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This Week in Small Business: TGIM - New York Times (blog)
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Monday, 23 May 2011
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This Week in Small Business: TGIM
New York Times (blog)
An editorial says that Connecticut is closed for business. Brad McCarty says that Omaha is a great place for start-ups: “Rather than just having slogans and T-shirts, that Midwestern work ethic is coming into play and Omaha is facing problems with ...

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Lost in the budget debate, Connecticut quietly expects a $1 billion surplus - Ct Post
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Monday, 23 May 2011
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Lost in the budget debate, Connecticut quietly expects a $1 billion surplus
Ct Post
But Andrew Roraback, R-Goshen, a ranking Republican on the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, said, "We never should have been constructing a budget with a billion (dollar) surplus when our economy is teetering on the brink. ...

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Five Things To Know Today - Patch.com
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Monday, 23 May 2011
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Five Things To Know Today
Patch.com
... of the Small Business Administration, will discuss topics including state and federal programs for women-owned businesses. 4. Does your child love turtles? The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and Friends of Session Woods are ...

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Back 'Bioscience Connecticut' plan - TheDay.com
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Monday, 23 May 2011
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Back 'Bioscience Connecticut' plan
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This newspaper has consistently supported proposals to renovate and expand the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, both to keep the UConn medical and dental schools competitive and to drive the type of economic development that ...
The healing power of the health sectorNorwich
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BUSINESS WATCH: Expect a cool reception for Malloy - Waterbury Republican American
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Monday, 23 May 2011
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BUSINESS WATCH: Expect a cool reception for Malloy
Waterbury Republican American
As Traver and others have pointed out, manufacturing is still an economic driver in Connecticut. The jobs they create pay high wages, and every manufacturing job supports three service-industry jobs. The problem, Traver said, is that when a ...

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Concierge Auctions to Sell Impeccable Waterfront Estate in Prestigious Darien ... - Gamut News
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Monday, 23 May 2011
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Concierge Auctions to Sell Impeccable Waterfront Estate in Prestigious Darien ...
Gamut News
“Darien is located on Connecticut's 'Gold Coast' in Fairfield County, one of the wealthiest and most coveted areas in the tri-state region. This estate is a testament to its prestige. My client realizes he is taking a risk by selling Absolute and
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Health Protesters, UK Deals, China Audits, Dutch Bank Chief: Compliance - Bloomberg
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Monday, 23 May 2011
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Health Protesters, UK Deals, China Audits, Dutch Bank Chief: Compliance
Bloomberg
Aetna, based in Hartford, Connecticut, resumed the proceedings about 15 minutes later. Changing merger and buyout rules to shorten the amount of time a company has to make a takeover offer won't impede private equity bidders, the UK's deal regulator ...

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Finalists for Seymour top economics job came from variety of careers - Ct Post
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Sunday, 22 May 2011
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Finalists for Seymour top economics job came from variety of careers
Ct Post
Prior to the West Haven position, Messore was a branch manager at Webster Bank, from September 1999 to July 2000, and attended Greater New Haven State Technical College and Southern Connecticut State University. The resume doesn't indicate what, ...

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Pratt & Whitney Creating High Paid Jobs In Connecticut With New Engine - Connecticut Watchdog
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Sunday, 22 May 2011
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Pratt & Whitney Creating High Paid Jobs In Connecticut With New Engine
Connecticut Watchdog
“Hanging on to high-end manufacturing jobs in the US like these has little to do with luck. Pratt & Whitney isn'ta story of cyclical job growth's trampolining off an economic rebound. The higher you go up the value chain — and that's where
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Connecticut labor deal ratification faces challenges - Boston Herald
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Sunday, 22 May 2011
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Connecticut labor deal ratification faces challenges
Boston Herald
Despite the promise of no layoffs for four years, three years of wage increases following a two-year freeze and the continuation of coveted benefits such as pensions, retiree health care and longevity bonuses, there's skepticism and leeriness about the ...
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Growing Efforts to Address the State's Aging Population - Patch.com
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Sunday, 22 May 2011
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Growing Efforts to Address the State's Aging Population
Patch.com
There is a statewide focus on issues that affect the elderly, including health care and quality of life. By Cathryn J. Prince | Email the author | 12:00pm Rep. Jim Himes (D-4) speaks to senior citizens in Stamford. Connecticut's infrastructure isn't ...

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New England HHS director takes to the road for health care reform
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May 2, 2011

WASHINGTON--Christie Hager had a perch in the ultimate ivory tower last spring, teaching public health at Harvard University after a grueling, exciting stint at the center of Massachusetts's health care

 
Medical marijuana bill progresses, despite prosecution threats elsewhere
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May 3, 2011

Top state lawmakers in Connecticut are pushing ahead with plans to legalize marijuana for medicinal use, despite recent warnings to officials in other states of possible federal prosecution.

