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Regulatory uncertainty is a phony explanation

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Lawrence Mishel: The more persuasive explanation is that the demand for goods and services is depressed because of the collapse of the housing and stock market bubbles—the financial crisis—that has led to both a deleveraging (paying off debts) of households and a cratering of the construction sector. There is a competing story, widely told by […] [Read More]
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GOP Proposes Slashing Job Training Programs

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Breaking Their Promise To Focus On Job Creation, House GOP Proposes Slashing Job Training Programs By Marie Diamond on ThinkProgress: ….Perhaps most surprisingly for a party that claims to be focused on job creation, the GOP budget reduces funding for job training programs that give the unemployed the skills they need to find work in […] [Read More]
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Milestones Approaching

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Some of the other sites I maintain are indeed approaching milestones: Renaissance Magazine 5,779 people like Health News Report 1,493 Posts Education Research Report 1,195 Posts [Read More]
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Invasive Sea Squirt Threatens Connecticut’s $30 Million Shellfish Industry

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The invasive sea squirt, Styela clava, has now been discovered along the Eastern Seaboard as far south as Bridgeport Harbor and poses a significant danger to Connecticut’s $30 million shellfish business, according to field research conducted by Carmela Cuomo, head of the marine biology program at the University of New Haven, and several of her […] [Read More]
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Murphy up on Shays by 4, McMahon by 7 in CT

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According to a new poll, Chris Murphy remains Democrats’ strongest bet to hold Joe Lieberman’s soon-vacated Senate seat, with newly announced candidate Chris Shays the GOP’s closest contender. Murphy leads Shays by a 43-39 margin; tops last year’s GOP nominee Linda McMahon, 50-43; and beats former Rep. Rob Simmons, 45-36. Former Secretary of State Susan […] [Read More]
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The Right-Wing Uses Misleading Numbers To Claim The Rich Are Unfairly Taxed

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REPORT: How The Right-Wing Uses Misleading Numbers To Claim The Rich Are Unfairly Taxed By Jeff Spross from ThinkProgress Last week, Republican spokesperson and former Bush administration operative Karl Rove showed up on Fox News to tell host Neil Cavuto that, contra the claims President Obama has made to justify the new taxes in his […] [Read More]
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CONNECTICUT CHEFS CHALLENGE WINNERS

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It all came down to three dishes: braised beef short ribs with homemade ravioli stuffed with trumpet royale and oyster mushrooms, coriander encrusted seared tuna with a medley of fermented heart of palm and heirloom greens and crab infused with an exquisite Jack Daniels inspired sauce over pappardelle pasta. More than 120 guests sampled these […] [Read More]
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BUSINESS LEADERS CAUTION AGAINST TRANSFER OF CORPORATE RESOURCES FROM JOB CREATION AND INNOVATION TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING

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Top business leaders and members of the Committee for Economic Development (CED) has urged corporations to refuse to participate in the unlimited corporate campaign spending free-for-all made legal by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Instead, they should invest precious corporate resources in job creation and other core business functions. At a Washington event with […] [Read More]
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The Occupy Wall Street Movement

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Good stuff from CTBob: The slow motion revolution ,,,,The Occupy Wall Street movement began just over a week ago. The concept being that a diverse crowd gather together in a nearby park and peacefully protest the way our government is in bed with Wall Street concerns. The idea is for these protests to last for […] [Read More]
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Does Connecticut have an independent Legislative Branch or Not? Today is a Test

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by Jon Pelto, from Wait, What? At 3 p.m. today, 56 or so Democratic members of the Connecticut General Assembly will be joining with their Republican colleagues to approve or reject Governor Malloy’s plan to slash the number of Connecticut residents getting heating assistance from 117,000 to 36,000. The Malloy Administration’s plan is to pass […] [Read More]
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