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NerdWallet: Greater Hartford consumers borrow “smarter”

Consumers in Hartford, Tolland and Middlesex counties handle debt better than most other major U.S. metro areas, according to consumer finance website NerdWallet.

Virtus sets dividend

Hartford asset manager Virtus Investment Partners Inc. will pay 45 cents a share on Nov. 14 to stockholders on its books by Halloween.

CT's pension funds see nearly 16% return in FY '13

Pensions funds for Connecticut teachers and state employees posted investment returns of more than 15.6 percent in the fiscal year ended June 30, State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier's office announced.

Amphenol to split stock

With its shares trading at all-time highs, Wallingford cable and connectivity products manufacturer Amphenol said it will split its stock later this year.

King to head Payveris’ new division

Wethersfield digital-payments vendor Payveris formed a new merchants solutions division and hired a former Glastonbury bank-payments executive to run it.

Bitcoin’s growing popularity stirs new business, wary regulators

Alexander Soule | 1

It takes some serious coin to underwrite the kind of growth Josh Garza is predicting for his four-month-old virtual currency computer software company, GAW Miners.

Front Street's Nixs is Hartford's first EB-5 project

Matt Pilon |

This Friday, when Nixs Hartford opens its first Connecticut restaurant and lounge on Front Street, it will be partly thanks to foreign investors from China and Vietnam who jointly anteed up at least...

After a slumber, CT venture capital roars again

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut venture investors are circling again, with their wallets open widest since the 1999 “dot-com” investment debacle and the Great Recession a decade later.

With Morris, Webster's branding spotlight brightens

Gregory Seay |

Next time you've got smartphone in hand to check your bank balance, notice the addresses for a couple of the nearest branches that pop up on your screen.

Bankwell CEO Patterson resigns, citing personal matters

Matt Pilon |

Peyton Patterson, a prominent Connecticut banker hired by New Canaan's Bankwell Financial to pursue an aggressive growth strategy to quadruple the lender's asset size, has resigned, Bankwell...

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