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Changing retail landscape, state politics to impact economy in 2018

Alissa K. DeJonge, Vice President of Research, Connecticut Economic Resource Center Inc. |

There are many industry trends that will affect Connecticut's economy in 2018 leading to slow to moderate growth.

Report: CT consumer complaints against retailers down 17% since late 2012

Patricia Daddona |

Complaints about retail companies in Connecticut declined 17 percent over the past six years, according to new data released by the state Department of Consumer Protection.

CVS-Aetna deal could complicate state’s growing urgent-care industry

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut's urgent-care industry has grown rapidly in recent years, as investors, hospitals, physicians and others try to stake ground in what many view as a lower cost, more convenient access...

Trinity's Hartford campus home nearly ready

Gregory Seay |

The new downtown Hartford campus home of Trinity College in Constitution Plaza just about has the final pieces in place and is ready for occupancy.

Comcast debuts Middletown store

Patricia Daddona |

Internet, phone and cable provider Comcast has opened its newest Xfinity Store in Middletown.

Aetna, CVS execs hint at Apple store-like pharmacy of the future

Matt Pilon |

CVS Health's approximately $69 billion proposed acquisition of Aetna will likely mean big changes for the pharmacy giant's vast network of nearly 10,000 brick-and-mortar stores.

Downtown retailers hope for holiday bump

The holiday season is an important time for all retailers, including downtown Hartford merchants.

'Small Business Saturday' this week in Hartford

Gregory Seay |

Nearly a dozen downtown Hartford merchants and service providers will participate in the day-long “Small Business Saturday'' promotion this Saturday.

Southington lighting showroom to move, double in size

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut Lighting Centers is relocating its Southington store in December to 50 Graham Place from 235 Queen St. and doubling the size of its showroom there.

Barnes & Noble's foothold firmly planted at UConn in downtown Hartford

Q&A talks to Patrick Maloney, president of Barnes & Noble College, which operates 781 college-campus bookstores around the country, including eight at UConn's seven campuses around the state.

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