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Retirement authority slated to vote on leadership hire

After a year-long search, a fledgling state entity in charge of offering IRA retirement savings accounts to private-sector workers in Connecticut is set to approve the hire of its first executive...

DOL: CT adds 1,100 jobs in Dec.; jobless rate at 4%

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut employers added 1,100 jobs in December, slightly lowering the state's jobless rate to 4 percent, the state labor department reported Thursday.

Here are CBIA's policy recommendations for CT's General Assembly

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut's largest business lobby has laid out a dozen policy priorities it has for this year's legislative session centered on creating a more business-friendly environment.

Report: CT hospitals, health systems generate $27B for economy

Matt Pilon |

A new industry-backed report says Connecticut's hospitals and health systems generate $27.7 billion for the state's economy.

Middle-class growth sparks latest surge in CT tax receipts


State income tax revenues surged upward again Tuesday, but this time it was the middle class — not the wealthy — behind most of the gains.

Morgan Stanley: Another market storm is coming


Enjoy the market calm for now. Morgan Stanley thinks another storm is coming.

Bradley airport workers feeling shutdown pain


Adrian Pellot and his wife Sarah Small are among the roughly 150 Transportation Security Administration agents at Bradley International Airport who missed their first paycheck last week, and the...

Hartford HealthCare to implement $15 minimum wage

Joe Cooper |

After months of consideration, Hartford HealthCare (HHC), Connecticut’s second largest health system, announced plans Monday to raise its minimum hourly wage to $15 in March.

Judge says partial gov. shutdown will not delay CVS-Aetna review

Joe Cooper |

Despite warnings from the Justice Department, a federal judge says the partial government shutdown will not delay his review of CVS Health’s $69 billion acquisition of Hartford health insurer...

Sticking by unions: Despite incentive to quit, state workers’ membership rate climbs

Alex Wood | Journal Inquirer |

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in June that public employee unions can no longer collect mandatory “agency fees” from nonmembers gave public employees all over the country an...

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