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Highlights of Connecticut jobs bill - CanadianBusiness.com
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Wednesday, 26 October 2011
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Highlights of Connecticut jobs bill
CanadianBusiness.com
By AP | October 27, 2011 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Highlights of the bipartisan jobs bill, up for a vote during Wednesday's special session of the Connecticut General Assembly. — Creates a Small Business Express Program, providing loans, forgivable ...

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NBC Sports Could Move to Stamford - NBC Connecticut
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Thursday, 13 October 2011
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NBC Sports Could Move to Stamford
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Rennie reports the move would mean close to 1000 jobs coming to Connecticut. The former Clairol plant was sold to real estate developers and a movie studio in March 2010 for more than $16 million. Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia, R, tells NBC Connecticut ...

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DON PESCI: Malloy on taxes: So what? - Torrington Register Citizen
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Thursday, 13 October 2011
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DON PESCI: Malloy on taxes: So what?
Torrington Register Citizen
Maybe the multi-national large corporations are attracted by a lower corporate tax rate, but our economy is driven by small business owners. ... The way to tell business that you have your house in order is to get spending under control. ...

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Protesters sour on Pez state loan deal - CT Post
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Wednesday, 12 October 2011
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Protesters sour on Pez state loan deal
CT Post
Michael Brown, a Milford small business owner, joined the protest Wednesday, he said, because the practice of giving loans to businesses doesn't create real jobs. The DECD said 29 of 63 companies failed to meet their obligations under the loan contract ...

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Small Employers Unfazed By Growing Credit Report Limits - Wall Street Journal (blog)
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Wednesday, 12 October 2011
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Small Employers Unfazed By Growing Credit Report Limits
Wall Street Journal (blog)
... which tend to rely less on a job applicant's credit history than larger companies, small-business recruiting experts say. Jobseekers attend an employment fair earlier this year in Manchester, Conn. Under a bill signed Monday by Gov. ...

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DiMatteo Group promotes Murphy PDF Send Print
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Sep 30, 2011
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SHELTON, CONN.—DiMatteo Group, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, promoted Jennifer Murphy of Brookfield, Conn., to personal lines account manager—team lead.

In her new position, Murphy, who was hired by

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Bay State Attorney General Asks For Rate Freeze As A Condition of NU/NSTAR Merger
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Thursday, 29 September 2011
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The Massachusetts attorney general is pressing state utility regulators to impose a five-year freeze on NSTAR's distribution rates in Massachusetts as a condition of the proposed merger of Northeast Utilities and NSTAR, a Boston-area power company. The freeze would also apply to Western Massachusetts Electric Co., a
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Irene damage may make you eligible for federal aid - Ct Post
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Thursday, 22 September 2011
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WISC Madison

Irene damage may make you eligible for federal aid
Ct Post
Seven of the state's 10 other FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will transition into Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Centers at their current locations, while three, the Danielson, Storrs-Mansfield and Old Saybrook centers will ...
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FEMA Centers Transform to Help Businesses - NBC Connecticut
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Thursday, 22 September 2011
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FEMA Centers Transform to Help Businesses
NBC Connecticut
Seven of the state's 11 FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will soon transition into Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Centers. The centers opened in each county in the state to help people who suffered damage and ...
FEMA: Connecticut FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers
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Evening With Entrepreneurs to be Held in Oxford - Patch.com
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Thursday, 22 September 2011
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Evening With Entrepreneurs to be Held in Oxford
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The theme of this meeting, open to all members and small business owners, will be “Building Business and Creating Jobs in Western Connecticut," and will feature Special Guest State Sen. Rob Kane, R-Watertown, who will attend to hear your concerns and ...
Event at Oxford Airport targets
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Small Businesses Can Have Their Wireless Numbers Listed in Verizon's Local ... - Sacramento Bee
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Thursday, 22 September 2011
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Small Businesses Can Have Their Wireless Numbers Listed in Verizon's Local ...
Sacramento Bee
... making the listing a highly cost-effective way for a small business to be found by local consumers. Verizon's business directory listings are available in 12 states (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New
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DELAURO CALLS FOR CONTINUED SBIR INVESTMENT - Middle East North Africa Financial Network
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Wednesday, 21 September 2011
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DELAURO CALLS FOR CONTINUED SBIR INVESTMENT
Middle East North Africa Financial Network
... Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) program. The SBIR provides opportunities for small, innovative companies to participate in Federal agency research and development. In Connecticut, SBIR support has created about 10000 jobs since 1982. ...

