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The Dow falls another 100 points


Stocks shot up after the midterm elections. Then the market turned south again.The Dow fell for the third straight session Tuesday, closing more than...

Market ends week with a thud. Dow down 200 points and tech stocks tank


Remember the stock market surge Wednesday after the midterm elections? Investors took a sizable bite out of those gains Friday.The Dow was down more...

Stocks jump because investors like divided government


Wall Street likes divided government, and investors got just what they were hoping for.

Fed meets to weigh future rate hikes


Policy makers at the Federal Reserve are set to gather in Washington on Wednesday to discuss whether to cool off plans to hike rates faster.But don't...

People's United closing 15 Hartford area offices

Gregory Seay |

Bridgeport lender People's United Bank has identified at least 15 suburban Hartford People's United and Farmington Bank branches that will close early next year.

The dollar is really strong. That could hurt the economy


President Donald Trump wants a weaker dollar, but his economic policies have helped make the dollar relatively strong.

SunTrust stakes Glastonbury’s Payrailz

Gregory Seay |

Glastonbury digital-payments vendor Payrailz says one of the Southeast's biggest banks has joined its investor ranks.

Santander eyes larger CT commercial loan footprint

Q&A talks with Robert Cerminaro, Santander Bank's regional executive of commercial banking for Connecticut.

Small but growing number of CT startups turn to crowdfunding

Natalie Missakian Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

A small but growing number of Connecticut startups are turning to crowdfunding for investment.

Fed proposes softening 'too big to fail' rules on US banks


Which banks are "too big to fail?" That just got a bit more complicated.

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