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Henkel to buy detergent competitor for $92M

German consumer goods giant Henkel, a “First Five” company with major presences in Rocky Hill and Stamford, said Friday it has agreed to acquire a Canadian laundry and home-goods...

Propark manages Queens, N.Y., mall parking

Gregory Seay |

Hartford parking operator Propark America has won a contract to manage nearly 3,000 parking slots for the Rego Center Mall in Queens, N.Y.

Wayback Burgers eyes Ireland

Gregory Seay |

Cheshire fast-food franchisor Wayback Burgers says it has inked a pact to sell its brand of fresh burgers and shakes in the Emerald Isle.

Walmart is buying India's Flipkart

CNNMoney |

Walmart has agreed to buy India's leading online retailer Flipkart, paying $16 billion for a controlling stake of 77 percent.

Updated: Lawmakers back off online 'vape' sale prohibition

Matt Pilon |

House lawmakers don't intend to ban online sales of e-cigarettes after all.

CT lost 2K jobs in March; unemployment rate falls slightly

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut's unemployment rate slightly dropped to 4.5 percent in March, although the state lost 2,000 net jobs, according to the state Department of Labor.

Edible hires Merkin as COO

Gregory Seay |

Wallingford's Edible International named former Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen executive John K. Merkin as chief operating officer.

Serta's Windsor Locks bedding plant bows

Gregory Seay |

Serta Simmons Bedding LLC says more than 240 workers have begun producing mattresses at its new Windsor Locks factory.

Farmington Tractor Supply store sold at $3.63M

Gregory Seay |

Farmington's Tractor Supply Co. store on Scott Swamp Road has been sold for $3.63 million, brokers say.

Electronics retailer will collect CT sales tax

Matt Pilon |

The Department of Revenue Services said this week that online electronics retailer NewEgg.com has agreed to collect and remit sales taxes on purchases made by Connecticut consumers.

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