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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 4, 2018

Report: 40 Percent of Connecticut Households Can’t Afford Basic Needs

by Christine Stuart | Sep 4, 2018 3:00am
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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April 2, 2018

Few Service Workers In Connecticut Have Predictable Schedules

by Christine Stuart | Apr 2, 2018 10:53am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Retail Sector | Jobs | Labor | Poverty

Courtesy of the Shift Project at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at Berkeley University

HARTFORD, CT — The legislation failed to make it through the committee process, but proponents of predictable scheduling practices aren’t giving up on the concept.

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March 5, 2018

Tesla, Car Dealers Square Off

by Christine Stuart | Mar 5, 2018 12:36pm
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Courts | Energy | Environment | Jobs | Manufacturing | Greenwich | DMV | Manufacturing Sector | Retail Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

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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January 18, 2018

Connecticut Is Not Prime

by Christine Stuart | Jan 18, 2018 10:23am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Retail Sector

Courtesy of Amazon's website HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 12 p.m.) Connecticut won’t be home to Amazon’s second headquarters, according to information posted on the company’s website.

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August 11, 2017

Even Without A Budget Connecticut Shoppers Get a Tax Break

by Cara Rosner | Aug 11, 2017 2:00pm
Posted to: Consumer Protection | The Economy | Retail Sector | Taxes

One of the biggest shopping seasons of the year - second only to the holidays - is here: back to school time.

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June 7, 2017

Tesla Bill Dies Again

by Jack Kramer | Jun 7, 2017 11:00pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Energy Sector | Technology sector | Retail Sector | Environment | Transportation | DMV

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Another General Assembly session has come and gone and Connecticut consumers will still have to travel to Massachusetts or New York to purchase vehicles manufactured by Tesla.

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April 28, 2017

OP-ED | A Mall on the Brink in Enfield

by Susan Bigelow | Apr 28, 2017 9:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Retail Sector | Entertainment | Town News | Enfield | Jobs | Opinion

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ENFIELD, CT — It’s a quiet suburban tragedy: the small shopping mall at the heart of my town is slowly dying. The same thing is happening to malls all across the country.

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January 27, 2017

Lawmakers Push For $15 An Hour Minimum Wage, While Fast Food Workers Hit The Street

by Kristi Allen | Jan 27, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Leisure & Hospital Sector | Retail Sector | Equality | Labor | Hartford

Kristi Allen / ctnewsjunkie 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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