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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

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

B. Michael Rauh Jr.

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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

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

Bert Lyles

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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

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