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December 19, 2014

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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December 18, 2014

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 11, 2014

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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December 1, 2014

Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping Weaker Than Expected For Retailers

by Cara Rosner | December 1, 2014 1:10pm

Shutterstock Fewer consumers shopped in stores and online over the Thanksgiving weekend, causing the biggest shopping weekend of the year to fall short of last year’s numbers, new data shows.

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November 28, 2014

Who Gives To Charity? It’s Not Who You Think

by Cara Rosner | November 28, 2014 10:34am

Bigger paychecks don’t necessarily lead to greater generosity, according to new data that shows Connecticut’s lowest-income residents donate the largest portion of their income to charity.

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OP-ED | Walmart Workers Deserve Better

by Tom Wilkinson and Mark Espinosa | November 28, 2014 1:40am

There is no company more responsible for creating and exacerbating income inequality through its low-wage, part-time business practices than Walmart — our country’s largest private employer. That’s why we should all be thankful that, during this holiday season, Walmart workers across the country are again leading the fight to change the way Walmart does business.

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November 17, 2014

United Way Says 35 Percent of Connecticut’s Households Are Struggling

by Christine Stuart | November 17, 2014 5:30am

A new report from the United Way found that about 35 percent of Connecticut households struggle to afford the basic necessities.

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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 30, 2014

OP-ED | Is Connecticut Enjoying A Sustained Recovery?

by Fred Carstensen | October 30, 2014 8:48am

Many were startled by the report of 11,500 new jobs in Connecticut in September, the fastest rate of job creation in more than 20 years. Given the timing, coming shortly before the election, many will cynically discount the importance of this information. We do so at our peril.

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October 24, 2014

OP-ED | Here Are The Facts, Malloy’s Economic Record Is A Strong One

by Sean Goldrick | October 24, 2014 1:10pm

In the old TV detective series Dragnet, Jack Webb’s Detective Joe Friday was famous for saying, “Just the facts, ma’am.”  So channeling my inner Jack Webb, here are the facts.

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