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Insurers: Hartford donation meant to spur city's most vulnerable assets

Joe Cooper |

For Aetna, Travelers and The Hartford, donating a combined $10 million to Hartford has helped the Capital City avoid bankruptcy, grow jobs and protect its most vulnerable assets.

Traffic control company uses Bristol jobs fair in search for 100 workers

Joe Cooper |

Traffic control company Area Wide Protective (AWP), which provides traffic management services for infrastructure, construction and utility projects across the nation and state, will be looking for...

Report: CT casinos generate $3.7B economic impact in ‘16

Joe Cooper |

A new report found Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun in 2016 generated more than $3.7 billion in economic activity through jobs, wages, taxes and other measures.

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DOL: CT’s 2017 economic performance improved but trailed nation

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut's economic performance scored its best national ranking in nearly a decade in 2017, even though it still ranked in the bottom half of the country, according to an analysis by the state...

Cigna to launch pregnancy app

Joe Cooper |

Bloomfield-based Cigna announced plans Wednesday to launch a pregnancy app early next year to connect individuals to the insurer's pool of health benefits programs.

Fed meets to weigh future rate hikes


Policy makers at the Federal Reserve are set to gather in Washington on Wednesday to discuss whether to cool off plans to hike rates faster.But don't...

Amazon HQ2: The pros and cons of choosing two winners


In a surprise twist, Amazon reportedly plans to divide its second headquarters between two cities.

The dollar is really strong. That could hurt the economy


President Donald Trump wants a weaker dollar, but his economic policies have helped make the dollar relatively strong.

Amid funding cuts, Enfield manufacturer finds energy-efficiency program a worthy investment

Gregory Seay |

Amid funding cuts, an Enfield manufacturer says a state-promoted, energy-efficiency program is a worthy investment.

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