Santa taking care of business


Traders Peter Tuchman, left, and Kevin Lodewick pose with Santa Claus Wednesday on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

U.S. agency threatens air bag maker

A dispute between U.S. safety regulators and air bag maker Takata Corp. escalated Wednesday when the government threatened fines and legal action unless the company admits that driverís air bag inflators are defective and agrees to a nationwide...

Pepsi gets early Super Bowl campaign start

Super Bowl XLIX is still more than two months away, but Pepsi is drumming up an audience for the halftime show.

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Budweiser Clydesdales get holiday pink slip

Budweiser is putting its Clydesdale out to pasture for the holidays. The countryís No. 3 beer brand says the horses will not appear in its holiday advertising this year.

Slow recovery may mean sluggish holiday sales

All signs point to a successful holiday shopping season. Despite the economic tail winds.

Big retailers vow speedier delivery of presents

A procrastinatorís holiday wish come true: Presents ordered at the last minute can now show up under the Christmas tree that same day.

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Etess: Mohegan Sun committed to Catskills casino plan

Mitchell Etess assured New York gaming regulators that he and Mohegan Sun remain commited to pursuing a casino project in the Catskills.

Local contractor Advanced Improvements is expanding

Advanced Improvements LLC, one of the leading home-improvement contractors in southeastern Connecticut, has announced that the company’s services are expanding into Massachusetts and New York.