State grapples with seasonal layoffs and extended jobless benefits

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The State Labor Department said its phone centers were overwhelmed this week by calls from people seeking unemployment benefits after losing seasonal positions. As a result, the Labor Department said it would extend its hours of operation until 6 p.m. this week, but it encouraged those who are filing to use the web. The agency […] [Read More]

CEMA-later ICPA: Oil dealers’ association changes name

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The Independent Connecticut Petroleum Association has officially changed its name to the Connecticut Energy Marketing Association, complete with a new website, ctema.com. Around since 1950, ICPA, pronounced Ick-Pa, has been an advocate for the state’s oil heat dealers and independent gasoline stations. The change in name reflects a change in the sector, as oil heat […] [Read More]
Categories: Energy

Republicans pledge to vote on Sandy this month

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After getting planted by criticism over a decision to adjourn Congress without voting on a $60 billion aid package to states that were hit by Superstorm Sandy in October, Republican leadership in the House said votes will be held on Friday and later in the month for the package. While it was a slap in […] [Read More]
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