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WASHINGTON — The world’s top finance officials expressed confidence Saturday that the global economy finally has turned the corner to stronger growth. This time, they may be right. Despite challenges that include market jitters about the Federal Reserve’s bond-buying slowdown … more ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s the silent enemy in our retirement accounts: High fees. And now a new study finds that the typical 401(k) fees — adding up to a modest-sounding 1 percent a year — would erase $70,000 from an … more ...
DETROIT — Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government. On Wednesday, Toyota announced it was recalling … more ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The stock market’s laws of gravity are ravaging its highest fliers. Just look at the list of technology trailblazers whose values have plummeted from record highs during the past few weeks. Investors have re-focused on safer … more ...
NEW YORK — Gum seems as appealing as that sticky wad on the bottom of a shoe these days. It’s not that Americans don’t ever enjoy a stick of Trident or Orbit, the two most popular brands. They just aren’t … more ...
WETHERSFIELD — Connecticut is extending emissions testing and waiving late fees for owners of General Motors cars being recalled. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Motor Vehicles Commissioner Melody Currey made the announcement Wednesday. General Motors Co. has admitted knowing an … more ...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Staples will close up to 225 stores in North America by the end of next year as it seeks to trim about $500 million in costs annually by 2015. The nation’s largest office-supply retailer said Thursday … more ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s regional airlines are having trouble hiring enough pilots, the government says, suggesting one reason may be that they simply don’t pay enough. A pool of qualified pilots is available, but it’s unclear whether they are … more ...

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SOUTHINGTON — Town officials are pleased with a new office and retail plan for West Street that follows guidelines for the area’s new business zone. Lovely Development Inc. in Plantsville intends to construct four buildings with a total of about … more ...
CVS Caremark’s decision to pull cigarettes and other tobacco products from its stores could ripple beyond the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain. The move, which drew praise from President Barack Obama, doctors and anti-smoking groups when it was announced on Wednesday, … more ...
NEW YORK — The one-size-fits-all mannequin is getting a much-needed makeover. Wings Beachwear’s mannequins in Miami sport flower tattoos like some of the women who shop there. The mannequins at American Apparel’s downtown New York City store have pubic hair … more ...
How 3 Super Bowl ads were created   Published Feb 2, 2014
NEW YORK — A timely Tweet that was praised. A story of a baby Clydesdale growing up that tugged at heart strings. A Jamaican accent that caused controversy. In the world of advertising, any publicity can be good publicity. The … more ...
WASHINGTON — An early but incomplete snapshot of 2013’s political fundraising came into focus Friday, suggesting this election year will be flooded with money. The political parties’ federal campaign committees spent $300 million — in a year when just two … more ...
P ool company expands in Wallingford   Published Jan 22, 2014
WALLINGFORD — A soon-to-be-completed 18,000-square-foot expansion is expected to help spur year-round business, said Lisa Morgillo, who owns and operates Brothers Pool with her husband, John Morgillo. The company, located at 250 Main St., opened in 1988 and has traditionally … more ...
WALLINGFORD — Cafe 181, named for its location at 181 N. Colony Road, has opened for business after two months of renovations. Before the renovations, the restaurant was known as Sabbatical’s Cafe, which was first opened by Glenn Johnson in … more ...
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