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  • Thirteen Cities and Towns Awarded Main Street Investment Fund Grants

    Thirteen Cities and Towns Awarded Main Street Investment Fund Grants
    Thirteen municipalities across Connecticut will receive a total of $5 million in grants as part of the state's Main Street Investment Fund, administered through the state Department of Housing. The grants are intended to improve or develop commercial...
  • Liberia: a sister in need [Commentary]

    Liberia: a sister in need [Commentary]
    Like many Americans, we in Maryland have watched and listened to the graphic daily news stories chronicling Ebola's escalating devastation in Liberia and other West African nations. Our hearts break as we witness the deaths of innocent Liberians and...
  • Microsoft bets on gold mine from 'Minecraft' purchase

    In a move to bolster its gaming and mobile businesses, Microsoft is buying Mojang, maker of the popular "Minecraft" video game, for $2.5 billion. The Mojang team will join Microsoft Studios, maker of the "Halo" and "Forza" franchises, Microsoft said...
  • Investors may balk, but Amazon plans to boost cloud spending

    Investors sent Amazon.com shares spiraling down in July after the company's second-quarter financial report blamed larger-than-expected red ink, in part, on its cloud-computing business. Turns out, the profit pressure from Amazon Web Services, or AWS,...
  • Bank of America forgoes $6 billion with slimmer consumer strategy

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp gave up about $6 billion in annual revenue by phasing out risky consumer banking products and eliminating certain fees, but the long-term impact on profits should be minimal, a top executive said on Tuesday....
  • Senate candidate in Kansas is a serial business and political entrepreneur

    Greg Orman once lent money to actress Debbie Reynolds. Reynolds and her son wanted to turn her large collection of Hollywood memorabilia into a museum in Tennessee. Orman liked the idea and lent their company more than $1.6 million in 2002. But the...
  • Liquor commission may oversee tobacco and massage businesses in St. Charles

    Liquor commission may oversee tobacco and massage businesses in St. Charles
    An advisory commission charged with regulating liquor licensees in St. Charles also may soon oversee licensing for tobacco and massage establishments. At a meeting on Monday, the Liquor Control Commission voted in favor of expanding its role to regulate...
  • Retail businesses open, expand in Hinsdale

    Retail businesses open, expand in Hinsdale
    New and expanding businesses are altering the landscape a bit in Hinsdale's downtown business district. Deyan Missbrenner and his father, Damir Missbrenner, recently opened Solaris Jewelry, 9 E. First St. Hinsdale already has several jewelry stores,...
  • French PM says helping business is 'strategic choice'

    PARIS (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls sounded a pro-business tone on Tuesday ahead of a confidence vote in parliament, telling deputies it was a "strategic choice" for the French government to help support its businesses. "We must be at...
  • Europe’s startups get bootcamp booster

    Europe’s startups get bootcamp booster
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - In the two years that Rockstart Accelerator - a private bootcamp for tech firms - has been going, it says the 20 startups it has backed have raised 15 million euros ($19 million) and created nearly 150 permanent jobs. "It's cool to...
  • Celebrate Mansfield Festival to offer something for everyone

    The Mansfield Downtown Partnership invites area residents to gather at the 11th Annual Celebrate Mansfield Festival for music, food and fun. The Celebrate Mansfield Festival will be Sunday, Sept. 21 on the Town Square. In case of rain, the event will be...