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Berkshire Bank parent's 2Q net flat

Gregory Seay |

Berkshire Hills Bancorp, the Massachusetts lender with a Connecticut presence, posted flat second-quarter earnings.

UConn using some of its own funds to upgrade infrastructure

Patricia Daddona | Hartford Business Journal |

Water and steam line leaks being addressed through a University of Connecticut infrastructure overhaul may soon be a thing of the past, with UConn funding some of the work itself.

Treasurer's office said it could have saved $554M

Keith Griffin |

In response to an inquiry from a Republican state senator, the state treasurer’s office says it could have saved $554 million over five years if bond premiums were handled differently.

UConn Health disputes it improperly ended pediatric services

Keith Griffin |

The University of Connecticut Health Center denies it is ceasing pediatric services at two locations improperly. Instead, it said, it is transferring operations to the Connecticut Children's Medical...

Glastonbury house to shelter military family

Gregory Seay |

A U.S. nonprofit that promotes strong, stable military households says it's offering to deed a mortgage-free Glastonbury dwelling to a deserving active- or reserve-duty member, National Guard, or...

Big McDonald's comeback runs into trouble

CNNMoney |

The all-day breakfast glow may be starting to wear off at McDonald's. The fast-food chain's comeback was dealt a setback as U.S. sales growth decelerated in the last three months.

Minnesota co. considering Windsor for plant that would bring 70 jobs

Harlan Levy | Journal Inquirer |

A Minnesota company is considering locating a new $25 million, 82,000-square-foot manufacturing plant on Marshall Phelps Road by next summer, and hiring at least 70 local workers.

Labor dept. issues stop work orders at 18 grocery stores

Keith Griffin |

The state Labor Department has issued stop work orders at 18 ShopRite, Stop and Shop, and Whole Foods locations in Connecticut after receiving wage complaints about the cleaning contractors.

Hedge fund earnings wash ashore

Eric Bedner | Journal Inquirer |

The state has the potential to reap an extraordinary tax windfall in the coming years as a loophole closes preventing hedge fund managers from keeping certain earnings in offshore accounts.

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