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Artist's rendering of the planned UConn Basketball Student-Athlete Development Center. Courtesy of the University of Connecticut.

Contractors Ordered Off UConn Job Over Wage Issues

A state official says two companies have been ordered to stop work on the University of Connecticut’s new basketball training facility after inspectors found workers were being paid in cash at wages below state-mandated levels.

02/25/2014

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State Minimum Wage Rises On New Year’s Day

Minimum wage workers in Connecticut are about to get a raise.

12/30/2013

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August Unemployment Holds Steady

Connecticut’s unemployment rate held steady at 8.1% last month, more than three-quarters of a point above the national rate

09/19/2013

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State Unemployment Rises As Job Growth Stalls

Job growth in Connecticut was essentially flat in June as the unemployment rate edged up to 8.1 percent, the state Labor Department said Thursday.

07/18/2013

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Career Fair Today In Cromwell

Those looking to switch careers or in search of a job may want to head to the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell today. A career fair is being held from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.. The […]

06/18/2013

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Jan. Unemployment Drops In State; Revised Figures Show 2012 Better Than First Thought

The Connecticut Department of Labor says its latest figures show improvement in the state labor market.

03/15/2013

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Slight Decrease In State Jobless Rate In November

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut labor officials say the state’s economy added a scant 300 jobs in November, which was hampered by recovery efforts following Superstorm Sandy. The state said on Thursday that the unemployment […]

12/20/2012

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Opinion: A Few Brave Newspapers Endorse Romney Fighting Tide Of Liberal Press

The newspapers that are not endorsing President Barack Obama are extremely brave. They are to be positively recognized for their courage to stand up against the onslaught of the liberal media which refuses to speak in the best interest of the country as the presidential election nears.

11/02/2012

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Opinion: 7.8% Unemployment Rate Is Questionable

Obviously, one does not need a math degree of any sort to realize that something is amiss with these figures and thereby needs further explanation. It appears as though their number of those who found work, the number of new jobs created, or both are inaccurate.

10/08/2012

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Opinion: Democratic Party’s Lies And Spins

The blatant lies and the desperate spins generated from the “left” have been absolutely frightening. What’s extremely sad for them is that they don’t have a prayer of keeping the White House without creating lies and spinning obvious negatives into self-reported positives.

08/06/2012

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