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Obama tax plan met with skepticism in Conn. - Ct Post
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Monday, 19 September 2011
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Obama tax plan met with skepticism in Conn.
Ct Post
President Barack Obama unveiled a $3 trillion deficit reduction plan Monday that includes temporary tax breaks for small business to spark hiring while increasing taxes on wealthy individuals and corporations. The proposal, which was sent to the ...

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New Norwalk Business Paints the Town Pink Send
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Tuesday, September 06, 2011
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Uncasville woman offers $1000 for job - Norwich Bulletin
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Friday, 02 September 2011
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Uncasville woman offers $1000 for job
Norwich Bulletin
The offer contained in her ad, titled “Small Business Incentive” and being carried in Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut publications, “cuts out the middleman,” she said Friday. “It's low-risk for a business, although I should probably draw up ...

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Citizens Bank offers Irene loans, credit cards - Providence Business News
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Friday, 02 September 2011
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Providence Business News

Citizens Bank offers Irene loans, credit cards
Providence Business News
Small business customers can borrow up to $200000 with interest-only payments (4 percent) for 90 days; nonprofits can borrow the same amount at a 3 percent rate. Individuals can borrow up to $10000 at a 5 percent interest rate, with no prepayment
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Blumenthal blasts CL&P for storm restoration response - Stamford Plus Magazine
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Friday, 02 September 2011
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Wall Street Journal

Blumenthal blasts CL&P for storm restoration response
Stamford Plus Magazine
CL&P is responsible for over 86 percent of power outages for residents in Connecticut. “As I traveled the state this week meeting with state officials, first responders, mayors, residents and small business owners, I've heard loud and clear
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FEMA assistance hinges upon disaster declaration - The Hour
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Friday, 02 September 2011
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Sydney Morning Herald

FEMA assistance hinges upon disaster declaration
The Hour
NORWALK -- Representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Small Business Administration were in Norwalk, Westport and elsewhere Thursday surveying damage from Tropical Storm Irene last weekend. ...
Businesses Can Now Get Help Registering for Hurricane Irene
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Irene destroyed or significantly damaged 132 homes - The Connecticut Mirror
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Thursday, 01 September 2011
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Irene destroyed or significantly damaged 132 homes
The Connecticut Mirror
But the state still is awaiting a federal disaster declaration that would provide assistance, such as expedited Small Business Administration loans. New Jersey and New York have received disaster declarations. Malloy urged residents to call 2-1-1 with ...
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Uncasville woman offering to pay employer $1000 if she's hired - Norwich Bulletin
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Thursday, 01 September 2011
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Uncasville woman offering to pay employer $1000 if she's hired
Norwich Bulletin
Susan Hildebrand is running an ad with the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut titled “Small Business Incentive.” The ad describes Hildebrand as “an out-of-the-box thinker” and states she will pay the $1000 if the employer agrees to try her out ...

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Eastern CT chamber offers small-business assistance - TheDay.com (blog)
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Tuesday, 30 August 2011
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Eastern CT chamber offers small-business assistance
TheDay.com (blog)
The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut is offering small businesses across the region free use of its business center in the aftermath of widespread power outages from Hurricane Irene. “We have the facilities and want to share them with small ...

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Malloy surveys storm damage - Waterbury Republican American
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Tuesday, 30 August 2011
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Ha'aretz

Malloy surveys storm damage
Waterbury Republican American
The Department of Economic and Community Development will be releasing details later today on assistance for small business, he said. Malloy said insurance companies are sending adjusters into Connecticut. He said 2000 special licenses have been ...
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Federal funds find way to Connecticut - Westfair Online
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Friday, 26 August 2011
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Federal funds find way to Connecticut
Westfair Online
New Canaan-based BNC Financial Group Inc. became one of the first two Connecticut banks approved to lend money under a federal program to spur small-business lending, getting $11 million. BNC is the parent company for Bank of New Canaan, ...
Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. Receives $16.0 Million of
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Small business is 'big' business in Connecticut -- and deserves more respect - Danbury News Times
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Tuesday, 23 August 2011
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Small business is 'big' business in Connecticut -- and deserves more respect
Danbury News Times
Much has been made of new state incentives for big businesses who create hundreds of jobs, but it is important to remember that the small business sector, Sub chapter S's or LLC's, are the true backbone of our state's economy. ...

