| Jun 27, 2014
| 6:02 AM
In 1990, Becker's Fine Jeweler had just opened its downtown Hartford store when a recession hit — and one that hit New England harder than anywhere else.
"I had to lay off 40 percent of my staff," said Paul Becker, who founded the West Hartford...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:59 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Like a lot of American couples in the late 1950s, my parents got a set of sterling silver flatware for their wedding. And also like many, they have not used it for many years.
So this spring, with my parents looking to move and my...
| May 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Ben Wu took a six-figure pay cut when he left a career in private equity for a shot at the marijuana boom.
Trained to spot small businesses with big potential, he started this year as chief executive of Kush Bottles, a Santa Ana company that sells...
| May 19, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Former CAA lit agent Matt Rosen, manager Jeff Silver and producer Brian Kavanaugh-Jones have formed new management company Grandview.
Grandview will manage writers, filmmakers, and television producers, focusing on high-end commercial fare, stretching...
| May 31, 2014
| 12:00 PM
David Fiori, waist-deep in the chilly Kern River, braced against the current, stabbed a shovel into the ancient silt between his feet and tossed the muck downstream. His eyes, though, wandered to a potential prize — a spot on the opposite bank of...
| May 23, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Charles C. "Chas" Stieff II, former executive vice president of the Kirk-Stieff Co. who had been active in civic affairs, died May 17 of heart failure at the Broadmead retirement community. He was 92.
Charles Clinton Stieff II was born in Baltimore,...
| May 24, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Fourth-graders Sam West and Dani Thomas-Nathan sat behind a booth Friday morning selling copies of the Golden Gazette newspaper for $1 each.
It was 1849 at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School, the peak of the California Gold Rush, and Gold Town was...
| May 29, 2014
| 7:17 PM
Gold fever has spread as enthusiasts of the Saddle Ridge Hoard, the circa-1800s U.S. coins found last year in a Sierra Nevada family's property, purchased more than half of the cache in less than 72 hours.
Kagin's Inc. and Amazon have sold 731 pieces...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 1:34 PM
It's the end of an era: Harry Reid, the senator famously from the dusty, desert mining town of Searchlight, Nev., is relocating to Las Vegas.
The Democratic leader's office announced Monday that Reid and his wife, Landra, his high school sweetheart of...
| May 30, 2014
| 4:30 AM
LONDON -- "The White Queen" star Max Irons, "Game of Thrones" thesp Charles Dance, and Elizabeth McGovern from "Downton Abbey" have joined the cast of "Woman in Gold," which is being produced by The Weinstein Company, BBC Films and Origin Pictures.
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Reality TV producers couldn't have scripted this any better.
Over the last 18 months, there has been a tremendous wave of consolidation among production companies that specialize in reality shows such as "Duck Dynasty," "Top Chef" and "Party Down South....