by Christine Stuart | Jan 22, 2018 12:56pm
Posted to: The Economy | Leisure & Hospital Sector | Manufacturing Sector | Financial Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Labor
HARTFORD, CT — After months of job losses, preliminary numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show Connecticut ended 2017 by gaining 6,000 jobs in the month of December.
“December job growth ended the year on a better note than in previous months,” Andy Condon, Director of the Office of Research, said. “Preliminary data indicate that Connecticut grew 7,700 jobs on a seasonally-adjusted basis and 6,200 jobs on an average annual basis. This is actually better than the 5,000 average annual growth seen in 2016.”
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by Ellen Andrews | Sep 7, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Consumer Protection | Health Care | Insurance | Opinion | Health Care Opinion | Leisure & Hospital Sector
There is a growing consensus in health policy circles that overtreatment is the source of all problems in our health care system. Like most common beliefs, there is some truth to it. For example, clinical research is clear that stents inserted into the arteries of people not having a heart attack do nothing to prevent heart attacks or extend life, even a little bit. But hundreds of thousands of Americans get stents inserted every year anyway.
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by Susan Bigelow | Sep 1, 2017 9:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Economic Development | Opinion | Sports | Hartford | Leisure & Hospital Sector
Let me get it out of the way right up front: I didn’t get to see the Hartford Yard Goats play this summer. But man, I wish I had.
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by Christine Stuart | Mar 9, 2017 5:36pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Gaming | Jobs | State Budget | Taxes | Tribes | East Windsor | Leisure & Hospital Sector
HARTFORD, CT — Lawmakers on the Public Safety and Security Committee struggled Thursday with figuring out what would happen if they expand casino gaming beyond the borders of the two federally recognized tribes’ reservations.
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by Christine Stuart | Feb 20, 2017 1:20pm
Posted to: Town News | Health Care | Insurance | State Budget | Taxes | Leisure & Hospital Sector
The Connecticut Hospital Association says it doesn’t believe the governor’s proposal to change how hospitals are funded will result in more money for hospitals, even though Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration has included more money for hospitals in its budget.
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by Susan Bigelow | Feb 3, 2017 11:00am
Posted to: The Economy | Leisure & Hospital Sector | Opinion
These days, I feel like going to a casino and blowing my paycheck on a greasy slot machine. I want to be at a blackjack table surrounded by bitter high school teachers with voices like sandpaper and comp tickets to Dawson’s Creek on Ice. My luck’s gotta turn at some point, right?
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by Kristi Allen | Jan 27, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Leisure & Hospital Sector | Retail Sector | Equality | Labor | Hartford
HARTFORD, CT — Fast food employees rallied in Hartford against President Donald Trump’s nominee for labor secretary, while lawmakers met at the state Capitol to push for a $15 minimum wage in the new legislative session.
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by Christine Stuart | Sep 19, 2016 12:32pm
Posted to: The Economy | Energy Sector | Technology sector | Leisure & Hospital Sector | Manufacturing Sector | Financial Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Jobs | Labor
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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by Christine Stuart | Aug 18, 2016 1:06pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Leisure & Hospital Sector | Manufacturing Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Jobs | Labor | State Capitol
The Connecticut Labor Department is reporting that the state gained 1,700 jobs in July, which means the Connecticut is about 20,300 jobs away from a full recovery from the Great Recession.
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