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After slow start, captive insurers could sprout in CT soil

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut regulators are bracing for a fresh wave of small and medium-sized businesses to join big firms in opening potentially money-saving captive property-casualty insurers of their own.

Wolcott landscaper ordered to pay $300,000 over visa violations

The U.S. Labor Department said it has ordered a Wolcott landscaping company to pay $300,000 in back wages and fines after finding that it failed to pay prevailing wages to foreign workers on...

Voices report: EITC, better schools the solution to CT’s workforce woes

The 2008 recession has had a more severe impact on long-term unemployment, and has particularly hurt younger and minority workers, according to a report by Connecticut Voices for Children.

Hartford 7th ‘hardest working’ city

Hartford is the seventh hardest working city in the country, according to a ranking by storage and moving website Sparefoot.

Unemployment fell in every CT metro area in July

Unemployment rates and the number of unemployed people fell in all of Connecticut’s metropolitan areas in July compared to a year ago, according the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Green Guide publishes Fall edition

This issue of HBJ's sustainable business magazine looks at Pratt & Whitney's operations, examines Bridgeport's green initiatives, features the state's geothermal champion, and talks with Wethersfield...

Manufacturing lifts CT GDP performance

Newly release statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis show that Connecticut's 2.8 percent GDP growth in the final quarter of 2013 (its second best of the year) was largely due to...

State awards $1.8M loan, grant to former Marlin factory buyer

The manufacturing company that’s consolidating its New Haven and Massachusetts plants to a former gun factory in North Haven has received a $1.8 million loan and a $250,000 training grant,...

Greater Hartford wages grew 31 cents from 2012 to 2013

Greater Hartford employees collectively continue to earn an average wage well above most of the country, but the region lost some ground between 2012 and 2013, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor...

Unemployment rate ticks down as CT adds 2,400 jobs

Connecticut's unemployment rate ticked down from 6.7 percent to 6.6 percent in July, as the state gained 2,400 jobs, the Department of Labor said Friday.

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