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Target Will Feature Items From Connecticut Home Accessories Store
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Thursday, 12 January 2012
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Target Corp. will launch a handful of exclusive shops inside its stores that sell everything from candy to clothing. Five shops, which include The Privet House, a Connecticut home accessories store, will open inside Target stores in early May and remain open for six weeks.
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BOLT Infographic Highlights Staggering Growth of Women-Owned Small Businesses ... - MarketWatch (press release)
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Thursday, 12 January 2012
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BOLT Infographic Highlights Staggering Growth of Women-Owned Small Businesses ...
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"At BOLT we have noticed an increase in female small business owners contacting us to protect themselves, but the truth is, regardless of their gender, the size of their business, or the industry in which they play, our exclusive focus
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SUBWAY® Adds 24,000 Jobs in 2011, Expects to Add 25,000 in 2012
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http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnc/20120112/NY34579MILFORD, Conn., Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Through the opening of more than 2,400 restaurants worldwide, including 1,100 new locations just in the U.S. and Canada alone, the SUBWAY® restaurant chain created approximately 24,000 new foodservice job and career...


 
Secretary Merrill, Congressman Courtney, Commerce Dept. Boost Small Business - Examiner.com
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Wednesday, 11 January 2012
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Secretary Merrill, Congressman Courtney, Commerce Dept. Boost Small Business
Examiner.com
Secretary of the State for Connecticut Denise Merrill, Congressman Joe Courtney (D-2) and various federal specialists—primarily representing the US Department of Commerce and the Connecticut Department of Agriculture—all gathered at 10am this morning ...

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Study shows smaller businesses warming to their banks - Danbury News Times
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Friday, 06 January 2012
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Study shows smaller businesses warming to their banks
Danbury News Times
"Last year, Citizens Bank was the second highest producer of SBA loans in New England with 241 loans for $35 million and among the top SBA lenders in Connecticut." With small business owners, it seems that adding the personal touch to banking can make ...

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Year-end tally - Westfair Online
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Friday, 06 January 2012
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Westfair Online

Year-end tally
Westfair Online
Credit: Office of the governor If Malloy dedicated the second half of the year to improving Connecticut's business landscape, the first half was about what businesses hate most – higher taxes. The governor's hikes spanned personal, small-business and ...

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CMG Holdings Group, Inc. Launches UsaveCT, Inc. - MarketWatch (press release)
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Friday, 06 January 2012
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CMG Holdings Group, Inc. Launches UsaveCT, Inc.
MarketWatch (press release)
One of the reasons we are excited to launch in New Haven and expand across Connecticut is the Department of Economic and Community Development's dedication to job creation, small business economic growth and their commitment within digital media ...

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Fed should look at boosting housing, small firms: Rosengren - Reuters
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Friday, 06 January 2012
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Wicked Local (blog)

Fed should look at boosting housing, small firms: Rosengren
Reuters
"In addition, I believe that policymakers can and should continue to look at ways to better target fiscal and monetary policy to address the housing and small business financing problems we are seeing in this recovery." One of the Fed's most dovish
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Portland to Host Session on Small Business Assistance - Patch.com
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Friday, 06 January 2012
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Portland to Host Session on Small Business Assistance
Patch.com
State Representative Christie Carpino and EDC Consultant Mary Dickerson will be available to answer questions about Connecticut's Small Business Assistance Programs. The legislation, passed in late 2011, offers financial incentives for business ...

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Deadline to Apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans for Southbury Main Street ... - MarketWatch (press release)
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Thursday, 05 January 2012
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Deadline to Apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans for Southbury Main Street ...
MarketWatch (press release)
5, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The US Small Business Administration is reminding businesses in Connecticut that working capital loans are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most private non-profit
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Conn. officials wrapping up informational sessions for small business ... - The Republic
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Monday, 02 January 2012
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Conn. officials wrapping up informational sessions for small business ...
The Republic
Under the new legislation, small business owners can seek loans and grants and receive tax credits for new hires. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the informational sessions allow people to meet with state officials, ask questions and fill out their ...
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Some New Year's resolutions state government should make - Foothills Media Group
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Friday, 30 December 2011
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Some New Year's resolutions state government should make
Foothills Media Group
As a struggling small business owner myself, I viewed that as a smack in the face. Small businesses drive our job growth. They allow our main streets to be vibrant. Let's not forget these jobs engines in 2012. Stop saying, “Connecticut is open for ...

