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Hartford convention center's future re-examined

Gregory Seay |

The quasi-public overseer of the Connecticut Convention Center is looking to hire an adviser who can help it examine and recast future marketing opportunities for the 13-year-old meetings-events...

Sears creditors suggest Chairman Eddie Lampert structured deals to enrich himself


Sears creditors are questioning a series of deals between the company and its chairman and primary shareholder, Eddie Lampert, saying they might have been structured to benefit him rather than the...

Amazon offers free shipping on all orders for the holidays


For the first time, Amazon is offering free shipping on all US holiday orders in an effort to add new Prime members and juice the season's sales numbers.

Wallingford custom apparel provider acquired

Joe Cooper |

A Wallingford-based online custom apparel retailer has been acquired by a New York private-equity backed online printing company.

Lowe's is closing 51 stores in the U.S. and Canada


In another sign of the times for retail, Lowe's is closing 51 North American stores.

New Country BMW opens expanded $6.5M Hartford showroom

Joe Cooper |

New Country Motor Cars Inc. has unveiled a new $6.5 million sales and service center at its North Meadows BMW Center showroom in Hartford.

How Sears wasted $6 billion that could have kept it out of bankruptcy


Would $6 billion in cash have kept Sears out of bankruptcy?

Cost Plus World Market to open second CT store

Joe Cooper |

California-based specialty retailer Cost Plus World Market says it will open its second Connecticut location in West Hartford's Corbin's Corner retail center on Thursday.

Best Buy expands its toy section in a fight for Toys 'R' Us' customers


America's retailers are racing to claim a piece of the $10.5 billion in toy sales left behind by Toys "R" Us. Even Best Buy.

Amazon warns of a weaker-than-expected holiday season


For years, investors waited eagerly for Amazon to turn a profit consistently. Now, even a quarterly earnings record isn't enough for Amazon to impress Wall Street.

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