Dow plunges after weak earnings, economic news

The Dow Jones industrial average has dropped nearly 400 points in late morning trading after disappointing earnings reports and a surprise drop in orders for long-lasting goods.

Impending blizzard brings big rush to local businesses

Portable generators, snowblowers, shovels, ice melt, propane, gas containers, heaters, batteries, prescription medicines, alcohol and even five-gallon cans of home heating oil were in high demand as residents anticipated one of the worst snowstorms...

Turning the page in New London: Collective Bookshop in Antiques Center on Bank St. houses some of Monte Cristo's collection

The independently run Monte Cristo Bookshop has faded into history, replaced at least temporarily by the New London Collective Bookshop with a much smaller number of books at a different location.

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Travel group cites regionís hotels, restaurants

Four hotels and three restaurants in the region have earned AAA Four Diamond Awards for 2015.

Study: Manufacturing jobs key to state

Full-time manufacturing workers in Connecticut can expect to make about $6,100 more a year than those in other occupations, according to a study released this week by the Economic Policy Institute.

New state program offers bonding cash

BondSure, a program that provides cash collateral for construction bonds involving state and municipal projects to minority and women contractors, provides up to $100,000 to businesses located in Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex or New London...

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