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CBIA's $400K spending plan adds new dimension to Conn. politics

A plan by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association to spend more than $400,000 on advertising to elect its endorsed candidates to the General Assembly has sparked debate about the extent that business groups should be involved in party politics. | Photo courtesy the Connecticut Governor's Office, via Flickr

September 15, 2016 - 8:23pm

Throwing shade: Conn.’s tobacco road faces eroding industry

O.J. Thrall Inc. in Windsor is one of two Connecticut River Valley farms to have planted tobacco shade crops this year. | Photo by James Mosher/Crain's Connecticut

September 6, 2016 - 5:19pm

Millennials pull Danbury, Waterbury closer to New York

Improvements to the Metro-North Railroad between Connecticut and New York are part of the Nutmeg State's strategy to keep millennials in Connecticut, by satisfying their desire for a connection to the Big Apple. | Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York via Flickr

August 25, 2016 - 4:44pm

Travelers’ drone program expansion ready to take flight next month

Drones were on display at Travelers' Claim University in Windsor, where the Hartford-based insurer's drone program is centered. | James Mosher for Crain's Connecticut.
August 2, 2016 - 4:48pm

Conn.-made cosmetics cash in on Kardashian connection

Brenda Mierzejewski's Mizzi Cosmetics business took off after a member of the celebrity Kardashian family endorsed the Portland, Conn.-made products in a People magazine interview and YouTube video. | Photo courtesy of via MPHStudios/Melissa Hanson

July 20, 2016 - 4:48pm

GE packs up, markets Fairfield HQ with Boston move imminent

GE is leaving its Fairfield corporate headquarters, a 66.8-acre site at 3135 Easton Turnpike that is now being marketing for sale by real estate broker CBRE. | Photo courtesy of GE and CBRE

July 19, 2016 - 4:38pm

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