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In the field

Home ownership ticked up in Fairfield County last year, and other news affecting Fairfield County businesses.

Guiding the debate

An economist weighs in on where businesses concur with the governor’s budget; and where more can be done.

Nonprofits still in winter hibernation

The Silvermine arts center was one of the few local nonprofits to disclose a new capital campaign.

Loan drought continues

Community banks in Fairfield County only barely increased small business loans last year, with the state taking another crack at the problem.

Build, baby, build!

I-95 – up, out or both?

Going … going … gone at the end of 2012?

An attorney warns that estate tax rules could be significantly altered at the end of this year.

Finance points

The SEC is changing hedge fund investor rules.

Step one: commit to change

The Foundation for Personal Financial Education offers free, no-sell financial literacy workshops at area companies.

In the field

For a brief moment in time, UTC’s workforce dipped below the 200,000 mark, and other news on Fairfield County business.

$100K fuse yet to ignite SBIR

After a concerted effort to increase SBIR participation by women and minorities, Connecticut has yet to see results.

Priceline posts major earnings

En route to booking nearly $23 billion in global travel last year, Priceline.com added 1,600 employees.

Study: Smallest foundations the most generous

A study from a Fairfield organization suggests the smallest foundations are the most generous when it comes to making grants.

Coalitions coalescing around Stamford startup scene

Stamford is rapidly becoming a hub for high-tech activities across multiple groups.

Gold coastal property

A Paris retailer is opening a Greenwich store, and other real estate news in Fairfield County.

Woes mount for Southridge

Southridge’s broker-dealer has been forced to close down, but that may be only the tip of the iceberg.