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Report: Fairfield County is world’s 19th strongest economy

A new report released this week by the Martin Prosperity Institute looks into the strongest economies across the globe, assessing six factors to determine which metropolitan areas are the most

United Rentals pumps up workforce

United Rentals added 650 employees to its total workforce last year, giving it 12,500 in all as its CEO Michael Kneeland described as “upbeat” the customers that lease its equipment and vehicles for

Connecticut added 1,700 jobs in June

  Connecticut added 1,700 nonfarm jobs last month, suggesting that the state is on a steady albeit painstakingly slow march toward economic recovery. The data released Thursday from the state

Connecticut sets record for foreign exports in 2013

Connecticut was among 16 states in the country that set a record for its foreign exports in 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce in a press release last week. The state ranked 12th with

Update: Malloy unveils legislation to assist social entrepreneurs

In a follow-up to an earlier blog post previewing the governor’s economic development announcement, Malloy today introduced that he plans to introduce legislation to help businesses that promote

The cost of gridlock

Much of the media has been fastened on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s Bridgegate scandal. Some have surmised that readers have been devouring the story, in part because who can’t relate to a traffic

Shelton High grad turned Citigroup CEO garnering praise

He was brought in, in part, to get Citgroup out from under the regulators’ microscope. He was brought in, perhaps, to be a little boring. Today, former Shelton High football star Michael L. Corbat —

Busy season kicks up for holiday road races…

Last week, we at the Hearst Connecticut business desk looked into the blooming market for Thanksgiving Road Races, or Turkey Trots, and came up with some interesting finds — for one thing,

How’s Connecticut stack up in energy efficiency?

If you’re interested in energy efficiency and care about how Connecticut stacks up then you should be looking forward to this afternoon. That’s when the American Council for an Energy-Efficient

Banking giant to speak at Westport women’s lunch

Peyton Patterson, president and CEO of Bankwell Financial Group, will offer the keynote address at next Thursday’s second-annual Working Women’s Luncheon, put on by the Westport-Weston Chamber of