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Where is the US housing market headed? 4 things you need to know


If you're a real estate agent, odds are you haven't been closing as many deals lately.A slowdown in new construction and a short supply of existing...

Report: Despite rising wages for working class, more help needed

Matt Pilon |

After decades of wage stagnation for low and middle-income workers, things have started to change.

CBIA begins to shape messaging ahead of election, session

Joe Cooper| Matt Pilon |

The Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA), the state's largest business lobby, has launched a new marketing and advertising campaign ahead of the November elections aimed at pushing its...

Report: CT’s cost of living too high for 40% of households

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut's high costs of living are taking a major bite out of family earnings.

HBJ Special Report: Building Connecticut's workforce pipeline

Hartford Business Journal is kicking off a multi-part series that will highlight the challenges and opportunities the state faces in grooming and retaining its next-generation workforce.

Vast web works to meet Connecticut's labor challenges

Matt Pilon |

When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy took office in 2011, he laid out his vision for creating one of the global economy's “best-educated, most-skilled, highest-productive” workforces that would...

State's labor challenges are many

Matt Pilon |

Connecticut's labor force is a major driver of the state's economy that, if fine tuned, could offer a competitive advantage in attracting jobs and investment capital.

Fed chairman sees no 'elevated risk of overheating' for US economy


Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says he sees no sign that the US economy is overheating.And although prices are rising, Powell said there is no...

Report: Growth of women-owned firms in CT trails nation

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut has one of the lowest growth rates of women-owned businesses in the country, according to a new analysis by American Express.

39 CT companies listed among Inc. Magazine's fastest-growing

Joe Cooper |

Inc. Magazine has named 39 Connecticut businesses to its annual list of the nation's 5,000 fastest-growing private companies.

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