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A Mass. bank startup has eyes on CT

Gregory Seay |

Mergers and organic growth in recent years have shrunk the ranks of New England's community banks, and Springfield banker J. Jeffrey Sullivan and fellow associates are taking the opportunity to try...

Cathy Malloy reflects on the struggle for new arts dollars

Frank Rizzo Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

Greater Hartford Arts Council CEO Cathy Malloy discusses the struggle for new arts-and-culture dollars.

Richard Cho | CEO, Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness

Sean Teehan |

Since his time as an intern for the AIDS Housing Corp. in 1999, Richard Cho has focused his career on working to end homelessness.

Report: CT overtime pay up 4% in FY 2018-19

Joe Cooper |

State agencies, through the second quarter in the current fiscal year, have spent almost $120 million on overtime wages, a 4.1 percent increase compared to the year-ago period, according to new data.

Why Wall Street turned its back on junk bonds


The junk bond market, one of the biggest beneficiaries of easy money, has screeched to a halt.

Fiat Chrysler, Bosch to pay CT $4.4M for cheating emissions

Gregory Seay |

Automaker Fiat Chrysler and German autoparts giant Robert Bosch GmbH will pay multiple states $171.2 million, including $4.4 million to Connecticut, to settle claims they misled car buyers and...

Lamont plants clues to his first budget in opening address


Gov. Ned Lamont’s first budget proposal isn’t due to lawmakers until mid-February. But that didn’t stop the new governor from dropping a few hints about his fiscal plans Wednesday...

Earnings growth is slowing ... but that may be okay for stocks


Earnings season will be back next week, and companies have signaled fourth-quarter profit growth slowed from earlier in the year. The question is whether investors have already priced that in.

Feds: Partial gov. shutdown could slow decision on CVS-Aetna deal

Joe Cooper |

The ongoing partial government shutdown could delay a federal judge's approval of CVS Health's proposed $69 billion acquisition of Hartford health insurer Aetna, according to court filings.

Ned Lamont finally is 'in the room where it happens'


Connecticut's new governor showed himself Wednesday to be affable, straightforward, optimistic, playful — and even slightly goofy — in his first address to the General Assembly, promising...

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