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Genesee & Wyoming buys U.K. railroad

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Genesee & Wyoming is acquiring London-based Freightliner Group from Arcapita, paying $755 million in exchange for 95 percent of Freightliner shares and assuming $13 million in debt. Freightliner is the second largest freight railroad in the United Kingdom, also operating in Poland, Germany, the Netherlands and Australia. Darien-based Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) operates short-line railroads in the […] [Read More]
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AG: Anthem breach hits 1.7m in Connecticut

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  About half of Connecticut residents were exposed to identity theft in the breach of Anthem BlueCross BlueShield’s data, according to state officials who strongly urged residents to sign up for free credit monitoring offered by the company. Anthem informed state officials that more than 1.7 million Connecticut residents who are current or past customers […] [Read More]
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Withers Bergman hosting pub quiz in Greenwich

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Withers Bergman will bring wealth advisory teams from across Fairfield County together on Thursday for the international law firm’s fourth annual trivia night. The “Adviser’s Pub Quiz” event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Barcelona Wine & Tapas Bar, 18 W. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Withers Bergman will make a significant donation to […] [Read More]
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Fairfield U. starts analytics degree

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Fairfield University last week announced the launch of a new master of science degree in business analytics, the first of its kind in the region. The school is accepting applications for course offerings this summer. For detailed program and admission information, visit www.fairfield.edu/data. Prospective students who would like to learn more about the new MSBA […] [Read More]
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Website launched for justice center

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Synerge-marketing, a leader in website design and marketing, this week announced the launch of a website for the nonprofit Center for Family Justice at CenterForFamilyJustice.org. The center is the lifeline for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in six Connecticut towns — Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull. According to Synerge, […] [Read More]
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UIL declares quarterly dividend

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UIL Holdings Corp., the parent company for The United Illuminating Co., announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 43 cents per share on its common stock at Tuesday’s board meeting. This dividend is payable April 1 to shareowners of record at the close of business on March 10. UI provides for […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Realtors report drop in single-family sales

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Condo sales are up across the state of Connecticut, in both volume and price, when comparing January 2014 to January 2015, according to the Connecticut Association of Realtors. The Association reports that the number of condos and townhomes sold increased by 5.4 percent, while the median sales price rose to $156,780 from $150,000, an increase […] [Read More]
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Kevin Kelleher, president of Cartus, with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy at Cartus headquarters in Danbury in April 2014.

Danbury co. sees slower growth in key metric

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Cartus registered a 3 percent increase last year in the relocation services it offers for corporate employees, with the Realogy subsidiary having committed to staying in Danbury last year in exchange for state incentives. Realogy also owns Coldwell Banker, which has real estate agency offices throughout Fairfield County, as well as other residential brokerage brands […] [Read More]
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