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Is CT’s slowing job growth a sign of something worse?


A recent report showing the state grew far fewer jobs in 2018 than originally anticipated is only the tip of a more dangerous economic iceberg, one key Connecticut economist warns.

Bill protecting call-center jobs passes labor committee

Joe Cooper |

A bill aimed at protecting call-center jobs in Connecticut was passed Thursday by the legislature's labor committee and is now headed to the House and Senate for further consideration.

Hartford Police Chief Rosado departing for Pratt job

Gregory Seay |

Hartford Police Chief David Rosado is leaving his post after barely a year, to join Pratt & Whitney Co. His last day is April 12.

Trump administration reconsiders, OK's casino in East Windsor


With its former leader facing a criminal investigation of potential political influence, the U.S. Department of Interior abruptly reversed course Thursday and announced it has accepted a gambling...

CT starts 2019 with net job loss, after second revision

Joe Cooper |

Just weeks after a data revision that cut Connecticut's 2018 job gains in half, the first month of the new year started with a similar treatment.

Liberty, Simsbury Bank to merge

Gregory Seay |

Middletown's Liberty Bank and Simsbury Bank & Trust, two of central Connecticut's leading community lenders, say they will merge by fall in a $71 million deal.

Report: New England employers still shouldering highest employee costs

Joe Cooper |

New England employers are still shelling out the nation's highest employee compensation packages, federal officials said Wednesday.

Lamont leads CT debt 'road show'

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut's governor, treasurer and other senior officials have begun a four-city “investor road show,'' pitching the state's upcoming $850 million debt issue and its economy as good...

With committee vote, lawmakers map potential path to tolls


A legislative committee took the first steps Wednesday on what would be a long and complex journey to implement a comprehensive system of electronic highway tolls in Connecticut, voting party lines...

Public option health insurance bills clear committee


Legislation that would extend state health benefits to small businesses, nonprofits and individuals cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, winning a favorable vote from the Insurance and Real Estate Committee.

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