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Innovator Finkelstein helped change public perception of nursing homes

Natalie Missakian |

When West Hartford resident and Danish cycling enthusiast Lene Bruun pitched the idea of bringing Cycling Without Age to his nursing home over a year ago, Mark Finkelstein didn't think twice.

CT panel supports $15 minimum wage

Patricia Daddona | 1

The Connecticut Low Wage Employer Advisory Board has recommended raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour "gradually and over a reasonable period of time," according to a report released Thursday.

PURA wraps Verizon strike probe

Matt Pilon |

The state's utilities regulator will not order Verizon to issue any refunds to Connecticut customers as a result of a 49-day labor strike that ended earlier this year.

Lembo: State budget $82.3M short, but in flux

Patricia Daddona |

Comptroller Kevin Lembo Thursday projected a fiscal 2017 deficit of $82.3 million, but noted the largest potential offset from tax collections are due in the next two months.

S&P: CT outlook negative as fixed costs climb

Patricia Daddona |

S&P Global late Wednesday downgraded the state's outlook from stable to negative, citing budget complexities that could jeopardize stability when the rest of the nation is growing economically.

Web ranking: CT 2nd-best place to live

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut is the second-best state in the nation to live in terms of wealth and public safety, according to a new ranking by 24/7 Wall St., a financial news website.

Spending from special fund continues in face of looming deficit

Eric Bedner | Journal Inquirer |

State officials admit that the millions of dollars being spent on open space acquisitions and numerous other projects could be transferred to the general fund to help offset other state expenditures.

MDC sells bonds, towns to cover fund for Hartford sewer bill

Harlan Levy | Journal Inquirer |

The Metropolitan District Commission completed its planned $173 million bond sale late last week, temporarily ending the controversy over a $5.5 million reserve fund.

Survey: CT 3Q economic outlook brighter, but jobs still a concern

Patricia Daddona |

Seven in 10 residents say overall business conditions in Connecticut are better or the same as six months ago, but Nutmeggers still have major concerns about a lack of jobs in the state.

Despite struggles, opportunities exist in CT’s construction industry

Luke S. Ebersold | 1

Connecticut's construction industry has recovered somewhat in recent years from the Great Recession of 2008-09, though the pace of that recovery remains slower than the national average.

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