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Toll Wars: CT Lawmaker Blasts RI Proposal - GoLocalProv
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Tuesday, 23 August 2011
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GoLocalProv

Toll Wars: CT Lawmaker Blasts RI Proposal
GoLocalProv
A Connecticut lawmaker took to the local airwaves to criticize Rhode Island's proposal to build toll booths near the state's border Monday, arguing that the plan will hurt tourism to Connecticut and that it could ignite a situation where tolls could ...

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First Niagara to acquire HSBC - Catskill Daily Mail
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Tuesday, 23 August 2011
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Catskill Daily Mail

First Niagara to acquire HSBC
Catskill Daily Mail
What poses the potential for great impact is First Niagara acquiring $2.8 billion of small business, residential, and consumer loans. It remains to be seen what local businesses have outstanding loans with HSBC and how First Niagara's rates and ...

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Small Business is Big Business in Connecticut … and they deserve more respect - The Hour
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Monday, 22 August 2011
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Small Business is "Big" Business in Connecticut … and they deserve more respect
The Hour
Much has been made of new state incentives for big businesses who create hundreds of jobs, but it is important to remember that the small business sector, Sub chapter S's or LLC's, are the true backbone of our state's economy. ...

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Money Management: Retirement planning options for the self-employed - Ridgefield Press
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Monday, 22 August 2011
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Money Management: Retirement planning options for the self-employed
Ridgefield Press
More than nine million self-employed people are not covered by a retirement plan, according to the US Small Business Administration. Many of these people are business owners who may be hoping to retire on the profit they will make from selling their ...

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Fed funds find way to Connecticut - Westfair Online
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Friday, 19 August 2011
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Fed funds find way to Connecticut
Westfair Online
With weeks to go before authorization for a $30 billion small-business fund expires, New Canaan-based BNC Financial Group Inc. became one of the first two Connecticut banks approved to lend money under the program, getting $11 million. ...

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Simsbury Bank Receives $9 Million to Lend to Small Businesses - Patch.com
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Friday, 19 August 2011
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Simsbury Bank Receives $9 Million to Lend to Small Businesses
Patch.com
If you are a small business, the Simsbury Bank may be just the place to help. The US Department of the Treasury announced that two Connecticut community banks received a total of $20 million through the Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF). ...

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Simsbury Bank Receives Small Business Funds From U.S. Treasury - Hartford Courant
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Thursday, 18 August 2011
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The Bradenton Times

Simsbury Bank Receives Small Business Funds From U.S. Treasury
Hartford Courant
Two Connecticut community banks — one of them based in Simsbury — have received $20 million from a US Treasury program aimed at boosting small business lending to promote economic growth. The parent of Simsbury Bank & Trust Co. has received $9
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New Haven Restaurants Chip In to Preserve Farmland Send
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
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Nominations open for annual entrepreneurial awards - nwitimes.com
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Friday, 12 August 2011
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Nominations open for annual entrepreneurial awards
nwitimes.com
7 for the Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center's annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards, also known as E–Day. Nominations are for nine awards: Small Business Person of the Year, Entrepreneurial Success, Small Business Advocate, ...

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NY Fed sees small biz credit demand dropping - Danbury News Times
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Thursday, 11 August 2011
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NY Fed sees small biz credit demand dropping
Danbury News Times
Ed Deak, a professor of economics at Fairfield University, said a key to small business borrowing is housing values and those continue to be challenged in this economy. "One of the things small businesses do when they apply for a loan is use property ...

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A Few Minutes With Dick Schaefer - Patch.com
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Thursday, 11 August 2011
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A Few Minutes With Dick Schaefer
Patch.com
A: The biggest challenge any small business has is to increase sales and keep the expenses down so the difference is enough to support your family and your lifestyle. Many people don't understand this concept, including many of our legislators, ...

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Eastern-Inspired Clothing Line Got Its Start in Port Chester - Patch.com
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Thursday, 11 August 2011
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Eastern-Inspired Clothing Line Got Its Start in Port Chester
Patch.com
One woman's hobby blossomed from a small business in Port Chester to a worldwide clothing line. By Rosanne Luis When a business adventure came up twelve years ago in Port Chester, Rose Ajmera didn't anticipate her hobby would also be her breakthrough ...

