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Premium Content Old Saybrook Internet flower, jewelry retailer thriving in new, larger spot

 April 20, 2014; Updated: 10:23 pm

Now with about 240 mostly full-time employees at its Old Saybrook headquarters, From You Flowers and its associated online jewelry company, Eve's Addiction, just finished a move late last month to a newly renovated 25,000-square-foot facility on...

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Premium Content Panels alters minimum casino investment

 April 18, 2014; Updated: 10:11 pm

Massachusetts gaming regulators voted 3-2 Thursday to allow applicants for the southeastern Massachusetts casino license to include the cost of infrastructure improvements in meeting the required minimum capital investment of $500...

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Premium Content CL&P customers to get free energy use tracking service

 April 18, 2014; Updated: 10:11 pm

Starting Monday, more than 340,000 Connecticut Light & Power customers will be automatically enrolled in a new, free energy-saving service called Home Energy Reports, an Energize Connecticut initiative, CL&P and Energize Connecticut announced in...

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Premium Content Lending growth lifts Chelsea Groton profits

 April 18, 2014; Updated: 10:11 pm

Groton - Chelsea Groton Bank saw its profits increase by 17 percent last year, according to financial results released Thursday, thanks largely to one of its best years ever for loan originations.

The Groton-based bank's profits of...

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Premium Content State loans $6.5M to keep firm in Connecticut

 April 18, 2014; Updated: 10:11 pm

A leading relocation firm will be expanding its Danbury headquarters thanks to a $6.5 million state loan.

Gov. Dannel Malloy announced Thursday that Cartus Corp. would continue to grow in Connecticut after considering a move out of state.

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Premium Content Groton rotary scholarship deadline

 April 18, 2014; Updated: 10:11 pm

The deadline for students living or working in Groton to apply for a Groton Rotary Club scholarship is April 30.

The Groton Rotary Club through its Community Awards Foundation will award a total of $5,000 in academic scholarships in June -...

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Premium Content Region's job numbers can't keep pace with state's in March

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 2:43 pm

Connecticut gained nearly 5,000 jobs in March, but the Norwich-New London area was not so fortunate, according to employment statistics released Thursday by the state Department of Labor.
 

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Premium Content Mystic dot-com entrepreneur gives credit to SBA loan

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

Mystic - Sekhar Naik had the ear Tuesday of U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney and New England's regional administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration when he explained how a federally guaranteed loan helped launch his new cloud-based...

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Premium Content Ballot initiative seeks to repeal Massachusetts gaming law

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 10:17 pm

A Massachusetts ballot initiative that seeks to repeal the state law authorizing casinos could delay gaming regulators' granting of the Bay State's first resort casino license.

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Premium Content Profits soar for Westerly credit union

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

Westerly - Thanks partly to increased income from its self-managed Visa Credit Cards, the Westerly Community Credit Union saw profits nearly quintuple last year compared with 2012's reported earnings.

Profits of $1.07 million last...

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Premium Content Dime adds senior VP

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

Joshua I. Brier has joined Norwich-based Dime Bank as senior vice president of retail banking, sales and marketing.

Brier, previously New London-based head of Bank of America's retail banking operation in eastern Connecticut, joined the...

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Premium Content Property search database updated

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

An online database listing commercial and industrial properties available in the state has updated its look.

The Connecticut Economic Resource Center's newest edition of CTSiteFinder.com, which includes key economic data, has been...

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Premium Content R.I. jobless rate highest in nation

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

For the first time since October, New England's unemployment rate dipped below the national average in February.

But Connecticut's unemployment rate of 7 percent in February was well above the New England rate of 6.4 percent and the...

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Premium Content Farmington startup draws attention for its breast cancer research

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

A stone’s throw away from the newly designated biotech incubator on Pfizer Inc.’s campus, about 50 scientists gathered Wednesday to hear the story of a startup company from Farmington that is making waves in breast cancer research.

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Premium Content Thames Valley offers Internet upgrade

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 11:03 pm

Thames Valley Communications announced Monday the rollout of faster, 110 megabyte-a-second, Internet service for residential customers in Groton, Gales Ferry, Mystic, Noank, Stonington and Pawcatuck.

"Not only are we delivering a higher...

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Premium Content Northstar backs High Hopes benefit

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 11:03 pm

Northstar Wealth Partners LLC, with six offices statewide including Old Saybrook, will help sponsor High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Inc.'s annual benefit, Symphony 2014, June 14.

Northstar is a full-service wealth management firm.

"A...

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Premium Content IRS phishing alert

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 11:03 pm

A new phishing scheme is using the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service's name to gain access to consumer information.

The IRS said emails that appear to be from the service include a bogus case number and a request to fill out information that...

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Premium Content Mystic Country rolling out region's latest tourism guide

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Mystic - A new edition of a popular guide to the region's tourism attractions became available Monday, emphasizing fresh photography and detailed maps.

Complimentary copies of the 2014-15 Mystic Country Visitors Guide, which covers...

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Premium Content Casinos report double-digit declines in March slot revenues

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 10:45 am

Top executives at at Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino attributed the declines to a familiar mix of stiff competition, the economy and nasty weather.

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Premium Content Bill to boost local bioscience growth moves forward

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 2:12 pm

The legislature's Planning and Development Committee gave its stamp of approval to the southeastern Connecticut bioscience growth bill on Tuesday.

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Premium Content Staples plaza retains new leasing agent

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

New England Retail Properties Inc. of Wethersfield has announced that it has been retained by the Staples Plaza in Norwich as the exclusive representative to lease buildings at 45 Salem Turnpike.

Matt Halprin, principal of the commercial...

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Premium Content Pfizer chairman named trade group chief

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

The nation's largest pharmaceutical trade association has named Pfizer's chairman, Ian C. Read, as its top officer.

Read replaces Robert J. Hugin, chief executive of Calgene Corp., as chairman of the Pharmaceutical Research and...

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Premium Content Neurological group offering memory program

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

New London - The Neurological Group has announced the opening of the Memory Maintenance Program, which provides testing for individuals concerned about minor memory issues, maintaining brain health or have a family history of...

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Premium Content Emissions test delay for recalled vehicles

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Connecticut vehicle owners subject to a General Motors recall will get extended emissions due dates and the waiving of late fees through Oct. 31.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Melody A. Currey announced...

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Premium Content Ice Imports targets men with swords, dragon statues, 'Magic' card competitions

 April 13, 2014; Updated: 6:11 pm

One piece of advice, offered by a woman wise in the way of flea markets, always stuck with Eric Meyer: "Always stay until the end." And sure enough, while tending a booth at the Jewett City Flea Market, he doubled his day's sales by being one of the...

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