by Christine Stuart | Aug 15, 2016 2:11pm
Posted to: Economic Development | The Economy | Technology sector | Financial Sector | Election 2016 | State Budget | Taxes | White House | East Hartford | Fairfield
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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by Cara Rosner | May 25, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Technology sector | Transportation | Weather
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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by Sarah Darer Littman | Apr 29, 2016 8:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | The Economy | Technology sector | Financial Sector | Jobs | Opinion | State Capitol
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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by Steve Majerus-Collins | Mar 29, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Farmington | Hartford | New Britain | Newington | West Hartford | Technology sector
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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by Sarah Darer Littman | Feb 5, 2016 9:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Campaign Finance | Congress | Corporate Watch | The Economy | Technology sector | Financial Sector | Immigration | Jobs | Labor | Opinion
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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