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Masters Looks to Unseat Hoydick in the 120th District - Patch.com
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Tuesday, 06 November 2012
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Masters Looks to Unseat Hoydick in the 120th District
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In a blog post on Stratford Patch, Terry Masters, a small business owner, tells readers why she is trying to dethrone Laura Hoydick as state representative in the 120th District. "A Gallup poll last month said only 10 percent of Americans approve of ...

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VIDEOS: McMahon Final Message: Let's Create Jobs - Patch.com
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Monday, 05 November 2012
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VIDEOS: McMahon Final Message: Let's Create Jobs
Patch.com
When Linda McMahon launched her campaign and announced her intention to become a U.S. Senator in 2011, she wanted to do so at a small business fighting to make ends meet and providing jobs for the economy, the top priority she would have if elected to ...
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Get to Know a Candidate: Leslye Zupkus, Republican for 89th - Patch.com
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Monday, 05 November 2012
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Get to Know a Candidate: Leslye Zupkus, Republican for 89th
Patch.com
On Small Business in Connecticut: "We're voted the most unfriendly state to do business in. We need to encourage companies to stay and to have companies come in, especially our small businesses. The mandate of paid sick leave -- we're the only state ...

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182000 file for assistance with FEMA from NY, NJ, CT; $158 million approved - Examiner.com
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Monday, 05 November 2012
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CTV News

182000 file for assistance with FEMA from NY, NJ, CT; $158 million approved
Examiner.com
Seven Disaster Recovery Centers are open in New York, two in New Jersey and three in Connecticut and more continue to open. Additional disaster recovery centers are being planned. Specialists from the state, FEMA and the U.S. Small Business ...
New storm
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Bank of America Projects Small Business Customers Will Need $2.5 Billion to ... - Equities.com
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Monday, 05 November 2012
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U.S. News & World Report

Bank of America Projects Small Business Customers Will Need $2.5 Billion to ...
Equities.com
Under the company's disaster relief program, Bank of America customers affected by severe storms and floods in Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland,
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Fed official on Sandy aid: 'We have your back' - Ct Post
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Saturday, 03 November 2012
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Fed official on Sandy aid: 'We have your back'
Ct Post
"Hopefully they'll get the resources by way of grants or other recoveries, through insurance, or small business loans to reopen and be a vital part of Connecticut's vital economy," he said. "That's why we're all here." The recovery center, located just
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Help for Conn. businesses hit by Superstorm Sandy - Boston.com
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Saturday, 03 November 2012
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WTNH

Help for Conn. businesses hit by Superstorm Sandy
Boston.com
Dannel Malloy and U.S. Small Business Administrator Karen Mills are visiting a small business in Norwalk to discuss disaster benefits available to get businesses back up and running after Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc in Connecticut. Malloy and Mills ...
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Survey: Small business lending slows in September - Ct Post
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Thursday, 01 November 2012
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Survey: Small business lending slows in September
Ct Post
According to a survey released Thursday by PayNet, a research firm that tracks loans to small business, lending fell 14 percent after rising slightly in July and August. The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending index fell to 94.1 in September ...

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SBA stands ready to assist Connecticut residents affected by Sandy - Connectcut Plus
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Wednesday, 31 October 2012
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Small Business Trends

SBA stands ready to assist Connecticut residents affected by Sandy
Connectcut Plus
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Karen G. Mills issued the following statement after the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in Connecticut affected by Hurricane Sandy that
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NY small business leaders brighten six-month outlook, survey says - The Mohawk Valley Business Journal
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Tuesday, 23 October 2012
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NY small business leaders brighten six-month outlook, survey says
The Mohawk Valley Business Journal
But they trailed business owners in the Northeast — defined in the survey as Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey — where 58 percent of proprietors profess a positive outlook
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Hong Kong looks to expand CT trade, investment ties - Hartford Business
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Monday, 22 October 2012
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Hong Kong looks to expand CT trade, investment ties
Hartford Business
Connecticut companies exported $220 million in goods to Hong Kong last year, but economic development officials from the Asian territory say the potential for increased trade ties is significant. Donald Tong, the Hong Kong commissioner for economic and ...

