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Amazon picks New York, Northern Virginia for its new headquarters after year-long search


After running a year-long competition that drew interest from hundreds of cities and a number of states, Amazon has chosen New York City and Northern Virginia to split duty as its second headquarters.

Consumers are spending and it's not just at Walmart and Amazon

Black Friday is less than two weeks away, and American consumers, buoyed by a strong economy and rising wages, are ready to spend.That's good news for...

Sears should close for good, creditors say

It's time to pull the plug on Sears, according to its creditors.

Holiday gifts for the C-suite executive

Keith Griffin Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

The holidays are fast approaching and with them comes the pressure of buying the perfect presents for the C-level executives in your life. You want the gifts to be distinctive, but it doesn't hurt if...

Amid brick-and-mortar shakeup, Greater Hartford's retail vacancy rate shrinks

Sean Teehan |

Amid a brick-and-mortar shakeup, Greater Hartford's retail vacancy rate has declined. Find out why.

DOT unveils transit rewards program

Sean Teehan |

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) Friday announced a new program that offers discounts and deals for rail riders at a variety of businesses in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.

Biggest Amazon bulls think stock will go up another 40%


Amazon is expected to soon announce locations (yes, plural) for its second headquarters. One of the rumored HQ2 spots is Long Island City in Queens, fittingly just a 22 minute ferry ride...

Meriden Sears listed on chopping block

Joe Cooper |

Sears Holdings continued axing stores Thursday, announcing it will close its Meriden location and 39 others as it moves through bankruptcy proceedings.

Walmart thinks shopping via text might be retail's next big thing


Walmart thinks that some day you'll just send a text when you need to stock up on cereal and diapers.In May, Walmart rolled out Jetblack, a chat-based...

Hartford convention center's future re-examined

Gregory Seay |

The quasi-public overseer of the Connecticut Convention Center is looking to hire an adviser who can help it examine and recast future marketing opportunities for the 13-year-old meetings-events...

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