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State’s coffers open for ‘castle,’ caskets

Connecticut sunk money into an eclectic range of small businesses with an “express” funding program.

Empire City state’s highest-grossing racetrack casino in 2011

A new report from the New York Gaming Association shows the state’s nine racetrack casinos contributed nearly $2 billion in economic activity last year.

Nonprofits in brief

Yale and Fairfield University booked big increases in private donations in 2011.

In the field

The SEC is stepping up scrutiny of private equity firms, and other news impacting Fairfield County businesses.

Congress passes bipartisan payroll tax cut bill

Congress voted Feb. 17 to extend the payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed through the end of 2012.

Municipal officials favor small-scale flood relief projects

Following years of expensive Army Corps of Engineers flood relief proposals, county and municipal officials are favoring smaller-scale efforts.

ConnCAN model eyed for fixing state schools

An education think tank with a Fairfield County board is exporting its model to the nation

In the field

Gartner Inc. is hiring salespeople and consultants, and other news affecting Fairfield County companies.

Gold coastal property

Connecticut shared in a historic mortgage settlement; Fairfield County real estate news.

‘Through the crucible’

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy argues that the state’s worst days are behind it.

Irvington eyes new waterfront zone

Officials in Irvington have proposed a mixed-use waterfront district to replace the village’s industrial zone.

Dutchess County Development Chief Sets Sights on Canadian Solar

Atop her to-do list is an offer to Canadian Solar, which bought the assets of Spectrawatt in September

Benefit corporation law takes effect

A new law allowing the formation of benefit corporations in New York took effect Feb. 10, giving socially-conscious businesses a means to forwarding their agendas while still earning profits.

Clayton Holdings molds a new company

After vetting the securities formed from bad mortgages, Clayton Holdings is now helping banks – and the federal government – work through those loans.

Speak up, don’t let apathy rule

Want to kvetch about government? Make constructive suggestions? Well, you missed another chance.