Monthly Archive for February, 2011

: February, 2011

Another holiday skipped

Webster Bank has joined TD Bank in remaining open on Presidents Day. Workers at Webster will get a floating holiday to be used later. It’s a growing trend in the workplace. What’s becoming of our
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Gov. Malloy expect jobless numbers to stagnate in state

On Friday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy lauded a Rell administration project to create a paperless unemployment insurance payment system for saving the state $300,000 a month. “This is absolutely the type of

First Niagara to cut 219 Connecticut jobs

New York-basedi First Niagara told the State Labor Department it will cut 219 jobs when it completes the acquisition of NewAlliance. Layoffs are expected at NewAlliance’s New Haven and Manchester

New twist on the jobless’ new plastic payments

About 1,000 people in Connecticut had their unemployment benefits delayed after they signed up to get debit cards issued through a check cashing company. This week, the Labor Department started to
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Super Bowl an economic win?

I’m not sure what this says, but last week, we pried Super Bowl predictions from aerospace, financial experts and a lone economist. Only the economist, Don Klepper-Smith took Green Bay. Klepper-Smith
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Fewer shots fired from Connecticut for new rifle contract

The Wall Street Journal has a good piece today, Feb. 03, on the U.S. Army’s hunt for the next rifle. But it got me thinking about the state of gun making here in Connecticut. There was a time when it
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Super Bowl XLV

The Super Bowl will be in the Black—and Gold that is according to aerospace analysts and financial advisors. But a lone economist, looking at some of the intangibles, says Green Bay is due. This
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