Getting banking business done – or being introduced to an array of personal financial services for the first time – has become easier than ever for students attending Rocky Hill High School. That’s because they don’t even need to leave the confines of high school to visit a Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union branch – […]
The impact of the continuing partial federal government shutdown in Connecticut is among the smallest among the 50 states, in terms of the number of federal employees affected, according to a new analysis.
A total of 1,481 federal employees in Connecticut work for agencies that are without federal appropriations, as the political stalemate in Washington, […]
by Leah Doty
Diversity in business helps fuel success. According to a Harvard Business Review article, if diversity is not present within the workplace leadership, women are 20% less likely than Caucasian men to be endorsed for their ideas (Sherbin, 2014). This is why the increase of women in leadership roles is so crucial to […]
Co-working in Connecticut will be gaining another player in the field, with a distinctive twist. Sacred Heart University in Fairfield will be the site, as the university signs an agreement with Verizon and Alley, for the creation, management and operation of a coworking space on the university’s West Campus in Fairfield, formerly the corporate headquarters […]
Passed by the state legislature over a year ago as part of the 2017 state budget compromise, a new tax credit aimed at keeping college graduates in the technology fields in Connecticut – and attracting young professionals to the state – becomes effective this year.
It is a “refundable personal income tax credit for college […]
Incoming Gov. Ned Lamont’s transition team looked at the state’s economy and business climate and declared, “Given the current fiscal pressures and environment in Connecticut, an economic development and pro-growth platform must have the laser-like focus of the new administration.”
If the new administration follows through on that pointed recommendation, it will do so with […]
by Supriyo B. Chatterjee, MSc MBA MA (Econ)
The post ‘Connecting Connecticut’s EdTech Community’ by Doug Casey (Executive Director, Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology)2 gave an overview of Connecticut’s EdTech ecosystem. It described the need to connect the various entities in the fragmented
ecosystem to form an ‘Education Innovation Cluster’. This brief note provides […]
In a settlement described as “the most significant engagement to date by state attorneys general involving a national bank without a federal law enforcement partner, Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced that Wells Fargo Bank N.A. will pay $575 million to resolve claims that the bank violated state consumer protection laws by (1) opening millions […]
Connecticut’s Insurance Department has issued its 2018 Consumer Report Card on Health Plans in Connecticut, providing consumers with an updated snapshot of 12 health carriers in the Connecticut marketplace. The goal: to help consumers make informed choices when choosing a health plan.
“The Department’s annual Report Card is designed to deliver side-by-side comparisons of […]
Connecticut is fifth, but Michigan has been first for five consecutive years in an annual comparison of car insurance rates. Connecticut is 34 percent more expensive than the national average, according to the criteria used in the state-to-state comparison.
When the website insure.com looked to compare car insurance rates, they worked with Quadrant Information […]
Hartford is surging. So says Inc. magazine, in the latest ranking of the leading “Surge Cities” in the U.S. – the 50 Best Places in America for Starting a Business. Of Hartford, which ranked number 46, the publication said “Hartford gets its groove back by doubling down on manufacturing–and social impact startups.”
Hartford ranked […]
With the ghosts of Hartford Whalers past brought back to life for a one-night stand in Raleigh, North Carolina this past weekend, a glimpse at attendance numbers may give some perspective on what was, what is, and what might have been.
The Carolina Hurricanes home attendance in the 31-team National Hockey League ranks 29th in […]
by Kate Dwyer
This was originally published on December 4, 2018 by the Connecticut General Assembly’s Office of Legislative Research as a Research Report.
Under state law, sexual harassment in the workplace is prohibited as a discriminatory employment practice. As such, violators may be subject to both civil and criminal penalties. In addition to the […]
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has initiated a lawsuit against Stamford-based Purdue Pharma and several current and former members of Purdue’s management and board of directors alleging that they designed, financed and waged a pervasive and aggressive campaign to mislead doctors and patients, claiming that prescription opioid medications manufactured and marketed by the company were […]