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SBA shrinks CT's export-promo grant to $339K - Hartford Business
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Monday, 24 September 2012
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SBA shrinks CT's export-promo grant to $339K
Hartford Business
... the Connecticut governor's China trade mission, the state is collecting $339,319 from the SBA to help small businesses promote their products and services overseas – a smaller sum than its initial award a year ago, officials say. The federal Small ...

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Manchester Community College Offering Sales and Use Tax Course - Hartford Courant
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Monday, 24 September 2012
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Manchester Community College Offering Sales and Use Tax Course
Hartford Courant
"It is so important for small business owners to know if the services they provide are taxable or not," said Sanjeev Khurana, the course instructor and senior auditor for the State of Connecticut's Department of Revenue Services. The seminar will be ...

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U.S. Census: More Connecticut families, and children, living below the poverty level
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Thursday, 20 September 2012
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September 21, 2012

More Connecticut families fell below the poverty level last year, with children hit particularly hard, as the state struggles to get to its feet in a tepid recovery, a new U.S. Census survey shows.

Nearly 15 percent of children in the state live in poverty, according to the Census, as does nearly

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Murphy Talks Economy, Small Businesses in Meriden - Patch.com
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Thursday, 20 September 2012
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Murphy Talks Economy, Small Businesses in Meriden
Patch.com
U.S. Congressman and Senate hopeful Chris Murphy, D-5, was in Meriden Wednesday morning to host a Small Business Seminar at the public library, where he talked about the resources available to Connecticut's small business owners. “The future of ...

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Redding Resident Helps Local Business Ramp Up Marketing Efforts - Patch.com
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Thursday, 20 September 2012
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Redding Resident Helps Local Business Ramp Up Marketing Efforts
Patch.com
"Small business owners who are looking to take their marketing efforts to the next level should attend," Drury said. "Whether you are thinking about starting an email marketing campaign, looking for ways to improve your current campaign or just want to ...

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Small business workshop on Sept. 24 and 25 at Three Rivers College - Norwich Bulletin
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Monday, 17 September 2012
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Small business workshop on Sept. 24 and 25 at Three Rivers College
Norwich Bulletin
The Connecticut Small Business Development Center at Three Rivers Community College will host “Writing a Business Plan: Your Company's Roadmap” from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 24 and 25 at Three Rivers Community College, 574 New London Turnpike, ...

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Consolidation aids water business in western Conn. - Businessweek
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Sunday, 16 September 2012
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Consolidation aids water business in western Conn.
Businessweek
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As western Connecticut's population has grown with the expansion of New York City's suburbs, independent water systems that serve hundreds of communities have struggled to keep up with demand. To improve access to running ...
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Small Business Snapshot Contest to Showcase … Aug 31 - Providence Business News
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Friday, 31 August 2012
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Small Business Snapshot Contest to Showcase … Aug 31
Providence Business News
The contest is open to all small business owners in Rhode Island and surrounding areas of Connecticut and Massachusetts. The entry with the most votes will receive $1,500 in marketing, web or social media services from Quill and Cursor and $2,500 in ...

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Storrs-Based Biorasis Inc. Awarded $486406 NSF Grant - Patch.com
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Friday, 31 August 2012
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Storrs-Based Biorasis Inc. Awarded $486406 NSF Grant
Patch.com
Biorasis Inc., a Storrs-based facility at the University of Connecticut Technology Incubation Program, received a $486,406 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Congressman Joe Courtney ...

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Recruiting a child prostitute in Connecticut
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August 6, 2012

A 15-year-old was having a bad day at Fitch High School in Groton, so she left school early that day in May 2010 and headed to Ocean Beach to clear her head. Within minutes, a sympathetic older man approached her. He comforted her and hung out with her at the beach

 
CT Sun lose to Chicago Sky - Examiner.com
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Sunday, 26 August 2012
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CT Sun lose to Chicago Sky
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News & Info · Business · Industry · Small Business · Stock Market · Personal Finance · Politics ... Despite the Sky being down Olympic center Sylvia Fowles and forward Tamera Young, they were able to hold off the CT Sun. Epiphanny Prince scored 15 ...

