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Slight job boost in Conn.; Dip on Long Island
4:40 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Winter weather plays the villain in Conn. & Long Island labor reports

Labor numbers out Thursday show a slight increase in employment in Connecticut, and a dip on Long Island.  Labor economists on both sides of the Sound say the weather is playing a key role.

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Business
9:47 am
Fri March 21, 2014

March Madness and workplace productivity

Credit Flickr/TheEdmundLee

David Cadden, professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at  Quinnipiac University, weighs in on how employers should respond to the impact the NCAA basketball tournament has on productivity in the workplace.

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E.U. trade negotiations to address cheese names
7:02 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Would you buy feta if they couldn't call it feta?

Cows like this one produce milk for feta cheese at Sankow's Beaver Brook Farm in Lyme.
Credit Craig LeMoult

Would a cheese by any other name smell as… stinky? It turns out that’s a question that U.S. trade negotiators are facing. And U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut is pressing for them to keep feta: “feta.” Murphy says in current trade negotiations, Europe wants to ensure feta cheese produced in Connecticut couldn’t be called that because it’s produced in the U.S. The same holds true for other cheeses named after European places.

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Economy
10:43 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Black-owned businesses struggling in Conn.

Jere Eaton, owner of PrintabiliTees, says black business owners lack support and mentors.

Black-owned businesses are one of the fastest growing segments of the nation's economy. In Connecticut,  economists paint a different picture. Small businesses owned by black people account for little more than 4% of all small enterprises, while black people make up 12% percent of the population. Many struggle to get established and compete in the state's economy.  But some towns with significant African American populations are trying to change that. 

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Business
2:07 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Hartford Regional Market re-imagined

Farmers market shopper loading up at the Hartford Regional Market
Credit Hartford Regional Market

The Hartford Regional Market is the state’s main wholesale food distribution hub and the largest such terminal between Boston and New York. But it is seriously out-dated, not user friendly and its farmers market just might be the best kept secret in the state. 

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