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November 24, 2014

Lawmakers Will Try Again To Pitch Overtime Pay for Workers Who Work Thanksgiving

by Hugh McQuaid | November 24, 2014 1:00pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo A group of Democrats in the House will try again in the coming months to pass a labor-backed bill designed to discourage retailers from opening stores on Thanksgiving by requiring them to pay their workers holiday overtime.

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November 23, 2014

Retailers Anticipate Improved Sales for 2014 Holiday Season

by Cara Rosner | November 23, 2014 1:43pm

shutterstock While holiday displays and merchandise starting popping up in some stores as early as August this year, retailers are officially bracing for big business now that the holiday season is ramping up in earnest.

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November 10, 2014

Survey: Northwest Connecticut Businesses Are Growing, But Have No Plans To Add To Workforce

by Cara Rosner | November 10, 2014 10:00am

nwctchamberofcommerce.org/ Most business leaders in northwest Connecticut expect to see increased sales or profits at their companies next year, but many have no plans to grow their workforces amid the gains, according to a new survey.

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October 10, 2014

New Laws Crack Down On Robocalls

by Cara Rosner | October 10, 2014 11:00am

istockphoto Two new state laws have significantly increased the fines that individuals and companies face if they send consumers unsolicited text messages or bother them with “robocalls.”

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October 1, 2014

20 Connecticut Social Entrepreneurs Convert Their Companies to Benefit Corporations

by Christine Stuart | October 1, 2014 2:50pm

Christine Stuart photo A lifestyle coffee company was one of 20 companies Wednesday to switch their corporate structure over to a Benefit Corporation.

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September 26, 2014

Tax Review Panel Convenes Monday

by Cara Rosner | September 26, 2014 11:00am

istockphoto A panel tasked with analyzing Connecticut’s tax structure and suggesting policy options to “modernize” it will meet for the first time on Monday.

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September 19, 2014

August Jobs Report Offers Mixed News

by Christine Stuart | September 19, 2014 5:24am

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 3:51pm

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 4:30am

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 7:00am

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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