The Refinery

There are now more women entrepreneurs than ever before, but not many are able to grow their business. The Refinery, a business accelerator in Connecticut that focuses on women-led start-ups, wants to change that with a splashy competition. Next week it will pair venture capitalists around the country with female entrepreneurs for a shared Uber ride.

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Although two-thirds of Connecticut businesses showed a profit last year, fewer than half plan to make job-creating investments in the state, according to a recent survey from the state’s largest business group, the Connecticut Business and Industry Association.

Rhonda Miller

For more than 40 years, Zuckermann Harpsichords International has operated in the seaside village of Stonington in southeastern Connecticut. It’s a small business that restores vintage harpsichords and builds new ones.

The keyboard instrument played a vital role in the development of Baroque music between the 16th and 18th centuries. But the musicians and craftspeople at Zuckermann's want to bring the harpsichord into the 21st century.

The Wright brothers live in our minds as American icons . . . and what do we really know about them?

Long Island author Lawrence Goldstone has written a new book about their genius and their missteps. They solved a problem that had stumped great minds for millenia, yet their secretiveness and obsession with their competitors—particularly the greatly innovative, and now little-known Glenn Curtiss—resigned them to be business has-beens.