Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini speaks at the Fortune Brainstorm Health conference in March. In the midst of a massive $69 billion deal with CVS, Aetna has curtailed stock repurchasing, which fits into a Connecticut trend, but runs counter to a national boom in the wake of federal tax cuts.

Amid record U.S. stock buybacks, CT corporates keep focus on M&A

Federal tax cuts have prompted record U.S. stock buybacks and dividend hikes, but Connecticut's major corporations are directing cash elsewhere.

Waterbury's Noujaim Tool Co. is a Connecticut manufacturer that has found success with its apprenticeship-training program.

CT looking to bond $50M to create more 'job-ready' citizens

State lawmakers want to invest $50 million to train 10,000 residents over the next four years for in-demand jobs.

Gary Francoeur, owner of Arcor Laser Services, is adding new laser tools inside his newest Suffield production facility to keep pace with spiraling orders, especially among medical-device makers.

Arcor's laser focus drives its expansion

For the second time in a decade, Gary Francoeur has had to make room for his expanding Suffield laser-services operation. And, he worries he may need to again inside of a year.

 
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