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Bio: Fairfield County Bureau Chief Staff Reporter Westchester County Business Journal Covers: Economy, energy, government, infrastructure and public works projects, law, media, technology Phone: (914) 694-3600, ext. 3017

Delays plague Dodd-Frank rulemaking

As the July 21 anniversary of the bill’s signing approaches, we asked John Alan James, an authority in the field of regulatory affairs and compliance, to discuss what’s next for Dodd-Frank.

Global affairs program at U. of Bridgeport has quadrupled enrollment

As businesses expand their global reach, they are looking more and more to candidates with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and experiences, making graduates of schools like the College of Public and International Affairs all the more attractive.

Bridgeport Hospital adds outpatient imaging sites

Prior to the acquisition, Bridgeport Hospital did not operate any outpatient imaging services.

Tribune Co. to spin off newspapers

Tribune Co., the Chicago media conglomerate whose publications include Hartford Courant, the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times, said it would separate its broadcasting and publishing businesses.

Laws boost access to natural gas, renewable energy

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is now able to solicit bids for long-term contracts from developers of solar, wind, biomass and other renewable energy sources.

Former congressman, Norwalk mayor dies

Donald J. Irwin, a long-time public servant and U.S. Army veteran, died Sunday at age 86 in Norwalk.

BNC Financial to be renamed Bankwell

Come September, BNC will be renamed Bankwell Financial Group, with the bank’s five branches following suit as the company looks to establish a stronger regional identity.

GE to partner with Obama in ‘Power Africa’ initiative

GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt called Power Africa "a win for economic development in both Africa and the U.S."

Alternate reality

From art to real estate to gold – and equities too – panelists at the June 27 event “Roads Paved in Gold” delved into areas that could represent investment opportunities moving forward.

Bridge between worlds

Through the organization Give Back Global, Peter B. Korzenik hopes to send volunteers with experience in all facets of the health care industry to work with hospitals and clinics in sub-Saharan Africa.

Fitch gives Conn. ‘negative’ bond outlook

Fitch Ratings dropped Connecticut's general obligation bond outlook to "negative" from "stable" in a July 2 review, while maintaining the state's AA rating.

Report: Charter mulling Time Warner deal

Charter Communications Inc. is said to be involved in merger talks between media mogul John C. Malone and Time Warner Cable.

New law to shore up state’s marinas

Boat owners in search of offseason storage will now be able to keep their boats in Connecticut marinas for a longer period of time while still being exempt from state sales and use taxes.

The WorkPlace secures $300K federal grant

The WorkPlace Inc., a nonprofit workforce development firm, has secured a $300,000 grant through the U.S. Department of Labor's Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program.

Fishermen support limiting pesticides in effort to revive lobster industry

Fishermen speaking in Darien June 24 applauded a bill that aims to limit the use of two pesticides that have reportedly decimated the lobster population of the Long Island Sound, and with it, the lobster fishing industry.