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These are the top local news stories from News is my Business for Sunday, November 23, 2014.

Gov’t, airport officials unveil LMM’s new $130M terminal

Published 21 November 2014, 5:03 am
Gov. Alejandro García-Padilla accompanied Aerostar Airport Holdings officials Thursday for the inauguration of the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport’s Terminal B, after the completion of a yearlong, $130 million renovation. Read More →

Janssen launches ‘Bridge to Employment’ program

Published 21 November 2014, 5:02 am
Janssen Pharmaceutical launched the Bridge to Employment (BTE) Program for 57 sophomores in Manatí and Gurabo, as part of its Early Talent Strategy to engage millennials with the life sciences manufacturing sector. Read More →

AT&T gives nearly $200K to Aspira Puerto Rico

Published 21 November 2014, 5:01 am
AT&T on Thursday granted Aspira Puerto Rico nearly $200,000 to help it continue its mission of improving the quality of life and enhancing socio-economic development through holistic education and leadership development in Puerto Rico. Read More →

FirstBank marks ‘Int’l Day of Philanthropy’ locally

Published 21 November 2014, 5:00 am
FirstBank recently recognized six nonprofit organizations for their commitment and services to communities, individuals and disadvantaged groups, during the celebration of the International Day of Philanthropy, presenting them with the “Uno con Puerto Rico” award. Read More →

T-Mobile Puerto Rico is among ‘most profitable’ units

Published 20 November 2014, 5:01 am
T-Mobile Puerto Rico is ending a very active 2014, during which it set out to break industry rules by launching a slew of offers — including doing away with annual contracts and unleashing unlimited data for smartphones and tablets. Read More →

Tax Credits Int’l sets up Puerto Rico headquarters

Published 20 November 2014, 5:00 am
Tax Credits International Inc. announced Wednesday the establishment of its world headquarters in Humacao, on Puerto Rico’s eastern end. Read More →

Broadband adoption up across island, but gaps remain

Published 19 November 2014, 5:03 am
Home broadband adoption in Puerto Rico increased by 15 percentage points between 2010 and 2014, surging from 31 percent to 46 percent of adults using the service, according to Connect Puerto Rico’s 2014 broadband survey results released Tuesday. Read More →

Claro wraps up ’14 with $100M in capital upgrades

Published 19 November 2014, 5:02 am
Telecommunications provider Claro de Puerto Rico will wrap up 2014 with a total of $100 million in capital investments in its fiber optic network, mobile infrastructure and application development — among other improvements — to be able to offer customers “the best cutting-edge technology” available, company President Enrique Ortiz de Montellano said Tuesday. Read More →

New stores opening at Plaza Las Américas for Christmas

Published 19 November 2014, 5:01 am
The Plaza Las Américas shopping center in Hato Rey is gearing up to welcome a handful of new tenants slated to open new stores in time for the Christmas season. Read More →

7 eco-friendly nonprofits split $100K from Toyota

Published 19 November 2014, 5:00 am
Looking to further its commitment to contributing to Puerto Rico’s quality of life, the Toyota Foundation announced Tuesday the winners of its environmental grants program, which this year distributed $100,000 among seven nonprofits working on eco-friendly initiatives. Read More →

Puerto Rico’s 1st IT sector study reveals growth potential

Published 18 November 2014, 5:03 am
Puerto Rico’s information technology industry generated nearly 3,000 jobs this year, split among 55 of the largest companies doing business on the island. Read More →

H3 Tech conference to promote sector get-together

Published 18 November 2014, 5:02 am
Puerto Rico’s technological sector has taken a pivotal role in the ongoing growth of the island’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, a phenomenon that has prompted the celebration of the upcoming H3 Tech Conference on Nov. 21-22, to give so-called "Hustlers,” "Hipsters," and "Hackers" the forum to exchange ideas, experiences and knowledge. Read More →

Op-Ed: On Small Biz Saturday, ‘shop small, dine small’

Published 18 November 2014, 5:01 am
As the voice for our nation’s entrepreneurs, we at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrate small businesses daily. Read More →

Retailer Gatsby launches new sales platform

Published 18 November 2014, 5:00 am
Looking to remain at the forefront of technological innovations, retailer Gatsby announced it has renewed its direct sales platform through a new program called “Gatsby Fashion Advisors.” Read More →

Op-Ed: Game changers in Puerto Rico

Published 17 November 2014, 5:03 am
According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, a game changer is a newly introduced element or factor that changes an existing situation or activity in a significant way. Read More →

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