Fairfield County’s economy ranked 70th in world

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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 performance of 150 metro regions around the globe, including 50 in the U.S., 50 in Europe and 50 in the rest of the world. The Bridgeport […] [Read More]
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The business of helping others

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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 Peace Corps member helping the natives learn how to sustain themselves through fishing. He has been there […] [Read More]
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Insurance — have it!

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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 know that it just seems to go up and up every year, taking an ever-bigger bite out of our […] [Read More]
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Everybody’s Doing It — Almost

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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 click of a mouse. I can’t count how many times I do this during a given workday, Googling, clicking and scanning with […] [Read More]
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WWE decides on no merchandise at polls

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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 that the move was in response to my latest blog on Friday (see below), the WWE states the […] [Read More]
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