Stephanie Menkin in COURAGE b, the shop  she owns with her brother, Nicolas, on Greenwich Avenue.  Greenwich Time File Photo

CNBC’s The Profit coming to Greenwich Ave.

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The hit CNBC show The Profit is on Greenwich Avenue this week for its season premiere, in which entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis helps struggling retail store COURAGE.b turn itself around. While COURAGE.b owner Stephanie Menkin tells us there’s not much she’s allowed to reveal before the show airs, she did spend some time chatting with us […] [Read More]
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Ben Bernanke can’t get a mortgage

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  By Kathleen Pender How hard is it to get a mortgage? Even former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is having trouble. At a conference in Chicago Thursday, Bernanke told moderator Mark Zandi, “I recently tried to refinance my mortgage and I was unsuccessful in doing so,” according to Bloomberg. When the audience laughed, he said, “I’m […] [Read More]
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Connecticut added 1,700 jobs in June

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  Connecticut added 1,700 nonfarm jobs last month, suggesting that the state is on a steady albeit painstakingly slow march toward economic recovery. The data released Thursday from the state Department of Labor showed that June’s total employment of 1,667,400 marked a new recovery high. The state has now had five straight monthly job increases […] [Read More]
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Bridgewater Associates' headquarters complex on Glendinning Place.

BLT buys Bridgewater site in Westport

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Days after announcing that mega hedge fund Bridgewater will not be moving to a property owned by Building & Land Technology in Stamford, BLT now announces it closed on a $130 million deal to buy the land Bridgewater currently inhabits. This just in from the press folks at BLT: In the largest real estate transaction […] [Read More]

Bridgewater will not move to Stamford, hedge fund confirms

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Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, will not make a move from Westport to Stamford. A spokesperson for the company, headed by Ray Dalio, issued the following statement: “After careful examination and reflection surrounding the challenges, time, energy, and resources needed to bring the proposed Stamford project to completion, we have decided not to […] [Read More]
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EAO hosts open house at new Shelton facility

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EAO, which recently moved its North American headquarters and manufacturing operations from Milford to Shelton, will host an open house Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at its new facility at 1 Parrott Drive. The move more than doubles EAO’s engineering and manufacturing capacity. It was made possible through the state’s Small Business Express Program. […] [Read More]
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Stamford Hospital’s Bennett Cancer Center garners award

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Stamford Hospital’s Bennett Cancer Center has been named a recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award presented by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Stamford Hospital is the only hospital in the state and one of only four hospitals in New England to receive the award this year, according to a press […] [Read More]
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Skills gap, workforce demand top concerns of state’s manufacturers

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A growing skills gap threatens growth prospects and the competitiveness of Connecticut’s manufacturing sector, according to a new survey published by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association, the Connecticut Community Colleges’ College of Technology’s Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing, and UIL Holdings. The 2014 Survey of Connecticut Manufacturing Workforce Needs shows widespread concerns with […] [Read More]
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