Federal bill would require used cars with recalled parts to be repaired

HARTFORD >> U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Edward Markey are pushing legislation that would require used cars that contain recalled, unsafe parts to be repaired before being sold or leased. Blumenthal said there are more than 64 million cars and trucks on the road with unrepaired safety recalls. Read more of  Federal bill would require used cars with recalled parts to be repaired

Julie Jason: Two more key questions to ask when comparing mutual funds

Published 12:00 am, Sunday, July 30, 2017 There are seven key questions that need to be addressed when you compare mutual funds. We addressed the first five last week, which I repeat here. (If you missed it, email me at readers@juliejason.com for a copy.) 1) What does this particular mutual fund promise to do for investors, and at what cost? 2) What can go wrong in delivering the promise? 3) Do you have to sell the mutual fund in order to make money? Or does the fund pay you anything while Read More …

Subway faces growing competition atop fast food chain

Photo: Christian Abraham / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Milford Mayor Ben Blake presents a proclamation to Subway CEO Suzanne Greco at its 50th anniversary celebration at the world headquarters in Milford, Conn. on Wednesday Aug. 27, 2015. Hundreds of employees gathered to celebrate the business and its humble beginnings in Bridgeport in 1965. less Milford Mayor Ben Blake presents a proclamation to Subway CEO Suzanne Greco at its 50th anniversary celebration at the world

John Stoehr: Newcomers a win for taxpayers over time

Published 12:00 am, Sunday, July 30, 2017 Photo: Michael Cummo / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Protesters gather to support immigrants in front of Government Center during an organized protest for A Day Without Immigrants in Stamford on May 1. Protesters gather to support immigrants in front of Government Center during an organized protest for A Day Without Immigrants in Stamford on May

Subway taking a fresh look at change amid ratings drop

It was a development that went mostly unnoticed entering 2017, when Entrepreneur released its annual Franchise 500 list topped this year by 7-Eleven, and followed by usual suspects McDonald’s and Dunkin’ Donuts – but a conspicuous omission high on the page. Where was Subway? Down below, as it turned out – and way down at that, well behind the newest sandwich franchise darling in Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches, which placed fifth after leading the list in 2016. Read more of  Subway taking a fresh look at change amid ratings drop

On the Move: Promotions, New Hires & Advancements, Week of July 30, 2017

. Bradley D. Kronstat, CPA of Guilford has been installed as president for The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants 2017-18 activity year. Kronstat is the assistant controller of Connecticut Gardens LLC in North Branford. He holds a B.S. in accounting from Case Western University. Kronstat has served CTCPA as treasurer; as chair of the committees on state legislation, professional ethics, and business/education/government; as a member of the board of directors and the Advisory Council; and as a member of committees on Bylaws, Executive Search, Financial Literacy, Golf Tournament, Nominating, Read More …

Business News in Brief, Week of July 30, 2017

Orange Chamber elects officers, board members ORANGE >> The Orange Chamber of Commerce has announced the election of new Board members and the officers for the 2017-18 term. Starting in September, officers are: president, Richard Zorena, UBS/Eng Zorena Wealth Consulting; vice president, Silveras Sboui, manager at Peoples United Bank Orange; treasurer, Isabel LaRue, manager of TD Bank Milford; secretary, Maria Sandillo, Apicella Adjusters Orange; and immediate past president, Katerina Miller, lead analyst-power procurement, UIL Holdings Corp. Read more of  Business News in Brief, Week of July 30, 2017

Popular Cheshire restaurant Viron Rondo Osteria to see major expansion

cheshire >> Since it opened in 2014, Viron Rondo Osteria has been a hub of activity, sometimes at all hours of the day, first with customers and then later, after closing time, with the restaurant’s staff preparing for the next day. “We have people staying very late, sometimes all night, especially in the summer, to make sure everything is made fresh,” said Viron Rondo, owner of the Highland Avenue restaurant that bears his name. Read more of  Popular Cheshire restaurant Viron Rondo Osteria to see major expansion

Stocks sag following disappointing profit reports

NEW YORK >> Stock markets around the world sagged on Friday after Amazon and other big companies reported quarterly results that underwhelmed investors. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 3.32 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,472.10 and closed a week packed with corporate earnings reports almost exactly where it started. Read more of  Stocks sag following disappointing profit reports