Debbie Riley (Photo: Stephen + Anne Truppe) source: Commercial Observer website

GE Capital director talks real estate, career advice with Commercial Observer

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Mortgage Observer’s Carl Gaines has an interview this week with GE Capital’s Debbie Riley, a senior managing director who runs capital markets for North America. In 2013, her team enabled over half of the $6.5 billion of financing closed in North America, the interview states. Riley studied accounting in college, worked several years in auditing, […] [Read More]
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Silgan reports fourth quarter hike in net income

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Silgan Holdings Inc., supplier of rigid packaging for shelf-stable food and other consumer goods products, reported fourth quarter net income of 2013 of $23.3 million, or 36 cents per diluted share, compared with net income for the fourth quarter of 2012 of $29.4 million, or 42 cents per diluted share. Net sales for the fourth […] [Read More]
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ASG realigns worldwide operations

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The board of directors of ASG, a global specialty-packaging manufacturer, announced the company has been reorganized to provide increased regional focus and responsiveness to its customers. Stamford-based ASG will operate as three affiliated business units: ASG Americas, ASG Europe and ASG Asia. The new structure is consistent with the company’s continuing efforts to simplify process, […] [Read More]
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Patch dismantling begins with round of layoffs

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Updated at 6:30 p.m. By Tim Loh Patch, the network of hyper-local news sites that expanded rapidly for several years in hopes of revolutionizing a beleaguered local journalism business, laid off the majority of its remaining staff on Wednesday. The company, whose controlling stake was sold by AOL just weeks ago to turnaround firm Hale […] [Read More]
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Weichert Realtors offers pre-licensing courses in Stamford

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Weichert Realtors will schedule a real estate pre-licensing course at its Stamford office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from Feb. 24 through March 31. The classes will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. “By enrolling in a pre-licensing course, you’re taking the all-important first step towards earning a real estate license,” Patricia Donahue, branch […] [Read More]
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Praxair sees quarterly, full-year earnings grow

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Praxair sees quarterly, full-year earnings grow Praxair Inc., Danbury-based international industrial gases company, reported fourth quarter 2013 net income of $474 million or $1.59 per diluted share, compared with $414 million or $1.38 per diluted share for the same period in 2012. For 2013, the company recorded net income of $1.76 billion or $5.87 per […] [Read More]
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Another Bridgewater alum named to top FBI post

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Last year, when President Obama was looking for a new head of the FBI, he turned to the general counsel of Westport-based hedge fund firm Bridgewater Associates: James Comey (see video below). This month, when Comey was looking for a new general counsel for the bureau, he turned to his former associate at Bridgewater: James […] [Read More]
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Aquarion seeking candidates for environmental awards

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Bridgeport-based Aquarion Water Company is looking for candidates for its fourth-annual Environmental Champion Awards. The awards celebrate people and organizations that through volunteer efforts have protected or improved Connecticut’s air, water, soils or plant and wildlife communities. There will be five categories: Adult, Youth, Small Business, Large Business and Non-Profit Organization. Nominations can be made […] [Read More]
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Berkley reports fourth quarter drop

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W.R. Berkley Corp., Greenwich-based insurance holding company, reported fourth quarter 2013 net income of $130.4 million or 93 cents per diluted share, compared with $165.5 million or $1.17 per diluted share for the same period in 2012. For the year, the company reported net income of $499.9 million or $3.55 per diluted share, compared with […] [Read More]
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Crane reports hike in net income

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Crane Co., Stamford-based manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products, reported fourth quarter 2013 earnings of $49.7 million or 84 cents per diluted share, compared with $45.6 million or 79 cents per share in the fourth quarter of 2012. Fourth quarter 2013 sales of $681.4 million increased $51.7 million, or 8.2 percent, compared with $629.8 million […] [Read More]
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