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Small-business Q&A: Sweat the details in assessing fitness business - Houston Chronicle
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Sunday, 26 August 2012
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Small-business Q&A: Sweat the details in assessing fitness business
Houston Chronicle
Jacqueline Taylor is associate region director of the UH Small Business Development Center, a partnership of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the university's C.T. Bauer College of Business Administration, at 713-752-8444. Information is ...

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Conn. moving ahead with new health care exchange - Boston.com
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Saturday, 25 August 2012
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Conn. moving ahead with new health care exchange
Boston.com
The board that oversees the exchange has been deciding which essential health care benefits will have to be covered by plans that will be offered to individuals and small business employers who will use the new system to evaluate, compare and purchase ...

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WTIC-TV (Hartford) And WGN America No Longer Available Via Cablevision
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CHICAGO, Aug. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribune Company's WTIC-TV, the Fox affiliate in Hartford, Connecticut, is no longer available on Cablevision's cable systems, denying subscribers access to the award-wining local news, traffic, weather, sports and high-quality entertainment...
 
Could Paul Ryan's small business ties aid the GOP? - WTNH
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Wednesday, 22 August 2012
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Could Paul Ryan's small business ties aid the GOP?
WTNH
NEW YORK (AP) — On his way to becoming a congressman from his hometown of Janesville, Wis., Paul Ryan worked in a small business — a construction company with roots that reach back to the firm that his great-grandfather started in 1884. Although the ...

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Three major insurers seek up to 14 percent rate hike for small business coverage - The Connecticut Mirror
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Wednesday, 22 August 2012
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Three major insurers seek up to 14 percent rate hike for small business coverage
The Connecticut Mirror
In recent weeks, Aetna, ConnectiCare and Anthem all have requested rate hikes of 13 to 14 percent for small-business coverage. That's just below the 15 percent threshold that could trigger a public hearing on the proposed increases. The
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Small Business Bankruptcies Shrink For Fourth Straight Quarter - Sacramento Bee
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Wednesday, 22 August 2012
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Small Business Bankruptcies Shrink For Fourth Straight Quarter
Sacramento Bee
"The shrinking number of small business bankruptcies is not surprising," said Amy Crews Cutts, Equifax Senior Vice President and Chief Economist. "Small business owners are still steadfastly deleveraging, bringing their debts, assets and cash flows ...

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SBDC seeking small-business nominations - nwitimes.com
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Wednesday, 22 August 2012
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SBDC seeking small-business nominations
nwitimes.com
Anyone can nominate an up-and-coming entrepreneur or small business. E-Day application forms are available online or at the NWI SBDC office, 9800 Connecticut Drive, Crown Point, IN 46307. For more information, www.edayleaders.com or (219) ...

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To share and teach - Hartford Business
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Monday, 20 August 2012
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To share and teach
Hartford Business
On a daily basis, Clay leads a team charged with creating, developing and maintaining the relevant programs and services that support the creation, growth and stability of the Connecticut small business community. The SBDC, funded through a cooperative ...

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Conn. town honors Marine convicted in Iraq deaths - Huffington Post
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Sunday, 19 August 2012
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Conn. town honors Marine convicted in Iraq deaths
Huffington Post
A Marine who was convicted in the 2005 killings of unarmed Iraqis returned home this weekend to Connecticut for a golf tournament organized by local veterans for his benefit. Former Marine Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich told the Record-Journal of Meriden on ...
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Business Women's Forum: Winning Strategies - Waterbury Observer
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Sunday, 19 August 2012
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Business Women's Forum: Winning Strategies
Waterbury Observer
The thrivingorganization is led by female executives dedicated to the professional andpersonal growth of working women. The BWF is sponsored annually by the U.S.Small Business Administration and supported by numerous Connecticut-basedcompanies.

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Curacao, Conn., Mexico avoid elimination at LLWS - Huffington Post
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Saturday, 18 August 2012
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Curacao, Conn., Mexico avoid elimination at LLWS
Huffington Post
Oricoli's two-out clutch hit keyed a three-run third inning, and Matt Kubel silenced Nebraska's bats to help Fairfield, Conn., avoid elimination Saturday at the Little League World Series with a 12-0 victory. Oricoli is savoring the moment – and not ...

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100 small business sign on in opposition to coal plant - Ct Post
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Wednesday, 15 August 2012
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100 small business sign on in opposition to coal plant
Ct Post
BRIDGEPORT -- Small businesses aren't usually the ones to stick their necks out for the cause of environmental activism, but 100 of them in Bridgeport, most of them little shops and restaurants, signed a petition this week urging the shutdown of the ...

