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Approval for 'one college' years away, but CSCU presses forward with consolidation plan

KATHLEEN MEGAN | CT Mirror |

Connecticut State Colleges and Universities President Mark Ojakian's steady progress toward consolidating the state's 12 community colleges, while approval from accreditors is still years away, has...

Global diplomats to gather in downtown Hartford

Joe Cooper |

Diplomats from more than 20 countries are gathering in downtown Hartford later this month for a global networking event.

Trade tensions are easing. But the US crackdown on Huawei is just beginning

CNN BUSINESS |

The United States and China could soon reach a deal on trade. But the US government's prosecution of Huawei, one of China's most important tech companies, is just getting started --- leaving open the...

Chinese stocks jump after Trump delays big tariff hike

CNN BUSINESS |

US President Donald Trump has given Chinese stocks a boost by announcing that he'll delay a major tariff hike to give the two countries more time to reach a trade deal.

China's exports are doing way better than expected

CNN BUSINESS |

China has posted a surprise jump in exports, suggesting its economy could be holding up better than expected as it tries to negotiate an end to the trade war with the United States.

US trade deficit fell for the first time in five months. Tariffs could be why

CNN BUSINESS |

The trade deficit fell in November for the first time since President Donald Trump started putting tariffs on Chinese goods.

The tax cut investment 'boom' is already over. Some say it never really started

CNN BUSINESS |

Proponents of the 2017 tax law predicted it would set off a wave of spending by American businesses.

China will overtake the US as the world's biggest retail market this year

CNN BUSINESS |

China's economy may be slowing down, but the country is still set to eclipse the United States as the world's top retail market for the first time.

The shutdown is coming at the worst time for the economy

CNN BUSINESS |

None of the 21 government shutdowns since 1976 made a real dent in the economy --- purchases were simply delayed until the government re-opened and federal workers regained their lost wages.

Why economists think hiring is starting to slow

CNN BUSINESS |

Last year was an impressive one for the job market, but it may have ended on a down beat.

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