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Limited sales tax holiday starts Aug. 17

Connecticut’s annual sales tax holiday for certain clothing and other items under $300 will run Aug. 17 to Aug. 23, according to the Department of Revenue Services.

Amazon asks to start testing drone deliveries

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Getting all your deliveries by drone is getting one step closer to reality.

Meriden group to acquire Sport Chalet

A Meriden retail group that owns Eastern Mountain Sports and Bob's Stores said it has signed an agreement to acquire Sport Chalet for approximately $14.9 million.

Hartford grocer accused of food-stamp fraud

The owner of a Hartford grocery has been arrested and charged with food-stamp fraud, federal prosecutors say.

AP: JC Penney snags $2.35B credit lifeline

J.C. Penney has closed a new credit facility that executives say will provide the retailer with eight Connecticut department stores with more flexibility when cash is needed, the Associated Press...

CT’s Wayback Burger adds outlets

Cheshire fast-food chain Wayback Burgers opened new outlets in Philadelphia and southern California as part of a plan to top 100 restaurants nationwide by yearend.

Disney Store closing in Westfarms for remodel

The Disney Store at the Westfarms shopping center in West Hartford is closing temporarily Sunday for a remodel.

7 snared in Enfield underage-drinking net

Seven Enfield bars and restaurants failed a weekend undercover compliance check for establishments serving alcohol to underage drinkers, authorities say.

Sephora to open second Westfarms location

Cosmetics chain Sephora will open a new location on June 27 inside JCPenney at the Westfarms Mall in Farmington, JCPenney said.

'Walkable' village underway in E. Hampton

Gregory Seay |

Edgewater Hill, a walkable 74-acre residential-commercial development, is in the first phase of construction in East Hampton, with its first commercial units to be ready this fall, the developer says.

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