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Heavy selling marks end to wild week for stocks


The bull market is under siege as extreme turbulence grips Wall Street.The Dow dropped 296 points, or 1.2%, on Friday, capping off another wild week...

Dow drops 500 points and S&P 500 enters correction


The tech turmoil is deepening.

US economy keeps growing strong at 3.5% in the third quarter


The US economy grew at an annualized rate of 3.5% in the third quarter, the government said Friday.

Seattle is a guinea pig for $15 minimum wage. Here's what research shows


As states and cities have forged ahead in raising their minimum wages, early evaluations have found fears of widespread job loss to be mostly unfounded. It's been less clear, however, which workers...

Family businesses could have employment-law advantages

Robert G. Brody and Katherine M. Bogard |

Family businesses make up the fabric of America.

Joe Brennan | President & CEO, Connecticut Business & Industry Association

Sean Teehan |

As president and chief executive of Connecticut's largest business lobby, Joe Brennan is looking to encourage business-friendly policies this election cycle.

CT's Sept. jobless rate 4.2%

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut continued in September to shrink its jobless rate -- to 4.2 percent -- despite shedding a net 500 jobs that month, state labor authorities say.

Windsor’s Konica Minolta to lay off another 219

Joe Cooper |

Business-equipment vendor Konica Minolta, which is closing its two Windsor locations, says it will lay off another 219 workers in December, according to a Department of Labor filing.

American wages go up in the third quarter


With the unemployment rate at its lowest level in nearly 50 years, American workers are finally starting to see their paychecks grow a little faster.

Deficit balloons to highest level since 2012


The federal government is running up its credit bill again.

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