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Business Professionals Learn eMail Marketing with Constant Contact - Patch.com
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Monday, 22 October 2012
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Business Professionals Learn eMail Marketing with Constant Contact
Patch.com
Lynn Moore, president of Moore Marketing LLC and a local expert on Constant Contact, gave members of The Power Network an overview of how a small business can engage and grow its customer base through email. The presentation was the fourth in a ...

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Letter: Camillo 'Is Responsive To The Needs of His Constituents' - Patch.com
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Monday, 22 October 2012
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Letter: Camillo 'Is Responsive To The Needs of His Constituents'
Patch.com
Fred is also a champion of small business. He has earned a perfect score and endorsement from the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, in addition to endorsements from the National Federation of Independent Businesses and the Connecticut ...

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READER SUBMITTED: Q-S Technologies, Inc. Receives Connecticut Small ... - Hartford Courant
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Friday, 19 October 2012
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READER SUBMITTED: Q-S Technologies, Inc. Receives Connecticut Small ...
Hartford Courant
Q-S Technologies, Inc. of Meriden has received a State of Connecticut Small Business Express Program matching Grant of $100,000 for the purchase of new machinery and equipment, according to Donald D. Schollin president and owner. The grant will also ...

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National Federation of Independent Business Endorses David Rutigliano - Patch.com
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Thursday, 18 October 2012
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National Federation of Independent Business Endorses David Rutigliano
Patch.com
Small-business owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for actively recruiting friends, family members and acquaintances to go to the polls. NFIB will encourage its members in Connecticut to help turn out the small-business vote ...

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Campaign Notebook: Small Business and Boisterous Debates - Patch.com
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Wednesday, 17 October 2012
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Campaign Notebook: Small Business and Boisterous Debates
Patch.com
According to the Connecticut Mirror, the crowd, “asserted itself with repeated interruptions of Murphy that ranged from derisive laughter to boos to one woman's shout for him to simply 'shut up.'" After the third of four debates came to an end, Murphy ...

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Small business workshops set for late October - Waterbury Republican American
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Monday, 15 October 2012
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Small business workshops set for late October
Waterbury Republican American
The Connecticut Small Business Development Center will hold three sequential workshops in Waterbury in late October designed to help participants understand the fundamentals of owning and operating a small business. The workshops, to be held at the ...

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Paul Formica Wins Endorsement From National Small Business Group - Patch.com
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Saturday, 13 October 2012
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Paul Formica Wins Endorsement From National Small Business Group
Patch.com
Paul Formica's campaign for the 2nd District Congressional seat held by Rep. Joe Courtney got a big boost Friday. He has been endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), a leading small business advocacy group. "I am very proud ...

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Connecticut's small post offices trying to survive in a poor economy
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Friday, 28 September 2012
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CONNECTICUT – Despite misconceptions that small post offices in small towns are fading away, the truth is that these post offices remain strong as the U.S. Postal Service has developed solutions to keep the nation’s most trusted government agency afloat in the poor economy.
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Plainfield business to receive $1.5M state loan - Norwich Bulletin
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Thursday, 27 September 2012
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Plainfield business to receive $1.5M state loan
Norwich Bulletin
As a member of the Legislature's Manufacturing Caucus, I support maintaining Connecticut's reputation as a home for high tech manufacturers,” he said. Maynard called the loan “the latest example of Connecticut's ongoing commitment to retaining and ...

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CEDF course geared toward small business - TheDay.com (blog)
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Thursday, 27 September 2012
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CEDF course geared toward small business
TheDay.com (blog)
Cost is $45 for CEDF clients and partner organizations, and $70 for all other Connecticut small businesses. The course is a prerequisite for CEDF's Quickbooks four-night accounting course, starting Nov. 15. Registration is required and open now. CEDF ...

