Monthly Archive for July, 2012

: July, 2012

Another brick in the digital wall

Sacramento Bee owner, McClatchy reported better than expected earnings last week and executives told analysts all the McClatchy newspapers would have pay walls by the end of the year. While many see
Categories: General, Main Street

Come for the Olympics, stay for the pickpocket championship

“Beware pickpockets.” The signs are every where in London and this great city has some of the best in the world. But with the Olympics coming to town, you could witness a sort of unofficial world
Categories: General

Ruger shares run hot on down day on Wall Street

Shares in Fairfield-based gun maker Sturm Ruger &Company Inc. gained almost 4 percent in Monday trading, despite the Dow’s plunge of more than 100 points. Gun makers saw mixed results Monday.
Categories: Economy, GE, General, Wall Street
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Acme United overcomes Europe’s ills to post record profits

Shares in Fairfield-based Acme United Corp. increased more than 5 percent Friday after the company reported strong U.S. sales help second quarter profit to increase 18 percent despiteĀ  problems in
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Bridgeport-Stamford suffers mediocre economic recovery

Of the 100 largest metropolitan regions in the U.S., the Bridgeport-Stamford area ranks 57th for the pace of economic recovery since the recession. Brookings rated the metropolitan regions based on

State Labor market a mix of hardship and hope

The State Labor Department reported Thursday that Connecticut employers added 1,400 jobs in June raising the number of people with jobs by 8,800 compared to last year. The numbers alone paint an odd
Categories: General

BPA baby bottle ban official, now for soup?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has officially banned BPA from baby bottles and sippy cups after the industry stopped using it. In a federal notice published Tuesday, the FDA said the industry
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Connecticut among leaders on digital access Census finds

Connecticut households had the fifth highest access to the internet at a time when finding a job and staying in touch with family and friends have become dependent on the world wide web. The Census

NY Fed launched blog tackling evolution of banking

The New York Fed has unveiled a new blog where it is discussing the evolution of banking and regulatory policies. Looks timely and well thought out and should be a conversation piece as we look for

Keep your govt. hands off my Nectarine!

A colleague at The Mines recently quipped as he damaged his nectarine pulling off that country of origin sticker, “the presidential candidate that pledges to get rid of these is going to win.” This