The departure of GE’s corporate headquarters for Boston reflects a growing trend for headquarters of major corporations to relocate back to cities, but a recent study indicates they not only move, but shrink, becoming a “reconstituted, smaller version”of their former corporate selves.
Analyst Saskia Sassen, author of The Global City, describes such moves, which often […]
Hunger in Connecticut is described as a pervasive problem: one in seven Connecticut residents struggle with hunger; 14.3 percent of Connecticut families do not have adequate resources to purchase enough food; 68 percent of Connecticut food pantry and soup kitchen clients at one point had to choose between food and medical care.
Those stark statistics […]
Teen drivers are at the highest risk for crashes and crash-related fatalities, and are particularly vulnerable to distractions while driving. The results of a new nationwide survey of teens and their parents suggest a considerable disconnect between the limitations parents believe they are imposing on driving and the use of cell phones, and their teens’ […]
The Technology Fast 500 is a closely watched annual listing of the fast-growing tech companies, businesses that are releasing new, emerging technologies from the U.S. and Canada worldwide. The latest ranking includes eight Connecticut companies, including one, operating in Stamford, that reached the top 100.
Combining technological innovation, entrepreneurship, and rapid growth, Fast 500 companies—large […]
Among the nation’s 34 most populous states, the rate of preventive health care visits was higher in Connecticut than any state in the nation. Data released this month from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics also found that the rate of preventive care visits to primary care physicians, among the […]
by Heather Freeman
Mothers are powerful role models. They leave an indelible imprint on a girl’s self-identity starting from before birth. When her imprint is that which supports a healthy dose of self-love and confidence, her daughter can develop her own sense of self, separate from her mother’s. She will grow up to be confident […]
A total of up to $900,000 will be awarded over the next four years to a Hartford collaborative initiative to strengthen the next generation of workers and meet employer demand. The Annie E. Casey Foundation has announced plans to award $6 million in grants to increase job opportunities for young adults from low income families […]
Though precise definitions of elder abuse vary widely across jurisdictions, conceptually, elder abuse is any form of mistreatment that results in harm or loss to an older person. That, according to a report issued by Connecticut’s Legislative Commission on Aging, is at the core of a series of 15 recommendations being made to the state […]
“I know firsthand how detrimental patent trolls can be to small businesses, as my Connecticut small business was recently the victim of abusive patent litigation in which bad patents were used as weapons of financial intimidation against my small business. $100,000 in legal fees and ten months of litigation later, we successfully defended against these […]
Connecticut’s place in the ongoing national debate about guns is reflected in a new analysis which ranks the state 20th in the nation in overall dependence on the gun industry, but also ranks the state 3rd in total firearms industry output per capita and 2nd in highest average wages & benefits in the firearms industry.
The Connecticut Insurance Department recovered approximately $6 million for policyholders and taxpayers in 2015, helping individuals and families with their claims and complaints. The total dollar amount of the recoveries declined for the third consecutive year, down from a high of $8.7 million in 2012, $7.4 million in 2013 and $6.3 million in 2014.
by Mary Cahalane
In Connecticut, the nonprofit sector employs almost 14% of our workforce. Connecticut nonprofits generate $33.4 billion in revenues annually. Individuals in Connecticut contribute $2.7 billion a year. The sector is important to our state.
Recently, I wrote about the struggles of balancing work and life – especially for those […]