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Minimum-wage hike scored as bad for business


Raising the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour is likely to cost jobs for those who need them most — workers at the low end of the socioeconomic and job-skills spectrum, business leaders...

Barnes’ 4Q profits rise on aerospace growth

Joe Cooper |

Bristol aerospace and industrial-parts manufacturer Barnes Group Inc. on Friday said its fourth-quarter earnings returned to black due to growth in its aerospace business.

US tariffs could cost German automakers $7 billion a year


US tariffs could cost German automakers $7 billion a year, but they will hurt more than just car factories.

Retail layoffs are piling up. Here's the whole story


Payless. Charlotte Russe. Toys "R" Us. The chain store liquidations just keep coming, putting tens of thousands of workers out of their jobs. Is the retail industry about to collapse?

Honda is closing its only British factory, wiping out 3,500 jobs


Honda has just dealt the United Kingdom's auto industry a huge blow.

As CT faces tech-worker shortages, momentum builds for K-12 computer-science curriculum mandate

Sean Teehan |

As Connecticut faces a technology-workers shortage, momentum is building for a state-mandated K-12 computer-science curriculum.

Does CT need a manufacturing czar?

Q&A talks to Eric Brown, the vice president of manufacturing policy and outreach at the Connecticut Business & Industry Association, about the various issues impacting the state's manufacturing...

New technology-assistance program designed to support manufacturing innovation

Matthew Broderick Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

As the director of strategic partnerships at the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Michelle Cote is bullish about Hartford's future.

Tax abatements lure Forrest Machine to Berlin

Gregory Seay |

For 20 of the 35 years of Forrest Machine Inc.'s existence, family owners of the aerospace metalsmith called Rocky Hill home.

State reveals new plan to bridge CT's manufacturing workforce gaps

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut's public college and university system on Friday launched a new advanced manufacturing workforce development program aimed at filling the industry's job gaps.

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