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In-car entertainment startup takes a backseat ride to success

From left to right, CEO Rob Flessner, VP of Sales Michael Dillon and CTO Eugene Kurdzesau testing the Vugo experience. | Photo courtesy of Vugo.

May 9, 2017 - 1:08pm

Connecticut companies boost billboard buys with social media shares

New Haven-based FreshBev Craft Juicery is among the Connecticut companies using national event days to increase brand awareness in its home-state market.

(Courtesy of Outfront Media Inc.)

April 4, 2017 - 2:12pm

Driving innovation: Connecticut senator pushes for self-driving cars task force

A bill proposed in the Connecticut Legislature would create a task force to examine the ramifications of self-driving cars. Jeff Aiosa, president of Carriage House of New London, a Mercedes-Benz dealership, predicts huge changes in the auto industry stemming from the push to perfect autonomous vehicles. | James Mosher/Crain's Connecticut

January 23, 2017 - 10:03am

Innovation of the Week: Tesla tries to raise the solar roof

A house with Tesla's solar roof tiles installed | Photo from Tesla Motors

November 1, 2016 - 7:47pm

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

Auto sales trend higher as Conn. pushes electric vehicles

Ford is one of several makes handled by the Bob Valenti AutoMall in Mystic. The Valenti name is on several dealerships from one end of Connecticut to the other, thanks to the dynasty started by Ferdinand Valenti Sr., who opened the family's first dealership in Wallingford in the 1920s.  |  James Mosher/Crain's Connecticut

September 29, 2016 - 10:53pm

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