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CTFastrak service delayed to UConn

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is saying that bus service from Hartford to the University of Connecticut in Storrs won’t start until late 2017.

CT’s jobs, joblessness grew in June

Connecticut’s economy added 7,900 jobs in June yet the growth in the number of unemployed residents pushed last month’s jobless rate to 5.8 percent, state labor authorities say.

Fed approves Key’s First Niagara buyout

Howard French | Journal Inquirer |

The Federal Reserve has approved KeyCorp’s pending acquisition of First Niagara Financial Group Inc., and the merger will be completed around Aug. 1, KeyCorp CEO Beth Mooney said.

State recruits unemployed, others for manufacturing jobs

Q&A talks with Mark Ojakian, the president of the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system, about the new advanced manufacturing program being offered through his system.

Technical high school system grooms workforce pipeline

Matthew Broderick Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

As the director of human resources for both Carey Manufacturing and Floyd Manufacturing,Peter Egan sees the big challenge facing the state's manufacturing sector skilled young people to replace an...

Fewer exchange options could increase health premiums

Matt Pilon |

The state's health insurance exchange, Access Health CT, has lost another insurer, raising concerns that individual and business customers may see their premiums increase at a faster clip in the...

Labor dept. unveils new claim filing website

Keith Griffin |

The Connecticut Department of Labor has unveiled a new website to speed up filing initial unemployment insurance claims or reopen an existing claim.

New England must invest in energy infrastructure

Carl Gustin |

Recent cancellations and delays of proposed large-scale energy infrastructure projects, and results from two regional surveys suggest energy policy and consumer and business concerns in New England...

So far, 2016 offers mixed results for region, state

It's the official midway point in the year, so it's a good time to break down some of 2016's low and high points. Here's our analysis of this year's good, bad and ugly.

Employers must prep now for new federal OT guidelines

Christine P. Gonzalez |

Regulations released by the U.S. Department of Labor establishing new guidelines under which employees must be paid overtime will have a far-reaching impact on employers throughout Connecticut.

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