| Aug 13, 2013
| 6:54 AM
J.C. Penney’s turmoil at the top continued Tuesday as activist investor Bill Ackman stepped down from the board following a public disagreement over the struggling retailer’s choice of chief executive and chairman.
Ackman, whose Pershing...
| Aug 8, 2013
Even by Middle East standards, the scene in a Dead Sea restaurant, situated within a “green zone”–a no-man’s-land claimed by neither Israelis nor Palestinians–was surreal. As a camel knelt outside, two Israeli soldiers...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 6:46 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris, one of the state's rising Democratic stars, raked in more than $1.7 million during the first half of 2013 and has $2.7 million in the bank, according to campaign finance reports filed today.
Her haul outpaces...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 8:59 AM
Of course, it's always nice when one of Connecticut's billionaires is getting lots of national attention, and in this case it's our richest resident: Stephen A. Cohen.
Cohen is a denizen of Greenwich and founder of SAC Capital Advisors, one of the...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:30 PM
We take for granted the reason we celebrate Independence Day. The men and women who died over the years to keep America’s freedom of liberty. Most of us don’t want socialized health care, open boarders, weak national security, giving rights to...
| Feb 20, 2013
Are the golden years over for gold?
With prominent hedge fund managers such as George Soros selling large quantities of gold, and the price down about 16 percent from 2011's all-time peak of more than $1,900, some experts think gold's best days could be...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Gold still glitters, but a bit less brightly as it fell below $1,600 on Friday for the first time in six months.
In one of the contrarian ways of the financial markets, gold has weakened as evidence has mounted that the global economy is recovering....
| Feb 17, 2013
In the first test of resilience after January's payroll tax hike, consumers achieved a passing score as they went shopping and bought more than economists had expected.
The results showed up Wednesday in the Commerce Department's January retail sales...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Billionaire financier George Soros seems to be showing faith in J.C. Penney’s chances at a turnaround, taking a 7.9% stake in the struggling retailer.
The hedge fund titan bought nearly 17.4 million shares through his Soros Fund Management,...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 7:03 PM
Breathe Books in Hampden says it will add a health-food cafe to its store next month. Owner Susan Weis-Bohlen says all the offerings will have at least one of five features: gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, raw or Ayurvedic -- Ayurveda is a holistic type...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 4:36 PM
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