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Five pitfalls that could result in small business failure - AmsterdamPrinting.com
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Thursday, 29 December 2011
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Five pitfalls that could result in small business failure
AmsterdamPrinting.com
As Keith Camhi, co-owner of Great Play - a Stamford, Connecticut-based fitness gym for kids - told Fox Business, "It is not sufficient to have a great offering. You have to go out and get people to come through the doors and experience it."

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GE Funding Agrees To $70 Million Settlement With Federal, State Officials
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Friday, 23 December 2011
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Stamford-based GE Funding Capital Market Services, Inc. has agreed to pay $70 million in a settlement with federal officials and investigators in Connecticut and 23 other states stemming from a probe into bid rigging on municipal investments.
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Small business owners see little prospect for change in Washington, DC - Catholic Online
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Thursday, 22 December 2011
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Small business owners see little prospect for change in Washington, DC
Catholic Online
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Corey Shaker, CEO of Hometown Auto Retailers, a dealership chain based in Waterbury, Connecticut says that car sales are bouncing back. He also said that some potential customers may have second thoughts about buying ...

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Obama backers wrong to dismiss Cain - Stamford Advocate
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Wednesday, 21 December 2011
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Obama backers wrong to dismiss Cain
Stamford Advocate
Small business owners in Connecticut are highly alarmed by the sharp increase in electricity costs. Like every household in America, they depend heavily on affordable electric energy. Higher utility bills divert resources away from capital expansion ...

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Tangoe dips $23.5M into ProfitLine purchase
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Tuesday, 20 December 2011
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Fresh off its summertime IPO, Connecticut communications software company Tangoe Inc. paid $23.5 million Monday to buy ProfitLine Inc., a provider of telecom expense and mobility management services.
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95 Conn. small businesses applied for state help - The Hour
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Sunday, 18 December 2011
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95 Conn. small businesses applied for state help
The Hour
AP HARTFORD -- Connecticut economic development officials have received 95 applications for the state's new Small Business Express Program, and say they expect more. The program includes loans and grants to help small companies purchase equipment, ...

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Cost-Cutting At The Hartford Will Increase In 2012, Company Says - Hartford Courant
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Thursday, 08 December 2011
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Cost-Cutting At The Hartford Will Increase In 2012, Company Says
Hartford Courant
The company wants to increase revenues on its life insurance, specialty commercial, small-business commercial and mutual funds business. Those business lines are already producing high profit returns, and the goal is to boost sales while maintaining ...

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Guest columnist: Edict raises questions about Malloy's priorities - Norwich Bulletin
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Thursday, 08 December 2011
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Guest columnist: Edict raises questions about Malloy's priorities
Norwich Bulletin
This new and strange arrangement would have us see private-sector employees become state employees, bypassing small business. This was heretofore unheard of. This concept isn't new. It has repeatedly come up in legislative sessions, and most recently ...

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First Niagara prices stock shares for sale - Buffalo News
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Thursday, 08 December 2011
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Buffalo News

First Niagara prices stock shares for sale
Buffalo News
First Niagara agreed July 30 to buy HSBC's entire upstate retail branch operation in the Buffalo, Albany, Rochester, Syracuse and Hudson Valley areas, which includes $14.8 billion in deposits and $2.5 billion in small business, mortgage and consumer ...

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New Jobs On the Way: CT Jobs Bill Being Implemented - Public News Service
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Monday, 28 November 2011
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New Jobs On the Way: CT Jobs Bill Being Implemented
Public News Service
The Small Business Express package works like this, Smith explains. "If they want to add any employees, if they want to add or buy a new piece of equipment, we have the opportunity to either provide them with a low-interest-rate loan or an outright ...

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Obama Promotes 'Small Business Saturday' to Boost Economy - ABC News (blog)
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Wednesday, 23 November 2011
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New York Daily News

Obama Promotes 'Small Business Saturday' to Boost Economy
ABC News (blog)
America can follow Arizona, Maine and Connecticut, to build a system of small-dollar PUBLIC funding for Congressional and the Presidential elections. No union money, no big lobby money, no special interest kickbacks, no secret Citizens United
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SBA disaster loans assistance given during tropical storm Irene - ShorelinePlus.com
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Tuesday, 22 November 2011
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SBA disaster loans assistance given during tropical storm Irene
ShorelinePlus.com
By US Small Business Administration CONNECTICUT, CT - The US Small Business Administration approved disaster loans totaling $7767300 to help homeowners and businesses recover after Tropical Storm Irene devastated parts of Connecticut in August. ...

