Monthly Archive for June, 2011

: June, 2011

LA and London firms buy BJ’s

London-based CVC Capital said on it’s website it and LA-based Leonard Green Partners have an agreement to buy the shopping club for more than $52 a share. It’s too early to tell what if any changes

With a slight bump to income, spending stalls in nation

The American consumer is like a tired rock climber, perched halfway up a mountain face. They can either summon the strength to climb up to the top, or edge down and find a ledge to rest on, or

Connecticut Number One in new economic growth poll!

Just kidding. Well, once again our state got hammered in an economic poll, this time it’s the ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index. The Nutmeg State was 43 in economic performance and 35

Conn. drops 2,900 jobs in May

Connecticut shed 2,900 jobs in May, but the the Labor Department said a revision of April’s numbers uncovered an additional 500 jobs, briging last month’s gain to 8,400. According to the report,

Greenwich homes only 8th least affordable!

Coldwell Banker released new data on affordability this morning. While Greenwich remains the most exclusive and unaffordable market in Connecticut it has yet to claim the top spot nationally. Here is

Non profit to dad: You’re a financial dunce

The national Foundation for Credit Counseling has tapped into a way to make its opinion poll on financial literacy relevant this week — calling fathers financially illiterate. The press release

Hack attacks and regulators

Hackers have stolen more credit card data, this time about 200,000 accounts from Citi. And regulators are once again saying the banks need to improve security. AP’s Kelvin Chan has a good piece on

Funny thing happened on the way to the disaster

A cab broke down on State Street and Park Avenue in Bridgeport Monday morning. Traffic was building up at the busy corner, yes there are such things in the Park City. Then, a man in a white T-shirt