Business

"First Five" economic development program
7:00 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Pitney Bowes receives millions in state funds to stay in Conn.

The state of Connecticut is giving the Stamford-based office technology company Pitney Bowes $10 million in forgivable loans and $17 million additional in loans, grants and tax credits, in order to keep the company in the state.

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First budget with PSEG at helm
6:15 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

LIPA delivers rate freeze with cuts and grants

Credit AP

The Long Island Power Authority announced a $3.5 billion budget Tuesday.  That’s $72 million less than last year before New Jersey-based PSEG took over near all operations.  Deep cuts were made to deliver on promises of a rate freeze.   

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State finances
10:14 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Conn. completes major bond sales

The Connecticut State Capitol building (file photo)
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Connecticut Treasurer Denise Nappier announced on Thursday that the first sale of $560.4 million is going to cost the state 3.01% in interest  and it will have 15 years to pay it back. Nappier says the second wave of $314.3 million has a shorter maturity and will cost the state .5%  in interest. 

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Economy
12:18 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Stamford's "Hole in the ground" buyer plans hotel, apartments

A view of the 4.3-acre parcel purchased by developer Tom Rich and partners to develop a $100 million mixed-use project in downtown Stamford.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

Stamford Mayor Mike Pavia announced Thursday that there are finally plans to develop a downtown plot called Parcel 38, or as it’s locally known, “the hole in the ground.” He says the $100 million development fits Stamford’s future. 

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Pick your own!
12:30 pm
Sat October 19, 2013

Apple picking looking better than last year's lousy season

Credit AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth

It's another beautiful fall weekend, and for a lot of us that means an opportunity for apple picking. Last year was a terrible fall for the northeast’s apple harvest, and some orchards didn’t open for public picking at all. WSHU’s Craig LeMoult spoke with Brian Kelliher, chairman of the Connecticut Apple Marketing Board and the owner of Easy Pickens Orchard in Enfield, about how things are looking this year.

You can find a Connecticut orchard to visit here.

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