| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Amid all the furor surrounding the Newtown killings and the need for new gun controls, one state lawmaker is quietly suggesting Connecticut revive an almost-forgotten effort aimed at combating the flow of illegal firearms.
State Sen. Tony Guglielmo of...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 11:05 AM
The year 1997 returns to Connecticut for a one-night-stand at the Palace Theater on Jan. 31, when Sixpence None the Richer performs. Best known for rock/pop staples "Kiss Me" and "There She Goes," the Christian-influenced band reunited for the second time...
| Aug 10, 2011
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For Andrew Jetter, it was a matter of eye contact. Inclined to be an introvert, the bank president had to force himself to look others in the eyes.
"Making small talk … I had to practice that," said the chief executive of...
| Nov 8, 2011
Good economy or bad, growing workplace or fading one, it falls to front-line managers to rally the troops.
Sometimes, midlevel bosses aren't any happier than the rank and file, so they have the extra challenge of motivating themselves first.
| Jan 11, 2012
A business research organization that tallies online job postings said last week that job vacancies nationally grew by 93,000 in December from November.
That dovetails with other signals that the job market is improving modestly. Around the country, many...
| Mar 7, 2012
The annual performance review strikes fear and loathing in the hearts of most workers, even those who believe they've worked well and hard.
There's usually some disconnect between what we see in ourselves and what others see in us, even if both worker...
| Apr 9, 2012
About 1 in 6 workers has elder care responsibilities of some kind, and given longer life expectancies, that share is likely to grow.
Workplaces have spent a lot more effort responding to employees' child care rather than elder care needs, but...
| Jan 4, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At NCM Associates in Overland Park, Kan., employees are getting a gift that will keep on giving: an infusion into their nest eggs.
More than half of the professional services company's 92 employees have been on the job long...
| Feb 16, 2012
The class clown may get in trouble, but the office wag may be the glue that makes a workplace stick together.
Research indicates that humor at work is a good thing. It builds morale and relationships. But it also hurts if it veers from being a bonding...
| Apr 11, 2012
It's an election year. People talk politics in the workplace. And why not? We have freedom of speech.
Well, not necessarily.
You may be shocked to learn that a constitutionally protected freedom of speech for government workers doesn't extend into the...
| Apr 25, 2012
In honor of the annual Earth Day observance, here are things each of us can do to be friendlier to Mother Earth.
Whether we're employed by someone, working for ourselves, job hunting or retired, we can:
•Drive less. Walk more. Ride a bike. Combine...