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February 12, 2017

OP-ED | Tesla Needs to Come Clean With Consumers About ‘Full Self-Driving’

by Jim Fleming | Feb 12, 2017 10:00pm
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Manufacturing | Opinion | Sponsored Opinion | Public Safety | Transportation

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The fusion of technology and innovation in our automobiles have given consumers options and features beyond their wildest dreams. However, with such innovation, there can be great risks to the safety and protection of consumers. When marketing these features, auto manufacturers must be careful to ensure they are not deceptively placing profits over the protection of their consumers.

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February 3, 2017

Lagging Economic Indicator Shows GDP Growth In Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | Feb 3, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Financial Sector | Labor | Manufacturing

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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December 6, 2016

Mattress Recycling Program Is Working

by Cara Rosner | Dec 6, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: The Economy | Energy Sector | Environment | Jobs | Local Politics | Manufacturing | Nonprofits

Courtesy of Sad City Hartford A program intended to make it easier for Connecticut residents to recycle old mattresses diverted 150,000 mattresses from landfills in its first year, according to the nonprofit running it.

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September 20, 2016

Connecticut Offers Stratford-Based Sikorsky Incentives To Stay

by Christine Stuart | Sep 20, 2016 10:57pm
Posted to: Economic Development | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Election 2016 | Town News | Stratford | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | Military Spending | State Budget | State Capitol

Courtesy of Gov. Malloy's office The General Assembly will be asked to return to Hartford in the next few weeks to vote on a $220 million deal to ensure Lockheed Martin keeps Sikorsky headquarters in Connecticut for more than a decade.

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June 13, 2016

Blumenthal Promotes STURDY Act to Ensure Furniture Makers Focus on Safety

by Max Moran | Jun 13, 2016 8:30am
Posted to: Business | Child Welfare | Congress | Consumer Protection | Manufacturing

CTNewsJunkie file photo Harkening back to his days as attorney general, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is joining other other Senators in sponsoring legislation that would protect children from falling furniture.

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May 6, 2016

OP-ED | The Tesla Imbroglio: Empires Survive And Consumers Lose

by Terry Cowgill | May 6, 2016 4:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Consumer Protection | The Economy | Jobs | Manufacturing | Opinion

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We’ve heard it before and, at the risk of sounding as old as I am (pushing 60), I’d even venture to say it sounds like a broken record: Connecticut is not friendly to business.

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April 30, 2016

Lawmaker Struggles To Sell Bill To Help American Car Company Open Retail Stores

by Christine Stuart | Apr 30, 2016 2:59pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Energy | Environment | Jobs | Manufacturing | Transportation | Milford

Christine Stuart file photo Unable to find a compromise, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, gave up on legislation that would have allowed electric car manufacturers like Tesla to sell directly to customers in Connecticut.

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March 11, 2016

Clean Water Advocates Take Their Fight To the Capitol

by Christine Stuart | Mar 11, 2016 2:33pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Environment | Manufacturing | Public Health | Quasi-Public | State Capitol | Transparency | Weather | Bloomfield

Christine Stuart photo Clean water advocates packed a legislative hearing room Friday to support legislation that would eliminate a discount a regional water authority gave to a bottling company with plans to set up shop in Bloomfield.

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January 22, 2016

OP-ED | Who Are The Real Moochers?

by Sarah Darer Littman | Jan 22, 2016 11:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Corporate Watch | Manufacturing | Opinion | Taxes | Financial Sector

“I began my tenure as a mainstream Republican in the early days of the Reagan presidency. By the end of my career I considered myself a resolute nonpartisan, and increasingly viewed all political ideologies as mental and emotional crutches, or substitute religions: for leaders, a means of manipulating attitudes and behaviors; for the rank and files, a lazy surrogate for problem solving and a way of fulfilling the craving to belong to something bigger than oneself.”

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January 13, 2016

General Electric Announces Move to Boston

by Christine Stuart | Jan 13, 2016 11:23am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Housing | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | Fairfield

Christine Stuart file photo (Updated 2:50 p.m.) General Electric, which has been headquartered in Fairfield for decades, announced today that it’s moving its headquarters to Boston.

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