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  • 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...
  • Economic growth slows to a crawl in first quarter

    The American economy barely grew in the first quarter as the harsh winter weather appears to have knocked business investment and other activity even harder than previously thought. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the economy expanded at a...
  • It's California's chance to strike a blow for workers' rights

    Everybody's talking about inequality, but some California legislators actually mean to do something about it. A bill by two state senators, Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) and Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley), would raise the state's corporate tax rate on...
  • Surprise! 'Pro-business' policies hurt state economic growth

    Surprise! 'Pro-business' policies hurt state economic growth
    Conservative economic pundits just love to justify "business-friendly" policies to state governments as keys to job growth, which after all is the whole ballgame in economic policy-making. As Menzie Chinn of the University of Wisconsin has now shown,...
  • Economic impact of traffic accidents? About $1 trillion a year

    Motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. every year have an economic toll of almost $1 trillion. That includes $277 billion in actual cost, and an estimated $594 billion in "harm from the loss of life and the pain and decreased quality of life due to injuries,...
  • Economy was hit harder by severe winter than initially feared

    Economy was hit harder by severe winter than initially feared
    The economy stumbled badly during the severe winter, much more than first estimated, according to a government report, and stalled a recovery that appeared poised to take off this year. Economists, however, see the quarterly drop more as a delay in...
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  • If healthcare usage is surging, where are the healthcare jobs?

    If healthcare usage is surging, where are the healthcare jobs?
    You may have thought the headline number from last week's report on the U.S. economy was its weak overall growth in the first quarter of this year (0.1% at an annual rate). But for health economists, the big news was the huge surge in household...
  • A productivity trick that will make you feel happier about what you accomplish

    Brazen Careerist Many productive people fall into a funny mental trap: we often overlook our own productivity. Sometimes the more productive you are, the more likely you are to beat yourself up at the end of the day, even thinking, "I wasn't very...
  • How to avoid distractions when working from home

    How to avoid distractions when working from home
    Telecommuting has made great strides over the last decade. U.S. Census Bureau statistics have identified key telecommuting trends, noting that 45 percent of the American workforce holds a job that is compatible with at least part-time work from home....
  • Ehrlich's hypothetical arguments don't ring true [Letter]

    Ehrlich's hypothetical arguments don't ring true [Letter]
    I am grateful to columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. for bringing to my attention the deplorable conditions inflicted on entrepreneurs by President Barack Obama ("Building a business is bad under Obama," May11). I admit to being a bit surprised that such...