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Hartford Steam Boiler bets on tech-fueled future of insurance business

Sensory technology and the internet of things are playing a major role in products being created by Hartford Steam Boiler Insurance and Inspection Co., with its State Street headquarters shown here. | Photo by Walter Williams/Crain's Connecticut

December 1, 2016 - 2:25pm

Women-owned businesses are growing, but still face challenges

Teresa Meares, chair of the National Association of Women Business Owners, is also president of DGG Uniform and Work Apparel in Jacksonville, Fla. | Photo courtesy of NAWBO.

November 22, 2016 - 5:04pm

Grab your digital shovel: Connecticut technology is changing archaeology

Professor Richard Freund of the University of Hartford displays the "Search for Atlantis" app on his Blackberry. | Photo courtesy of Richard Freund

November 18, 2016 - 6:12pm

‘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

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

Jordan Monroe


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

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

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

Jason Stowe