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DOL: CT lost 1,200 jobs in July

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut shed 1,200 jobs in July but the state's jobless remained at 4.4 percent, state labor authorities say.

Workforce program for ex-offenders scores $400K grant

Joe Cooper |

Hartford's Capital Workforce Partners, the state's workforce development board in north central Connecticut, announced Monday its employment training program for ex-offenders has notched a $400,000...

What you need to know for Tuesday's CT primary

Joe Cooper |

Polls are open in Connecticut Tuesday until 8 p.m. as Democrats and Republicans visit the ballot box to to determine party candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and other key races.

How America's foreclosure capital came back from the dead


Whenever he wants to see his old house, Nezam Juman walks to the edge of his waterfront property and peers around the river's bend. He can just see the roof behind some trees. It was his...

Corporate America is raking in fat profits. Will it last?


Corporate America is growing practically nonstop thanks to massive tax cuts and a booming economy.Already fat profits at S&P 500 companies are on...

U.S. unemployment fell to 3.9% in July

CNNMoney |

The nation's unemployment rate fell to 3.9% and the economy added 157,000 jobs in July, the Labor Department said Friday.

Amazon HQ2 bid is already paying off for some cities


Birmingham, Alabama's bid for Amazon's second headquarters wasn't enough to take first place, but it did earn the city its first fulfillment center from the tech giant.

Survey: CT residents more upbeat about economy, business growth

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut residents are becoming more optimistic about the state's economy, and job and business environment, according to a new survey.

CRT's Baisden works to see young Hartford residents thrive

Sean Teehan |

We're in the thick of the seasonal summer employment season and that's music to the ears and heart of Cynthia Baisden.

How the US economy is doing now in four charts


While he was on the campaign trail, President Donald Trump promised to grow the country's economy by more than 4% per year, a rate not seen since the mid-2000s.

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