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Survey finds CT small businesses hiring, expanding

Sixty percent of Connecticut businesses with 500 or fewer employees reported that they’re hiring in 2016, according to a survey released Wednesday.

New data show CT losing workers to other states

Keith Griffin |

Connecticut lost more workers to other states in 2014, including nearby locales like Massachusetts, than it gained, according to new data from the state Department of Labor .

Pentagon allots $1B each to Pratt, GE for next fighter engine

Howard French | Journal Inquirer |

Pratt & Whitney and General Electric each has received more than $1 billion from the Defense Department to develop the next generation of jet fighter engines by September 2021.

Greenberg is Birken Manufacturing's third-generation pilot

Gregory Seay |

Vowing you'll never do something can sometimes guarantee that you will. Ask Gary S. Greenberg, third-generation owner/president of Birken Manufacturing Co. in Bloomfield.

What the new state tax changes mean

For this week's Friday Focus, we feature a Q&A on tax changes coming starting July 1 because of the new state budget.

Cut from $500M deal, ex-Pratt exec sues

Gregory Seay |

A former Pratt & Whitney Co. executive is suing, claiming he was cut out of a lucrative parts-consignment deal in which he stood to share in at least $80 million in profits, his lawyer says.

AdChem to expand into long-vacant Dean Machine property

Howard French | Journal Inquirer |

AdChem Manufacturing Technologies Inc. is growing rapidly, both in the number of employees and the need for space for them to work in, President and founder Michael Polo said Tuesday.

Congress sends DOD strong message to ‘Buy American’

James T. Brett |

In mid-May, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2017, and just this week, the U.S. Senate followed suit.

Efforts to woo female manufacturers critical to CT economy

Elliot Ginsberg |

A serious challenge facing manufacturers in Connecticut and around the country is how to attract young talent, both men and women, to meet the needs of this expanding industry.

OPM, Hexcel deal value revealed

Greg Bordonaro |

How much is a minority stake in South Windsor's Oxford Performance Materials Inc. worth?

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