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Business news covering the production of merchandise, machines and tools.

Nearing 80, Pepperidge Farm celebrates its pioneering founder

Pepperidge Farm celebrated its Founder's Day on Oct. 13 at its corporate headquarters in Norwalk, where state Sen. Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, and Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling presented proclamations honoring the local company. Pictured, from left to right, are chef Christopher Tanner, Harry Rilling, Pepperidge Farm President Carlos Abrams-Rivera, and Bob Duff. | Photo courtesy of Pepperidge Farm

December 8, 2016 - 1:45pm

‘Employee engagement’ a hot topic but experts say you need a plan

As the labor market continues to evolve into an employee market, job seekers have more latitude and control on selecting employers where the chances for greater engagement is possible, says management trainer Darryl Warren. | Photo courtesy of Darryl Warren

November 17, 2016 - 12:31pm

Can Trump bolster Connecticut’s manufacturing sector?

Sikorsky Aircraft's decision to stay in Connecticut is helping to stabilize the state's manufacturing sector. The company has involved itself in an initiative involving the state college system that seeks to pair students with available jobs. | Photo courtesy of the Office of Governor Dannel Malloy

November 11, 2016 - 3:49pm

Demand for computer-savvy managers changes education landscape

Student interest is driving demand for more courses in business management at the Yale School of Management. | Photo by anokarina via Creative Commons

November 3, 2016 - 10:43am

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

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Giving workers more flexibility can extend lives, study finds

Celadon Trucking’s Gordon Day is taking advantage of a new company policy that allows drivers to take their cats and dogs on the road with them. An Indiana University study found that giving workers in high-stress jobs additional freedom isn’t just a morale booster but could also help them live longer. | Photo courtesy of Celadon Trucking

October 27, 2016 - 3:58pm

Conn. profitability hits 10-year high but investment view skeptical

The Connecticut Business and Industry Association’s 2016 Survey of Connecticut Businesses, released Sept. 9, showed profitability at a 10-year high thanks to increasing sales and internal company cost-cutting. | Photo by Doug Kerr via Flickr

September 19, 2016 - 5:21pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Betsy Mikesell

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