Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2014, 2,270 teens in the United States ages 16–19 were killed and 221,313 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor vehicle crashes. That means that six teens ages 16–19 died every […]
Almond Joy, Milky Way and M&Ms are the likely candies to be greeting Connecticut trick-or-treaters as they move from door to door later this month. That’s according to candystore.com, which sells bulk candy on-line, in their review of sales data from 2007 through 2015.
Connecticut’s favorite Halloween candy is Almond Joy, with 2,619 pounds […]
In Connecticut, a planned, sequential PK-12 Coordinated School Health (CSH) education curriculum is a system designed to addresses the physical, mental, emotional and social dimensions of health. CSH aims to improve students’ health and their capacity to learn through the support of families, communities and schools working together.
A new nationwide survey indicates that the […]
by Derek Thomas and Ray Noonan
During the past 15 years, Connecticut’s economy has experienced a “job swap” – jobs lost in high-wage industries were replaced with jobs gained in low-wage ones.
As a result, from 2001 to 2015, the share of Connecticut’s private sector jobs in low-wage industries increased by 20 percent, while the […]
West Virginia had the highest prevalence of cigarette use in the United States, according to a new CDC study. Utah had the lowest, and Connecticut had the 10th lowest rate.
Using data from the 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC determined that the prevalence of cigarette use in West Virginia was 26.7%, while […]
Connecticut now has the 10th lowest adult obesity rate in the nation, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America.
Connecticut’s adult obesity rate is currently 25.3 percent, up from 16.0 percent in 2000 and from 10.4 percent in 1990.
According to the most recent data, adult obesity rates now exceed […]
If Connecticut students are to excel in math, it will take a concerted effort at the state and district level, revised curriculum by state colleges preparing math teachers, and greater community involvement. That overall effort, according to a new state report, still has a ways to go.
The 30-member Commissioner’s Council on Mathematics report, issued […]
More Connecticut households are struggling to pay for their most basic needs, according to a new report from United Way. More than one out of four households – in one of the wealthiest states in the U.S. – are employed, yet still fall below what is needed to thrive financially. That is an increase in […]
by Don Klepper-Smith
Today, as I look out over our economic landscape in mid-2016, and given recent developments, I believe there is enough evidence to suggest that the odds of a U.S. recession over the next 12-18 months have risen to roughly 30-40 percent.
During our last recession, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) […]
For customers of the soon-to-be-history First Niagara Bank, this will be a holiday weekend of banking transition, as KeyBank becomes the new name on the door on Tuesday morning after a host of changes inside.
First Niagara branches, converting to KeyBank, will close at 3 p.m. Oct. 7 and reopen for business the morning of […]
The Innovation Prize is a $10,000 and a $5,000 cash prize that is awarded to the two best social impact pitches that are presented at the 2017 Global Health & Innovation Conference, to be held in New Haven at Yale University on April 22-23, 2017.
The Global Health & Innovation Conference (#GHIC) is […]
Ridgefield, Wilton, Weston, Easton and Redding top the list of Connecticut’s safest communities, according to an analysis from Safewise. Rounding out the top 10 are Suffield, East Hampton, New Canaan, Newtown and Madison.
The analysis explains that “one of Connecticut’s positive attributes is a relatively low crime rate.” Based on the most recent FBI Crime […]
The headline in the story posted over the weekend at the National Review website says simply, “Connecticut’s Bad for Business.”
The article explains that “the state’s perpetual budget crisis has continued unhindered, with no resolution on the horizon,” and points to “a long list of causes” for the adverse business climate: “burdensome regulations, the […]
by George Washington
The period for a new election of a citizen to administer the executive government of the United States being not far distant, and the time actually arrived when your thoughts must be employed in designating the person who is to be clothed with that important trust, it appears to me proper, especially […]