by Valerie Dugan | July 21, 2014 10:00am
With a huge percentage of Connecticut’s economy dependent upon the defense and aerospace industries, all eyes turned toward England over the past week.
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by Madeline Stocker | July 20, 2014 1:02pm
A newly-released report contains evidence that closing the gender pay gap would both improve women’s Social Security benefits and strengthen the program’s finances.
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by Brian O'Shaughnessy | July 18, 2014 2:40pm
Soon we will be inundated with messages all saying the wrong thing.
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by Christine Stuart | July 17, 2014 2:18pm
The state, according to the Department of Labor, added 1,700 jobs in June and revised its job gains in May up from 5,800 to 6,000.
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by Madeline Stocker | July 3, 2014 8:10am
The threads of what Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra had formerly referred to as a “done deal” continued to unravel Wednesday evening, when he was forced to reword his original statement that building a $60 million stadium for a minor league baseball team was inevitable.
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by Hugh McQuaid | June 30, 2014 5:42pm
In a ruling that could impact Connecticut’s unions, the U.S. Supreme Court found Monday that personal care attendants in Illinois are not “full-fledged” state employees and can’t be compelled to pay public sector union dues.
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by Brian O'Shaughnessy | June 26, 2014 11:32pm
We sometimes forget that government and politics are two different functions. The connection — of course — is that if you win at politics, you get to govern.
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by Christine Stuart | June 25, 2014 4:54pm
Connecticut is among the five worst states for business, according to CNBC’s latest rankings. The state fell from 45th to 46th place this year.
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by Hugh McQuaid | June 19, 2014 12:41pm
Preliminary numbers from the Labor Department suggest Connecticut added 5,800 jobs last month, while the state unemployment rate held steady at 6.9 percent.
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by Madeline Stocker | June 13, 2014 12:00pm
A recently-launched database will give Connecticut citizens unprecedented access to widespread amounts of raw government data, information that has been previously unpublished or buried deep in the recesses of agency websites.
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