Business

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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Business
9:37 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Cuomo's push to cut estate tax getting push from conservative groups

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.

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Minimum Wage Debate
10:19 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Proposed minimum wage hike in Conn. receives mixed reviews

Conn. Governor Dannel Malloy announced his proposal to increase the minimum wage during his State of the State Address on February 6th, 2013.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

The Connecticut General Assembly's Labor Committee held a public hearing on Tuesday to address Governor Daniel Malloy’s proposed minimum wage hike. There were mixed reviews on the proposal, which would raise the state minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017.

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