Timber business booming as demand surges worldwide


Northeast Florida seems boom in demand for longleaf pine, pulp and other timber products

Defender Industries warehouse workers on strike

About 30 unionized warehouse workers at Defender Industries in Waterford went out on strike Friday to complain about what they called unfair disciplinary policies.

Waterford Hotel Group adds five locations to its portfolio

Waterford Hotel Group Inc. has added five hotels — four of them in Connecticut — to its holdings and will take on management of the properties.

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Tattoo artist Mario Barth opening Foxwoods studio

Tattoo studio's grand opening to be celebrated Sunday at Foxwoods’ Shrine nightclub.

Connecticut given failing business grade

The professional-services site Thumbtack.com said this week that Connecticut deserves an "F" grade for small-business friendliness.

Production of renowned Ovation guitars to resume in New Hartford

Production of Ovation guitars, favored by Mick Jagger and Paul Simon, to resume at US factory

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U.S. economy added 173,000 jobs in August; unemployment rate fell

The U.S. economy added 173,000 jobs in August, a bit less than expected, making it less likely that the Federal Reserve will feel comfortable enough to make its long-awaited move to raise interest rates when policy makers meet this month.

Kraft Heinz expands Kraft Singles recall

Kraft Heinz expands Kraft Singles recall, saying choking hazard could affect 371,000 cases