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Tesla direct-sale proposal unfair to auto manufacturers

Amy Brink | 4

Decades ago, states across America passed a series of laws requiring the sale of motor vehicles through independent franchised car dealers, thereby making direct sale by manufacturers illegal.

CT: Online retailers must remit sales taxes

Gregory Seay |

The Connecticut tax collector's latest reminder to online and out-of-state retailers about their responsibility for collecting and remitting sales taxes on consumer purchases also comes with a threat...

The losing race against Tesla

Bruce Redman Becker and Jules Benton Becker |

Nationwide protests have erupted over the way in which corporate money, revolving-door lobbyists, and fake news are undermining our democracy in Washington. But Connecticut residents need not look...

CT's Walmart workers get bonuses amid push for higher wages

Patricia Daddona |

Amidst growing pressure to pay employees higher wages, retail giant Walmart on Monday announced that its Connecticut workers are sharing in more than $1 million in cash bonuses, like their colleagues...

Car business drives Pimentel's career success

John Stearns |

Job Pimentel began selling cars 31 years ago and never looked in the rearview mirror.

Stanley closes $900M Craftsman deal

Gregory Seay |

New Britain's Stanley Black & Decker has finalized its approximately $900 million cash purchase of the Craftsman tool brand from Sears Holdings.

S.Windsor ticket seller promotes greenhouse gas reduction

Patricia Daddona |

South Windsor-based Ticket Liquidator, which sells live entertainment tickets online, is teaming up with eco-friendly online shopping portal UCapture to ensure a portion of each ticket sale funds...

W. Htfd., Clinton boutiques closing as part of nationwide realignment

Patricia Daddona |

Northbrook, Ill.-based Hilco Merchant Resources announced that it will close 118 of its BCBG MAX AZRIA women's clothing boutiques, including locations in West Hartford and Clinton.

Private-sector hypocrisy on display at state Capitol


When government wants to intervene in the private sector by adding new regulations, businesses often interject that the free market ought to be left to its own devices.

Malloy, again, fights to eliminate alcohol minimum pricing laws

Patricia Daddona | 1

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is proposing an update to state law that would prevent retailers from selling liquor at higher prices set by liquor wholesalers.

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