Higher rates lead to health plan market-share struggle

So far this year, Avon employee-benefits firm Robert Hensley & Associates has switched 75 percent of its small business customers to a new health insurance carrier.

Manufacturers, others face growing 'ransomware,' 'phishing' attacks

It was just after lunch on a warm day last July, when Empire Industries, a Manchester manufacturer of stainless steel products and specialty finishes, became a “ransomware'' target for the...

Vo-tech instructor shortage is manufacturing's next big test

It has taken some time, but Connecticut manufacturers say Millennials are waking up to the career opportunities that await them in a sector eager to harness their skills.

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Seimens grants $315M in manufacturing software to CT colleges

Siemens, a technology company based in Munich, has provided $315 million worth of state-of-the-art manufacturing and product design software to Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU).

Alexion appoints biopharma veteran Hantson CEO

New Haven-based Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Monday appointed a bioscience industry veteran, who was most recently president and CEO of blood-disorder drugmaker Baxalta, as its new chief executive...

$10M in CT aid for Colt's W. Hfd. expansion

West Hartford gunmaker Colt Manufacturing is getting $10 million in state aid to expand operations and jobs, authorities say.

CT, Hartford to benefit from $3.8M job-skills grant

Connecticut and Hartford will share in a nationwide $3.8 million grant aimed at helping residents build employment skills and compete for jobs.

Tuition hikes pitched for public colleges and universities

It's almost certain to become more expensive to attend the Connecticut State Universities and community colleges over the next two school years.

CT launching tourism promotion co-op in April

The state's tourism promoter is set to announce a new co-op program to help tourism enthusiasts and professionals better market themselves during marketing outreach meetings in April.

CT's IT network hires new director

The Connecticut Education Network has hired Ryan Kocsondy, an IT professional with more than 16 years' experience, as its director.

Mohegan's $80M convention center another challenge for Hartford

The $80 million convention center Mohegan Sun has started building will mean steeper competition for Hartford, officials say.

Democrats eyeing sales tax hike to plug holes in next CT budget

While Gov. Dannel P. Malloy continues to push spending cuts as the chief solution to Connecticut’s latest budget crisis, his fellow Democrats on one key panel say a more balanced mix of...

Siting Council greenlights fuel cell at Norwich hotel

The Connecticut Siting Council has approved the installation of a 460-kilowatt fuel cell at Norwich Inn and Spa, which is expected to provide for all of the property’s power needs.


Largest 2016 Export-Import Bank financing deals in Connecticut

Ranked by total amount of financing

RankExporterTotal disbursements
1Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford$49,073,392
2Louis Dreyfus Corp., Wilton$18,532,160
3Stanadyne Corp., Windsor$18,000,000
4Freepoint Metals and Concentrates LLC, Stamford$12,177,966
5General Electric International Inc., Fairfield$10,589,274

Source: Ex-Im Bank

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