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State launches manufacturing jobs challenge

Keith Griffin |

The state's public community colleges and several manufacturers have joined together to launch a “300 Jobs, 300 Days” campaign to enroll and graduate a minimum of 300 students in the...

Airlines criticize Blumenthal’s baggage waiver plan

The airline industry is fighting back against U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s proposal to waive baggage fees to reduce airport wait times, arguing that government, not airlines, is the problem.

CT second highest for property taxes

Keith Griffin |

Property taxes in Connecticut are second only to New York state, according to a new data survey released today.

United Way launches 2-1-1 Counts

The United Way of Connecticut has launched a new dashboard website tool that provides data and needs information for all towns and cities in the state.

Walmart deems CT veterans hiring program a success

Retail giant Walmart said it has hired almost 600 veterans in Connecticut since launching its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment in May 2013, despite overall vet unemployment numbers being low.

Unhealthy air predicted through Saturday

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is forecasting unhealthy air quality for “sensitive groups” from today through Saturday, May 28, due to predicted elevated...

Survey finds few workers prepared for disabilities

A new survey of workers finds most aren’t prepared if injury or sickness put them out of work for more than a few days and most lack a plan for sustaining their income.

Optimism and pessimism about state's economy

Keith Griffin |

Connecticut residents are embroiled in a fiscal dichotomy. On the one hand, they feel good about their personal finances but give low marks to the state government's budget.

Anti-pollution regs work, public investment lags

Kym Soper | Journal Inquirer |

Anti-pollution regulations in Connecticut are working, according to a state watchdog agency, but conservation efforts that rely solely on public investment lag.

Google going to start showing more ads

CNNMoney |

Google is growing its ads -- in size and in number. Later this year, Google is going to start handing over more space to advertisers, and allow their ads to pop up in loads of new places, like Google...

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