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Study: Conn., NY most taxing

Connecticut, New York and New Jersey again won a dubious distinction from the Tax Foundation.

$1B renewable energy program ramps up

CL&P accepted just six Fairfield County bids under a $1 billion renewable energy program that will run two decades.

Conn. trims Aetna AARP hike

Connecticut trimmed Aetna Inc.’s request for a 12 percent premium increase on a health plan provided to AARP members.

Bleak outlook for small businesses

More than a third of small businesses nationally fear the economy could slide back into recession.

PE fundraising doubles in Q2

As Greenfield Partners readied a new fund, a report found that private equity capital raising more than doubled in the second quarter.

Report: Wage gap widens

Connecticut’s wage gap has grown since the recession and recovery, according to a new study.

From the garage to the cloud

A year after Tropical Storm Irene, many small businesses still lack adequate systems to back up and access information.

Westchester HSR station under review

After rethinking where to place bookend stations for high-speed rail on either side of Connecticut – including in Westchester County, N.Y. – Amtrak is...

The business community will not be intimidated

The following are excerpts from U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue’s speech May 22 at America’s Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C. “We share...

Taking sales taxes to task

As part of an overarching examination of Connecticut’s business tax structure, sales taxes may be the initial priority in a report due this September,...

In the field

Pat Callahan is wrapping up a 30-year career at Pepperidge Farm, and other Fairfield County business news.

Recession grinds down on dentists, patients alike

The recession has been gnawing at the dental industry, with reports citing a drop in office visits and one professional noting more stress-related tooth problems.