Business

Electric Cars
9:51 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Conn. looking to quell anxiety about electric cars with more charging stations

Nissan Leaf at a charging station in Ridgefield, Conn.
Credit Byron Kittle

You don’t see a lot of electric cars on the roads of Connecticut, and one reason for that is people don’t want to drive a car if they think it may run out of juice along the way. The state is looking to reduce anxiety about electric cars by creating more charging stations.


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Video Game Violence
9:53 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Conn. House Speaker: Video game makers should stop agreements with gun makers

Connecticut House Speaker Brendan Sharkey is urging video game makers to stop engaging in license agreements with gun manufacturers to promote guns in games.

Newscaster: WSHU's Dan Katz

Sandy Hook businesses
11:30 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Sandy Hook business owners say state grants helped in tough times after Dec. shooting

Sharon Doherty, owner of P.J.'s Laundromat in Sandy Hook, Conn. speaks with Gov. Dannel Malloy
Credit Craig LeMoult

Small business owners in Sandy Hook, Conn. say things have been tough since the school shooting there in December, but things are starting to look up. They spoke with Governor Dannel Malloy, who visited their businesses Wednesday.

Unemployment
10:35 am
Mon July 29, 2013

More Conn. workers seeking part time, temporary jobs

Joe Carbone, President and CEO of The Workplace

Connecticut residents who are looking for work were no doubt disappointed to learn the unemployment rate rose slightly to 8.1 percent in June. The Department of Labor has reported the state has only recovered 48 percent of lost jobs in the recession. For the unemployed, the under whelming job growth has limited their options. As a result there's been a recent surge in workers seeking part-time and temporary jobs, hoping to break the cycle of unemployment.


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State of Disparity
6:27 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

State of Disparity: Trying to reach the bottom rung of the economic ladder

Rodney Moore of New Haven Family Alliance speaking with participants in the Project Success Program
Credit Craig LeMoult

As WSHU has been reporting in its "State of Disparity" series, Connecticut has one of the widest gaps between the wealthy and the poor in the country. A report out this week by researchers at Harvard and U.C. Berkeley found the chance that someone in the bottom fifth of the economic ladder in Connecticut could rise to the top fifth is about 8%. For some young low-income people, even the bottom rung of that ladder feels out of reach.

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