 
Agencies welcome chance to join state health plan--at the right price
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May 5, 2011

State leaders are poised to allow nonprofits to buy insurance through the state employee health plan, and the agency Patrick J. Johnson Jr. runs is in many ways an ideal candidate.

The agency, Oak Hill,

 
As nursing facilities close, officials hope to move residents back home
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May 5, 2011

With four nursing homes across the state set to close in the coming weeks, those responsible for figuring out where the more than 300 residents will move to are hoping to return as many as possible to their

 
Incoming DDS commissioner plans to increase use of private providers
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May 6, 2011

The nominee to head the agency responsible for providing care to 19,000 people with intellectual disabilities in the state told legislators Friday he plans to increase the role private agencies play in

 
Study links childhood lead exposure to low scores on state Mastery Test
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May 6, 2011

Exposure to lead even at low levels resulted in poor academic performance among Connecticut schoolchildren and may be a factor in the state's large achievement gap among black children, a new Duke University

 
As federal health reforms take effect, Aetna proposes rate cuts
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May 11, 2011

More than 15,000 Aetna customers could see their health insurance premiums drop by between 5 and 19.5 percent later this year, reflecting, at least in part, a new federal requirement that limits how

 
Lots of agreement on medical home concept, but little on details
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May 13, 2011

State officials and physicians gathered Thursday to tout a new model for providing medical care to nearly 600,000 Medicaid recipients.

 
Study: Babies wrongfully lose state insurance at first birthday
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May 13, 2011

Thousands of infants inadvertently lose Medicaid coverage after their first birthday because of a confusing eligibility process that occurs when the state Department of Social Services changes the way

 
After promising start, malpractice reform seems bogged down
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May 18, 2011

WASHINGTON--When it comes to health care policy, there isn't much that brings the two parties together. But at the outset of the 112th Congress, it seemed like medical malpractice reform was one area ripe

 
Health care deal could save money, but skeptics question how soon
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May 20, 2011

The agreement between state employee unions and the Malloy administration counts on a nearly 10 percent savings in employee and retiree health care costs in the first year from changing the way the

 
Kennelly puts herself in the thick of entitlement fight
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May 20, 2011

WASHINGTON--At 74, Barbara Kennelly decided to give up her job as CEO of a major Washington lobbying organization.

The reason? So she could jump into the trenches of a blistering political fight--the one

 
Yes, we still make stuff here - TheDay.com
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Sunday, 22 May 2011
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Yes, we still make stuff here
TheDay.com
Such gains, according to Flaherty, means that none of us should write off manufacturing in Connecticut. The latest issue of Higher Education/Building Connecticut's Workforce, published by the state's labor and higher education departments, ...

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Connecticut: A Study in Gray
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Sunday, 22 May 2011
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Connecticut has aged faster than the nation, and so the Nutmeg State has a greater demand for services for the elderly.
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Who's in, who's out, who's hot, who's not
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Sunday, 22 May 2011
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As the Republican Party scours the highways and the byways of the nation, looking for someone who can lead them out of the desert of presidential defeat, the cast of possibilities keeps changing.
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2012 Race Fuels Tension Among Republican Factions
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Sunday, 22 May 2011
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Some leading Republicans are trying to entice a more established candidate to jump into the presidential race, a courtship that's aggravating tensions between ultraconservative tea party supporters and the Republicans' traditional business wing, a deep-pocketed source of financial support in the campaign.
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Republicans are Off to a Slow Start
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Sunday, 22 May 2011
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Four years ago this week the old Kennett High School gym was rocking. The place was jammed, the crowd was on its feet, and all the way down Main Street, well past the Conway Cafe, the cars lined Route 16.
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2012 courting fuels tensions between GOP factions
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Sunday, 22 May 2011
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AP file photo Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels greets President Barack Obama upon his arrival in Indianapolis, Ind.
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Head Start of Northern Fairfield County gets an A-plus
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Sunday, 22 May 2011
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James Maloney, president and CEO of the Head Start of Northern Fairfield County program, left, and U.S. Sen.
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Connecticut workers question health care changes - Middletown Press
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Sunday, 22 May 2011
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Connecticut workers question health care changes
Middletown Press
By Mary E. O'Leary, New Haven Register Changes to the health care provisions in the tentative agreement with state workers are producing the most questions among union members. The Value Based Health and Dental Care Plan aims to lower the cost of ...

