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CT joins Fed's urban-development challenge

Keith Griffin |

Connecticut will join the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's Working Cities Challenge competition aimed at sparking cross-sector collaboration and leadership to solve challenges affecting urban...

NY firm to pay $238K for snowing its subs

A New York property manager will pay its Connecticut snow-removal subcontractors $188,000 to settle claims it cheated them of promised performance bonuses, authorities say.

Esty pushing women in STEM bill

A new bipartisan bill to improve programs that support women entrepreneurs in the STEM fields, where they have been historically underrepresented, has been put forth by Connecticut U.S. Rep.

No good options for city or state

The economic and fiscal storm clouds hanging over the State Capitol have now engulfed the entire city of Hartford.

New brewmaster takes over iconic Hartford beer brand

John Stearns |

City Steam Brewery in Hartford has a new brewmaster making beer, but the flagship Naughty Nurse amber ale and other popular brews aren't going anywhere.

What small business owners should know about paid family, medical leave

Lisa A. Zaccardelli |

Currently under consideration is SB 221, which would provide paid family and medical leave for state residents. Department of Labor analysts recently made several projections for how to implement and...

This startup helps Latino businesses get funding

CNNMoney |

Twin brothers Sean and Kenny Salas see a billion-dollar opportunity in a market that most traditional banks and lenders have long ignored: Latino small businesses.

Senate Republicans call for voluntary pension program

This morning at a State Capitol news conference, Republican state senators called for replacing a proposed mandated pension program with a voluntary alternative.

Senators call on Canada to ease trade duties

Three U.S. senators are calling on the Canadian prime minister to allow more duty-free U.S. goods in advance of a meeting with President Obama this Thursday.

‘Tweaks’ sought to CT’s EXP loans/grants program

Gregory Seay |

The state's economic-development agency, with backing from some Connecticut bankers, is pushing several “tweaks'' to leverage and expand the reach of its popular Small Business Express (EXP)...

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