Category: Business

As complaints spike and more shopping is done online, Consumers are reminded to make holiday returns or exchanges as soon as possible

The Department of Consumer Protection is reminding consumers to be aware of return and exchange policies as they continue their holiday shopping this year. Buyers should read the terms and conditions prior to submitting their order to understand their return and exchange rights, as well as the remedies available if a package is seriously delayed.…

Webster Banker Named to American Bankers Association Foundation Board

WATERBURY, CT – Webster Bank is pleased to announce Kathy Luria, senior vice president, Community Affairs, director of philanthropy, has been named to the American Bankers Association Foundation Board of Directors. The ABA Community Engagement Foundation, known as the ABA Foundation, is a 501(c)3 corporation. Through its leadership, partnerships and national programs, the foundation supports…

Connecticut AG Tong urges rejection of Frontier buyout

Hartford, CT – Attorney General William Tong today urged the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to deny a change of ownership sought by Frontier Communications. In a brief filed today, Attorney General Tong raised concerns regarding the lack of transparency around the new ownership, and a complete lack of commitment to date to Connecticut’s consumers and…

First County Bank’s $1,000 FirstPrize $avings Account Drawing is Awarded to Stamford Resident

STAMFORD, CT – First County Bank awarded Catherine O’Brien of Stamford, CT $1,000, as she is the latest winner of the FirstPrize $avings account drawing. “Catherine was excited to hear she had won $1,000. She was extremely thankful and added the money will definitely come in handy,” said Sebastian Kulesza, Branch Manager of the First…

Attorney General Ton announces $113 million settlement with Apple over iPhone throttling

Hartford, CT – Attorney General William Tong joined a coalition of over 30 other attorneys general announcing a $113 million settlement with Apple, Inc. over iPhone throttling that the company engaged in in 2016 to address unexpected shutdowns in certain devices. Under the settlement, Apple will pay $1.8 million to Connecticut. “Apple failed Consumer Protection…

Connecticut Department of Labor updates on unemployment applications, trust fund numbers, and American Job Centers

WETHERSFIELD, CT – Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) Commissioner Kurt Westby today released updates on unemployment applications numbers, the unemployment Trust Fund, and the status of the state’s American Job Centers. Commissioner Westby said, “The Consumer Contact Center has greatly improved how customers access unemployment assistance—last week, customer representatives handled more than 23,000 cases. I’m…

Lamont allocates $15 million from coronavirus relief fund toward innovative workforce programs Connecticut workers to in-demand jobs

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Friday announced that he is allocating $15 million from the state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund, which utilizes federal CARES Act money, to fund innovative workforce programs that will provide job training to more than 1,000 displaced workers in the state and connect them to high-growth, in-demand jobs. “This pandemic…