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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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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 21, 2018

DeLauro Says GOP Tax Cuts Imperil Jobs

by Peter Urban | Sep 21, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | 3rd CD | DC News Junkie | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Jobs

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WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro released a report this week claiming Connecticut is at risk of losing as many as 199,200 jobs due to tax changes signed into law by President Donald Trump at the end of 2017.

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September 14, 2018

Courtney: CBO Report Supports Use of Private Shipyards for Sub Repairs

by Peter Urban | Sep 14, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Military Spending | Manufacturing Sector

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Joe Courtney this week said that a report from the Congressional Budget Office supports his efforts to have the Navy turn more often to private shipyards to overhaul, repair and maintain its fleet of attack submarines.

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Pratt & Whitney Gets $437 Million Addition to Air Force Contract

by Peter Urban | Sep 14, 2018 3:00am
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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August 20, 2018

Workforce Development Woes Highlighted On Campaign Trail

by Christine Stuart | Aug 20, 2018 2:58pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Jobs | Labor | Middlefield

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MIDDLEFIELD, CT — A small plastics company has struggled to make its case to the state that it should invest in an injection molding workforce training program, but Monday it had an audience that included a gubernatorial candidate and a U.S. Senator.

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August 3, 2018

Senate Sends $716 billion Defense Bill to Trump

by Peter Urban | Aug 3, 2018 8:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Jobs | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | White House | Manufacturing Sector

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WASHINGTON — The Senate this week overwhelmingly approved a final version of a $716 billion military authorization bill for the coming fiscal year, which is expected to be signed into law by President Trump.

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June 29, 2018

Keeping Score

by Peter Urban | Jun 29, 2018 1:20pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Congress | DC News Junkie | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Energy | Environment | Federal Budget | Immigration | Jobs | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | Veterans Affairs

House Sinks Courtney’s Bid for Three-Sub Buy in 2022

by Peter Urban | Jun 29, 2018 3:05am
Posted to: Business | US Foreign Policy | Congress | DC News Junkie | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Federal Budget | Jobs | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security

NITED STATES NAVY / WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

The House this week overwhelmingly rejected an amendment proposed by Representative Joe Courtney that would have allocated an additional $1 billion within the Defense appropriations bill to the Navy to allow for the service to begin ordering three Virginia-class submarines a year starting in 2022.

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June 22, 2018

Senate Approves Military Spending Blueprint

by Peter Urban | Jun 22, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | International Trade | Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Jobs | Military Spending | National Security | White House | Manufacturing Sector

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The Senate passed a $716 billion defense policy bill for the next fiscal year that would continue to support Connecticut defense contractors including Electric Boat, Pratt & Whitney, and Sikorsky.

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