In an era increasingly dominated by technology, a new study has underscored the importance of person-to-person assistance in a critical realm: health insurance for chronically underserved populations. Consumers found it easier to get and use information from in-person assistance, and rated information from in-person assistance significantly better compared to information from a telephone helpline or [...]
The drop in state and local government employment in Connecticut was the 5th largest in the nation between December 2007 and June 2014, according to data released by the Economic Policy Institute using data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Connecticut’s government employment levels dropped 5.8 percent during the period. Larger decreases in [...]
Each year, the MacArthur Foundation provides grants to some of the most talented minds in the country to provide them with the resources to pursue incredibly creative projects that just might change the world. That’s why they’re often called the “genius awards.” And it turns out that Connecticut ranks in the top 10 in recipients.
Although undefeated thus far this season, the New York Jets, it turns out, are nowhere. At least nowhere on a nationwide, country-by-county map released by Facebook of the National Football League “likes” of Facebook users.
The breakdown showed Patriots dominance throughout New England and most of Connecticut – with the exception of Fairfield and New [...]
“Jeff Gonski does not need a network television special or a commemorative newspaper edition to remember what he cannot forget: It has been 10 years since Amy Toyen, his 24-year-old fiancée, vanished in a cloud of toxic smoke and twisted steel at the tip of lower Manhattan. When American Airlines Flight 11 slammed into the [...]
The good news: three times as many Connecticut businesses say they are growing rather than contracting, innovation and investment in technology is strong and three-quarters of manufacturers surveyed say they are exporting. Those are among the lead findings in a survey of Connecticut businesses conducted by BlumShapiro and the Connecticut Business and Industry Association.
More than 3,700 people of all ages and backgrounds are helping to meet local needs, strengthen communities, and increase civic engagement through national service in Connecticut, according to data compiled by the Corporation for National & Community Service.
Serving at more than 600 locations throughout the state, these citizens tutor and mentor children, support veterans and military [...]
Coupons are fast-becoming money savers that are clicked, not clipped, and in few regions is that more the trend than in Greater Hartford. Newly released data indicates that the Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford market ranks #4 in the nation in the level of click activity, just behind New York, Boston and Philadelphia.
According to results of [...]
The lone Connecticut-based retailer to make the list of the Hot 100 Retailers produced by the National Retail Federation is Danbury-based Ethan Allen Interiors, sliding in at #97. Data from the national advocacy organization indicates 5 percent growth and 208 locations nationwide for the chain.
Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE:ETH) is a leading interior [...]
Hurricane Sandy, which hit Connecticut and the Northeast in October 2012, produced the 3rd costliest insured loss in the past 43 years, according to data compiled by Swiss Re and reported by Bloomberg.
Half of the 15 costliest catastrophes since 1970 have occurred in the past 10 years. The analysis methodology, going back to 1970, [...]
There’s a decidedly New Haven bend to the state’s largest ongoing transportation infrastructure projects. A listing of the largest Department of Transportation (DOT) projects indicates that of the top 20 projects, eight of them are in New Haven, including four of the top six.
The largest project is the construction of the Pearl Harbor Memorial [...]
Connecticut had 100,754 millionaire residents last year, up from 99,235 in 2012, comprising 7.32 percent of the state’s 1.4 million households.
Connecticut ranked third in the U.S. in millionaires per-capita, according to published reports. Maryland ranked in first place using the per-capita measurement and New Jersey placed second. Connecticut was ranked fourth in 2012, but [...]
In Tennessee, Rhode Island, Hawaii and Connecticut, nursing homes must have a registered nurse on duty 24/7. A total of only thirteen states require 24-hour registered nurse coverage in some cases, but their statutes vary, and are somewhat less stringent than the four 24/7 states.
As for the rest [...]
The number of languages spoken in Connecticut is considerably larger than most people expect. That fact was highlighted in the recent MetroHartford Progress Points Report, prepared for the MetroHartford Alliance. The linguistic diversity and global connections of the region are reflected in schools and employers, with more than 100 different languages spoken in [...]