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NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Completes Successful Unmanned First Mission
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December 19, 2014

Familiar Face To Head Connecticut’s Largest Business Organization

by Christine Stuart | December 19, 2014 12:04pm

Courtesy of CBIA Joseph Brennan, a veteran of Connecticut’s largest business group, officially took over as president and CEO of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association last week.

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December 18, 2014

State’s Economy Continues To Add Jobs

by Hugh McQuaid | December 18, 2014 1:09pm

shutterstock Despite pegging Connecticut’s unemployment rate at a slightly higher 6.5 percent in November, a monthly report from Labor Department estimates the state’s economy added 4,600 jobs and boasted a third consecutive month of job growth.

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December 11, 2014

Tenet Withdraws Plans To Purchase Connecticut Hospitals

by Christine Stuart | December 11, 2014 5:50pm

Corutesy of Waterbury Hospital (Updated 8:55 p.m.) More than a week after regulators gave the thumbs up to Texas-based Tenet Corporation’s takeover of Waterbury Hospital, the private hospital chain announced it was abandoning plans to purchase Waterbury and four other Connecticut hospitals.

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Connecticut Employers Will Get Hit With Unemployment Tax Hike In New Year

by Christine Stuart | December 11, 2014 3:30pm

Connecticut employers will be forced to pay the highest unemployment tax in the country as the interest rate the state pays on a federal loan goes up an additional 0.5 percent in January.

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December 8, 2014

Auditors Find State Paid Benefits to Dead People

by Christine Stuart | December 8, 2014 1:20pm

CTNJ file photo An audit of the Department of Social Services covering fiscal years 2010 and 2011 found that supplemental state assistance or “cash” benefits for the aged, blind, and disabled were paid after the death of the individuals.

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December 5, 2014

OP-ED | Yelmini Says Union Leaders Are As Guilty As Rowland for Pension Debt

by Suzanne Bates | December 5, 2014 12:24am

Posted with permission from The Hartford Courant
For years union leaders agreed to underfund the state’s public pension funds in exchange for perks offered up by whoever the governor was at the time — whether the perks were increased pay, greater job security, or an early retirement scheme.

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December 3, 2014

Disability Rights Advocates Lobby For Closure of State Institutions

by Christine Stuart | December 3, 2014 4:42pm

Christine Stuart photo Families of children with developmental disabilities are lobbying lawmakers this year to close six state-run institutions where more than 500 individuals with intellectual disabilities reside.

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December 2, 2014

Jepsen, Regulators Give Thumbs Up To Waterbury Hospital Takeover

by Christine Stuart | December 2, 2014 5:30am

Courtesy of Waterbury Hospital (Updated 8:24 a.m.) Attorney General George Jepsen and the Office of Health Care Access gave their blessing Monday to an agreement that allows a Dallas-based, for-profit hospital chain to take over the nonprofit Waterbury Hospital.

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November 28, 2014

OP-ED | Workers Need Rights As Well As Turkey

by Susan Bigelow | November 28, 2014 11:45am

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It’s Thanksgiving time again, which for the last couple of years has meant more and more big box retail stores are open on Thanksgiving itself, and more employees won’t be able to spend the day with their families. It’s a setback in a year that has seen both progress and losses for the rights and security of our most vulnerable workers.

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OP-ED | Walmart Workers Deserve Better

by Tom Wilkinson and Mark Espinosa | November 28, 2014 1:40am

There is no company more responsible for creating and exacerbating income inequality through its low-wage, part-time business practices than Walmart — our country’s largest private employer. That’s why we should all be thankful that, during this holiday season, Walmart workers across the country are again leading the fight to change the way Walmart does business.

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