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Revving the Small Business Growth Engine - Patch.com
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Tuesday, 22 November 2011
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Revving the Small Business Growth Engine
Patch.com
Courtesy of DECD Small business owners in need of low-cost funding will be interested to know that Catherine H. Smith, Commissioner at the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), is on a series of road shows across north ...

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Small business focus: A friend as well as a dentist - PennLive.com
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Monday, 21 November 2011
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Small business focus: A friend as well as a dentist
PennLive.com
After he graduated from the DMD program at the University of Pennsylvania's Dental School, Reardon moved to Connecticut to practice dentistry for two years in the Navy. Reardon moved to Chester County in 1978 and opened a dental office in Phoenixville ...

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State's General Assembly adopts $180M program to 'Reinvent Connecticut' - Torrington Register Citizen
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Friday, 18 November 2011
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State's General Assembly adopts $180M program to 'Reinvent Connecticut'
Torrington Register Citizen
The $180 million in new funding, specifically targeted to Connecticut's small business community, is part of Governor Malloy's strategy to “reinvent Connecticut” — the buzzwords that were used at a recent forum to inform business
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Neopost USA Introduces The Simple, Powerful Choice For Small Business and Home ... - MarketWatch (press release)
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Thursday, 17 November 2011
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Neopost USA Introduces The Simple, Powerful Choice For Small Business and Home ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Neopost USA, headquartered in Milford, Connecticut, is the American operating company of the Neopost Group, based in France. With its two flagship brands of Neopost and Hasler, Neopost USA partners with its customers to help them achieve
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Church Hill Classics’ Frame My Future Scholarship Contest 2012 Send
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Monday, November 14, 2011
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Thousands in Conn. enter 2nd week without power - Fox News
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Monday, 07 November 2011
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The Associated Press

Thousands in Conn. enter 2nd week without power
Fox News
"I think there's going to be a huge trickle-down effect and we may not know the results for several months," said Andy Markowski, Connecticut director for the National Federation of Independent Business. "I don't know of any small business that can
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As exchange board begins work, advocates still seeking change - The Connecticut Mirror
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Thursday, 03 November 2011
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As exchange board begins work, advocates still seeking change
The Connecticut Mirror
And what we have is we have no consumers," said Kevin Galvin, a small business owner who has been active in pushing for state-level health reforms and serves as chairman of Small Business for a Healthy Connecticut. He noted that while state Healthcare ...

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New technology powers Greenwich home during storms - Ct Post
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Wednesday, 02 November 2011
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New technology powers Greenwich home during storms
Ct Post
The CHP system is a combined heat and power system that is a mini power plant for a home or small business. Photo: Bob Luckey / Greenwich Time | Buy This Photo George Woodcock, left, and Chris Dockery, right, both of Yanmar America Corporation, ...

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McMahon endorses Romney - Politico (blog)
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Wednesday, 02 November 2011
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McMahon endorses Romney
Politico (blog)
I am proud to endorse Mitt Romney for president because he understands that government does not create jobs; the hardworking small-business owners across this country do. "Because we have experience creating jobs and growing a business, Gov. ...
Linda McMahon Endorses Mitt Romney for PresidentRoll Call
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House Approves Small-Business Bills - Wall Street Journal (blog)
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Wednesday, 02 November 2011
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House Approves Small-Business Bills
Wall Street Journal (blog)
James Himes (D-CT), the measure raises the bank shareholder threshold for SEC registration to 2000 from 500. The threshold has not been adjusted since 1964. The two bills aim to indirectly bolster job creation among small businesses. ...

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SBT Bancorp, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results - EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)
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Tuesday, 01 November 2011
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SBT Bancorp, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)
The Company received $9 million in capital through the United States Treasury's Small Business Lending Fund (“SBLF” Earnings per share for the third quarter of 2011 were impacted by a one-time reduction in net income available to common
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Hands Off Approach to Sexual Harassment Can Destroy a Small Business ... - MarketWatch (press release)
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Monday, 31 October 2011
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"Hands Off" Approach to Sexual Harassment Can Destroy a Small Business ...
MarketWatch (press release)
BOLT Insurance Agency is headquartered in Farmington, CT, and is licensed to do business in all fifty states. For additional information, visit the BOLT website at www.boltinsurance.com . More advice for small business owners can be found
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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
NBC Connecticut
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 ...
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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
Patch.com
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 ...
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