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Union suspends plans for May 1 strike at nursing homes


The state's largest healthcare workers' union has suspended indefinitely a planned May 1 strike at 20 nursing homes to allow negotiations to continue, a union spokesman confirmed Thursday.

The American economy looked like a drag just a few months ago. Not anymore


Just a few months ago, forecasters saw trouble ahead for the American economy.

More Hartford region biz sold in 1Q

Joe Cooper |

The number of Greater Hartford businesses that traded hands during the first quarter increased, although average sale prices fell sharply, a new report says.

Climate change makes poor countries poorer, widening global inequality, researchers say


Climate change is having a serious impact on economic growth across the world --- and it's worse for poor countries that already had a lot of catching up to do, according to a new study.

Sri Lanka's economy is fragile, and it depends on tourism


A series of deadly attacks could deal a body blow to one of Asia's fragile economies.

Nonprofit Notebook — April 22, 2019

Connecticut's labor agency has awarded $4.7 million to a pair of manufacturing-training partnerships that will find and train some of the thousands of jobless and underemployed youth and adults...

How small businesses can keep up with legislative changes

Eric Cormier |

Employment laws continue to evolve across the country, and Connecticut is no different.

Union has tentative deal to end Stop & Shop strike

Joe Cooper |

Unionized Stop & Shop workers potentially ended an 11-day strike late Sunday after agreeing to a tentative labor pact with the Mass.-based grocer, according to union officials.

Wethersfield Stop & Shop receives threat amid ongoing strike

Joe Cooper |

The Stop & Shop in Wethersfield was empty early Friday morning after a threat was called into the store Thursday evening, police said.

CT sheds 1,300 jobs in March

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut's jobs picture received some good and more bad news Thursday.

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