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CT: Online retailers must remit sales taxes

Gregory Seay |

The Connecticut tax collector's latest reminder to online and out-of-state retailers about their responsibility for collecting and remitting sales taxes on consumer purchases also comes with a threat...

CT nets $1.8M from unemployment cheaters

Patricia Daddona |

The Connecticut Department of Labor (DOL) and the Division of Criminal Justice have worked together to arrest 200 people charged with illegally collecting more than $5.5 million in unemployment...

Hartford area unemployment rate drops in January

Patricia Daddona |

Greater Hartford's overall unemployment rate has dropped slightly for January to 5.4 percent, compared with a 6 percent rate a year ago, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Alexion appoints biopharma veteran Hantson CEO

Patricia Daddona |

New Haven-based Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Monday appointed a bioscience industry veteran, who was most recently president and CEO of blood-disorder drugmaker Baxalta, as its new chief executive...

Look no further than your own backyard for investing

Valerie Dugan |

Hartford recently was named one of our nation's “up-and-coming places to live” by a ranking of the 100 most heavily-populated metro areas of the country, according to quality of life,...

Gov’t incentives need third-party oversight

State Comptroller Kevin Lembo is renewing his calls for better oversight of the state's economic incentives. He says the agency charged with handing out tax credits, grants and other perks shouldn't...

Manufacturing not the only CT sector lacking workers

Labor shortages in Connecticut's manufacturing sector have been well publicized in recent years.

Higher rates lead to health plan market-share struggle

Matt Pilon |

So far this year, Avon employee-benefits firm Robert Hensley & Associates has switched 75 percent of its small business customers to a new health insurance carrier.

Tips to jumpstart a workplace wellness program

By Sara Tarca |

Recent research shows that roughly half of U.S. employers with at least 50 workers now offer wellness benefits at some level to their workers.

$10M in CT aid for Colt's W. Hfd. expansion

Gregory Seay |

West Hartford gunmaker Colt's Manufacturing is getting $10 million in state aid to expand operations and jobs, authorities say.

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