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CT lost 2K jobs in March; unemployment rate falls slightly

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut's unemployment rate slightly dropped to 4.5 percent in March, although the state lost 2,000 net jobs, according to the state Department of Labor.

Edible hires Merkin as COO

Gregory Seay |

Wallingford's Edible International named former Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen executive John K. Merkin as chief operating officer.

Serta's Windsor Locks bedding plant bows

Gregory Seay |

Serta Simmons Bedding LLC says more than 240 workers have begun producing mattresses at its new Windsor Locks factory.

Farmington Tractor Supply store sold at $3.63M

Gregory Seay |

Farmington's Tractor Supply Co. store on Scott Swamp Road has been sold for $3.63 million, brokers say.

Electronics retailer will collect CT sales tax

Matt Pilon |

The Department of Revenue Services said this week that online electronics retailer NewEgg.com has agreed to collect and remit sales taxes on purchases made by Connecticut consumers.

Raymour & Flanigan coming to ex-Nassau's Avon site

Gregory Seay |

Raymour & Flanigan Furniture and Mattress Store has purchased for $2.75 million the former Nassau's/Broyles Furniture building in Avon for its newest retail showroom.

The Toys "R" Us liquidation sales are here

CNNMONEY |

The Toys "R" Us liquidation sales have arrived.The iconic toy giant announced last week that it will shut or sell all of its 735 US stores, and the...

KB Toys aims to fill the void of Toys 'R' Us

CNNMONEY |

Toys "R" Us is on its way out, but KB Toys is set to pop back up.Strategic Marks, a company that buys and revitalizes defunct brands, owns the KB name...

Amazon tops Google as second most valuable company in US

CNNMONEY |

Jeff Bezos is worth about $130 billion, making him the wealthiest person on the planet — and presumably the universe. Maybe one day he'll venture into outer space in one of his Blue Origin...

Yard Goats to play three games as 'Los Chivos de Hartford'

Joe Cooper |

The Hartford Yard Goats will play three games as “Los Chivos de Hartford” in a nod to Connecticut's latino population, the team announced Tuesday.

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