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Small Business? There's an App For That - Connecticut Business News Journal
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Wednesday, 15 August 2012
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Small Business? There's an App For That
Connecticut Business News Journal
Influenced by the success of mobile apps for big businesses, SMB Networks, LLC has recently begun developing apps for mom-and-pop Main Street shops. Peter Verlezza, president of the North Haven technology developer, says he has one app up and ...

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Small Business Lending Fell In 2011, Study Says - Huffington Post
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Wednesday, 15 August 2012
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Small Business Lending Fell In 2011, Study Says
Huffington Post
The New York Fed's newly released Small Business Borrowers Poll sheds more light on the financing challenges that small businesses face. The central bank, which polled 544 small businesses in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in April and May,
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Remarks Of Linda McMahon After Defeating Chris Shays In GOP Primary For US ... - Waterbury Observer
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Wednesday, 15 August 2012
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Remarks Of Linda McMahon After Defeating Chris Shays In GOP Primary For US ...
Waterbury Observer
OR, would you prefer to send someone to Washington who built a small business from scratch, persevered after bankruptcy, and worked her way back and ended up creating hundreds of jobs right here in Connecticut? Do you want someone in Washington
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Small Businesses Find It Tough to Get Credit: Survey - Wall Street Journal (blog)
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Tuesday, 14 August 2012
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Wall Street Journal (blog)

Small Businesses Find It Tough to Get Credit: Survey
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Small-business owners in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are still struggling to acquire credit for day-to-day expenses and expansion, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Small Business Borrowers Poll. The survey offered
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Small business seminars this fall at Three Rivers College - Norwich Bulletin
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Tuesday, 14 August 2012
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Small business seminars this fall at Three Rivers College
Norwich Bulletin
The Small Business Training Institute of the Community Economic Development Fund will host two seminars for Connecticut small businesses this fall at Three Rivers Community College, 574 New London Turnpike, Norwich. The first seminar, “Understanding ...

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Developer Proposes $36 Million Apartment Complex On CT River In Middletown - Hartford Courant
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Tuesday, 14 August 2012
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Developer Proposes $36 Million Apartment Complex On CT River In Middletown
Hartford Courant
... million, upscale apartment complex along the Connecticut River. Waterhouse Development Co. is proposing a 175-unit complex at River Road and Eastern Drive, the current site of the Jackson Corrugated plant, which ceased box manufacturing last
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Small business owners grow more pessimistic in July, as growing number ... - Greenfield Daily Reporter
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Tuesday, 14 August 2012
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Small business owners grow more pessimistic in July, as growing number ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter
The National Federation of Independent Business says its index of small business optimism fell 0.2 points to 91.2 in July. The NFIB, which lobbies on behalf of small business owners on issues including taxes and health care, compiles the index from a
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Conn. homeowner billed 25 years for streetlights - Huffington Post
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Tuesday, 14 August 2012
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Conn. homeowner billed 25 years for streetlights
Huffington Post
A Connecticut utility has reimbursed a woman almost $10500 after acknowledging it billed her for 25 years for the electricity used to power streetlights near her home. Grace Edwards tells the Hartford Courant she discovered the billing error after a ...

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Cervalis gets $75M to build new data center
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Monday, 13 August 2012
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Shelton, Conn.-based data center hosting company Cervalis LLC announced that it has closed on $75 million from several commercial lending institutions to refinance existing debt as well as to build a new, 170,000-square-foot data center and business continuity facility in Connecticut to serve New England.
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Connecticut firm agrees to acquire Zeller - Rochester Business Journal
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Monday, 13 August 2012
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Connecticut firm agrees to acquire Zeller
Rochester Business Journal
Connecticut-based Kaman Corp. announced Monday its subsidiary Kaman Industrial Technologies Corp. has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of Zeller Corp., a controls and automation products distributor founded in Rochester 51 years ago.

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Perone honored for promoting job growth - Connectcut Plus
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Monday, 13 August 2012
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Perone honored for promoting job growth
Connectcut Plus
State Representative Chris Perone, who represents Norwalk in the Connecticut General Assembly, was recognized as a 2012 Champion of Small Business by the National Coalition for Capital for his commitment to spurring job growth in Connecticut. Rep.

