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Senate backs White House on effort to require drug prices in ads

ANA RADELAT | CT MIRROR |

The ads urging people to ask their doctors to prescribe new drugs that can tackle a host of hard-to-treat conditions — from arthritis to hepatitis C — are ubiquitous on both television...

Report: Greater Hartford hourly wages 19% higher vs. nation

Joe Cooper |

Greater Hartford workers earned far more per hour compared to the rest of the nation in May 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

New estimate raises second quarter economic growth to 4.2%

CNNMONEY |

Economic growth for the second quarter was even better than we thought.Real US gross domestic product grew at an annualized rate of 4.2% last quarter,...

Where is the US housing market headed? 4 things you need to know

CNNMONEY |

If you're a real estate agent, odds are you haven't been closing as many deals lately.A slowdown in new construction and a short supply of existing...

Report: Despite rising wages for working class, more help needed

Matt Pilon |

After decades of wage stagnation for low and middle-income workers, things have started to change.

CBIA begins to shape messaging ahead of election, session

Joe Cooper| Matt Pilon |

The Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA), the state's largest business lobby, has launched a new marketing and advertising campaign ahead of the November elections aimed at pushing its...

Report: CT’s cost of living too high for 40% of households

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut's high costs of living are taking a major bite out of family earnings.

HBJ Special Report: Building Connecticut's workforce pipeline

Hartford Business Journal is kicking off a multi-part series that will highlight the challenges and opportunities the state faces in grooming and retaining its next-generation workforce.

Vast web works to meet Connecticut's labor challenges

Matt Pilon |

When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy took office in 2011, he laid out his vision for creating one of the global economy's “best-educated, most-skilled, highest-productive” workforces that would...

State's labor challenges are many

Matt Pilon |

Connecticut's labor force is a major driver of the state's economy that, if fine tuned, could offer a competitive advantage in attracting jobs and investment capital.

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