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Webster Bank garners two awards

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Webster Bank, the Waterbury-based regional bank, has won two Greenwich Associates Excellence Awards in Middle Market Banking, the bank announced Monday. The awards came for “distinctive overall satisfaction in service,” the bank said. That award was bestowed on just 34 of 750 banks of all sizes that were evaluated, the release said. Webster Bank earned […] [Read More]
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Better Biz Bureau: Beware Valentine’s Scams

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The Better Business Bureau is telling online daters to beware of scams that prey on the emotions of Valentine’s Day. Discounts and coupons for online dating sites are rife, but so too might be con artists looking to “pull at the heart strings and devote a lot of time and effort into building a relationship […] [Read More]
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Jim Weichert

Weichert executives placed among industry elites

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Two top executives at Weichert Realtors were ranked among the top tier of residential real estate for 2013. Jim Weichert, founder and president of Weichert, and Marty Rueter, president of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, were chosen for the Swanepoel Power 200: The Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate in 2013. Weichert and Rueter were […] [Read More]
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SBA teams with Yelp for webinar series

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The U.S. Small Business Administration is teaming up with Yelp to present the first of a free, two-part webinar series to help small business owners engage with online reviewers and manage their online reputation. The first webinar will take place Tuesday at 2 p.m. The second webinar will be held Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. […] [Read More]
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Patriot Bank reports improved fourth quarter results

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Patriot National Bancorp, the parent company of Patriot National Bank, has reported its financial results for the fourth quarter, which ended Dec. 31. The Stamford-based bank has a net income of $632,000, or 2 cents per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $1.4 million, or 4 cents per diluted share, for the same […] [Read More]
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Milford Chamber Trust hands out five $750 grants to students

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The Milford Chamber of Commerce Trust handed out five $750 grants on Thursday to winners of its mini-grant program, which aims to help middle- and high-school students grow, learn and develop leadership and business skills by promoting projects that benefit Milford. Winning students had to format their application as a business plan, including a well-thought […] [Read More]
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Economy

Unemployment down, but worries of a slowdown grow

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First, the good news: the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 6.6 percent in January, a 5-year low. That’s down slightly from the month before and the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics says in a new report this morning that there was job growth in construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade and mining. And there were drops in […] [Read More]
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January job postings up 14 percent on FairfieldCountyJobs.com

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It looks like New Year’s resolutions spurred more people toward active job searches in January, as regional job board FairfieldCountyJobs.com noted a jump in job postings. In the first month of the year, job postings rose 14 percent over December 2013, a “robust” number, according to FairfieldCountyJobs.com. However, the spike wasn’t quite as dramatic as […] [Read More]
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Meet the former head of Apple and PepsiCo in Fairfield

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Students of management and Apple buffs take note! John Sculley, the former CEO of Apple and president of PepsiCo, is set to appear on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Fairfield University, as part of a lecture series sponsored by the Dolan School of business. For those needing a refresher on Sculley, here’s the short version: After […] [Read More]
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Ex-SAC Capital trader Martoma guilty of insider trading

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Former SAC Capital portfolio manager Mathew Martoma is guilty of insider trading, a jury in Manhattan federal court ruled Thursday afternoon. Martoma is the eighth current or former worker in the Stamford hedge fund firm to either plead guilty or be convicted of criminal insider-trading charges. Martoma now faces as many as 20 years in […] [Read More]
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