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February 3, 2017

Lagging Economic Indicator Shows GDP Growth In Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | February 3, 2017 6:30am

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 1:01pm

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 6:30am

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 12:41pm

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 12:32pm

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 8:59am

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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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August 26, 2016

OP-ED | First Five Report Doesn’t Tell Us Much

by Sarah Darer Littman | August 26, 2016 8:00am

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Curious taxpayers finally got a look at the state Department of Economic and Community Development’s long-awaited analysis of the First Five Plus economic incentive program on Tuesday. The document raises as many questions as it purports to answer.

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August 15, 2016

Malloy Responds To Trump’s Criticisms, Touts Summer Meal Program

by Christine Stuart | August 15, 2016 2:11pm

Christine Stuart photo Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump pulled no punches Saturday when it came to the performance of Connecticut’s Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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June 3, 2016

OP-ED | Lembo Wisely Draws The Line On Crony Capitalism

by Terry Cowgill | June 3, 2016 5:30am

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The news last week provoked an uneasy mixture of disgust and resignation. Only weeks after the General Assembly passed a budget that included lay-offs of state employees and cuts in services, the state Bond Commission approved $22 million in loans and grants for the world’s largest hedge fund whose chief is ranked ninth on the Forbes 2016 list of hedge fund managers.

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June 1, 2016

Banking Department Says Tribal Payday Lending Companies Don’t Have Sovereign Immunity

by Christine Stuart | June 1, 2016 5:30am

Connecticut’s Department of Banking has concluded that two payday lending companies owned by the Otoe-Missouri Tribal Nation are not protected by sovereign immunity and can be pursued by the department for violating Connecticut’s lending laws.

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