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August 28, 2015

OP-ED | GE and the Corporate Headquarters Sweepstakes

by Susan Bigelow | August 28, 2015 10:00am

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Let the games begin! General Electric is considering offers from other states, including New York, to move its Fairfield headquarters and other jobs out of Connecticut. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he’s been in talks with GE about staying. Either way it comes out, GE wins and we lose.

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OP-ED | To Heck With The Trains . . . Make The DMV Run On Time

by Terry Cowgill | August 28, 2015 5:30am

I’ve always been amused by a favorite expression of good-government types: “Making the trains run on time.” But since relatively few people ride trains anymore — and even fewer remember Mussolini — perhaps the metaphor-mongers should adopt, “Keeping the lines moving at the DMV.”

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August 27, 2015

Blumenthal Calls on Insurance Companies to Help Smokers Quit

by Elizabeth Regan | August 27, 2015 5:30am

Elizabeth Regan photo People who purchased health insurance through the state healthcare exchange and who want to quit smoking are entitled to free medications and services — even if their insurer doesn’t appear to want them to know about it.

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August 26, 2015

Malloy Touts Ridership, Development Along CTfastrak In New Britain

by Christine Stuart | August 26, 2015 1:47pm

Christine Stuart photo Ridership on the 9.4-mile CTfastrak busway is beating expectations, businesses along the route are seeing an increase in their sales, and developers like Douglas Bromfield are interested in nearby buildings that have been vacant for 20 years.

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August 25, 2015

Connecticut’s Manufacturing Sector Shed Jobs This Year, But GE Was A ‘Bright Spot’

by Cara Rosner | August 25, 2015 12:40pm

shutterstock Connecticut’s manufacturing sector continued to shed jobs over the past year, but the losses came at a slower pace than in previous years, according to a recent report.

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August 24, 2015

Malloy Confirms State Is In Talks With GE

by Christine Stuart | August 24, 2015 2:05pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy confirmed Monday that he made a presentation to General Electric Co. officials earlier this month.

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August 21, 2015

State Won’t Say Whether It’s Preparing Counter-Offer for GE

by Christine Stuart | August 21, 2015 10:36am

Christine Stuart file photo In June when lawmakers passed a state budget that would increase corporate business taxes, General Electric, one of the most vocal critics of the budget deal, announced it was exploring a move to another state.

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August 20, 2015

Connecticut Unemployment Rate Inches Closer to National Average

by Christine Stuart | August 20, 2015 11:32am

Connecticut’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent as the state gained 4,100 jobs in July, according to the latest Labor Department statistics.

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August 19, 2015

Connecticut Will Get $1M From Multi-State Drug Settlement

by Cara Rosner | August 19, 2015 10:00am

Connecticut’s general fund is getting more than $1 million thanks to a multistate settlement reached with a California biopharmaceutical company.

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August 18, 2015

Blumenthal to Coca-Cola: ‘The World Is Watching’

by Madeline Stocker | August 18, 2015 7:00pm

Madeline Stocker photo After the Coca-Cola company offered what they described as a “scientific” answer to the age-old weight loss question, health officials across the country accused them of sugar-coating their research.

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