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Hartford 7th ‘hardest working’ city

Hartford is the seventh hardest working city in the country, according to a ranking by storage and moving website Sparefoot.

Unemployment fell in every CT metro area in July

Unemployment rates and the number of unemployed people fell in all of Connecticut’s metropolitan areas in July compared to a year ago, according the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Green Guide publishes Fall edition

This issue of HBJ's sustainable business magazine looks at Pratt & Whitney's operations, examines Bridgeport's green initiatives, features the state's geothermal champion, and talks with Wethersfield...

Manufacturing lifts CT GDP performance

Newly release statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis show that Connecticut’s 2.8 percent GDP growth in the final quarter of 2013 (its second best of the year) was largely due to...

State awards $1.8M loan, grant to former Marlin factory buyer

The manufacturing company that’s consolidating its New Haven and Massachusetts plants to a former gun factory in North Haven has received a $1.8 million loan and a $250,000 training grant,...

Greater Hartford wages grew 31 cents from 2012 to 2013

Greater Hartford employees collectively continue to earn an average wage well above most of the country, but the region lost some ground between 2012 and 2013, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor...

Unemployment rate ticks down as CT adds 2,400 jobs

Connecticut's unemployment rate ticked down from 6.7 percent to 6.6 percent in July, as the state gained 2,400 jobs, the Department of Labor said Friday.

Cigna expands private exchange

After launching its own private insurance exchange in select markets earlier this year, Bloomfield health insurer Cigna said it will expand the exchange across all of its U.S. markets starting Sept.

CT's pension funds see nearly 16% return in FY '13

Pensions funds for Connecticut teachers and state employees posted investment returns of more than 15.6 percent in the fiscal year ended June 30, State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier's office announced.

CBIA survey: More businesses see state economy worsening

Connecticut business leaders are less optimistic about the future of the state’s economy than they were at the end of 2013, according to a survey by the Connecticut Business & Industry...

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