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Connecticut's Lawmakers Sound Off About Voter Frustration - Patch.com
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Wednesday, 10 August 2011
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Connecticut's Lawmakers Sound Off About Voter Frustration
Patch.com
“I have constituents, small business owners, calling me because they don't want to pay taxes.” The union leaders recently revised their bylaws. Now ratification of a deal won't need a super majority, a simple majority will work. ...

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Small business a success in a struggling economy - WTNH
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Monday, 08 August 2011
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Small business a success in a struggling economy
WTNH
(WTNH) - As Connecticut businesses struggle in the midst of the recession, one Milford company was showcased today to Governor Malloy for its success despite facing challenges in a rocky economy. Governor Dannel Malloy visited Avalence to get a close ...

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Main Street group fires back at Amazon - The City Wire
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Thursday, 04 August 2011
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Main Street group fires back at Amazon
The City Wire
A small business lobbying group on Thursday (Aug. 4) used a Wall Street Journal report to fire back at Amazon for withdrawing affiliates and operations from states that require Internet retailers to abide by the same tax collection laws as ...

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Citizens Financial Group Launches accessCARD Command for Commercial Card Customers - PR Newswire (press release)
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Thursday, 04 August 2011
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Citizens Financial Group Launches accessCARD Command for Commercial Card Customers
PR Newswire (press release)
Citizens Financial Group is the first financial institution in the United States to provide access to this technology to its small business cardholders. It is now available to the bank's Business Banking and Commercial Enterprise
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Hackers Take $1 Billion a Year from Company Accounts Banks Won't Indemnify - Bloomberg
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Thursday, 04 August 2011
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Hackers Take $1 Billion a Year from Company Accounts Banks Won't Indemnify
Bloomberg
As the threat becomes better known, small-business customers and other target entities may shift their business to large, national banks, which can better absorb the losses to maintain customer relations and which have better security policies to ...

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Small Business Owners Attend Staten Island Credit Fair - NY1
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Tuesday, 02 August 2011
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NY1

Small Business Owners Attend Staten Island Credit Fair
NY1
You know, they're not coming from Connecticut to work in a small business on Staten Island," said City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. "That really is why it's so important we do everything we can to make sure we don't lose any of our small businesses ...

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First Niagara to buy HSBC upstate bank branches - Bizjournals.com
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Sunday, 31 July 2011
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Telegraph.co.uk

First Niagara to buy HSBC upstate bank branches
Bizjournals.com
... $30 billion in deposits and 450 branches across Upstate New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania upon completion of the transaction. Included in the sale are $2.8 billion of small business, residential mortgage and consumer loans, ...
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Washington Trust Announces “I Luv RI” Campaign to Support Local Businesses - Small Business Trends
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Sunday, 31 July 2011
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Washington Trust Announces “I Luv RI” Campaign to Support Local Businesses
Small Business Trends
... a full range of financial services, including commercial banking, small business banking, personal banking, and wealth management and trust services through its offices located in Rhode Island, southeastern Connecticut and eastern Massachusetts. ...

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Connecticut Retail Merchants Association Promoting Energy Efficiency Measures ... - Benzinga
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Friday, 29 July 2011
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Connecticut Retail Merchants Association Promoting Energy Efficiency Measures ...
Benzinga
Retailers and small business owners can not only help in the effort to save energy and reduce our country's dependence on foreign sources of power, but also can improve their business' bottom line, as well. For more information and to see if your
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Two governors, two strategies for growth - Westfair Online
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Thursday, 28 July 2011
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Two governors, two strategies for growth
Westfair Online
Having spent the first half of 2011 hollering the same proclamation, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will attempt to deliver his own program this fall to a skeptical small-business community. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled last month an ...

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Hiscox Expands Business Owners Policy for Small Businesses to 17 additional states - PR Newswire (press release)
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Tuesday, 26 July 2011
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Hiscox Expands Business Owners Policy for Small Businesses to 17 additional states
PR Newswire (press release)
"The initial roll out of our Business Owners Policy in the first three states has drawn a lot of interest and we're excited we can now meet our customer's needs in a much larger selection of states," said Kevin Kerridge,
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