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Connecticut Economic Outlook Says Discouraged Workers Are Behind Drop In Unemployment

University of Connecticut economists say in a new report that the state’s falling unemployment rate is due not to job creation, but because workers are quitting the labor force.

12/23/2013

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Slow New England Job Growth Seen Lagging U.S. Gains

An economic outlook says New England’s jobs recovery will continue to be slow, set back by federal spending cuts and reduced consumer demand.

11/13/2013

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Analysis Suggests Metro-North Disruption Cost State $62 Million In Economic Output. $2.5 Million In Revenue

_ An analysis conducted by the Department of Economic and Community Development shows Connecticut’s economy suffered during the recent disruption of service along Metro-North’s busy New Haven commuter rail line.

10/09/2013

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DECD Commissioner Planning Israeli Trip

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s economic development commissioner is planning a trip with business leaders to Israel to promote companies based in the state. Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Catherine Smith says the […]

08/24/2013

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Shoppers Get A Break With Tax Free Week

Click here for a list of tax exempt clothing and footwear examples. HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Back-to-school shoppers in Connecticut will soon get a tax break. Starting Sunday, clothing items that cost less than $300 […]

08/17/2013

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Connecticut Tax Free Holiday Next Week

Connecticut holds another tax free holiday beginning August 18.

08/12/2013

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Poverty In Puerto Rico At 14%; Homelessness On Increase

Puerto Rico’s homeless population has risen sharply in the past two years amid an ongoing economic crisis that includes a nearly 14 percent unemployment rate, higher than any U.S. state.

07/09/2013

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Poll: Majority Disapprove of Malloy’s Policies

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy may have led the state through several natural disasters and the Newtown school massacre since his election in 2010, but Connecticut voters are far from completely won over by the Democrat.

06/19/2013

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Politicans’ Opinions Differ On Session’s Economic Proposals

Republicans and Democrats are at odds over whether the latest legislative session will help improve Connecticut’s economic outlook.

06/06/2013

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Experts: Compulsive Gambling Funds Off Pace Of New Casinos

Tom Leksan lost nearly everything when gambling became an addiction with easy access to casinos.

05/05/2013

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