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Employers part of solution in closing income gap

Whether it's the national debate over a $15 minimum wage or attempts in Connecticut to fine companies that pay low wages or establish a public retirement savings plan, employee pay and benefits...

Budget woes worsen as session deadline looms

Mike Savino, Journal Inquirer |

Financial analysts expect the state's budget deficit for the next fiscal year to grow to $960 million as revenues have continued to decline, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget chief said Friday evening.

Bronin wants biz to back Obama's fair chance pledge

Keith Griffin |

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin is encouraging businesses to sign onto President Obama's “Fair Chance Business Pledge” to eliminate employment barriers for those with a criminal record.

New milestone for bull market: 2nd longest ever

CNNMoney |

It's been 2,608 days since the bull market was born from the ashes of the Great Recession. On Friday the market upswing became the second-longest in history, surpassing the streak from 1949 to 1956.

The Hartford reports 31% drop in profits

Keith Griffin |

The Hartford Financial Services Group said Thursday its first quarter profits fell 31 percent, driven by lower investment income and underwriting results in personal lines and higher catastrophes.

Bill passes to promote healthcare competition

Keith Griffin |

The Senate, in an overwhelming bipartisan vote, has sent legislation to the House that sponsors say would remove barriers to healthcare industry competition

Priceline CEO out over affair with employee

CNNMoney |

Norwalk based Priceline CEO Darren Huston resigned on Thursday after an investigation found that he had an improper relationship with an employee.

Legislative process remains broken

For years, the Hartford Business Journal has alluded to the fact that Connecticut's legislative process is broken and the challenges facing the state are too complex for the current crop of...

Get your next job through networking and other resources

Amy Ryczko |

Employers been doing quite a bit of hiring and are always looking for the “right person” to fill their openings. Here are some tips for getting a new job if you're currently employed or...

Best job prospects in 8 years for class of 2016

This year's college grads have good reason to feel a notch better -- the unemployment rate for recent college graduates is 5.6 percent, the lowest rate since June 2008.

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