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Massive layoffs at Macy’s, Kohl’s, Gap, Bridgeport bakery, Mystic Seaport

Bridgeport’s Lecoq Cuisine Corp. has laid off 181 workers. “Although this action may be temporary, given the uncertainty created by this pandemic, this separation may be permanent,” according to Chief People Officer Laura Brown.

Bars, restaurants doing what they can in face of COVID-19 ban

“Restaurants are not buying a lot of kegs these days,” one craft brewer noted wryly.

COVID-19 update: 96 positive cases; Congress to consider $1 trillion spending...

The $1 trillion spending proposal from the White House would include $500 billion in direct payments to Americans. Indications are that that bill will be introduced early next week.

Pair of nonprofits try alternative means of raising funds in COVID-19...

Bridgeport’s Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants is combining two in-person fundraisers into the online-only “A Night In: The Best Un-Event of the Season.” "As the saying goes, when life hands you lemons, make lemonade," said the group's Director of External Affairs Ashley Gaudiano.

Boehringer Ingelheim gets FDA Fast Track for Jardiance as kidney disease...

The drug, also known as empagliflozin, was developed by Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Co.

Danbury’s Furry Friends sets tails a-wagging with addition of Muddy Paw...

“Newbies especially can take time to get to know," says Jasmin Cruz of her clientele. "It’s like when a kid goes to the doctor’s office for the first time – you have to take it at their own pace."

New STEM tutoring service opens in Ridgefield

A math-specific building course will also be available for children ages seven to nine.

Ridgefield’s Chef’s Warehouse acquires Cambridge Packing Co.

Chefs' Warehouse CEO Christopher Pappas said the acquired company will "complement our core cultural values."

Ridgefield’s Envest Asset Management receives B Corp certification

It is the sixth Connecticut-based company to receive B Corp certification.

Ridgefield’s Village Tavern to reopen under new ownership in 2020

Raffaele Gallo, owner of Gallo at 5 Grove St., announced on that restaurant’s Facebook page that he and his business partner/executive chef Giuseppe Castellano will open a new dining spot at 378 Main St. next year.

Schwab gobbles up TD Ameritrade for $26B

The combined company will serve more than 24 million clients. San Francisco-based Schwab has a market value of $57.5 billion, while Omaha-based TD Ameritrade has a $22.4 billion market cap.

Taking a toll on commuters: Lamont woos politicians and residents on...

The future of the governos’s ambitious 10-year, $21 billion CT2030 plan is very much in doubt, with state Republicans remaining skeptical and several of his fellow Democratic lawmakers hedging their bets as next year’s election looms.

New vegan restaurants arrive in Bridgeport and Ridgefield

Organika Kitchen, which opened at 424 Main St. in Ridgefield on Nov. 12, is the local chain's third location in Fairfield County, joining restaurants in New Canaan and Southport.

Stamford Mayor Martin supports tolls plan; other area legislators split along...

"Like many residents in Stamford, I don't like paying tolls," Martin said, "but I applaud the governor's courageous commitment to fixing our transportation infrastructure while being financially responsible."

Incumbent leaders returning to office – except for Fairfield’s Tetreau

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling, and Trumbull First Selectman Vicki Tesoro were all re-elected, while State Rep. Fred Camillo is taking as Greenwich First Selectman from the retiring Peter Tesei.