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June 15, 2017

Survey Shows Connecticut Gained 6,700 Jobs In May

by Christine Stuart | June 15, 2017 11:30am

Courtesy of the Labor Department HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut gained 6,700 jobs in May, according to preliminary numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s a sharp increase over last month when the state lost 3,100 jobs.

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June 9, 2017

Survey: Connecticut Businesses Remain Cautious

by Cara Rosner | June 9, 2017 6:00am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — With the state budget in limbo, Connecticut business leaders are remaining cautious, according to a new survey.

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OP-ED | Big Ideas Are Needed to Grow the Economy and Solve the Budget Mess

by Barth Keck | June 9, 2017 5:29am

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The recent economic news in Connecticut is Dickensian.

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June 8, 2017

Tesla Bill Dies Again

by Jack Kramer | June 8, 2017 12:00am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Another General Assembly session has come and gone and Connecticut consumers will still have to travel to Massachusetts or New York to purchase vehicles manufactured by Tesla.

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June 6, 2017

House Ready To Debate (and Then Table) Recreational Marijuana

by Christine Stuart | June 6, 2017 9:45am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — With less than two days left in the legislative session, the House of Representatives is preparing for a debate on legalizing marijuana.

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May 31, 2017

Aetna Acknowledges It’s Headquarter Shopping

by Christine Stuart | May 31, 2017 3:35pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Aetna has had a footprint in the city of Hartford for 164 years. But that footprint might be about to get a little smaller, although no official announcement about a headquarter relocation has been made.

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May 22, 2017

Union Framework Released, But No Final Deal

by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2017 4:23pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT— Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the state labor unions are close to reaching a five-year deal that would freeze wages over the next three years, require employees to contribute more to their pension and healthcare benefits, and reduce cost-of-living increases for retirees.

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State Lawmakers Make Plea To Colleagues Over Crumbling Foundations

by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2017 12:41pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Regional officials and lawmakers from eastern Connecticut want to make sure the General Assembly acts this year to help homeowners with crumbling foundations.

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May 19, 2017

Survey Shows Manufacturers Struggling With Workforce

by Cara Rosner | May 19, 2017 12:00pm

HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut manufactures will need to fill 13,600 job positions by next year, but they struggle to attract and retrain workers, according to a survey released this week.

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OP-ED | That Sinking Feeling

by Susan Bigelow | May 19, 2017 10:00am

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There comes a moment during the filling up of the boat with water that cold reality sets in: just bailing it out isn’t working anymore, and the ship’s going down.

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