Crane “repositioning” actions underway

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Updated Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 6:38 p.m. Stamford-based Crane Co. has initiated unspecified “repositioning actions,” in its words, in both its fluid handling business which produces industrial valves, lined piping and other components for the refineries, as well as its payment technology division that it bolstered more than a year ago with a big acquisition. […] [Read More]
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Penske grabs keys to Land Rover of Darien

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Penske Automotive acquired Land Rover of Darien, saying the dealership generates about $50 million in annual revenue. Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based Penske Automotive (NYSE:PAG) is the second largest auto dealer in the country, with multiple dealerships in Fairfield County, including Audi of Fairfield, Honda of Danbury and Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich. Land Rover of Darien dates back […] [Read More]
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Uber Connecticut calls off its cars for storm

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The folks over at Uber seem to be taking Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s travel ban to heart. I just got an email that the taxi company will pull all its drivers off the road beginning at 9 p.m. when the travel ban goes into effect. And even after the travel ban is lifted, you can […] [Read More]
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WWE inducts “The Governator”

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World Wrestling Entertainment is inducting former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger into its WWE Hall of Fame, recognizing his multiple appearances on Monday Night Raw and SmackDown over the years and overall significance in pop culture via blockbusters like The Terminator series. Stamford-based WWE will hold an induction ceremony March 28 in San Jose, Calif., with this […] [Read More]
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Diageo gets LEED certification

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The U.S. Green Building Council awarded LEED Silver certification to Diageo’s North American headquarters in Norwalk. Diageo sells spirits, beer and wine, with brands including Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and Bailey’s. It is the fourth Diageo building in North America to get certified under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), which evaluates buildings according […] [Read More]
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Stamford business group postponements

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Updated at 3:37 p.m. WWE postponed Monday’s live event in Hartford and cancelled a Tuesday event in Boston, but will broadcast live Monday starting at 8 p.m. from its studios in Stamford where it is based. Ticket’s for tonight’s show at Hartford’s XL Center will be honored for a SmackDown event on Thursday, January 29 that will air […] [Read More]

PartnerRe merging with reinsurer

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PartnerRe is merging with Axis Capital Holdings, vaulting the combined entity into the ranks of the top five reinsurers used by insurance carriers to limit their exposure to catastrophic risk. Combined, PartnerRe (NYSE:PRE) and Axis Capital (NYSE:AXIS) would have gross premiums exceeding $10 billion, including specialty lines of health, accident and life insurance they sell […] [Read More]

Bowlers sought for fundraiser

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The Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services, a program of BHcare, is looking for bowlers and sponsors to participate in the 27th Annual Bowl-2-Benefit being held Sat., March 14, at AMF Lanes in Milford. All proceeds benefit UCDVS, which provides free emergency safe shelter, 24-hour crisis services, counseling, court advocacy, support and other services to […] [Read More]
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