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Business news covering smaller companies and the industry.

Connecticut arts world looks to paint brighter future

The Westport Country Playhouse is engaging in strategic planning, aiming to create a fund of at least $750,000 to pay regular bills and make long-term investments. | Photo by Robert Benson courtesy of the Westport Country Playhouse

November 10, 2016 - 9:05am

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Small coffee operators stress novelty, quality as chains expand

Husband-and-wife team Alex and Jessica Grutkowski own The Buzz Truck, a Fairfield-based mobile coffee business. | Photo by Jessica Ryan/courtesy of The Buzz Truck
November 4, 2016 - 5:51pm

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

Herb rush: Ballot initiatives could set marijuana business ablaze

The harlequin cannabis strain is known for its high levels of cannabidiol, a compound that's been shown to have therapeutic applications.

October 28, 2016 - 4:08pm

New port authority director juggling politics, guarding boundaries

The Port of New London is at the center of a dredging dispute between Connecticut and New York related to dredging in Long Island Sound. | James Mosher/Crain's Connecticut
October 27, 2016 - 4:41pm

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

Connecticut’s ‘New Urbanism’ faces crime, transit hurdles

Storrs Center is a prime example of "New Urbanism," according to a group of New England devotees of the planning philosophy that is gaining worldwide popularity. | Photo by Kim Bova courtesy of the LeylandAlliance
October 21, 2016 - 1:32pm

Hartford chamber chief suggests economic remedies

Hartford's financial situation is rapidly approaching the emergency stage, MetroHartford Alliance President and CEO Oz Griebel says. | Photo by Walter Williams/Crain's Connecticut

October 19, 2016 - 10:17pm