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CT leisure & hospitality sector doing better than most, but still...

The convention business “will take a while before coming back,” said Robert Murdock, president of the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau. “It’s really all about safety right now, and getting the virus under control.” 

Trump says economic stimulus talks are back on; 2nd debate delayed...

“I shut down talks two days ago because they weren’t working out. Now they are starting to work out,” Trump said this morning on Fox Business.

Small businesses ‘real losers’ in Trump’s decision to call off stimulus...

The timing of the Nov. 3 election “isn’t helping things,” says Connecticut Restaurant Association Executive Director Scott Dolch. “Neither side wants to give the other side a win, unfortunately.”

U.S. House passes $2.2 trillion Covid stimulus bill; Senate unlikely to...

CNN quoted Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee as saying: "There's a real revulsion among Republicans to going above $1 trillion, and even $1 trillion is real difficult."

NY and others sue to stop Trump/DeJoy from dismantling post office

During a conference call this afternoon in which the Business Journal participated, New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced that New York, New...

Unemployment insurance claims up for the first time in 15 weeks

For the first time in 15 weeks, the number of people filing new claims for unemployment insurance went up.

Labor Department girding for more unemployment applications while still clearing backlog

With two senior Trump administration officials admitting on Sunday TV talk shows that the unemployment situation could reach levels seen during the Great Depression...

Ex-NYC Mayor Bloomberg to organize COVID-19 tracing; 923 deaths in Westchester

Multibillionaire, former presidential candidate and three-term New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be organizing and partially funding an effort aimed at tracing contacts...

COVID-19 changes the playing field for investors

"In my own 401(k), I saw my balances definitely come down quite a bit," said REX Shares' Scott Acheychek.

Cuomo to Trump: See you in court

“My message to Mr. Trump and the IRS is simple: we look forward to seeing you in court,” New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Wednesday concerning a new lawsuit filed by New York, Connecticut and New Jersey against the Internal Revenue Service.

‘Opportunity zone’ tax breaks could mean big money for investors in...

The so-called “opportunity zones” are a small part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The basic idea of the program is to drive investment to low-income areas by providing favorable tax treatment to investors.