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Norwich Magazine becomes reality - Norwich Bulletin
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Wednesday, 26 September 2012
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Norwich Magazine becomes reality
Norwich Bulletin
Bob Mill, left, Norwich Community Development Corp. executive director; Stephanie Fielding, vice chairman Mohegan Council of Elders; Nancy Gray, small business institute director at Community Economic Development Fund and Barry Shead, branch ...

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SBA and America's Banks are Increasing Small Business Lending - Huffington Post (blog)
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Tuesday, 25 September 2012
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SBA and America's Banks are Increasing Small Business Lending
Huffington Post (blog)
From a small telecommunications equipment company in Connecticut to an Ohio entrepreneur selling his family's secret recipe cookies to a first-time business owner in Atlanta who acquired a metal fabrication business, financing under this commitment has
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New York Enterprise Report to Announce Winners of 2012 Small Business ... - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
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Tuesday, 25 September 2012
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New York Enterprise Report to Announce Winners of 2012 Small Business ...
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
25, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ -- Think Energy, the retail electricity business established by GDF SUEZ Energy Resources to serve small commercial customers, is a contributing sponsor of the New York Enterprise Report 2012 Small Business Awards. These
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SBA shrinks CT's export-promo grant to $339K - Hartford Business
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Monday, 24 September 2012
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SBA shrinks CT's export-promo grant to $339K
Hartford Business
... the Connecticut governor's China trade mission, the state is collecting $339,319 from the SBA to help small businesses promote their products and services overseas – a smaller sum than its initial award a year ago, officials say. The federal Small ...

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Manchester Community College Offering Sales and Use Tax Course - Hartford Courant
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Monday, 24 September 2012
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Manchester Community College Offering Sales and Use Tax Course
Hartford Courant
"It is so important for small business owners to know if the services they provide are taxable or not," said Sanjeev Khurana, the course instructor and senior auditor for the State of Connecticut's Department of Revenue Services. The seminar will be ...

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U.S. Census: More Connecticut families, and children, living below the poverty level
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Thursday, 20 September 2012
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September 21, 2012

More Connecticut families fell below the poverty level last year, with children hit particularly hard, as the state struggles to get to its feet in a tepid recovery, a new U.S. Census survey shows.

Nearly 15 percent of children in the state live in poverty, according to the Census, as does nearly

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Murphy Talks Economy, Small Businesses in Meriden - Patch.com
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Thursday, 20 September 2012
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Murphy Talks Economy, Small Businesses in Meriden
Patch.com
U.S. Congressman and Senate hopeful Chris Murphy, D-5, was in Meriden Wednesday morning to host a Small Business Seminar at the public library, where he talked about the resources available to Connecticut's small business owners. “The future of ...

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Redding Resident Helps Local Business Ramp Up Marketing Efforts - Patch.com
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Thursday, 20 September 2012
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Redding Resident Helps Local Business Ramp Up Marketing Efforts
Patch.com
"Small business owners who are looking to take their marketing efforts to the next level should attend," Drury said. "Whether you are thinking about starting an email marketing campaign, looking for ways to improve your current campaign or just want to ...

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Small business workshop on Sept. 24 and 25 at Three Rivers College - Norwich Bulletin
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Monday, 17 September 2012
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Small business workshop on Sept. 24 and 25 at Three Rivers College
Norwich Bulletin
The Connecticut Small Business Development Center at Three Rivers Community College will host “Writing a Business Plan: Your Company's Roadmap” from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 24 and 25 at Three Rivers Community College, 574 New London Turnpike, ...

