by Peter Urban | Apr 6, 2018 5:30am
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be on Capitol Hill next week to face members of Congress — including Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal — upset with how the social media giant has handled the personal data of its users.
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by Peter Urban | Mar 23, 2018 5:00am
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(UPDATED Friday, 6:45 p.m.) Looking to avoid a third government shutdown in three weeks, Congress sent President Donald Trump a $1.3 trillion spending bill early Friday morning that will keep federal doors open through September.
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by Peter Urban | Mar 7, 2018 6:30am
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WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney urged the Navy on Tuesday to find ways beyond what is already in its budgeted plans to speed construction of the U.S. submarine fleet so that it can achieve the 66-boat level called for in its recently released long-term Force Structure Assessment.
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by Christine Stuart | Mar 5, 2018 1:36pm
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HARTFORD, CT — It’s the fourth year that Tesla, an American electric car maker, is asking the General Assembly for permission to sell its vehicles in Connecticut.
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by Peter Urban | Dec 18, 2017 5:34pm
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Congressional Republicans plan this week to approve an overhaul of federal tax policy that would provide substantial savings to corporations and make filing taxes simpler for many Americans.
The bill, negotiated last week between the House and Senate Republicans, is not expected to draw any support from Democrats who voted against earlier versions that cleared the two chambers. The new bill, which is subject to an up-or-down vote, more closely follows the Senate-approved version.
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by Christine Stuart | Nov 27, 2017 4:10pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Health Care | Manufacturing | Windsor
WINDSOR, CT — Arkansas-based SCA Pharmaceuticals opened its new location in Windsor last week and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal visited the facility Monday to help cut the ribbon and make it official.
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by Christine Stuart | Nov 22, 2017 6:30am
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HARTFORD, CT — One of the consequences of not having a budget for four months was an inability to put anything on the state’s credit card. Now that the state has a budget, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is proposing $1.07 billion in bonding to be approved at a special meeting next week.
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by Peter Urban | Nov 13, 2017 3:08pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Equality | Jobs | Manufacturing | Manufacturing Sector | Workforce Development
Representative Elizabeth Esty teamed up with California Republican Steve Knight last week on legislation aimed at attracting more girls to consider careers in the aerospace industry.
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by Peter Urban | Nov 13, 2017 2:40pm
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Congress may complete work this week on its annual National Defense Authorization Act, which establishes a blue print for military spending over the fiscal year.
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by Christine Stuart | Jul 20, 2017 2:00pm
Posted to: The Economy | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | Military Spending
HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s economy added an estimated 7,000 jobs in June, according to a report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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