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October 19, 2017

OP-ED | City Impossible: The Weird, Wonderful World of the Amazon HQ2 Proposal

by Susan Bigelow | October 19, 2017 4:52pm

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Imagine a striking city of skyscrapers, greenery, pedestrian-filled bridges over a glistening river, buried highways, and a riverside ferris wheel, all contained within a “cohesive ecosystem” of nearby towns. This is the remarkable, radical revisioning of Hartford dreamed up by the creators of Connecticut’s longshot bid for Amazon’s second headquarters.

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CTISPRIME.COM

by Christine Stuart | October 19, 2017 3:21pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut submitted two bids to Amazon Thursday in hopes of landing the company’s coveted second headquarter location, which comes with the promise of 50,000 jobs.

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June 16, 2017

OP-ED | Rent Seeking In The Capitol: Paranoia About The Optometry App

by Terry Cowgill | June 16, 2017 4:30am

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Smack in the middle of a towering state budget crisis, and as the General Assembly goes into special session to deal with it, it might seem very small of a Connecticut political columnist to devote time and space to a segment of the business community that’s afraid of competition, but here goes anyway.

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June 9, 2017

OP-ED | Big Ideas Are Needed to Grow the Economy and Solve the Budget Mess

by Barth Keck | June 9, 2017 4:29am

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The recent economic news in Connecticut is Dickensian.

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June 7, 2017

Tesla Bill Dies Again

by Jack Kramer | June 7, 2017 11:00pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Another General Assembly session has come and gone and Connecticut consumers will still have to travel to Massachusetts or New York to purchase vehicles manufactured by Tesla.

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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 11:41am

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 11:32am

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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August 15, 2016

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

by Christine Stuart | August 15, 2016 1:11pm

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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May 25, 2016

AAA: Americans Are Hitting The Road This Summer & This Weekend

by Cara Rosner | May 25, 2016 4:30am

shutterstock More than one-third of Americans plan to take a family vacation in the coming year, according to AAA, and low gas prices have most of them planning road trips.

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April 29, 2016

OP-ED | A Starting Point to Discuss Improving Connecticut’s Competitiveness

by Sarah Darer Littman | April 29, 2016 7:00am

Earlier this month, the Business Council of Fairfield County Foundation presented a Connecticut Economic Competitiveness Diagnostic, prepared by McKinsey and Company, to the state’s Commission on Economic Competitiveness.

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