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Soluxe Energy Solutions Urges 3-Course Savings Plan - PR Newswire (press release)
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Soluxe Energy Solutions Urges 3-Course Savings Plan
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DARIEN, Conn., Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers can dramatically reduce their energy bills if they take a 3-course meal approach to energy efficiency, according to a Connecticut based marketing company. "Energy savings strategies fall into three ...

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Sandy Hook Inspires Bulletproof Clothes For Kids - Sky News
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Sandy Hook Inspires Bulletproof Clothes For Kids
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Twenty children and six school staff were killed at the junior school in Newtown, Connecticut after Adam Lanza forced his way in armed with an assault weapon. Despite 20 years manufacturing protection equipment for high-risk situations, and although ...

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Report: CT Mental Health System Needs Fixing - Patch.com
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Report: CT Mental Health System Needs Fixing
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The state's mental health system is "fractured" and fails those with private insurance, according to a report released this week on the availability of mental health treatment to Connecticut residents. "Findings and Recommendations: Access to Mental ...
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Norwich mayor proposes revolving loan program to lure manufacturers - TheDay.com
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Norwich mayor proposes revolving loan program to lure manufacturers
TheDay.com
Nystrom said a manufacturer with about 50 employees located elsewhere in Connecticut is interested in moving into the Stanley Israelite Norwich Business Park with assistance from the state Manufacturing Assistance Act of 1990. NCDC President Robert ...

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Bring lots of jelly: Hormel buying No. 2 peanut butter Skippy for $700M - TheDay.com (blog)
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Bring lots of jelly: Hormel buying No. 2 peanut butter Skippy for $700M
TheDay.com (blog)
The deal includes Skippy manufacturing plants in Little Rock, Ark., and Weifang, China. Hormel Foods Corp. said that it expects the deal to modestly add to its fiscal 2013 results and add 13 cents to 17 cents per share to fiscal 2014 earnings. The ...

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NACM Connecticut Announces New Business Boot Camp Workshop For ... - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
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NACM Connecticut Announces New Business Boot Camp Workshop For ...
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NACM Connecticut To Sponsor The First Workshop In Connecticut To Educate/Train Veterans And Career Seekers In B2B Business Credit Management Including Being Interviewed By Local Businesses and Employment Placement Firms. The Workshop Will
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Ralcorp closing 2 upstate NY manufacturing plants - Ct Post
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Ralcorp closing 2 upstate NY manufacturing plants
Ct Post
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Food company Ralcorp Holdings Inc. says it will close two upstate New York manufacturing facilities in a move that will leave 375 workers without jobs. The St. Louis-based company says it will close its Silver Creek and Dunkirk ...

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State Helps Hundreds Of Small Companies Expand - Hartford Courant
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Thursday, 03 January 2013
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State Helps Hundreds Of Small Companies Expand
Hartford Courant
At the time the jobs package went through the legislature, she was told she could use some of the $60 million earmarked for the manufacturing assistance act. She thought she wouldn't need it, with a $100 million pot. "One hundred million, that's a lot ...

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Recommendations for $1.9 billion in school funds - Ct Post
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Thursday, 03 January 2013
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Recommendations for $1.9 billion in school funds
Ct Post
The report won praise from the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities. "The final report of the task force reflected many of the concerns raised by CCM over the need to correct chronic state underfunding of pre-K-12 public education; update and fully ...

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NM governor proposes corporate income tax cut - Ct Post
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NM governor proposes corporate income tax cut
Ct Post
"Until we diversify our economy and commit to a competitive economy that focuses on helping small businesses grow and attracting large job creators, we will remain extremely vulnerable to across-the-board cuts and partisan politics in Washington." ...

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In case involving Gallup, man to plead guilty - Ct Post
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In case involving Gallup, man to plead guilty
Ct Post
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Federal Emergency Management Agency employee intends to plead guilty in a criminal case alleging that he helped secure federal funds for The Gallup Organization while he was negotiating to go to work for the polling firm, ...

