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Hartford readies for Small Biz Saturday; retailers prep for Black Friday

Joe Cooper |

Two dozen businesses and restaurants in downtown Hartford will be offering holiday discounts and giveaways this weekend as part of national Small Business Saturday, officials said.

Ikea to lay off 7,500 employees

CNNMONEY |

Ikea is laying off about 7,500 employees and reorganizing its global business.

Five years in, CT’s paint recycling seeing steady growth

Matt Pilon |

Connecticut's mandatory paint recycling program collected 6 percent more unused paint in fiscal 2018, continuing a steady growth trend since it launched five years ago.

Target, Kohl's and TJX are hot, but Wall Street is worried about the holidays

CNNMONEY |

America's top retailers reported strong sales last quarter, but Wall Street worried their plans to win the holiday shopping season would be costly.

Toys 'R' Us owners will hand out $20 million severance to employees

CNNMONEY |

Two of the former owners of Toys "R" Us have agreed to pay $20 million to help laid-off employees.

Watch out for these holiday shopping scams

CNNMONEY |

The holidays are the perfect time for shoppers to hunt for a good deal. It's also a prime opportunity for bad actors to scam consumers.

JCJ tapped for major casino expansion

Joe Cooper |

Hartford design firm JCJ Architecture says it is one of four companies selected to design and develop the expansion of an Oklahoma casino.

Enfield Square mall to go up for auction

Tim Leininger | Journal Inquirer |

With the Enfield Square mall in steady decline and no promise of it being reinvigorated by new stores, the property's owner, J.P. Morgan Chase bank, will put it up for auction, according to Mayor...

Simon Konover Co.'s impact on The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp 'massive'

John Stearns |

When Jim Wakim, president and chief operating officer of The Simon Konover Co., rejoined the real estate company in 2008 as part of a succession plan, he remembers discussing job responsibilities...

Glastonbury building sold at $425K

Gregory Seay |

A half-century-old Glastonbury commercial building has sold for $425,000, brokers say.

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