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Fla. insurance agency continues CT expansion

Florida-based AssuredPartners said Wednesday that it has acquired its third Connecticut insurance broker.

HEDCO chief Hamilton retiring in Aug.

Samuel C. Hamilton, who has run the city of Hartford’s small-business development and financing arm HEDCO Inc. for three decades as president and CEO, is retiring, effective Aug. 31,...

CI gets $100K bump for tech-driven businesses

The state’s quasi-public financing and venture arm Connecticut Innovations said the U.S. Small Business Administration has awarded it $100,000 to help science and tech-driven firms compete for...

CT settles $136M Chase robo-signing lawsuit

The Connecticut Attorney General joined 46 other states on Wednesday in reaching a $136 million settlement with Chase Bank USA to resolve charges it engaged in deceptive practices, including...

Hartford Yard Goats unveil logo

The Hartford Yard Goats minor league baseball team is set to unveil its new logo and team colors at 1 p.m. today at the XL Center in Hartford.

Hartford Mayoral Race 2015 Preview: Week 6

The Hartford Business Journal continues its series of profiles of Hartford's mayoral candidates with Giselle Jacobs.

CT small business employment growth below average

The growth in employment among Connecticut companies with 20 or fewer employees was 0.05 percent in June, well below the national average, according to California tax software company Intuit.

Smulders hits right tune with health-conscious consumers

John Stearns |

Michael Smulders studied music and envisioned playing in an orchestra percussion section. Instead, he conducts a natural foods company on a rapid growth trajectory.

Health insurers rein in small group rate hikes

Greg Bordonaro |

Connecticut's small employers, which have long felt the brunt of ever-increasing healthcare costs, could get some relief in 2016.

Oil dealers, gas stations offer workers 5% car insurance discount

The more than 13,000 employees of the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association's membership on Tuesday became eligible for a 5 percent discount on their auto insurance.

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