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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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March 29, 2016

State Urged To Seek Cheaper, Faster, Better Broadband To Bolster Economy

by Steve Majerus-Collins | March 29, 2016 4:30am


Connecticut has the potential to become a national leader in offering the ultra-high speed Internet that many companies are looking for in an increasingly digitalized business world, according to a new state study.

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February 5, 2016

OP-ED | Middle Class Jobs, American Dreams Sold Out to Highest Bidders

by Sarah Darer Littman | February 5, 2016 8:00am

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For Stamford resident Matt Olson, a career in IT was the pathway to the American dream. A New Mexico native, who experienced hard times as a kid when his mother became ill and drowned in medical expenses, he graduated with a computer science degree in 1997 and went to work for Sandia National Labs. There, he was paid to go into an accelerated Masters program. By 2001, on his first consulting project, he was making $150 an hour. As Olson observes, “Now that was a labor shortage.”

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