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CT frugal when it comes to Valentine’s Day

A state-by-state survey shows Connecticut residents is more frugal than our neighbors when it comes to romantic gifts for Valentine’s Day.

Hospitals: Tax burden 30 times that of any other business

In testimony before the Appropriations Committee, a Connecticut Hospital Association executive said the tax burden on member hospitals is 30 times that of any other business.

CT's remaining coal plant to convert to gas

The owner of a coal-fired power plant in Bridgeport — the last such plant still operating in the state — is planning to convert the facility to cleaner-burning natural gas.

Windsor Fed opening Suffield office

Windsor Federal Savings is opening its first Suffield branch in April. Its newest office will be at 112 Mountain Road.

DRS warning of new tax scam

Connecticut taxpayers are being targeted by a new email scam, according to the state DRS. Online thieves posing as DRS officials are using email to steal taxpayer information.

Fresh, healthy foods too expensive in Hartford

A survey of 400 Hartford residents shows that 65 percent believe fresh, healthy foods are too expensive. The residents also want childcare programs to offer healthy food options.

Larson calls for Social Security tax increase, benefits boost

At a House Ways & Means committee meeting, U.S. Rep. John Larson (D-CT) proposed to increase the Social Security tax and boost benefits, in an effort to strengthen the federal social welfare program.

Jackson Lab employee count reaches 200

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington has reached 200 employees. This is the latest milestone in the nonprofit institution’s strategic plan.

Bear's BBQ opening in Union Station

Gregory Seay |

Bear's Smokehouse Barbeque has leased space in Union Station's Great Hall for a second downtown Hartford eatery opening in May.

CEO pays $26.6 million for JPMorgan Chase stock

CNNMoney |

In an unusual move, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon plunked down $26.6 million of his own money on Thursday to buy his bank's recently battered shares.

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