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October 22, 2018

Democratic Candidates: Stefanowski’s Position On Minimum Wage Is ‘Radical’

by Christine Stuart | Oct 22, 2018 11:21am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Election 2018 | Housing | Jobs | Labor | Poverty | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 4:15 p.m. ) Democratic candidates say video they found of Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski shows what he really thinks about the minimum wage.

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October 18, 2018

Connecticut Lost Jobs In September, But Gained More In August

by Christine Stuart | Oct 18, 2018 11:30am
Posted to: The Economy | Leisure & Hospital Sector | Manufacturing Sector | Retail Sector | Financial Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Jobs | Labor

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut lost 500 jobs in September, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, it also revised the August job gains from 2,200 to 3,300 jobs — 1,000 more than initially reported.

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October 16, 2018

Former Access Health CEO Lands Top Position With Contractor

by Christine Stuart | Oct 16, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Ethics | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs

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HARTFORD, CT — In September 2017 the former CEO of Access Health CT inked a state contract worth more than $2 million with the company that hired him earlier this month.

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October 8, 2018

Federal Ruling Demonstrates Difficulty of Medical Marijuana Law for Employers

by Jack Kramer | Oct 8, 2018 9:59am
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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October 4, 2018

No Easy Answers In CVS, Aetna Merger Debate

by Christine Stuart | Oct 4, 2018 3:49pm
Posted to: Business | Insurance | Jobs | Labor | Hartford

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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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Will Amazon’s Pay Hike Push Connecticut to $15 An Hour Minimum Wage?

by Jack Kramer | Oct 4, 2018 11:10am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Election 2018 | Housing | Jobs | Poverty | Taxes

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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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October 3, 2018

Lamont Makes No Grand Promises Regarding Health Care

by Christine Stuart | Oct 3, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs

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HARTFORD, CT — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont has much lower expectations for what he’s going to be able to do to improve the health of Connecticut residents than one might expect from a Democratic candidate this year.

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October 1, 2018

Consumers Feel Sticker Shock As Out-Of-Pocket Health Care Costs Rise

by Sujata Srinivasan | Oct 1, 2018 12:12pm
Posted to: The Economy | Health Care | Jobs

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In February, Joan Goldstein of Monroe received a panicked call for help from her wife, Lauren Goldstein. Joan found Lauren rolled up like a ball on the floor in her office bathroom. “I have never seen her sick in 15 years,” Joan said.

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September 27, 2018

OP-ED | Elephant In The Room: Job Losses From Automation

by Terry Cowgill | Sep 27, 2018 3:17pm
Posted to: Analysis | Business | US Foreign Policy | The Economy | Technology sector | Manufacturing Sector | Retail Sector | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | White House

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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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September 25, 2018

Economic Development Official Apologizes For Reporting Errors

by Christine Stuart | Sep 25, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Economic Development | Jobs | Transparency

HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s chief economic development official told three legislative committees Monday that she’s “embarrassed” by the mistakes her agency made in reporting information on tax credits and incentives to state auditors earlier this year.

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