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  • Cost controls boost Dow Chemical margins, profit tops estimates

    (Reuters) - Dow Chemical Co , the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, reported a stronger-than-expected rise in quarterly profit as cost controls helped to boost margins in its divisions that make coatings, plastics and crop-protection products. The...
  • With a swipe of the smartphone, loyalty punch cards becoming obsolete

    The days of the "buy-10-get-one-free" loyalty punch card are as numbered as the paper punch itself. Mom-and-pop restaurants, convenience stores and pet groomers are joining national programs that equip them with an iPad at the register where a customer...
  • Rekha Basu: U.S. lags far behind in gender equity

    On her first day back at work after having a baby, Angela Ames, a loss mitigation specialist at Nationwide Insurance in Des Moines, tried repeatedly to find a clean, private place to pump her breast milk. As anyone who has done that knows, it can't easily...
  • Hampton candidates talk about job creation

    Close to 60,500 people work in Hampton, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. City Council candidates want more businesses to locate within the city's confines, although their approach to doing just that appears to vary greatly.  While some candidates...
  • New zoning designed to lift business park

    New zoning designed to lift business park
    Tinley Park officials are considering loosening zoning restrictions in the Duvan Drive Business Park in an attempt to breathe new life into the 40-acre light-industrial development near the village's center. The changes, if approved, would eliminate the...
  • CT's Government-Run Economy?

    It's official. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has successfully turned Connecticut into a government-run economy that looks and feels a lot like China's planned economy. By picking winners and losers through forgivable loans, tax credits and other incentives, the...
  • Novartis and GSK trade assets as pharma industry reshapes

    ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) - Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline agreed to trade more than $20 billion worth of assets on Tuesday to bolster their best businesses and exit weaker ones as the drug industry contends with healthcare spending cuts and generic...
  • Vanity Salon gets start with grandmother's $100,000 gift to stylist

    Vanity Salon gets start with grandmother's $100,000 gift to stylist
    Everyone should be lucky enough to have a grandmother like Angela Fantauzzi. When her 22-year-old granddaughter wanted to open her own hair salon, Fantauzzi sold her home and gave the young woman money to get started. Fantauzzi sold her single-...
  • Report: One-Third Of Businesses Hurt By Storm Sandy Were Uninsured

    Among small businesses affected by storm Sandy in 2012 and polled by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, one-third had no insurance and half paid for damages out of personal funds. The New York Fed polled the businesses in New Jersey, New York city,...
  • Goldman buys Westpeak in drive for 'smart beta' assets

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc's asset-management business has agreed to buy Westpeak Global Advisors, a firm that aims to beat market indexes by using factors other than company size to pick stock investments. The deal, disclosed on...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Complete Automotive Repair Specialists Contributes Gift Of $3,000 To Hartford's Kids

    In a world where big businesses usually dominate philanthropic efforts, it is wonderful to hear the occasional story of the 'little guy's' push in making a difference in their community. Hartford's Camp Courant (HCC) received outstanding news this week,...