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Aetna's Silence Points To Headquarters In Play

Aetna's Silence Points To Headquarters In Play

On June 1 of last year, the Monday after lawmakers agreed to increase taxes, two companies issued statements saying Connecticut's business climate might prod them to move operations elsewhere.

General Electric immediately said it would form a committee to find a global headquarters location, and picked Boston seven months later.

The other company, Aetna, remains a mystery. Aetna, founded in Hartford in 1853, has said little publicly since that day about its local operations, with 6,000 employees. Ominously, Aetna won't quell speculation, which it could easily do if it isn't considering a move.

There is reason to worry about jobs and the headquarters, and the people...

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