Yale’s Shiller among Nobel prize winners

on
Three American professors won the Nobel prize for economics Monday for shedding light on how stock, bond and house prices move over time— work that’s changed how people around the world invest, the Associated Press reports. Two of the winners — Eugene Fama, 74, and Lars Peter Hansen, 60 — teach at the University of […] [Read More]
Categories: Economy, Real Estate

First County Bank offers cyber security tips

on
Faked emails, bogus social networks and software that burrows into the secret channels of a computer: all of these are tactics often used by cyber criminals to infiltrate small businesses. Once a computer system has been hacked, unwanted parties can gain access to private information, businesses’ accounts and event transfer funds from accounts. First County […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Half Full signs deal to distribute beer in New York

on
Half Full Brewery has signed a distribution agreement with Remarkable Liquids of Altamont, N.Y., allowing the Stamford craft brewery to expand beyond the border of Connecticut for the first time. Half Full Brewery’s foray into Westchester County, N.Y., marks its second entry into a new market – the first coming in the fall of 2012 […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Citizens Bank to assist customers hit by government shutdown

on
With an estimated 800,000 federal employees facing a potential loss of income due to the federal government shutdown, Citizens Bank announced a program to assist its customers who work for the federal government and are impacted by the shutdown. The program will run from Tuesday through Nov. 4, or the end of the shutdown, whichever […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Health and Wealth go together in Fairfield

on
Looking for a healthy bottom-line and an, er, well-shaped…bottom? Well, then, there’s a wealth and health event coming to Fairfield. Rocco & Associates Wealth Management , Inc., of Fairfield, is teaming up with Charged Studios to host a “Wealth and Health” event focused on financial and physical wellbeing October 24 at 5:30 p.m.  The idea […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Praxair CFO weighs in on federal tax reform

on
James Sawyer, chief financial officer of Danbury-based industrial gases company Praxair makes the case for focusing on accelerated depreciation in the federal tax reform debate in a recent op-ed piece on The Huffington Post website. Here is the op-ed piece, which was posted Oct. 4, 2013: When it comes to the economy, one thing that […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Malloy stresses economic development efforts

on
Connecticut and specifically Stamford cannot stand still as they compete with other states and cities to lure and grow businesses and boost their economies. That was a message Gov. Dannel Malloy reinforced Thursday as he came out swinging in addressing an audience of more than 270 at the Stamford Chamber of Commerce’s 26th annual meeting […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Thomson Reuters taps UTC, GE and Xerox as top global innovators

on
Three major corporations anchored in Connecticut have been ranked as drivers of international innovation as Thomson Reuters announced its 2013 Top 100 Global Innovators program this week. GE, Xerox and United Technologies were named on the third annual list, compiled and evaluated by Reuters’ IP & Science business. The 100 companies chosen in this year’s […] [Read More]