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NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Completes Successful Unmanned First Mission
Dec 5, 2014 11:30 am
An unmanned test flight of NASA’s new Orion spacecraft was successful this morning, flying higher than any human-rated...more »
2014 Connecticut International Auto Show to Feature Electric Vehicles And More
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December 19, 2014

State Banking Chief Is 5th Commissioner To Leave Malloy Administration

by Christine Stuart | December 19, 2014 2:12pm

Department of Banking Commissioner Howard Pitkin will retire in January after 40 years with the department.

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Familiar Face To Head Connecticut’s Largest Business Organization

by Christine Stuart | December 19, 2014 12:04pm

Courtesy of CBIA Joseph Brennan, a veteran of Connecticut’s largest business group, officially took over as president and CEO of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association last week.

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OP-ED | Collapse Of The Tenet Deal An Ominous Sign

by Terry D. Cowgill | December 19, 2014 5:30am

The apparent collapse of a deal allowing a for-profit company to buy five hospitals in Connecticut could deal a devastating blow to the patients who depend on those facilities — and to the healthcare access of hundreds of thousands across the state.

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December 18, 2014

OP-ED | A Transportation Wish List for 2015

by Susan Bigelow | December 18, 2014 8:00pm

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has said that his big focus for 2015 is going to be transportation infrastructure. This is excellent news; our state has lagged behind in transportation for too long. We don’t yet know where he’ll focus transportation spending, so here’s a list of suggestions:

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State’s Economy Continues To Add Jobs

by Hugh McQuaid | December 18, 2014 1:09pm

shutterstock Despite pegging Connecticut’s unemployment rate at a slightly higher 6.5 percent in November, a monthly report from Labor Department estimates the state’s economy added 4,600 jobs and boasted a third consecutive month of job growth.

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December 16, 2014

Pryor Nominated To Rhode Island Secretary of Commerce

by Christine Stuart | December 16, 2014 2:00pm

CTNJ file photo Connecticut Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor will leave his post in January to join Rhode Island Gov.-Elect Gina Raimondo’s administration as that state’s first Secretary of Commerce.

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Malloy to Middlesex Chamber: We’ve Righted the Ship, Now Where Will We Take It?

by Christine Stuart | December 16, 2014 10:31am

Christine Stuart photo CROMWELL — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy tried his best to put a contentious re-election campaign behind him Tuesday as he addressed the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce.

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December 12, 2014

Mohegans Weigh Marijuana As New Revenue Stream

by Hugh McQuaid | December 12, 2014 3:35pm

Shutterstock photo New guidance from the federal Justice Department has the Mohegan tribe weighing the possible economic benefits of legalizing recreational marijuana on its reservation land.

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December 11, 2014

Tenet Withdraws Plans To Purchase Connecticut Hospitals

by Christine Stuart | December 11, 2014 5:50pm

Corutesy of Waterbury Hospital (Updated 8:55 p.m.) More than a week after regulators gave the thumbs up to Texas-based Tenet Corporation’s takeover of Waterbury Hospital, the private hospital chain announced it was abandoning plans to purchase Waterbury and four other Connecticut hospitals.

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Connecticut Employers Will Get Hit With Unemployment Tax Hike In New Year

by Christine Stuart | December 11, 2014 3:30pm

Connecticut employers will be forced to pay the highest unemployment tax in the country as the interest rate the state pays on a federal loan goes up an additional 0.5 percent in January.

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