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Making a history degree more practical

Sean Teehan |

College-industry partnerships, at least in one case, have made a seemingly impractical major a lot more practical.

UConn Tech Park offers new twist to industry-college partnerships

Sean Teehan |

Touring the Innovation Partnership Building (IPB) at the University of Connecticut Tech Park in Storrs is like taking a peek into the future. A lot of big machines and big ideas.

CT colleges, high schools tighten bonds with employers to feed jobs pipeline

Sean Teehan |

Colleges and high schools are tightening bonds with employers to feed Connecticut's jobs pipeline.

American Airlines closing premium lounge at Bradley Airport

Sean Teehan |

The Admirals Club will be giving its final salute at Bradley International Airport next month, when American Airlines plans to vacate the 2,500-square-foot lounge.

CT adds 1,100 jobs in Aug., unemployment rate falls

Matt Pilon |

Connecticut added 1,100 jobs in August, helping its unemployment rate drop from 4.4 percent to 4.3 percent, the state Department of Labor said Thursday.

CT's largest job fair set

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut's largest hiring event next week will feature 90 businesses from across the region and more than 2,000 job-seekers, organizers said.

Pay, health insurance costs driving UTC aerospace strike

Joe Cooper |

Inadequate pay and rising healthcare costs have forced 188 aerospace workers at UTC Aerospace Systems in Cheshire to abandon their posts in protest.

The holiday season will be so huge it will overwhelm the stores

CNNMONEY |

Retailers are making big hiring plans in anticipation of the holiday shopping rush.Gap said on Monday that it was bringing on 65,000 seasonal workers.

Report says pension boards share blame for states' widening debt

KEITH M. PHANEUF | CT MIRROR |

While past governors legislatures and governors get much of the blame for Connecticut's massive pension debt, a new analysis says politically appointed oversight boards should share the heat both...

The incredibly shrinking community-bank sector

The darker side of merger-and-acquisition activity was on display with the recent announcement that Farmington Bank will shed more than a quarter of its workforce after its $544 million buyout by...

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