by Christine Stuart | Oct 15, 2018 2:59pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Election 2018 | State Capitol
HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 4 p.m.) Democratic lawmakers who serve on the Banking Committee believe Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob Stefanowski’s tenure as CEO of a payday loan company should matter to voters, even if his former company is barred from selling its product in Connecticut.
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by Christine Stuart | Oct 10, 2018 2:10pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Technology sector | Election 2018 | Glastonbury
GLASTONBURY, CT — A recent poll found Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont has a healthy 22 percent lead over his Republican opponent when it comes to women voters.
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by Jack Kramer | Oct 8, 2018 10:59am
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Courts | Jobs | Labor | Legal
HARTFORD, CT — A federal district court in Connecticut recently ruled in favor of a job applicant after an employer refused to hire her because she tested positive for marijuana in a pre-employment drug test.
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by Christine Stuart | Oct 4, 2018 4:49pm
Posted to: Business | Insurance | Jobs | Labor | Hartford
HARTFORD, CT — Will the pending $69 billion merger between pharmaceutical giant CVS Health Corporation and Aetna, Inc. increase competition or limit it?
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by Jack Kramer | Oct 4, 2018 12:10pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Election 2018 | Housing | Jobs | Poverty | Taxes
HARTFORD, CT — Proponents of increasing Connecticut’s minimum wage are hopeful this week’s announcement by Amazon to boost pay for its U.S. employees to $15 an hour will re-energize the movement.
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by Terry Cowgill | Sep 27, 2018 4:17pm
Posted to: Analysis | Business | US Foreign Policy | The Economy | Technology sector | Manufacturing Sector | Retail Sector | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | White House
By most accounts, the economy is roaring along. As my quarterly TIAA-CREF reports remind me, the stock market is performing well enough for me to retire on time—which is a great relief after precipitous losses set me on edge as the great recession took hold 10 years ago.
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by Peter Urban | Sep 14, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Business | Congress | DC News Junkie | Manufacturing | Military Spending | East Hartford | Manufacturing Sector
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon recently added $437 million to a multi-year contract with Pratt & Whitney to develop the next generation of fighter jet engines.
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by Christine Stuart | Sep 7, 2018 11:58am
Posted to: Business | Election 2018 | Poll
HARTFORD, CT — Uncertainty and unpredictability in legislative decision-making is hurting economic growth in Connecticut, according to the latest Connecticut Business and Industry Association survey.
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by Christine Stuart | Sep 6, 2018 11:08am
Posted to: Business | Health Care | Insurance | Legal
HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut Insurance Department regulators will get a chance to weigh in next month on CVS Health’s intention to acquire Hartford-based Aetna for $70 billion.
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by Christine Stuart | Sep 4, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Business | Child Welfare | The Economy | Retail Sector | Nonprofits | Poverty
HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut may be one of the wealthiest states per capita in the nation, but that doesn’t necessarily paint the entire picture.
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