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As Layoffs Mount, RBS Holds on in Stamford

Stamford Advocate – The Royal Bank of Scotland’s daisy-wheel logo still stands on top of 600 Washington Blvd. — even after many rounds of cutbacks at the downtown financial hub.

Battered by weak earnings and legal and regulatory pressures, the bank has slashed some 700 jobs in the past three years at its Americas headquarters. In an industry that has undergone seismic changes in the past decade, RBS is unlikely to bring back the lost positions. But the bank says Stamford remains vital to its business, and the firm’s strong ties to the area suggest it will carry on its curtailed Connecticut operations.

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State Unveils Stamford, Hartford Details for Amazon Bid

Stamford Advocate -The downtown and South End of Stamford or downtown Hartford and East Hartford would house offices for Amazon’s planned second headquarters, according to the state’s proposal submitted Thursday to the e-commerce giant.

In the first phase of a build-out that could eventually cover 8 million square feet, Amazon would occupy in Stamford some 1.3 million square feet in vacant complexes at 677 Washington Blvd., 1 Elmcroft Road and 2187 Atlantic St. Hartford is offering 560,000 square feet in two downtown towers on the Connecticut River for the initial stage. In the second and third phases, Amazon would then expand to other downtown and South End sites in Stamford or additional riverfront properties in Hartford and East Hartford.

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Men at the Top Play by Different Rules, Expert Says – Gary Powell, professor emeritus of business, is an internationally recognized scholar and educator on gender, diversity, and work-family issues in the workplace. He has also served as chair of the Women in Management (now Gender and Diversity in Organizations) division of the Academy of Management, and is a prolific author. As accusations against American film producer and former film studio executive Harvey Weinstein mount, Powell discusses the issue of sexual harassment with UConn Today.

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Professional-Services Firms Forge Growth in Southwestern Connecticut

Stamford Advocate – The experts are in high demand.

Professional services comprised one of only two job sectors that grew its ranks in the state in August. Stamford, in particular, represents a hub for some of the industry’s top firms, who are attracted by the city’s growing economy and proximity to New York City. A number of those companies are increasing their local ranks and expanding into promising digital fields.

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As Executives Age, Future of CT Family-Owned Businesses Under Threat

Hartford Business Journal – Connecticut’s family owned businesses face an uncertain future in the years ahead due to a confluence of factors, a reality that could have stark consequences on the state’s economy, which has long depended on privately held, multigenerational companies.

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