station will begin operating as ABC5 Puerto Rico, offering the ABC Television Network’s full programming lineup throughout the island. Read More →

OPEN Puerto Rico gets donation from executive Prouty

Published 23 October 2014, 5:02 am
OPEN Puerto Rico received what it called “a strong vote of confidence” this week from Nicholas Prouty, CEO of Putnam Bridge Funding LLC, who made an undisclosed donation to help the organization continue its efforts to facilitate and promote transparency in Puerto Rico. Read More →

Infiniti sponsors ‘World Stars of Classical Ballet Gala’

Published 23 October 2014, 5:01 am
Luxury automaker Infiniti recently sponsored the presentation of the World Stars of Classical Ballet Gala at the Luis A. Ferré Fine Arts Center in Santurce. Read More →

Mercedes-Benz unveils new C-Class 2015 models

Published 23 October 2014, 5:00 am
Mercedes-Benz this week unveiled two C-Class models: C300 4MATIC and the and a C400 4MATIC for the Puerto Rico market, which are currently on display as part of the Puerto Rico International Auto Show at the Plaza las Américas mall in Hato Rey. Read More →

Hyatt breaks ground on 4th hotel in Puerto Rico

Published 22 October 2014, 5:02 am
Hyatt Hotels Corp., PRISA Group and McConnell Valdés Consulting broke ground Tuesday on Puerto Rico’s fourth Hyatt-branded select service hotel, the $29.7 million Hyatt Place San Juan. Read More →

Solavei wireless service finds success in Puerto Rico

Published 22 October 2014, 5:01 am
Two years after making its debut in the Puerto Rico market, Washington-based Solavei has found success through its first-of-its kind social networking and commerce platform that enables customers to sign up for mobile voice and data services at a fraction of the competition’s cost. Read More →

Locally produced newscast to debut on WAPA America

Published 22 October 2014, 5:00 am
Starting Oct. 27 U.S. Hispanics will be able to watch a new Spanish-language primetime newscast produced specifically for the U.S. market by Puerto Rico's WAPA Television. Read More →

GDB, Treasury provide liquidity, cash flow updates

Published 20 October 2014, 5:01 am
As part of its initiative to enhance public disclosure, the Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico recently provided a “special liquidity update,” while the Treasury Department posted a Commonwealth General Fund cash flow projection for Fiscal 2015. Read More →

USDA grants $153K to Puerto Rico for housing repairs

Published 20 October 2014, 5:00 am
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently granted Puerto Rico $153,345 to help rural families repair and rehabilitate their homes. The funding is included in a global $4.8 million the agency is doling out nationwide, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced. Read More →

Lilly to close Guayama plant in ’15 as part of realignment

Published 17 October 2014, 5:02 am
Eli Lilly and Company announced Thursday plans to conclude production and pursue a sale of one of its Guayama plant, one of three operations it has in Puerto Rico. The site will remain in production until the end of 2015, company officials said. Read More →

Puerto Rico auto sales on non-stop downward spiral

Published 17 October 2014, 5:01 am
Auto sales in Puerto Rico continued their downward trend in Spetember, when 8.1 percent fewer vehicles went to new owners, marking the eighth consecutive month of this year showing negative results, according to numbers released Thursday by the United Automobile Importers Group. Read More →

Doral employees urge to gov’t to end fight, spare jobs

Published 17 October 2014, 5:00 am
A group of Doral Bank employees held a news conference Thursday, urging Gov. Alejandro García-Padilla to stop the government’s “attack” on their workplace, and “save their jobs.” Read More →

Telecom Board voicing need for transatlantic teamwork

Published 16 October 2014, 5:04 am
The Puerto Rico Telecommunications Regulatory Board is taking an active role in the international arena, voicing a need for greater transatlantic coordination and collaboration efforts to benefit markets across the globe, which stand to gain a lot from existing and emerging technologies. Read More →

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