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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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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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OP-ED | Connecticut’s Disappearing Middle Class

by Suzanne Bates | October 10, 2014 9:30am

This is one of the best times of year to walk through one of Connecticut’s pretty little towns, with the lingering smell of damp leaves and fair-trade coffee hanging in the chilled air.

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October 7, 2014

OP-ED | Obamacare Helps Millions, But Falls Short In Many Ways

by Wendell Potter | October 7, 2014 4:30am

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Per Capita Cost Of Care Still Higher Than In Other Nations

Although there is no shortage of critics of the Affordable Care Act — on the far left as well as the right — it’s hard to dispute that the law has benefited millions of Americans. And not just those who have become newly insured over the past year.

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October 3, 2014

OP-ED | Yes, Tom Foley, State Government Should Get People Out of Their Cars

by Susan Bigelow | October 3, 2014 7:00am

At a recent transportation forum, gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley suggested that it shouldn’t be the role of state government to “push people out of their cars” and onto alternative modes of transit. He’s wrong. For all kinds of reasons, and in all kinds of ways, encouraging people to drive less ought to be a high priority of state government.

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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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