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Max CT unemployment benefit inches upward

In its annual revision of the unemployment insurance benefit rate, the Department of Labor said it has increased claimants' highest-possible weekly benefit by $4.

Aug. ends CT's streak of job gains

Connecticut's six-month string of jobs gains was broken in August, but the jobless rate held at 6.6 percent, labor authorities say.

Study pegs UConn’s economic impact at $3.39B


An economic impact analysis commissioned by UConn determined that the school generated $3.39 billion in economic activity in 2013.

Greater Hartford GDP ticked up last year

The Greater Hartford area's gross domestic product grew nearly 2.8 percent in 2013, but accounting for price inflation, the growth was just 1.1 percent, according to new data released Tuesday by the...

Entrepreneurs survey: CT staffing increasing

An annual survey of Connecticut entrepreneurs found 67 percent added full-time staffers in the last six months and 47 percent expect to add more in the coming six months.

Healthcare collaboration could mean difference between life and death

Dr. Reed V. Tuckson |

Today's healthcare landscape presents serious challenges and energizing new opportunities that, if properly addressed, provide the impetus for significantly advancing the overall health...

UConn's School of Nursing receives $2.3M

UConn's School of Nursing received a $2.3 million pledge from Robin Froman and Steven Owen to establish its first endowed faculty chair. The pledge will...

Employers face higher healthcare costs as open enrollment season nears

Q&A talks about the upcoming health insurance open enrollment period with Silas M. Warner, client executive and vice president of Willis of Connecticut, a unit of Willis Group...

Benefit corporations prepare for launch

Matt Pilon |

On Oct. 1, Christopher Brechlin plans to convert his Willimantic civic startup, Blueprint for a Dream, into one of Connecticut's first benefit corporations.

The Hartford finds Millennials want to lead

Members of the Millennial generation aspire to be business leaders within the next five years, and the best way for employers to demonstrate an investment in younger workers is to train them,...

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