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Fiscal uncertainty makes growth harder, not impossible

Connecticut got another double-dose of bad economic news last week.

Hartford, state aim to build bridges with Israel's tech economy

Matt Pilon |

Nearly two dozen Israeli startup executives and government officials, fresh off visits to New York and Philadelphia, made one last stop on their East Coast road show this month — to downtown...

Ed Pratesi has made a career out of valuing businesses

Stan Simpson Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

As Edward Pratesi recalls it, he was a sophomore at the University of New Haven in the mid-1960s with an errand to run at the local post office.

State, Foxwoods scuffle over tax status of new gaming machines

Mark Pazniokas | CT Mirror |

The unheralded arrival of 100 electronic bingo games at the Foxwoods Resort Casino is raising concerns at the State Capitol that the casino’s owner, the Mashantucket Pequot tribe, is testing...

Former CT insurance exec to lead Community Health Center Assoc.

Greg Bordonaro |

The former top executive of a now defunct Connecticut insurance company has found a new home leading an association that represents the state's community health centers industry.

Trash/recycling plant to provide $1M to Hartford

Matt Pilon |

The recently enacted state budget, which provides a restructuring lifeline to the city of Hartford, also requires a recycling and trash-to-energy plant that processes one-third of Connecticut’s...

Policymakers eye legislative action to address HHC-Anthem stalemate

Patricia Daddona |

In the wake of the Hartford HealthCare-Anthem contract standoff, Connecticut's top two Democratic legislative leaders said they may call lawmakers into special session to introduce legislation that...

CT shed 6,600 jobs in Oct.

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut lost 6,600 mostly seasonal jobs in October yet the unemployment rate eased to 4.5 percent, state labor authorities say.

Nancy Wyman says she won't run for governor in 2018

MARK PAZNIOKAS | CT MIRROR |

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman said Thursday she will not run for governor in 2018, ending months of personal contemplation and political calculation. Her decision deprives the Democratic Party of its...

Lawmaker says keep CT-N independent — or kill it

KEITH M. PHANEUF | CT MIRROR |

A legislator who helped create CT-N, the public affairs network that provides gavel-to-gavel coverage of the General Assembly, accused legislative leaders from the House floor Wednesday of turning...

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