<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Business News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/business http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:04:36 -0400 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:04:36 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Bad News for Amazon Prime Members]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:52:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/amazon-453056767.jpg
If you've ever wanted to sign up for Amazon Prime, you have a week to do so before a big price hike takes effect. The cost of a standard "Prime" membership is set to set you back $99, up from $79.

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<![CDATA[Google's Most Searched Throughout the Years]]> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:42:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/219*120/072309+Whitney+Houston+HMV.jpg
Google's most searched terms from 2006 until today.

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<![CDATA[Cyber Monday Nets Record $1.74B ]]> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 08:49:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/453267659.jpg
Shoppers bought online at the heaviest rate ever Monday, according to research firm comScore Inc., The Associated Press reported. The firm said Tuesday e-commerce spending rose 18 percent from last year's Cyber...

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<![CDATA[Amazon Bringing More Than 300 Full Time Jobs to Windsor]]> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 21:02:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cyber_monday_P1.jpg
Amazon is bringing more than 300 full time jobs to Connecticut that will offer competitive wages and comprehensive benefits.

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<![CDATA[Twitter's $2 Billion Test: Turning Profits for Wall St.]]> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 10:59:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/10-30-2013-twitter-generic.jpg
In the seven years since its creation, Twitter has been used to spark revolutions, allow fans to chat with celebrities and spread news from the farthest corners of the world. But can it make money? The...

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<![CDATA[Mortensen’s in Newington Closing, But Will Still Serve Ice Cream]]> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 13:07:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Ice+Cream+Generic.jpg
The landmark Mortensen’s Restaurant on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington will close at the end of the year and reopen as a smaller ice cream shop.

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<![CDATA[Airlines Trim Seats to Trim Costs]]> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:42:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Airplane+Seats.jpg
U.S. airlines are removing bulky seats and replacing them with streamlined models that allow room for another row.]]>
<![CDATA[Northeast Utilities to Outsource IT Jobs]]> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:51:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Powerline-Generic.jpg
Northeast Utilities, the parent company of Connecticut Light & Power and Yankee Gas among others, plans to outsource about half of information technology department and consolidate facilities in...

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<![CDATA[Siemens to Lay Off 250 in Brookfield]]> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:14:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/181*120/3151189226.jpeg
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. in Brookfield will be closing its Brookfield facility in 2016 and 256 jobs are affected, according to a report filed with the state Department of Labor.

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<![CDATA[Shoppers Surprised by Money Hidden in Grocery Items]]> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:55:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_mysterymoney0925_test_mezzn.jpg
Shoppers in the Salem, Oregon area have been finding $100 bills tucked away in grocery items throughout town. So far, around $2,000 worth of the mystery money has been found.]]>
<![CDATA[Cracking Down on Fake Online Reviews]]> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 08:21:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/yelp+1.jpg
Good news for fans of reviews as officials look to remove fake online postings. Scott Budman reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Tips on Tipping: Why It's Still Needed]]> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 08:30:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/generic_wallet_resize.jpg
Tipping is seen by some critics as being outdated. But those who benefit from tips aren't willing to give it up. Chris Clackum reports.

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<![CDATA[Teen Sews Collars, Leashes to Buy Dog]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 08:48:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_teenbizwhiz0816_700x394__720290.jpg
Five years ago a Beaverton, Oregon girl's parents told her she would have to earn her own money if she wanted a dog. Now she has a thriving business.]]>
<![CDATA[Amazon to Click on Windsor?]]> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:24:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/amazon.comboxes+722.jpg
The warehouse site could mean 300 new jobs

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<![CDATA[Green Car Wash Sanitizes Without Soap]]> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 13:37:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/128401773.jpg
A car wash in Arizona installed a water filtration tank allowing high levels of oxygen to sanitize the water they use to clean customers' cars — all without soap. An environmental engineer at Arizona...]]>
<![CDATA[Deaf Duo Sues Bow Tie Cinemas]]> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 08:25:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/bowtielawsuitstill073113.jpg
Plaintiffs in lawsuit claim federal law entitles them to closed captioning devices]]>
<![CDATA[New Electric BMW to Compete With Tesla]]> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 07:56:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000004122354_722x406_39189059540.jpg
The electric car movement is growing. Teslas are selling like crazy, and Nissan Leafs are still, well, selling. Into the mix: A new BMW, the i3, coming this spring. Scott Budman reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Gay Bars Boycott Russian Vodka]]> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 07:36:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000003744398_722x406_38680643604.jpg
The move is a response to the Russian Government's handling of gay rights issues]]>
<![CDATA[San Francisco Company Helps Fight Crime With Security Cameras]]> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 07:43:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/0722-dropcam.jpg
Bay Area residents turn to security cameras to combat property crimes. Stephanie Chuang reports.

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<![CDATA[Sandy-Flooded Used Cars for Sale]]> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 11:29:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000003227391_722x406_38160451616.jpg
Flood-damaged cars, could you spot one? There are literally hundreds of thousands of them on the road right now, according to a new report. News4 Consumer Reporter Liz Crenshaw warns...]]>
<![CDATA[Shop Early to Save on Back to School Supplies]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:46:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_backtoschool0722_700x394.jpg
One expert says you can save as much as $170 on back to school supplies by shopping in July versus August. It also pays to check online sales.]]>
<![CDATA[High Temps Mean Less Cow Milk]]> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:52:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Cows+in+Stalls.jpg
Dairy farmers are doing what they can to keep their cows refreshed and happy despite the ongoing heatwave. The recent heat and humidity in the Northeast could affect milk production if cows are not kept cool.

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<![CDATA[Late Summer Deals]]> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:47:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_summerdeals0719_test_mezzn.jpg
Hot temperatures mean cool deals for travelers. Prices at typically hot vacation destinations are expected to drop dramatically in August.]]>