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U.S. Economy Adds 236,000 Jobs In February, Unemployment Falls To 7.7 Percent; Questions About ConnecticutThe U.S. labor markets turned in one of the best monthly performances of the last 12 months in February, adding 236,000 jobs and paring the unemployment rate to 7.7 percent in a report Friday that heightens concerns about the divide between a sluggish...
The Hartford CourantIt's no mystery when a mystery-shopping job offer asks the prospective shopper to cash a money order and wire most of the money to a third party. It's a scam. An actual mystery-shopping job is much less mysterious: Some retailers hire companies that...
The Hartford CourantIn the end, he decided to pretend. Politicians will do that, trumpet that something is different than we know it to be. It's not what we expect in so many large doses from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who revels in his reputation for rude candor. The state's...
TOWNS SEE LOOMING SHORTFALLS By Betsy Gara Town leaders are anxiously crunching numbers as they review Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed budget. Given the size of the budget deficit, the Connecticut Council of Small Towns applauds the intent of the...
Newtown Tragedy Hangs Over 'State Of The State' Speech; Budget Issues Take Back Seat As Legislature ReconvenesThe Hartford CourantThe Dec. 14 Newtown school shootings dominated opening day at the state Capitol Wednesday, as lawmakers arrived to face a projected budget deficit of $1 billion in the next fiscal year and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy exhorted them to take action to prevent...
The Hartford Courant— Governments in nine states have awarded at least $49 million in subsidies in the past five years to gun and ammunition makers whose products are under scrutiny after the school shootings in Newtown. Almost 85 percent of those tax breaks or...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Gov. Mike Pence used his first State of the State address Tuesday night to lobby for a personal income tax cut, an expansion of Indiana's school voucher system and improved vocational training. The new Republican governor highlighted...
NEW YORK CITY -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc will buy an additional $50 billion in U.S.-made products over the next decade in areas like sporting goods and high-end appliances in what the world's largest retailer called a bid to help boost the U.S. economy. Wal-...
In a classic "Seinfeld" episode, the ever-hapless George Costanza decides it's time to change his strategy. "Every decision that I've ever made in my entire life has been wrong. My life is the complete opposite of everything I've wanted to be." His...
The headline on the federal news release read: "ICE fines Connecticut companies hiring unlawful employees." One official was quoted saying the $132,584 in penalties were part of a national campaign to stop businesses from hiring undocumented workers and...
The Hartford CourantIn some ways, 2012 was a carryover year from news of 2011, as the governor continued his aggressive economic development spending, United Technologies Corp. consummated a deal it announced in 2011, and the year's nastiest labor strike grew out of a 2011...
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