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The combined bank will have approximately $30 billion in assets, $20 billion in gross loans and over $19 billion in deposits.
The weekly dependency allowance for each dependent remains unchanged.
Stamford continued to dominate with the largest number of businesses in the state, followed by Greenwich, Hartford, Norwalk and New Haven.
The Connecticut Department of Labor also lowered its June estimate of a 7,000 job gain to 5,600.
Connecticut’s private sector has recovered 102 percent of jobs lost during the recession – the first net expansion of private sector jobs in 88 months.
Bridgeport had the largest unemployment drop by percentage.
The regional labor force got smaller, at 1,120,600. That was a decrease of 2,600 people, or 0.2 percent, from a year ago.
The troubled Edinburgh bank was recently accused of laundering money for the KGB.
Connecticut has added 5,500 jobs since April 2016, the slowest year-over-year growth of the New England states.
The acquisition is expected to completed in the first half of May and will provide Sports Direct with what it called “a footprint in U.S. bricks-and-mortar retail and a platform from which to grow US online sales.”