Monthly Archive for June, 2012

: June, 2012

Goodwill in Urgent Need of Donations of Small Appliances

Goodwill released the following plea today. Goodwill stores are in urgent need of small appliances like blenders, toasters, mixers, coffee makers, food processors and hair dryers that are in working
Categories: General

Mixed reaction from stocks and experts to SCOTUS Health Care decision

The decision is in and fortunes are rising and falling following the Supreme Court decision on health care. If you missed it, SCOTUS basically upheld it as a power to tax. Remember folks, all things

Fairfield-based Acme added to Russell Microcap Index

Acme United Corp., the maker of cutting implements, office and school supplies and first aid kits, was added to Russell’s Microcap Index this month. Acme’s shares are traded on the NYSE’s Amex board
Categories: General, Wall Street

The ugliness continues in the job market

Challenger, Gray and Christmas reports May layoffs jumped. Here’s the placement firm’s brief synopsis: Job cuts hit an eight-month high in May, as employers announced plans to shed 61,887 workers from
Categories: Economy, General

A possible down side to new technology

New technology is usually seen as a good thing, given it often makes tasks easier to perform as well as boosts efficiency for users as well as revenues for creators. A surefire win-win for all, right,
Categories: General

Madoff feeder fund settles with NY AG for $410 million

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced this morning an agreement with  J. Ezra Merkin, to make restitution to clients whose funds he handed over Bernard Madoff, who was running a
Categories: Regulatory, Wall Street
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Shelton man sentenced to 3 years for $300k fraud

Shelton resident John H. Goldsmith was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport to 36 months in prison for securities fraud related to a multi-year scam that took more than $300,000 from
Categories: General, Main Street

Stratford biz owner at Opryland Hotel during explosion

Irony was in hyper drive at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center this week when a boiler explosion disrupted conventions for sheriffs and disaster recovery construction firms. No one is
Categories: General

Sikorsky Aerospace Services grabs top maintenance repair honors

This just in from Sikorsky, its overhaul and repair biz has won a top honor. Here’s the official announcement: Aviation Week’s Overhaul & Maintenance Magazine has presented its prestigious 2012
Categories: Defense, General

On hot day, a chilling agreement hits Gold Coast

It might be blazing hot outside,but the U.S. Treasury Department just announced an agreement that should send a chill into some mansions on the Gold Coast. Treasury announced an agreement with the