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September 19, 2014

August Jobs Report Offers Mixed News

by Christine Stuart | September 19, 2014 6:24am

The state of Connecticut lost 3,600 jobs in August and the unemployment rate held steady at 6.6 percent, according to the Connecticut Labor Department.

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September 18, 2014

Labor Unions Question Foley’s Business Record in Pennsylvania

by Christine Stuart | September 18, 2014 4:51pm

Christine Stuart photo The Democratic Party and labor leaders spent Thursday afternoon reminding Connecticut voters about what happened at a manufacturing company in Pennsylvania once owned by Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley.

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September 15, 2014

Poll: Connecticut Investors Not As Bullish As Investors Nationwide

by Cara Rosner | September 15, 2014 5:30am

dreamstime Most high net worth investors nationwide are optimistic that the economy will hold steady or improve in the coming year, but those in Connecticut don’t appear as confident as their peers elsewhere, according to a new poll.

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August 29, 2014

OP-ED | Who Will Celebrate Labor Day In 2034?

by Leo Canty and James Hughes | August 29, 2014 8:00am

For more than 100 years workers and their unions have designated a day to parade and celebrate labor, working people, the jobs they do and advances they have made. Over that time, the nature of that work has transformed dramatically from farms and factories to offices and cubicles.

Those changes were hard on many as they fell by the wayside in the struggle to keep up with the need to improve skills and fit into the next level. But as hard as it was for some, the transition we will all soon face will be much faster and wilder and more difficult to keep up with than most will ever imagine.

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August 19, 2014

OP-ED | Washington’s Cynical Misinformation Game

by Wendell Potter | August 19, 2014 5:30am

Distortion Now A Standard Part Of Political Discourse On Health Care

In most of our country’s major institutions, we have little tolerance for cheating and lying. Whether it’s the court system, schools, businesses, even our sports teams, we impose stiff sanctions against those who deceive us to gain some advantage.

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August 8, 2014

OP-ED | Doesn’t ‘Truth in Advertising’ Apply to Health Insurance Companies?

by Sarah Darer Littman | August 8, 2014 8:00am

Last year, I was one of the many small business owners and sole proprietors who had their health insurance cancelled, as the big insurers used the specter of approaching health care reform to clear their rolls. My brother and my boyfriend, also self-employed, were in the same boat.

I started looking for new insurance on Connecticut’s health insurance exchange, Access Health CT, but once I realized I wasn’t going to qualify for a subsidy, I decided to buy my insurance on the private market, because there were more options available.

After looking at various available plans, I decided to go with ConnectiCare, because I could get a plan that was comparable to my previous insurance coverage, and offered dental, which my previous insurance didn’t.

Before I signed up, I checked two things carefully: that my current doctors were in-network, and that all my current medications were listed in the formulary as being covered.

Everything checked out, so I bought the insurance.

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August 7, 2014

Executives: Connecticut Economy Still Lagging

by Staff Report | August 7, 2014 11:53am

CTNJ file photo A quarterly survey of business executives by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association found that 84 percent expect business conditions for their companies to improve or remain the same over the next three months.

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July 25, 2014

OP-ED | Hartford Ballpark: Good for Region, Bad for City?

by Susan Bigelow | July 25, 2014 11:00am

Hartford may not get that stadium after all, thanks to a bumbling city government and fierce opposition from residents. This might be a good thing for the city, even though it’s a loss for the region.

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July 21, 2014

OP-ED | All Eyes On England

by Valerie Dugan | July 21, 2014 10:00am

With a huge percentage of Connecticut’s economy dependent upon the defense and aerospace industries, all eyes turned toward England over the past week.

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July 17, 2014

State Posts Job Gains In June

by Christine Stuart | July 17, 2014 2:18pm

The state, according to the Department of Labor, added 1,700 jobs in June and revised its job gains in May up from 5,800 to 6,000.

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