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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.

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

Mar 18, 2014
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.

Black-owned businesses struggling in Conn.

Mar 12, 2014

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. 

Hartford Regional Market re-imagined

Feb 28, 2014
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. 

Conservative groups, including the Empire Center, say New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to cut the estate tax would benefit many in the middle class.