United Rental expands network in Texas and Ontario

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United Rentals, a Stamford-based equipment rental company with a network of 822 rental locations that operate in 49 states and every Canadian province, is expanding its specialty branch network with the addition of two locations dedicated to tool management services. New branches have opened in Plano, Texas, and Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, serving the Dallas and […] [Read More]
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Santa Clara to host WWE’s Wrestlemania 31

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Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., will host Stamford-based WWE’s Wrestlemania 31 on March 29, 2015. “On behalf of the entire Silicon Valley, we are grateful that WWE chose Levi’s Stadium to host its largest annual celebration in 2015,” said Santa Clara Mayor Jamie Matthews, in prepared comments. “WrestleMania is certain to be one of […] [Read More]
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OperationsInc reports slow regional job growth

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The jobs market in Fairfield County was mostly flat, according to Norwalk-based OperationsInc, and the firm, which operates the online jobs board FairfieldCountyJobs.com, said it appears that 2014 will begin in a similar fashion. Job postings for November were up 6 percent over October 2013, with positions in administration, accountancy and health services posting the […] [Read More]
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Star Gas sees fourth quarter income fall, rise for year

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Star Gas Partners, Stamford-based home energy distributor and services provider specializing in home heating oil, reported a fourth quarter net loss of $13.94 million or 24 cents per share for the period ended Sept. 30, compared with a net loss of $5.64 million or 9 cents per share for the same period in 2012. The […] [Read More]
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In 2013, Newgistics introduced "a true end-to-end e-commerce solution-expanding our suite of services to span the entire customer journey," its website states. Here's a flowchart from its website depicting its work

Greenwich PE firm invests in Texas e-commerce company

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Greenwich private-equity firm Littlejohn & Co. announced Thursday morning that it has completed a “significant equity investment” in Austin, Texas-based e-commerce company Newgistics. Newgistics, which says it caters to leading brands and retailers, will continue operating as an independent entity and its executive and management team will stay in place. The deal “reinforces Newgistics’ long-term […] [Read More]
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GE unit invests in California solar project

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GE Energy Financial Services, unit of Fairfield-based General Electric, along with Citi, Union Bank and Metropolitan Life Insurance, has completed an equity investment in EDF Renewable Energy’s Catalina Solar plant in Rosamon, Calif., one of the world’s largest photovoltaic plants, located on 1,100 acres in the Mojave Desert. This transaction contributes to GE Energy Financial […] [Read More]
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Regency, Kleban reach deal on Fairfield locations

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Regency Centers Corp., based in Jacksonville, Fla., has agreed to acquire an 80 percent interest in a portfolio of properties controlled by Kleban Properties of Fairfield. The portfolio consists of three properties in Fairfield known as Fairfield Center, The Brick Walk, and Black Rock Shopping Center totaling about 315,000 square feet. The properties feature a […] [Read More]
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HomeServe moves main office from Stamford to Norwalk

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A fast-growing national home repair company has moved its headquarters from Stamford to Norwalk with the goal of doubling its employment rolls in five years. Formerly located at 750 E. Main St., employees of HomeServe USA on Wednesday joined Norwalk and state officials to celebrate their move to Building 601 at the Merritt 7 Corporate […] [Read More]
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Job postings on FairfieldCountyJobs.com up 6% in November

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FairfieldCountyJobs.com has released their monthly report on the Fairfield County job market, as tracked by the activity on the regional job board. Job postings for November were up 6 percent over October, the report indicated. Positions in accountancy, health services and administration were the most posted titles, while accounting, health care and financial services made […] [Read More]
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Exxon Mobile, the country's largest company, performed poorly on the LGBT equality index. But 13 of the country's 20 biggest companies earned perfect scores. Source: Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Ten Connecticut companies top LGBT equal rights list

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Ten Connecticut-based companies earned perfect scores for sexual-orientation equality in the Human Rights Campaign’s annual Corporate Equality Index. The CEI report is part of the HRC Foundation’s educational outreach to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality for employees. The top-scoring Connecticut-based companies were Hartford’s Aetna, Ridgefield’s Boehringer Ingelheim, Bloomfield’s Cigna, Norwalk’s Diageo, Fairfield’s General Electric, […] [Read More]
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