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September 13, 2017

Fiscal Dynamics | The State Budget vs. Household Budget Argument

by Brian Sullivan | September 13, 2017 11:08pm

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People often compare the state budget to a household budget. We hear it all the time:

“If I ran my household like the state, I’d be broke!”

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May 31, 2017

Aetna Acknowledges It’s Headquarter Shopping

by Christine Stuart | May 31, 2017 2:35pm

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 18, 2017

Another Day Another Wall Street Rating Agency Downgrade

by Christine Stuart | May 18, 2017 9:00am

shutterstock It’s been sort of a streak. Three Wall Street rating agencies have downgraded Connecticut’s creditworthiness in the last five days.

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April 11, 2017

Malloy Reminds Lawmakers About Connecticut’s High Fixed Costs, Bond Rating

by Christine Stuart | April 11, 2017 10:30am

HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy reminded lawmakers Monday that at least one Wall Street credit rating agency captured the “sobering and credible view” of the budget challenges Connecticut faces.

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February 3, 2017

Lagging Economic Indicator Shows GDP Growth In Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | February 3, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of the BEA The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis said Connecticut’s economy grew at a 3.6 percent annual rate in the third quarter last year or $261 billion.

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January 31, 2017

Is Aetna Considering Relocating?

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | January 31, 2017 12:01pm

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — If Aetna is considering a move to Boston, as is being reported by the Hartford Courant, the company is being tight-lipped about it.

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December 22, 2016

With A New Year Comes Some New Laws

by Cara Rosner | December 22, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo As usual, a new year will bring new state laws to Connecticut, and several pieces of legislation — governing a wide range of topics — are slated to take effect on Jan. 1.

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October 20, 2016

Connecticut Faces Third Straight Month of Job Losses, Though Its Unemployment Rate Continues to Fall

by Christine Stuart | October 20, 2016 11:41am

shutterstock Connecticut shed 5,200 jobs in September after losing 300 it thought it gained in August, according to the latest estimates from the Connecticut Labor Department.

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September 19, 2016

July Job Gains Turn Into Job Losses

by Christine Stuart | September 19, 2016 11:32am

shutterstock Connecticut’s labor market fell off a cliff in July and was unable to make up all of the losses in August, according to the latest numbers released by the Connecticut Department of Labor.

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September 9, 2016

OP-ED | Who’s Minding the Store?

by Sarah Darer Littman | September 9, 2016 7:59am

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Earlier this week, Dealbreaker wrote a snark piece about how UBS Stamford’s trading floor transformation into “Connecticut’s largest laser tag arena” was “nearly complete.”

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