Monthly Archive for November, 2012

: November, 2012

Wishing corporations would throw a Thunder Chicken Christmas bash

Bet their parties won’t be as good as Pete Lazetich’s. Challenger Gray and Christmas, the recruitment outsourcing firm, reported this week that 83 percent of corporations are planning year-end holiday
Categories: Economy, General

Westport’s I. Joseph Massoud banned from securities industry

I. Joseph Massoud, 44 and founder of Westport-based private equity firm Compass Group Management, agreed to pay $1.4 million to settle SEC allegations he profited off of insider information while

A 12 Days of Christmas that’s 99 percent less expensive

The figures are in for the 12 Days of Christmas, a whopping $107,300, according to the Associated Press. That’s an increase of 6.1 percent from last year. Here in the Mines, we realize not everyone is

Buffalo-based M&T Bank plans to open in Stamford

Manufacturers and Traders Trust Co., a New York-chartered bank and trust company has filed an application with the Connecticut Banking Department to open its firstĀ  commercial branch in Stamford. The
Categories: Banking, Wall Street

Skyrocketing white collar crime besmirches region

Southwest Connecticut is fast gaining an embarrassing reputation as the crime capital of the United States – not because it is rife with poor souls breaking into pharmacies to obtain drugs or
Categories: General

U.S. Households charge into 2013: Credit card debt rises $2 billion

U.S. Households were able to reduce $74 billion in overall debt in the third quarter, despite racking up $2 billion of new credit card borrowing in an economy that’s showing signs of stress. The

Former Walmart CEO saw unsafe conditions in Bangladesh in 2005

A Walmart supplier was getting clothing from the Bangladesh factory where a fire killed 112 workers Saturday, opening up the world’s largest retailer to criticism following Black Friday protests here
Categories: General

But what will it do to peanut butter prices?

U.S. Food and Drug Administration suspended the food facility registration of Sunland Inc., Monday as the organic peanut butter maker and purveyor of other nut products continues to be unable to
Categories: Economy, Main Street

UTC holds to $58 billion sales forecast

Hartford-based United Technologies Corp. said Tuesday company officials met with investors and affirmed UTC’s outlook for 2012. The company anticipates earnings per share of $5.25 to $5.35 from
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Ethan Allen grants special holiday dividend of 41 cent

‘Tis the season to keep investors happy with dividends ahead of any hike in tax on them. Danbury-based furniture seller Ethan Allen Interiors said Monday its Board of Directors declared a special cash
Categories: Wall Street