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Hartford Foundation plays vital role aiding Capital City

Linda J. Kelly |

In a recent op-ed piece, the author suggested the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving might lessen the burdens of government for the city of Hartford as it struggles with long-term budget deficits.

CT loses 1,400 jobs in May; unemployment rate stable

Keith Griffin |

The state lost 1,400 jobs in May, while the unemployment rate remained stable, according to a report released Thursday by the Connecticut Department of Labor.

Nearly $2M to put Hartford youths to work

Gregory Seay |

Hartford will collect nearly $2 million in federal funds to provide summer and year-round jobs to eligible young residents, authorities say.

New England has highest U.S. employee costs

Keith Griffin |

New England has the highest employer costs for employee compensation nationally, according to new statistics released by the New England Information Office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Scared investors flee to cash at highest levels since 2001

CNNMoney |

Nervous investors are hoping to ride out looming financial storms by staying in cash. In recent weeks global fund managers have increased their cash stockpiles to the highest level since November 2001

CT's GDP growth lags behind U.S.

Keith Griffin |

Connecticut’s 2015 gross domestic product increase lagged well behind the national and regional averages, according to stats released Tuesday by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Landmark Partners sells majority stake to London firm

Keith Griffin |

Simsbury private equity and real estate company Landmark Partners said it has agreed to sell a majority stake in its company to a London asset manager for $240 million.

CT is 5th highest in per-pupil spending

Keith Griffin |

Connecticut has the fifth highest per-pupil spending in the country when it comes to K-12 education, according to a report released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

ECHN sale gets final OK; State officials expect end of July completion

Kym Soper | Journal Inquirer |

State regulators have decided not to require an independent ombudsman as a condition for approving the $105 million sale of Eastern Connecticut Health Network to a California for-profit company.

Tips for managing strategic changes

Stragility (n.) — the ability to adapt to changes in your market space and stay on course. What does adaptation involve? Systematically reassessing “winning.”

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