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Norfolk condo developer's woes leave many feeling burned - The Virginian-Pilot
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Sunday, 22 May 2011
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Norfolk condo developer's woes leave many feeling burned
The Virginian-Pilot
... Quill said Rubin touted Norfolk's booming real estate market, telling him that purchasing the units would be a quick way to make some money. The developer even mailed him a check for $5000, Quill said, to help persuade the Connecticut resident
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'Jeopardy!'-winning computer delving into medicine
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Saturday, 21 May 2011
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Some guy in his pajamas, home sick with bronchitis and complaining online about it, could soon be contributing to a digital collection of medical information designed to help speed diagnoses and treatments.
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Coupling: Fools of engagement
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Saturday, 21 May 2011
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Why awkward proposals are so much better than storybook ones. I love a fascinating engagement story, the good, the bad, and the ugly - especially the ugly.
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'Jeopardy'-winning computer delves into medicine
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Saturday, 21 May 2011
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Some guy in his pajamas, home sick with bronchitis and complaining online about it, could soon be contributing to a digital collection of medical information designed to help speed diagnoses and treatments.
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Danbury woman, 90, blossoms with flower program
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Saturday, 21 May 2011
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Arline Hulton, a retired registered nurse who lives in New Milford, leads a flower-arranging program for residents of Bethel Health and Rehabilitation Center.
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Low-Level Rebound: Jobs Bounce Back In Connecticut But At Lower Wages - Hartford Courant
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Saturday, 21 May 2011
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Low-Level Rebound: Jobs Bounce Back In Connecticut But At Lower Wages
Hartford Courant
In Connecticut from 2010 until April, the job gains were disproportionately in temp agency hires and retail, which are largely low-wage, and in health care, which carries a mix of pay levels. "On average, we were adding poor-quality jobs. ...

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Danbury Head Start a Top Scorer
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Saturday, 21 May 2011
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The perfect score is a result of the cooperation of many within Danbury's education system, as well as the resources made available by the schools and Board of Ed.
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IBMa s a Jeopardy!a -Winning Watson Computer Delving Into Medicine
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Saturday, 21 May 2011
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Some guy in his pajamas, home sick with bronchitis and complaining online about it, could soon be contributing to a digital collection of medical information designed to help speed diagnoses and treatments.
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GOP Looking for More Established Presidential Candidate
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Saturday, 21 May 2011
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Some leading Republicans are trying to entice a more established candidate to jump into the presidential race, a courtship that's aggravating tensions between tea partyers and the GOP's traditional business wing, a deep-pocketed source of financial support in the campaign.
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Bicycle Commuting: Is It Safe?
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Saturday, 21 May 2011
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National Bike to Work Week has a small hurdle. While it endorses endorphins, it doesn't celebrate certain perks to be found in the car - such as hot coffee or trunk space.
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Want to Charge Weed? What Credit Card are You Carrying?
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Saturday, 21 May 2011
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A growing number of states have passed laws legalizing marijuana, and more states are currently considering legalization bills of their own.
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Courting of Donor-Friendly Republicans Vexes Tea Party
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Saturday, 21 May 2011
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In this May 12, 2011, file photo New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks at a New York conference of the Committee of 100, group of business, government and civic leaders who work to bridge U.S.-China relations.
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Lansing Gets a New Talk Show Host
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Saturday, 21 May 2011
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Who would have believed it. A local Lansing Everett grad, Michigan State University alum, would branch off into the world of talk show radio.
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7 Supermarket foods to avoid: for your health
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Saturday, 21 May 2011
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A Making better choices matters By now, everyone has heard a common recommendation by health experts, shop the perimeter, in regards to supermarket shopping.
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2012 courting fuels tension between GOP factions
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Saturday, 21 May 2011
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Some leading Republicans are trying to entice a more established candidate to jump into the presidential race, a courtship that's aggravating tensions between tea partyers and the GOP's traditional business wing, a deep-pocketed source of financial support in the campaign.
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Protesters disrupt Aetna's shareholders meeting in Center City
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Saturday, 21 May 2011
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Protesters crashed Aetna Inc.'s annual shareholders meeting in Philadelphia on Friday morning, accusing the Connecticut-based health insurer of publicly supporting President Obama's health-care plan while privately funneling money to its opponents - in particular, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
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WestConn Graduate Students Earn their Degrees
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Saturday, 21 May 2011
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0 Comments View full size new From left, Jacqui Margres, of Danbury, stands with Jim Geraci, of Wolcott and Stacey Miller, Danbury, and the three classmates all earned their MBAs at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury Friday.
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5 entry-level jobs where it pays to stay
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Saturday, 21 May 2011
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WASHINGTON (TheStreet) -- Mailroom-to-boardroom job success stories are more common in movies than business, but there are still careers where entry-level positions have access to higher ground.
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Inflation flood insurance through inflation adjusted investments - Royal Gazette
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Saturday, 21 May 2011
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Inflation flood insurance through inflation adjusted investments
Royal Gazette
Ray Fair, a renowned Economic Professor at Yale University in Connecticut forecasts a doubling of the GDP Price Index (GDP-PI) by the first quarter next year. Note the GDP-PI is calculated from a different perspective than the Consumer Price Index ...

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