The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) this week recommended to states that all new large school buses be equipped with both lap and shoulder seatbelts, the first time such a recommendation has been issued for the vehicles by the agency. The board also recommended requiring collision-avoidance systems and automatic emergency brakes on new school buses, […]
Fatal falls among senior citizens are on the rise in Connecticut and across the United States, according to a new government report. The overall rate of older adult deaths from falls increased 31 percent from 2007 to 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In 2016, a total of 29,668 Americans […]
“This is a transformational merger and it gives us the opportunity to reshape the health care industry, Aetna President Karen Lynch said this past week, looking at the potential impact of a CVS-Aetna merger. “We expect to transform what a CVS store looks like.”
“For too long we’ve been practicing sick care and not health […]
by Keith Hovan
I never imagined delivering a commencement speech. In fact I don’t remember any of the speeches from any of the commencements that I have ever attended. So I’m not expecting any of you to remember this one either. Given that this speech is unlikely to be memorable I will attempt to make […]
The most popular names for children born in the United States in 2017 were Liam for boys and Emma for girls. Connecticut, however, had different top choices, according to the U.S. Social Security Administration. The state’s most popular names for newborns were Noah and Olivia.
The top five female names in Connecticut in 2017 were […]
The World Affairs Council of Connecticut marked Connecticut’s global leadership in cancer research and innovation at the organization’s 2018 Luminary Awards program. The Council honored Yale Cancer Center, a ground-breaking center for global health, as the 2018 Luminary Award recipient, noting that “innovations made here in Connecticut impact health on a global scale.”
The Yale […]
Connecticut’s economy is now smaller that it was 2004. The state’s lackluster performance stands in sharp contrast with all of the other New England states, whose economies have seen real growth, as have those of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania. The state’s economy contracted in 2017, as it did in 2014 and 2016, and its […]
reSET, the Hartford-based Social Enterprise Trust, whose mission is advancing the social enterprise sector and supporting entrepreneurs of all stripes, has announced the winners of its 2018 Venture Showcase, and three Connecticut-grown businesses took the top awards.
The annual event recognizes the talented entrepreneurs and innovative businesses that have just graduated from reSET’s nationally […]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent out warning letters to 40 retailers in 17 states – including four in Connecticut – as part of a “concerted effort to ensure youth are not able to access” e-cigarettes – specifically responding to what officials describe as the “surging youth uptake” of JUUL products.
According to […]
by Mitchell W. Pearlman
In many respects, computers have made life easier. But they have also made life quite a bit more complicated. For example, before the computer age most government documents were on paper. Today, people not only need access to government information on computer media and in computer-readable formats, they need access to […]
In addition to an array of nearly 100 state agencies of varying sizes and responsibilities, Connecticut has 15 quasi-public agencies, which operate under different rules of the road from run-of-the-mill state agencies.
The main reason for establishing the “quasis,” as they’re often called, “was their organizational location outside the structure of state government,” according to […]
Connecticut has recovered the number of private sector jobs lost during the previous recession. However, during the past six years, Connecticut’s job growth has been significantly slower than the nation’s and that of our neighbor states, according to the new issue of The Connecticut Economic Digest, produced by the state Department of Labor.
Between March […]
The 238th class of new members of the highly selective American Academy of Arts and Sciences, to be inducted later this year, include many household names – and one prominent local individual. The academy is one of the country’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers, and its members include some of the world’s most accomplished […]
Connecticut is the third most Catholic state in America, ranking just behind Rhode Island and New Jersey, in a national analysis by the Gallup organization. Twenty-three percent of all Americans identify as Catholics, but there is wide variation in Catholic representation across states — ranging from 44 percent in Rhode Island, the most Catholic state […]
- Reversal of Fortunes: A Decade Up, A Decade Down for Connecticut’s Economy
- Senior Deaths from Falls Climbs Nationally, in Connecticut, During Past Decade
- Increasing Engagement by Providers and Consumers, Greater Focus on Holistic Health at Heart of Changing Industry, CVS-Aetna Merger Plan
- Another Federal Agency Says School Buses Should Have Lap/Shoulder Belts; Most States, Including CT, Don't
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