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NY county: Releasing gun names endangers public - Ct Post
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Thursday, 03 January 2013
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NY county: Releasing gun names endangers public
Ct Post
The Journal News' database and accompanying story, "The Gun Owner Next Door," was published as part of the newspaper's coverage following the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. ... "The technology today is so different," he said. "I'm looking forward to ...

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Google emerges from FTC probe relatively unscathed - Ct Post
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Thursday, 03 January 2013
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Google emerges from FTC probe relatively unscathed
Ct Post
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Jon Leibowitz speaks during a news conference at FTC in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, to announce that Google is agreeing to license certain patents to mobile phone rivals and stop a practice of including ...

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Calif schools face rising special education costs - Ct Post
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Calif schools face rising special education costs
Ct Post
The 25-page report by the state Legislative Analyst's Office found that school districts must keep dipping deeper into their general funds to pay for special education. Schools spend $8.6 billion a year on special education, a combination of state ...

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Chris Murphy Sworn In As Connecticut's Newest Senator - Patch.com
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Thursday, 03 January 2013
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Chris Murphy Sworn In As Connecticut's Newest Senator
Patch.com
I'm going to fight to strengthen Connecticut's economy—with the right policies coming from Washington, there is no reason why Connecticut can't grow jobs in science, technology, manufacturing, and defense. As a lifelong champion of health care reform ...

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Ind. wind energy industry wants longer tax credit - Ct Post
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Ind. wind energy industry wants longer tax credit
Ct Post
Netherlands-based Global Blade Technology has announced plans to produce its first U.S. blades in Evansville by 2014. "I think a gradual phase-out over a longer period of time would have been better," Arnold said. Stutzman, who represents northeastern ...

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Marlboro backs armed police response to Connecticut school shootings - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
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Marlboro backs armed police response to Connecticut school shootings
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
“What happened in Connecticut, as tragic as it was, taught us all that existing security protocols do not work,” said Hornik, who noted that there has been a long-time, rotating presence of armed school resource officers in Marlboro schools. “Our ...

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US job market resilient despite budget fight - Ct Post
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US job market resilient despite budget fight
Ct Post
In this Wednesday, Dec. 12 2012 photo a job seeker leaves his contact information with a potential employer during a job fair in New York. More Americans sought unemployment benefits in the last week of 2012, though the winter holidays likely distorted ...

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Al-Jazeera pays $500M for Current TV - Ct Post
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Thursday, 03 January 2013
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Al-Jazeera pays $500M for Current TV
Ct Post
The firm pegged the network's cash flow at nearly $24 million a year. ___. AP Television Writer David Bauder and AP Technology Writer Peter Svensson in New York and AP writer Adam Schreck in Baghdad contributed to this report. Printable Version ...

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Crane Co. Announces Date for Fourth Quarter 2012 Earnings Release and Teleconference
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STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Crane Co. (NYSE: CR) announces the following schedule and teleconference information for its fourth quarter 2012 earnings release: Earnings Release: January 28, 2013 after close of market by public distribution and the Crane Co. website at www.craneco.com. Teleconference: January 29, 2013 at 10:00 AM (Eastern) hosted by Eric C. Fast, President & CEO, Max H. Mitchell, EVP and COO, Richard A. Maue, VP/Principal Accounting Officer, and Andrew L. Krawitt, VP/ Pr
 
Connecticut town launches country's first violent video game return program in ... - Daily Mail
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Thursday, 03 January 2013
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Daily Mail

Connecticut town launches country's first violent video game return program in ...
Daily Mail
'Major corporations, including the video game industry, make billions on marketing and selling violent content to children,' he said in a statement. 'They have a responsibility to protect our children. If they do not, you can count
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Fed minutes show some concerns on bond purchases - Ct Post
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Thursday, 03 January 2013
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Fed minutes show some concerns on bond purchases
Ct Post
Federal Reserve policymakers expressed broad support in December 2012 for the Fed's plan to buy bonds to support the U.S. economy. But they differed over how long to keep buying bonds to drive down long-term interest rates. Minutes of the Fed's ...

