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CT targets international travelers ahead of tourism season

Q&A talks to Randy Fiveash, director of the Connecticut Office of Tourism, about the influence of foreign travelers in the state's tourism industry.

Tech industry fuels patent activity amid challenging environment

Q&A talks with Michael Cantor, co-managing partner of Hartford-based Cantor Colburn LLP, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the country.

Survey: CT regs, policies biggest export challenge

Patricia Daddona |

The single greatest challenge for Connecticut exporters is government trade policy and regulation, according to 40 percent of participants in a new Connecticut Business and Industry survey.

Hartford’s Parkville whets developer’s ‘food-hall’ appetite

Gregory Seay |

Whether it's New York City's Chelsea Market or a mercado aberto in Portugal, Carlos Mouta finds them exhilarating places to indulge his passion for food, particularly spices and wine.

UTC's Otis to supply escalators in Shanghai aviation hub

Patricia Daddona |

Farmington-based Otis Elevator said 279 of its escalators and moving walkways will be used in a new satellite terminal to be built as part of the Shanghai Pudong International Airport expansion in...

Trump, Murphy agree federal agencies should 'buy American'


There’s at least one thing U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, a frequent critic of Donald Trump, sees eye to eye on with the president – the need to close loopholes in laws that requires government...

Reopened Iranian market has potential for Pratt, analyst says

Howard French | Journal Inquirer |

Pratt & Whitney engines will power passenger airplanes sold by European airplane manufacturer ATR to Iran Air, the latest deal following Iran’s nuclear accord with world powers that ended...

CT's 2016 export decline exceeds national average

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut exported fewer commodities last year, mirroring a national trend, according to updated federal data highlighted in the latest issue of the Connecticut Economic Digest.

Commerce officials to hold 'Export Week' program again

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut business and government officials will participate in the second annual Export Week, which begins April 24.

STR Holdings appoints board member

Matt Pilon |

Enfield-based STR Holdings, a manufacturer of components used to make solar panels, said it has appointed an engineer and project manager to its board of directors.

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