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Feds: Hartford county leads CT in 2015 economic growth

Joe Cooper |

The Hartford region's economy led Connecticut in growth in 2015 after shrinking during the two years prior, according to federal officials.

Comptroller issues pharmacy benefits RFP aimed at increasing transparency

Will Healey | Journal Inquirer |

The state comptroller’s office has issued a request for proposals for a new state pharmacy benefits agreement that aims to increase transparency and eliminate “hidden wealth...

Nearly half of US CFOs fear a 2019 recession


America's finance chiefs fear the economic expansion is nearly over.

Bond Commission OKs tens of millions during Malloy's final mtg.

Joe Cooper |

In near unanimous support, the state Bond Commission on Tuesday morning greenlit dozens of projects worth tens of millions of dollars, mainly geared toward transportation and economic-development...

Gov. Malloy to oversee final Bond Commission mtg.; tens of millions up for vote

Joe Cooper |

Outgoing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will oversee, likely for the final time, a state Bond Commission meeting Tuesday morning with tens of millions of dollars under consideration for various transportation...

Terri Slack | Vice President and Senior Project Manager, CDM Smith

Sean Teehan |

The issue of Connecticut's deteriorating highways and bridges and the possibility of installing tolls were front and center during this year's gubernatorial election. It's also an issue Terri Slack...

CBIA elects manufacturing veteran as board chair

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut's largest business lobby says its newly reshuffled board of directors on Thursday elected a Middletown manufacturing executive as chairman.

In weaker-than-expected jobs report, US economy added 155,000 jobs in November


The US economy added 155,000 jobs in November, the Labor Department reported Friday. That's fewer than expected, but the unemployment rate remained steady at 3.7%.

Why the stock market is freaking out


Extreme fear is once again sending Wall Street into chaos. Investors are debating whether the longest bull market in American history is nearing an end or just taking a breather.

Stanley: Tariffs, other headwinds mean CT layoffs as part of $250M in cost cuts

Joe Cooper |

Citing mounting headwinds from cost inflation and tariffs, New Britain hand- and power-tool maker Stanley Black & Decker Inc. says it has made an unspecified number of layoffs in Connecticut as part...

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