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Senate approves raises to avert group home strikes

Keith Phaneuf | CT Mirror |

The Senate gave final approval Saturday to pay hikes designed to head off a strike Monday by 2,500 unionized care providers for the disabled.

Merit must be the basis for equal opportunity

John Horak |

Any Connecticut employer who has responded to a Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) discrimination complaint should pay attention to a California lawsuit in which former Google...

Lawmakers should pause new mandates

Joe Horvath |

On April 30, various business and trade associations held a joint press conference opposing a slew of onerous and unaffordable mandates before the General Assembly.

Survey: 15 percent of CT residents aware of CEO-led economic commission

Joe Cooper |

A CEO-led commission proposed major changes to Connecticut's tax and economic policies earlier this year they say could help stimulate the state's economy.

Feds: CT's economic output fell in 2017

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut's economy shrank in 2017 for the second consecutive year, federal officials said.

Cigna's 1Q profits up 53%

Joe Cooper |

Bloomfield health insurer Cigna said its first quarter profits surged 53 percent on a growing customer base.

CT lawmakers want to eliminate some employer noncompete contracts

Joe Cooper |

The state House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Wednesday on legislation that bars securities industry employers from requiring workers to sign an agreement that prohibits them from working...

Aetna’s 1Q profits surge

Joe Cooper |

Hartford health insurer Aetna, which is being acquired by CVS Health for $69 billion, said Tuesday its first quarter profits rose mainly due to lower medical costs.

CT business coalition slams “workplace fairness” bills

Joe Cooper |

A coalition of Connecticut business groups on Monday slammed several workplace bills they say would harm the state's economic potential.

Timing couldn’t be better for employee stock ownership plans

Ken Cook |

We are at the beginning of one of the greatest transfers of private wealth ever.

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