Business

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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CBIA outlines legislative agenda
10:27 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Conn.'s largest business group says it will fight minimum wage hike

Credit Flickr/Melissa Hincha-Ownby

The Connecticut Business and Industry Association is promising to fight Governor Dannel Malloy's proposed increase in the state minimum wage. Malloy wants to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, which would make it the highest in the nation.

The CBIA voiced its opposition on Monday to the wage hike, saying it will reduce hiring into entry-level jobs. The CBIA's position on minimum wage is part of its broader legislative agenda, which it released on Monday.

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