by Hugh McQuaid | December 9, 2013 3:45pm
Connecticut aerospace manufacturers and suppliers packed a conference room Monday to network with Airbus, a France-based aircraft giant that spent $5 billion in the state last year and is looking to expand.
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by Hugh McQuaid | December 5, 2013 4:57pm
More than 20,000 Connecticut residents are expected to lose unemployment payments at the end of the month if Congress does not pass legislation to extend federal assistance, according to the Labor Department.
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by Emily Boushee | December 4, 2013 12:00pm
Being in space is like swimming in a pool, Astronaut Randolph Bresnik told a group of Farmington High School students Monday, drawing some laughter.
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by Hugh McQuaid | December 4, 2013 11:52am
Most Connecticut job openings pay less than a “living wage,” according to an annual report by the Alliance for a Just Society, which also suggested that there are dozens of job seekers for every opening.
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by Christine Stuart | December 4, 2013 5:30am
Tempers flared at the end of the this year’s legislative session over a bill that would have made it easier for a private, for-profit hospital company to purchase physician practices from a nonprofit hospital that it planned to take over.
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by Hugh McQuaid | December 3, 2013 4:27pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy took executive action Tuesday to enact a proposal by Comptroller Kevin Lembo to develop a searchable database of the state’s economic assistance programs.
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by Christine Stuart | November 21, 2013 11:47am
In spite of a government shutdown that lasted until mid-October, Connecticut’s unemployment rate has declined by two-tenths of a percent over the past two months, from 8.1 percent to 7.9 percent.
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by Hugh McQuaid | November 20, 2013 4:03pm
A Tuesday report from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office encouraged employers to publish their salary ranges as part of a series of recommendations to reduce pay disparity between what men and women earn in Connecticut.
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by Christine Stuart | November 20, 2013 5:30am
The Department of Social Services’ new modern phone and computer system was supposed to make sure that some of its 750,000 clients didn’t mistakenly lose their benefits, but legal aid attorneys say it’s happening again.
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by Christine Stuart | November 18, 2013 10:26am
Friday was a busy day at the state Department of Consumer Protection — it was the final day to submit applications to become a licensed medical marijuana grower or seller in Connecticut. Of the 42 submitted applications, 39 arrived on Friday, including 16 for grower licenses and 26 to open a dispensary.
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