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October 10, 2018

Lamont Continues Focus On Women, Economy

by Christine Stuart | Oct 10, 2018 1:10pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Technology sector | Election 2018 | Glastonbury

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GLASTONBURY, CT — A recent poll found Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont has a healthy 22 percent lead over his Republican opponent when it comes to women voters.

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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 3, 2018

OP-ED | Who Will Celebrate Labor Day In 2034?

by Leo Canty and James Hughes | Sep 3, 2018 10:36am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | The Economy | Technology sector | Jobs | Labor | Opinion

EDITOR’S NOTE: This op-ed was originally posted Aug 29, 2014.

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For more than 100 years workers and their unions have designated a day to parade and celebrate labor, working people, the jobs they do and advances they have made. Over that time, the nature of that work has transformed dramatically from farms and factories to offices and cubicles.

Those changes were hard on many as they fell by the wayside in the struggle to keep up with the need to improve skills and fit into the next level. But as hard as it was for some, the transition we will all soon face will be much faster and wilder and more difficult to keep up with than most will ever imagine.

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July 16, 2018

Senator Questions $10M for Company Coming to West Hartford

by Christine Stuart | Jul 16, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Technology sector | Financial Sector | Jobs | West Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — While he was “cautiously optimistic,” Senate Republican President Len Fasano has serious concerns about the state’s decision to give Seven Stars Cloud $10 million to bring its headquarters to the former University of Connecticut campus in West Hartford.

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July 6, 2018

UConn Moves Forward With Sale of West Hartford Campus

by Christine Stuart | Jul 6, 2018 12:34pm
Posted to: Economic Development | The Economy | Technology sector | Financial Sector | Education | West Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees unanimously approved the sale of its West Hartford campus to Seven Stars Cloud, a financial services and technology firm.

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July 3, 2018

Financial Technology Firm Eyes Former UConn Campus

by Christine Stuart | Jul 3, 2018 1:07pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Technology sector | Financial Sector | West Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — The greater Hartford region is fast becoming a “technology hub” and the latest addition to that innovation ecosystem may be Seven Stars Cloud, a Chinese company hoping to use artificial intelligence and blockchain technology to transform financial markets.

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May 29, 2018

Hamden Mayor Uses Social Media For Tornado Updates

by Jack Kramer | May 29, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: CT Tech Junkie | Local Politics | Media Matters | Public Health | Public Safety | Transparency | Weather | Hamden | Technology sector

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HAMDEN, CT — Municipal leaders are turning to social media more and more these days to directly communicate with constituents. One of those who is best at it is Hamden Mayor Curt Leng, who takes to Facebook generally several times a day to talk issues with Hamdenites.

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April 13, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Blumenthal Wants Facebook Regulated; Murphy Grills Pompeo

by Peter Urban | Apr 13, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Business | Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | National Security | White House | New London | Technology sector

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat through hours of questioning this week from a jumbo-sized panel of U.S. senators — including Connecticut’s Richard Blumenthal — eager to get their two cents in on how the social media platform handles the personal information of its users.

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April 6, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Zuckerberg to Face Unfriendly Congress

by Peter Urban | Apr 6, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | Technology sector

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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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January 12, 2018

OP-ED | Who Needs Illinois? Connecticut Should Channel Oregon

by Terry Cowgill | Jan 12, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | The Economy | Technology sector | Opinion | State Budget | Pensions | Taxes

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When it comes to leaving Connecticut, there’s data and then there’s data. Since we live in a place that is obviously in some stage of decline, we’ve all suspected that people are moving out of the state in droves, even as census numbers suggested we were pretty much holding our own until a few years ago.

But now we have a different set of numbers that, while unscientific, nonetheless show what many of us have suspected for years: there aren’t many people who want to move here.

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