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Rep. Perone Honored with Champion of Small Business Award - Patch.com
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Saturday, 11 August 2012
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Rep. Perone Honored with Champion of Small Business Award
Patch.com
In recognition of his commitment to spurring job growth in Connecticut, State Rep. Chris Perone, D-Norwalk, has reportedly been honored with a 2012 Champion of Small Business award from the National Coalition for Capital. Perone, who received the award ...

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Meet the Candidate: Don Trinks for State Representative - Patch.com
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Monday, 06 August 2012
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Meet the Candidate: Don Trinks for State Representative
Patch.com
"I would like to address what is going on in Conn. for small businesses and what isn't," he said. "Small business is the backbone," and recalled the many teenagers he has put to work over the years. "I have enjoyed introducing them to the working ...

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Obama leads in polls, trails in cash in Connecticut - Norwalk Citizen
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Sunday, 05 August 2012
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Obama leads in polls, trails in cash in Connecticut
Norwalk Citizen
Romney spoke at Alpha Graphics in Hartford and will later attend a small business town hall meeting in Warwick, Rhode Island. With Rick Santorum, Romney's chief rival for the Republican nomination, out of the race, the former Massachusetts governor is ...

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Ormond MainStreet's small business 'lunch & learn' seminar to focus on worker ... - Headline Surfer
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Sunday, 05 August 2012
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Ormond MainStreet's small business 'lunch & learn' seminar to focus on worker ...
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ORMOND BEACH -- Attention small business owners and managers: Have you wondered what worker's compensation protection is best for your business; or if your business is protected from natural disaster loss? Certainly everyone in your
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Guilford Business Gets Boost From State's 'Business Express' - Patch.com
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Friday, 03 August 2012
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Guilford Business Gets Boost From State's 'Business Express'
Patch.com
The Small Business Express Program, which started up in January has distributed more than $25 million in loans and grants to more than 180 Connecticut companies, helping to retain 1400 jobs and helping to create more than 700 new job, according to the ...

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Government needs to start listening to small businesses - Foothills Media Group
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Thursday, 02 August 2012
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Government needs to start listening to small businesses
Foothills Media Group
Right now, particularly in states like Connecticut, small businesses and entrepreneurs are struggling to stay afloat. Weighed down by high taxes, which were just doubled, and government mandates, small business owners in the Nutmeg State see their ...

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Conn. mulls cut in utility profit over outages - Huffington Post
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Wednesday, 01 August 2012
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Conn. mulls cut in utility profit over outages
Huffington Post
HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut regulators harshly criticized the state's biggest utility on Wednesday for its "deficient and inadequate" handling of two massive storms last year and held out the possibility of cutting its allowed profit as punishment ...

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DOMA Unconstitutional: Federal Judge In Connecticut Says Marriage Definition ... - Huffington Post
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Tuesday, 31 July 2012
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DOMA Unconstitutional: Federal Judge In Connecticut Says Marriage Definition ...
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A federal judge in Connecticut has ruled that part of a federal law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman and denies federal benefits to married gay couples is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in
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Fire damages 145-year-old Connecticut forge - Norwich Bulletin
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Tuesday, 31 July 2012
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Fire damages 145-year-old Connecticut forge
Norwich Bulletin
According to its website, Rex Forge makes steel and alloy parts for the automotive, trucking and other industries. It employs about 200 people at its 200000-square foot facility. There were about 50 people working when the fire began, the company said.
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Monday, July 16, 2012

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Nominations open for annual small business awards - nwitimes.com
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Friday, 13 July 2012
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Nominations open for annual small business awards
nwitimes.com
Anyone can nominate an up-and-coming entrepreneur or small business. E-Day application forms are available online or at the NWI SBDC office, 9800 Connecticut Drive, Merrillville. For more information, visit www.edayleaders.com or call (219) 644-3513.
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Experts Optimistic on Economy, Small Business Less So - Patch.com
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Friday, 13 July 2012
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Experts Optimistic on Economy, Small Business Less So
Patch.com
Meanwhile, as the Wall Street Journal's "Real Time Economics" blog recently reported, a survey of small business owners became less optimistic in June, and that was lower than economists had expected. "The National Federation of Independent Business's ...

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