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  • Fed stays the course on rates

    Fed stays the course on rates
    The Federal Reserve seemed to give investors and the business world just about everything they wanted to hear. The Fed endorsed the view that the sharp contraction in the first quarter was a blip: The economy has rebounded from the weather-related...
  • Big business finally learns that wellness is good business

    2014 has been the year when the discussion of well-being has migrated from health and wellness magazines to business magazines. Wellness, and how to integrate it into our work lives, has become the hottest topic in the business pages. And that should...
  • Hartford Innovators Invited

    From Samuel Colt and his revolver to Alfred Fuller and his brushes and Vernon Krieble and Loctite, Hartford has been a breeding ground for innovative business success. There's every reason to believe the same sort of problem-solving, leadership and...
  • Briar Rabbit makes new-school soul sounds

    Phillip-Michael Scales is a local singer-songwriter who goes by Briar Rabbit. He has just released his latest album, "From Your Bones," which is as literate and soulful a pop album as its predecessors. Scales' uncle is B.B. King — -just to get...
  • Inland Empire economy projected to be among fastest-growing in U.S.

    Inland Empire economy projected to be among fastest-growing in U.S.
    The Inland Empire east of Los Angeles is projected to be one of the fastest-growing large metropolitan area economies in the country over the next six years, according to a forecast released Friday at the United States Conference of Mayors. The economic...
  • Metro Hartford Attractive To Foreign Firms

    Greater Hartford has a higher concentration of jobs at foreign-owned firms than two-thirds of the nation's biggest urban areas, according to a study from Brookings Institution released Friday. Fairfield County has the highest proportion of jobs at...
  • Obama and Abbott: The U.S. and Australia make common cause in the Pacific

    Obama and Abbott: The U.S. and Australia make common cause in the Pacific
    Last week, at the 70th anniversary of the D-day landings at Normandy, we remembered how Australian airmen flew overhead as Americans and Allied forces surged ashore with extraordinary bravery and at great cost. Overlooking those sacred shores, we paid...
  • 'Subminimum wage' for disabled workers called exploitative

    'Subminimum wage' for disabled workers called exploitative
    At a noisy warehouse off Veterans Highway in Millersville, a young woman concentrates as she pokes black shoelaces into cardboard packaging. In another room, workers slowly count tiny bottles of hair products, placing them in plastic bags that will end up...
  • Pennies per hour [Editorial]

    Pennies per hour  [Editorial]
    In one of the most consequential matters considered by the Maryland General Assembly this year, lawmakers approved a bill sponsored by Gov. Martin O'Malley to raise the state's minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour. Though the final measure...
  • A bumpy year for Maryland's economy

    A bumpy year for Maryland's economy
    Maryland's economy has grown almost without fail in the last quarter-century, ticking up year after year. But not in 2013. That's according to early estimates from the U.S. Department of Commerce, which showed Maryland's gross domestic product...
  • Report: Connecticut's Greenhouse Gas Levels Are Down, But More Action Is Needed

    Levels of greenhouse gas emissions in Connecticut have been pushed back to where they were decades ago, but much more needs to be done to meet the state's climate goals, a new state report says. Investments in energy efficiency, a regional shift to...