Stanley in growth mode as it doubles 1Q profits

New Britain tools manufacturer Stanley Black & Decker Inc. on Friday announced it more than doubled its first quarter profits as its top executive described the company's commitment to reinvigorating...

CT home sales, prices up in March

Connecticut home sales and median prices statewide rose in March, Realtors say.

Concrete company sold

J.J. Mottes, the Stafford company linked to crumbling foundations, no longer operates at its Meadow Lane location, and its owners received at least hundreds of thousands of dollars through the sale...

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CT finance chief projects '17 budget surplus

Connecticut will likely end the fiscal 2017 with a $19.7 million surplus, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget chief said in an April letter to the state comptroller Thursday.

CT gets $5.5M grant to combat opioid abuse

Connecticut is receiving $5.5 million from the federal government to deal with the prescription opioid and heroin crisis, authorities say.

UTC's Otis to supply escalators in Shanghai aviation hub

Farmington-based Otis Elevator said 279 of its escalators and moving walkways will be used in a new satellite terminal to be built as part of the Shanghai Pudong International Airport expansion in...

Webster Bank posts record 1Q net

Webster Financial Corp. posted record earnings in the first quarter, largely from rising commercial loans.

Hartford area March home sales soft

Greater Hartford house sales were flat in March but their median sale price rose, Realtors say.

CT Insurance Dept. updates online licensing

Connecticut’s Insurance Department has launched a new licensing web site to improve customer service for nearly 200,000 agents, brokers, adjusters and other licensees.

RGGI eyes carbon-cap reduction

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a regional cap-and-trade market launched in 2008, is considering how much lower its nine-state carbon allowance cap should be in the years ahead.

Malloy warns CT employee unions of nearly 1,100 layoffs planned for May

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration notified state employee unions this week that nearly 1,100 workers could face layoffs in May — the first stage in an alternative cost-cutting plan if...

Panera Bread introduces delivery in Hartford metro area

Starting today, Panera Bread is offering home and office food delivery in the Hartford metro area, and in Groton, adding more than 120 delivery jobs, said the franchisee, the Howley Bread Group.

CT adds jobs in March, unemployment rate ticks up

Connecticut gained 1,300 net jobs in March, while the jobless rate ticked up for the third time this year, to 4.8 percent, the latest state labor survey shows.

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Largest Connecticut colleges and universities

Ranked by fall 2016 undergraduate enrollment

RankSchoolUndergraduate enrollment
1University of Connecticut, Storrs23,630
2Post University, Waterbury9,792
3Central Connecticut State University, New Britain9,538
4Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven7,963
5Quinnipiac University, Hamden7,102

Source: Each school via survey

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