It turns out that the oft-heralded and increasingly criticized U.S. News & World Report college rankings aren’t the only game in town. Washington Monthly magazine has developed a rating system with a different emphasis, and very different results. Among the Connecticut institutions making the list: UConn, Yale, Wesleyan, and Trinity – but not [...]
Connecticut’s fasted growing technology companies will be the center of attention Thursday evening as the Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) and Marcum LLP spotlight the 2014 Marcum Tech Top 40. Now in its 7th year, the annual list features privately and publicly held companies, including some newcomers to the top 40.
The 2014 winners are predominantly [...]
Between August 2013 and August 2014, Connecticut’s unemployment rate dropped 1.2 percent, ranking the state #17 in the U.S. in the percentage reduction in unemployment during the year-long period. The data, compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), indicated that Connecticut’s unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted, dropped from 7.8 percent to 6.6 percent.
The Federal Communications Commission has the pending license renewal of WTIC-AM radio on “enforcement hold,” nearly six months after the station’s broadcast license technically expired. The station can continue broadcasting under the license that expired on April 1, 2014 until the FCC acts on its renewal application, which was filed last year on November 27, [...]
The Best Buddies chapter at Eastern Connecticut State University has been named Overall Outstanding Chapter in the United States. The recognition came at the Best Buddies International Leadership Conference held at Indiana University. Best Buddies is a nonprofit, worldwide organization that helps create friendships for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Katharine Ferrone, chapter president, accepted the award on [...]
An analysis of how states fared in the inaugural year of the Affordable Care Act, based on targets for enrollment developed by the Obama Administration, shows that Connecticut leads the list.
According to the analysis published by the Wall Street Journal using data from the Department of Health and Human Services, Connecticut ranked #1, [...]
An unprecedented anti-texting enforcement effort by the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office, part of the “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” campaign, concludes this week on September 24. The nearly month-long enforcement mobilization marked the first time the state has used dedicated federal funds to curb texting while driving. Connecticut was the only [...]
“A first class education is not just a requirement, it is a civil right,” America’s first African American astronaut, aerospace engineer Guion Bluford, told an attentive and appreciative audience at the University of Hartford, speaking as part of the university’s week-long “Empowering Change” initiative marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.
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.
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