by Christine Stuart | August 27, 2014 12:34pm
A national research group released a report Tuesday that concluded the living wage for a single adult in Connecticut is $19.08 an hour.
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by Christine Stuart | August 15, 2014 3:26pm
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy promised the owners of Mickey Finn’s on Friday that he would be back with his son this weekend to purchase a pair of T.K. Axel Brand jeans.
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by Lori Pelletier | August 15, 2014 1:18pm
One doesn’t have to look any further than Fairfield County to understand why Connecticut has one of the greatest income disparities in the country. A few miles from the estates of Wall Street brokers and bankers, Bridgeport’s residents are struggling to get by in the new economy. Good manufacturing jobs have been replaced by minimum wage shifts at McDonalds. A third of children in Bridgeport live below the poverty line.”
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by Suzanne Bates | August 15, 2014 7:00am
If you told someone the people of Connecticut would support a “Right-to-Work” law, they’d probably think you were crazy. This blue state would never support a law that is so completely a red state phenomenon, right?
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by Christine Stuart | August 12, 2014 4:25pm
While his Republican opponents were duking it out at the polls Gov Dannel P. Malloy joined White House officials Tuesday afternoon for a conference call on the minimum wage.
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by Staff Report | August 7, 2014 11:53am
A quarterly survey of business executives by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association found that 84 percent expect business conditions for their companies to improve or remain the same over the next three months.
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by Jhansi Katechia | August 7, 2014 5:30am
The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees approved the budget for two Tech Park projects Wednesday.
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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 Terry D. Cowgill | July 18, 2014 5:30am
Like a prairie fire in the middle of a drought, the movement to repeal or reform the nation’s teacher tenure laws is spreading rapidly. Emboldened by a court decision in California last month that ruled tenure a violation of the state constitution’s prohibition against discrimination, parent activists are mobilizing elsewhere to launch similar challenges, with one filed recently in New York and another in the works here in Connecticut.
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