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July 14, 2017

OP-ED | Can Connecticut Reinvent Itself?

by Terry Cowgill | July 14, 2017 5:30am

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Poor Connecticut. Because of our modest size and our quirky geography, we’ve long had an inferiority complex. Sandwiched in between two of the most vibrant metropolitan areas in the world, we’ve never really been able to figure out what we are.

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July 12, 2017

Connecticut Jumps 10 Spots In CNBC Business Rankings

by Christine Stuart | July 12, 2017 12:11pm

HARTFORD, CT — Good economic news may be hard to come by these days in Connecticut, but the Nutmeg state jumped 10 spots in the CNBC survey of “Top States for Business in 2017.”

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July 10, 2017

Battle Over Millstone Nuclear Plant Rages On

by Christine Stuart | July 10, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of the NRCC HARTFORD, CT — With no state budget in place, various groups who saw their bills die during the regular session are looking to resurrect their legislation through budget implementation language.

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July 7, 2017

OP-ED | Hartford’s Future is Everyone’s Responsibility

by Susan Bigelow | July 7, 2017 10:00am

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It’s been a bad few weeks for the state’s capital city. Aetna, long the business bulwark of the one-time Insurance Capital of the World, announced in late June that they will move their headquarters to Manhattan. And now the state’s ongoing budget impasse may mean much-needed aid to cash-strapped Hartford doesn’t materialize.

What happens next is up to all of us to decide.

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OP-ED | Factory Towns Are Gone, But Manufacturing Is More Vital Than Ever

by Barth Keck | July 7, 2017 5:30am

S.L. Price’s book Playing Through the Whistle: Steel, Football, and an American Town is a detailed historical and sociological examination of how business and sports coalesced to mold the town of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. As I read this fascinating case study, it prompted many personal recollections and caused me to ponder the impact of manufacturing on Connecticut’s economy.

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July 5, 2017

Connecticut Could See Competing Health Information Exchanges

by Cara Rosner | July 5, 2017 5:30am

megaflopp via shutterstock In an age when many patients receive medical care from multiple providers, it can be difficult for clinicians to safely and easily share relevant patient information — among themselves and with patients — in a timely manner.

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June 29, 2017

Aetna Announces Much Anticipated Move To The Big Apple

by Jack Kramer | June 29, 2017 12:51pm

Courtesy of Aetna HARTFORD, CT — It’s official. Aetna is moving its corporate headquarters from Hartford to New York City.

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June 28, 2017

Summer Youth Employment First Casualty of Budget Mess

by Jack Kramer | June 28, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of Workforce Alliance NEW HAVEN, CT — Thousands of youth and five regional workforce boards were told last week that the youth employment program would be canceled this summer because there isn’t a state budget.

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June 22, 2017

$25 Million And Counting

by Christine Stuart | June 22, 2017 5:30am

shutterstock Lobbyists spent $25 million this year trying to push their issues over the legislative finish line, according to reports filed with the Office of State Ethics.

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June 19, 2017

Survey Finds Connecticut Struggles To Fill Energy Sector Jobs

by Cara Rosner | June 19, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of the CBIA / DEEP survey HARTFORD, CT — The good news: there’s growing demand for energy-related jobs in Connecticut. The bad news: like their counterparts in manufacturing, most business leaders in the energy sector are struggling to fill entry-level positions due to a lack of qualified candidates, a new survey found.

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