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

CNNMONEY |

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

CNNMONEY |

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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