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U.S. jobless rate falls to 6.7 percent

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The national unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent in December, according to new numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning. The agency says employers added 74,000 jobs last month. That’s a slowdown from earlier in the year; employers added an average of  182,000 jobs per month in 2013. But the main driver […] [Read More]
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Mathew Martoma, center, former SAC Capital Advisors hedge fund portfolio manager

Report: Ex-SAC Capital trader, facing trial, was once kicked out of Harvard Law

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Mathew Martoma, the ex-SAC Capital trader who’s insider-trading trial is set to begin in New York City, was expelled from Harvard Law School in 1999 after he created a false transcript of his grades, the New York Times reported Thursday afternoon. The Times, citing a person briefed on the matter, said that Martoma’s lawyer had […] [Read More]
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WWE to launch network next month

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WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 streaming network, will launch live across the nation on Feb. 24, featuring all 12 WWE live pay-per-view events — including WrestleMania. Access fee will be $9.99 per month with a six-month commitment. WWE Network will also include groundbreaking original programming, reality shows, documentaries, classic matches and more than 1,500 hours […] [Read More]
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Stamford ad platform heightens local approach with new services

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Local Yokel Media, a Stamford-based ad platform, will include mobile, behavioral and demographic profiling, as well as social, geo-targeting and retargeting, to their roster of capabilities. “We have seen repeated proof that the geo-contextual relevance offered by trusted community content drives significantly improved ad performance compared to other forms of hyperlocal targeting, ,” Dick O’Hare, […] [Read More]
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Jonathan L. Doolan, 29, co-author of the white paper "Life After Benchmarks," was one of three Casey Quirk employees to recently get promoted.

Darien consulting firm makes three appointments

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Darien’s Casey, Quirk & Associates LLC, a management consulting firm to the global asset management industry, announced three big appointments this week. Yariv Itah was named to the newly created position of managing partner. Jonathan L. Doolan and Jeffrey B. Stakel were appointed as directors, effective immediately. Itah, 44, will be Casey Quirk’s first managing […] [Read More]
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Pictured L to R: Luke Anderson, CEO Unimin Corporation; Kevin Crawford, Executive Chairman, Sibelco Corporation; Brian Bidigare, Vice President - Procurement & Materials, Halliburton; Shannon Lewis, Category Manager - Frac Sand, Halliburton; Mike ...

New Canaan firm wins Halliburton’s “Golden Hard Hat” award

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New Canaan-based Unimin Corporation, a North American industrial minerals producer, has won the “Golden Hard Hat” supplier award for service, quality and operational excellence from energy-industry titan Halliburton. Halliburton is Unimin‘s largest customer and a major consumer of its hydraulic fracturing sands and resin-coated proppants, a press release said. The two companies have a 35-year […] [Read More]
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Clifton S. Robbins, CEO of Greenwich's Blue Harbour Group, oversaw the 30th best-performing hedge fund for 2013, according to Bloomberg. -- Screenshot from Bloomberg News

Three Greenwich hedge funds among 2013′s best

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Three Greenwich-based hedge funds placed in the top 30 of Bloomberg’s “Top-Performing Large Hedge Funds” list for 2013. At 17th was JAT Capital Offshore, which is managed by Greenwich resident John Thaler’s JAT Capital Management. The hedge fund firm is located at One Fawcett Place, just off of Greenwich Avenue. JAT Capital Offshore returned 25.3 […] [Read More]
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CT ranks highest in the Northeast for projected job growth

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Connecticut ranks 31st in the nation in terms of anticipated job growth for 2014, according to a research graphic put together by the Pew Charitable Trusts. The list, which ranks job growth expectations across the country, puts North Dakota at the top of the list, with the District of Columbia at the bottom. Connecticut is […] [Read More]
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