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Employers face higher healthcare costs as open enrollment season nears

Q&A talks about the upcoming health insurance open enrollment period with Silas M. Warner, client executive and vice president of Willis of Connecticut, a unit of Willis Group...

Benefit corporations prepare for launch

Matt Pilon |

On Oct. 1, Christopher Brechlin plans to convert his Willimantic civic startup, Blueprint for a Dream, into one of Connecticut's first benefit corporations.

The Hartford finds Millennials want to lead

Members of the Millennial generation aspire to be business leaders within the next five years, and the best way for employers to demonstrate an investment in younger workers is to train them,...

Investors less bullish on CT economy

High-net worth investors in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York City are less optimistic than their peers about a local economic recovery than they are on a national one, according to a national...

The crisis of the underworked American

D. Dowd Muska |

"Horrible Bosses" was a smash hit in 2011. Its sequel will be released in November.

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.

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