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CT adds 3,500 jobs; unemployment down slightly

Keith Griffin |

The state added a net of 3,500 jobs in April for a small year-over-year improvement in the unemployment rate.

CT ranks high for debt-to-income ratio

Keith Griffin |

Connecticut’s debt-to-personal income ratio, as well retiree healthcare liabilities, are among the highest in the nation. Its unfunded pension costs also run high on a per-capita basis.

New overtime rule could benefit 46K in CT

CNNMoney |

Starting later this year, millions more workers will become eligible for overtime pay. In Connecticut, nearly 50,000 workers could benefit.

CT benefits from proposed defense spending

Keith Griffin |

Billions of dollars could be pumped into the state’s economy with the proposal of new defense spending, according to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)

What if the great 'reform' is actually already here?

Chris Powell |

Connecticut's former and sometime Republican U.S. senator and governor, Lowell P. Weicker Jr., told the Connecticut Post the other day that Donald Trump's capture of the party's presidential...

Tourist sites must focus on 'epic' experiences

Q&A talks about changing tourist consumer behavior with Jerry Henry, president and CEO of H2R Market Research, a Springfield, Mo., firm specializing in travel and leisure research.

CT weighs tougher building codes to combat climate change

John Stearns |

The homebuilding industry is taking a wait-and-see approach to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's recent executive order directing state agencies to strengthen building codes in response to climate change.

As a ‘back-office’ venue, Hartford ranks high

Gregory Seay |

Hartford presents a compelling, money-saving case for companies to install or relocate their “back-office'' operations to the city and state, according to a new report.

House, Senate pass bills affecting wide-ranging CT industries

Matt Pilon |

Throughout the legislative session, Hartford Business Journal tracked a host of bills that could impact private industry. Here's a brief overview of six bills awaiting approval by Gov. Dannel P.

White House cites The Hartford for energy efficiency

President Obama’s Better Building Initiative mentioned The Hartford for work it has done in beating its energy efficiency goals.

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