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Consolidation aids water business in western Conn. - Businessweek
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Sunday, 16 September 2012
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WTNH

Consolidation aids water business in western Conn.
Businessweek
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As western Connecticut's population has grown with the expansion of New York City's suburbs, independent water systems that serve hundreds of communities have struggled to keep up with demand. To improve access to running ...
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Small Business Snapshot Contest to Showcase … Aug 31 - Providence Business News
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Friday, 31 August 2012
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Small Business Snapshot Contest to Showcase … Aug 31
Providence Business News
The contest is open to all small business owners in Rhode Island and surrounding areas of Connecticut and Massachusetts. The entry with the most votes will receive $1,500 in marketing, web or social media services from Quill and Cursor and $2,500 in ...

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Storrs-Based Biorasis Inc. Awarded $486406 NSF Grant - Patch.com
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Friday, 31 August 2012
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Storrs-Based Biorasis Inc. Awarded $486406 NSF Grant
Patch.com
Biorasis Inc., a Storrs-based facility at the University of Connecticut Technology Incubation Program, received a $486,406 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Congressman Joe Courtney ...

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Recruiting a child prostitute in Connecticut
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August 6, 2012

A 15-year-old was having a bad day at Fitch High School in Groton, so she left school early that day in May 2010 and headed to Ocean Beach to clear her head. Within minutes, a sympathetic older man approached her. He comforted her and hung out with her at the beach

 
CT Sun lose to Chicago Sky - Examiner.com
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Sunday, 26 August 2012
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CT Sun lose to Chicago Sky
Examiner.com
News & Info · Business · Industry · Small Business · Stock Market · Personal Finance · Politics ... Despite the Sky being down Olympic center Sylvia Fowles and forward Tamera Young, they were able to hold off the CT Sun. Epiphanny Prince scored 15 ...

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Small-business Q&A: Sweat the details in assessing fitness business - Houston Chronicle
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Sunday, 26 August 2012
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Small-business Q&A: Sweat the details in assessing fitness business
Houston Chronicle
Jacqueline Taylor is associate region director of the UH Small Business Development Center, a partnership of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the university's C.T. Bauer College of Business Administration, at 713-752-8444. Information is ...

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Conn. moving ahead with new health care exchange - Boston.com
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Saturday, 25 August 2012
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Conn. moving ahead with new health care exchange
Boston.com
The board that oversees the exchange has been deciding which essential health care benefits will have to be covered by plans that will be offered to individuals and small business employers who will use the new system to evaluate, compare and purchase ...

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WTIC-TV (Hartford) And WGN America No Longer Available Via Cablevision
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CHICAGO, Aug. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribune Company's WTIC-TV, the Fox affiliate in Hartford, Connecticut, is no longer available on Cablevision's cable systems, denying subscribers access to the award-wining local news, traffic, weather, sports and high-quality entertainment...
 
Could Paul Ryan's small business ties aid the GOP? - WTNH
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Wednesday, 22 August 2012
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Could Paul Ryan's small business ties aid the GOP?
WTNH
NEW YORK (AP) — On his way to becoming a congressman from his hometown of Janesville, Wis., Paul Ryan worked in a small business — a construction company with roots that reach back to the firm that his great-grandfather started in 1884. Although the ...

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Three major insurers seek up to 14 percent rate hike for small business coverage - The Connecticut Mirror
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Wednesday, 22 August 2012
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Three major insurers seek up to 14 percent rate hike for small business coverage
The Connecticut Mirror
In recent weeks, Aetna, ConnectiCare and Anthem all have requested rate hikes of 13 to 14 percent for small-business coverage. That's just below the 15 percent threshold that could trigger a public hearing on the proposed increases. The
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Small Business Bankruptcies Shrink For Fourth Straight Quarter - Sacramento Bee
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Wednesday, 22 August 2012
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Small Business Bankruptcies Shrink For Fourth Straight Quarter
Sacramento Bee
"The shrinking number of small business bankruptcies is not surprising," said Amy Crews Cutts, Equifax Senior Vice President and Chief Economist. "Small business owners are still steadfastly deleveraging, bringing their debts, assets and cash flows ...

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