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Retail sales plunge 14.1% nationwide in April, NRF says

With nearly all stores closed nationwide in April – the first full month of the mandatory COVID-19 shutdowns enacted by states – retail sales...

Conn. housing permits nearly double in 2012

New housing starts rebounded in impressive fashion in 2012, with Connecticut municipalities issuing 4,140 permits for new single-family houses, condominiums and apartments last year after issuing just 2,837 permits in 2011.

Report: State’s wealth gap expanded drastically

As signs pointed toward at least a partial solution to the oncoming “fiscal cliff,” financial experts cautioned that even with a grand bargain, U.S. economic growth over the early months of 2013 would likely continue to be in the 1 to 2 percent range.

Jobs data stumps analysts, labor officials

Recent jobs data have stymied analysts and labor officials, with the state’s unemployment rate rising to 9.1 percent in August from 8.3 percent a year earlier as the U.S. unemployment rate declined a full percentage point over the same period.

Less doctor visits in 2010

Americans aren't going to the doctor as much as they used to, according to a Census Bureau report released Oct. 1.

Median property tax tops $10,000 in Westchester

The median property tax bill in Westchester County increased more than 12 percent from $8,890 in 2008 to $10,000 in 2011, while the county’s median household income dropped 3 percent over the same period to $77,006.

Health insurance coverage increases in Northeast

Due to increased enrollment in Medicare and Medicaid, fewer people lacked insurance in 2011.