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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

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

Cortnie Purdy-Fausner

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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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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

Hartford Capital Summit: Facebook could be good for your bankbook

Bankjoy CEO Michael Duncan, photographed at last year's Hartford Capital Summit, is scheduled to return Oct. 6 for a presentation called “The Business Plan is Dead!” | Photo courtesy of Erika Sievert

September 12, 2016 - 3:01pm

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

Christopher Allen

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