Yearly Archive for 2010

: 2010

Liberty Mutual pays state $2 million

Liberty Mutual has agreed to settle allegations of bid rigging leveled against it in 2006 by the state. Though its actions apparently inflated prices in the market for all consumers, Attorney General

Malloy keeps Pitkin at Banking

Governor-elect Dan Malloy announced Tuesday that he intends to keep State Department of Banking Commissioner Howard Pitkin on the job. Here’s the full release. (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor-Elect Dan

People’s United consolidates insurance agencies

People’s United Financial Inc. said Tuesday morning it is consolidating its insurance agencies into a single unit called People’s United Insurance Agency. Daniel Casey, former president and chief

GE engine still in it for F-35

GE’s engine for the F-35 jet fighter will remain alive after Congress agreed to continue funding it as part of a continuing budget resolition. Pratt & Whitney is the main engine provider for the F-35,

NewAlliance First Niagara to drop 50 jobs

NewAlliance Bancshares and First Niagara Financial said Monday if their merger is completed 50 jobs will be cut and the new bank will have a $1 billion loan fund for community reinvestment. The

Fairfield County’s economy ranked 70th in world

The Brookings Institution said the Bridgeport metro region’s economic performance after the recession makes it one of the stronger economies in the U.S. and world. Brookings measured the economic

The business of helping others

I realize the Financial Mines blog is intended for matters related to finance and business, but I just had to share my sister Marilee’s e-mail on how her son Maxx, my nephew, is doing in Zambia as a

Insurance — have it!

Many of us out there — myself included — bemoan the ever-increasing cost for health insurance, whether it be through work, Cobra or other provider. I don’t need to cite numbers or statistics — we all

Everybody’s Doing It — Almost

As a business writer covering the thousands of businesses in Fairfield County, I am constantly Googling business names to find their websites and obtain all the information I need about them at the

WWE decides on no merchandise at polls

On Monday evening before election Day 2011, the WWE decided not to hand out its goods at the polls as Linda McMahon goes against Dick Blumenthal for a U.S. Senate seat. While I joked with a co-worker