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$13 is magic number for CT's minimum wage

Greg Kraut |

Any mechanic will tell you, don't put gas in the engine until the engine is fixed.

Quietly, CT makes derided 'death' tax friendlier to state's wealthiest residents

Joe Cooper |

Major changes are impacting the state's controversial "death tax." Find out how new estate and gift tax exemption levels will save the state's wealthiest residents big money.

Senate Dems offer nursing home staffing bill


Senate Democrats unveiled a proposal Thursday to encourage nursing homes to maximize staff assigned to direct patient care.

DOL: Workplace fatalities rise in '17; third lowest rate nationally

Joe Cooper |

More Connecticut workers died on the job in 2017 compared to 2016, a new report says. Despite that, the state recorded the third lowest rate of workplace fatalities in the U.S.

GM finds jobs for nearly 1,000 workers at soon to close plants


General Motors has found new jobs for many of the workers at soon-to-close auto plants.

Democrats unite on medical leave, $15 minimum wage


House and Senate Democrats topped their legislative agenda Monday with pledges to adopt paid family and medical leave and a $15-per-hour state minimum wage.

Home Depot hiring 740 workers in Hartford area

Gregory Seay |

The Home Depot will host Tuesday a series of hiring events at its Hartford area home-improvement and hardware stores to fill part-time and seasonal openings for 740 associates.

Is it time to start planning for a recession?

Fred McKinney |

In Greek mythology, Apollo fell in love with Cassandra, the daughter of the King and Queen of Troy.

As solar prices continue to fall, developers say state's restrictive siting policies inhibit industry growth

Matt Pilon |

As Connecticut's environmental goals have grown increasingly ambitious, one type of renewable-energy technology has emerged as a leader when it comes to lower costs — utility-scale solar farms.

To assert relevance, liberal-arts colleges lean into skills training, business partnerships

Sean Teehan |

To assert relevance, liberal-arts colleges are adopting skills-training programs and business partnerships.

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