Capacity crowds create headaches in March Madness' Hartford return

Full parking lots, long lines, traffic and crowded restaurants were just some of the welcomed annoyances in Hartford Thursday as the NCAA men's basketball tournament generated new energy downtown.

Trump administration reconsiders, OK's casino in East Windsor

With its former leader facing a criminal investigation of potential political influence, the U.S. Department of Interior abruptly reversed course Thursday and announced it has accepted a gambling...

Bill protecting call-center jobs passes labor committee

A bill aimed at protecting call-center jobs in Connecticut was passed Thursday by the legislature's labor committee and is now headed to the House and Senate for further consideration.

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Is CT’s slowing job growth a sign of something worse?

A recent report showing the state grew far fewer jobs in 2018 than originally anticipated is only the tip of a more dangerous economic iceberg, one key Connecticut economist warns.

Simsbury pot grower’s parent to stock CVS with hemp-infused products

CVS Health stores will soon sell a suite of hemp-infused products made by Curaleaf Holdings, which owns a Simsbury marijuana cultivation facility.

Hartford Police Chief Rosado departing for Pratt job

Hartford Police Chief David Rosado is leaving his post after barely a year, to join Pratt & Whitney Co. His last day is April 12.

Hartford's Chango Rosa to close

The Bear's Restaurant Group, which operates several eateries in Greater Hartford, said it will close its Chango Rosa restaurant at Hartford's Union Station next week.

CT starts 2019 with net job loss, after second revision

Just weeks after a data revision that cut Connecticut's 2018 job gains in half, the first month of the new year started with a similar treatment.

Hoops, hockey, crossword events add to 'March Madness' tourism spending

The NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament in downtown Hartford won't be the only collegiate event generating tourism dollars for the state this weekend.

Liberty, Simsbury Bank to merge

Middletown's Liberty Bank and Simsbury Bank & Trust, two of central Connecticut's leading community lenders, say they will merge by fall in a $71 million deal.

Report: New England employers still shouldering highest employee costs

New England employers are still shelling out the nation's highest employee compensation packages, federal officials said Wednesday.

Lamont leads CT debt 'road show'

Connecticut's governor, treasurer and other senior officials have begun a four-city “investor road show,'' pitching the state's upcoming $850 million debt issue and its economy as good...

With committee vote, lawmakers map potential path to tolls

A legislative committee took the first steps Wednesday on what would be a long and complex journey to implement a comprehensive system of electronic highway tolls in Connecticut, voting party lines...

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Largest Connecticut electric suppliers

Ranked by total customers as of Dec. 31, 2018

RankSupplierTotal CT customers
1Ambit Energy, Dallas, Texas56,909
2Constellation New Energy, Baltimore, Md.49,875
3Direct Energy, Houston, Texas39,209
4North American Power and Gas LLC, Norwalk34,769
5Public Power LLC, Stamford33,696

Source: Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) and supplier websites.

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