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With 4,800 more working, CT jobless rate 6.4%

Connecticut added 4,800 more jobs in December, pushing the state jobless rate down slightly, to 6.4 percent, state labor officials say.

New England BBQ championships set for Sept.

The banks of the Connecticut River in Hartford will play host to a barbecue competition for 2,000 people on Labor Day weekend, organizers announced.

Week before rebrand, NU faces major storm test

With a major rebranding slated for Feb. 2, Northeast Utilities can't love the timing for the forecasted “crippling and potentially historic blizzard,” to hit its territory in Connecticut...

Cigna to acquire N.J. provider-owned insurance plan

Bloomfield health insurer Cigna said it has agreed to purchase a New Jersey company that offers health plans and helps hospitals form accountable care organizations.

Rescission round two: $31.5M

The Department of Developmental Services, which mainly serves state residents with intellectual disabilities, will take the largest cut of a second round of $31.5 million in budget rescissions,...

Back9Network slashing workforce 41%

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Hartford's Back9Network said Monday morning that it would reduce its workforce by 35 full-time positions.

Hoffman to chair auto industry group

A lobbying group and industry association that represents 10,000 U.S. auto dealerships that sell foreign nameplate vehicles has elected an East Hartford auto dealer as its 2015 chairman.

Gigabit coalition receives 11 secret responses

A growing coalition of Connecticut cities and towns that wants to attract gigabit-speed Internet service received 11 responses from providers and investment banks who might be interested in providing...

Virtus, Aviva ink fund-advisory pact

Hartford asset-manager Virtus Investment Partners Inc. and British insurer Aviva Plc have agreed for Virtus to provide investor strategies to Aviva’s investment arm.

More Hartford public housing slated for redo

The Chester A. Bowles public housing community in Hartford’s North End is next in line for a makeover, city officials say.

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