Business

Business, economic news

Charles Lane

A group of small businesses on Long Island is urging lawmakers to change a state law that forbids trade associations from joining together to buy group health plans. Business owners complain they are paying about 30% more for health insurance than larger businesses.

Metro-North's Giulietti faces commuters in Stamford

Apr 10, 2014
Kaomi Goetz

The new president of Metro-North, Joseph Giulietti, faced criticism yesterday from commuters. It was the third of six planned meet and greets designed to improve communication with the public. 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo hosted a second beer, wine, spirits and now cider summit Tuesday to showcase one of the state’s few growth industries. Cuomo says the industry has created a few thousand new jobs in the state.

After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, some shops in the small Newtown neighborhood said business was down. A local business group is now trying to draw more customers to downtown Sandy Hook.

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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