Business

Business
7:39 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

More than half of Conn. small businesses don't have a website

Google says 53 percent of small businesses in Connecticut don’t have a website. The web giant is working with small business owners to help them get a web presence.

Information on websites for Connecticut small businesses is online here, and for New York businesses here.

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Business
10:23 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Conn.'s first sneaker trade show held in Bridgeport

Credit Tarice L.S. Gray

Connecticut’s first sneaker trade show  was held on Sunday at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport . The multi-billion dollar sneaker industry has captured the attention of novice traders in the area looking to get hold of the most sought after sneakers.

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Real Estate
9:43 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Big-time home sales stoking Northeast real estate market

The housing market is trying to regain its footing, yet sales have slipped in much of the country. One exception is in Connecticut, where sales – especially of expensive homes – are doing well. We look at one history-making sale in Greenwich, Connecticut that's setting the tone for springtime homesellers. 

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Private sector growth on both sides of Sound
4:46 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

More jobs in Conn. & Long Island in March

March labor numbers for Connecticut and Long Island were released Thursday. Connecticut’s labor report shows the state added 4,900  jobs in March, helping to restore some of the jobs lost in a sudden dive in January. On Long Island, employers added over 14,000 private sector jobs in March compared to a year ago.

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Ma & pop pushed to individual market
2:51 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Small businesses want insurance law changed

Ben Lawsky, Superintendent of New York's Department of Financial Services, speaking at the Long Island Association
Credit Charles Lane

A group of small businesses on Long Island is urging lawmakers to change a state law that forbids trade associations from joining together to buy group health plans. Business owners complain they are paying about 30% more for health insurance than larger businesses.

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