The only state that is a better place to live in than Connecticut is Massachusetts, according to a new survey of key data. Connecticut was ranked second when the website 24/7 Wall St. reviewed three statewide social and economic measures — poverty rate, educational attainment, and life expectancy at birth — to rank each state’s […]
The Indiana Insurance Department will consider the proposed acquisition of Bloomfield-headquartered CIGNA Health Care by Indianapolis-based Anthem, Inc. at a public hearing on Friday, April 29 in Indianapolis.
“Any member of the public interested in the proposed acquisition of control may attend the hearing,” indicates a public notice of the hearing. In addition, “Any policyholder […]
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.
Connecticut drivers – likely numbering in the thousands – have been advised not to allow anyone to ride in the front passenger seat of their car, due to the risk of an airbag explosion that could be deadly.
A nationwide recall of cars with airbags supplied to automakers by Takata Corp. is being handled differently […]
Nearly two-thirds of Connecticut companies surveyed by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association report that they pay their employees for one or two days of volunteerism, another 17 percent offer three or four paid days, and 10 percent offer five or more paid days for employees to engage in community service activities.
That data was […]
As controversy continues to swirl in the nation’s capital regarding federal funding of Planned Parenthood, a recent tally of Planned Parenthood locations nationwide indicates that Connecticut ranks 4th in the number of locations within the state, based on the state’s female population.
The news organization Bloomberg ranked the U.S. states and the District of Columbia based […]
Connecticut has a total of 17 companies headquartered in the state that are now ranked on the Fortune 500, as the latest annual business list is published by Fortune magazine this week. That includes one company, General Electric, in the top 10, a total of seven companies in the top 250, and two that reached […]
Officials in Northern New England are anticipating record or near-record levels of Lyme Disease in their states during 2014 when the final numbers are tallied.
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Director Sheila Pinette recently told the Associated Press that when the 2014 stats are in, the state is likely to exceed the record […]
The number of patents issued to Connecticut residents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has been climbing steadily, from 1,384 in 2007 to 2,168 in 2013, the most recent year available. That places Connecticut at #8 in the nation, according to the state Department of Economic and Community Development.
The state is not […]
Is Connecticut in for another Blizzard of ’78? For those old enough to remember, there has been nothing like it since. The blizzard shut down the state of Connecticut and much of New England – roads, businesses, schools, just about everything. The legendary storm is not only vivid in memories – it has been the subject […]
Which state has 99,965 millionaires? Connecticut. How many states have a greater percentage of millionaires, based on population? Only one.
Connecticut is ranked at #2 among the states in an analysis of the number of millionaires, as a percentage of population, developed by Phoenix Marketing International. Only Maryland has a higher percentage – and Connecticut moved […]
For the first time in at least 50 years, a majority of public school students across the country are considered “low-income,” according to a new study by the Southern Education Foundation. While poor children are spread across the country, concentrations are highest in the South and in the West. Connecticut has among the lowest percentages […]
Obesity, a common and costly health issue that increases risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer, affects more than one-third of adults and 17 percent of youth in the United States. A state-by-state review indicates that the adult obesity rate in Connecticut has dropped slightly in 2013 compared with 2012, and remains at […]
The number of Connecticut high school students taking the ACT college readiness assessment exam as a means of demonstrating their academic ability to prospective colleges jumped 15 percent from 2010 to 2014, reflecting the increasing popularity of the test, the major national competitor to the Scholastic Aptitude Test, or SAT. The average composite score of […]