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Promotions and hires at Lehigh Valley businesses - Allentown Morning Call
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Thursday, 03 January 2013
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Promotions and hires at Lehigh Valley businesses
Allentown Morning Call
Gaspar graduated magna cum laude from Muhlenberg College in 2003 with a degree in accounting and business administration, emphasizing marketing and management, and completed The Grantsmanship Training Institute Program. Patricia Reed. has been ...

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UPDATE 6-Brent crude slips, economic concerns weigh - Yahoo!7 News
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Thursday, 03 January 2013
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UPDATE 6-Brent crude slips, economic concerns weigh
Yahoo!7 News
"The uncertainty because of the budget cuts and the ceiling debate seem to have tempered the markets enthusiasm that things were getting better and that's why things have stalled," sa id Gen e McGillian, a nalyst, Tradition Energy in Stamford, Connecticut.

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Weapons seized by Woodstock police destroyed - Northwest Herald
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Weapons seized by Woodstock police destroyed
Northwest Herald
“I think the public … especially those who might be anti-gun … like to see this type of thing,” said Wade Bigall, vice president of marketing at Behr. “They like to know the guns that aren't being used are being destroyed. The Connecticut events have ...

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Business bright for lampshade shop - Westport-News
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Thursday, 03 January 2013
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Business bright for lampshade shop
Westport-News
Photo: Cathy Zuraw / Connecticut Post. BB Custom Lampshades ... She likes her business, which primarily comes through word of mouth, because it enables her to combine her creative energies with her talents for marketing and business. "My company has ...

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Post-Newtown, 70 Percent Say Hollywood Shows Too Much Violence (Poll) - Hollywood Reporter
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Thursday, 03 January 2013
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Hollywood Reporter

Post-Newtown, 70 Percent Say Hollywood Shows Too Much Violence (Poll)
Hollywood Reporter
14 shootings in Newtown, Conn. -- which left 26 people dead, including 20 children -- Obama aide David Axelrod tweeted, "In NFL post-game: an ad for shoot 'em up video game. All for curbing weapons of war. But shouldn't we also
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Education Association Plans Sandy Hook Scholarship, Memorial - NBC Connecticut
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NBC Connecticut

Education Association Plans Sandy Hook Scholarship, Memorial
NBC Connecticut
The Connecticut Education Association has created the “Sandy Hook Memorial and Scholarship Fund” through the non-profit Connecticut Education Foundation and hopes to raise at least $1 million. “We consider it a privilege to provide a platform to ...
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Commends Story on Surgical Errors at Connecticut Hospitals - Litchfield County Times
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Thursday, 03 January 2013
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Commends Story on Surgical Errors at Connecticut Hospitals
Litchfield County Times
Some expensive technologies with seeming promise may not prove their worth, and simple processes such as hand-washing and good communication will constantly reprove their worth. These matters are as important to surgical outcome at the community ...

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Byron Wien's 2013 surprises - Fortune (blog)
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Thursday, 03 January 2013
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Byron Wien's 2013 surprises
Fortune (blog)
This is the 28th year Byron has given his views on a number of economic, financial market and political surprises for the coming year. Byron ... The Newtown, Connecticut, massacre finally convinces Congress to do something about gun control. As a first ...

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Silgan to Release Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Earnings Results on January 29, 2013
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STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Silgan to Release Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Earnings Results on January 29, 2013.
 
NY boat manufacturer making move to another county - Ct Post
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NY boat manufacturer making move to another county
Ct Post
TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York company that makes luxury mahogany motorboats is moving its manufacturing operations to a neighboring county after getting a $600,000 state grant. Executives with the Hacker Boat Co. tell the ...

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Pepperidge Farm Launches Jingos!™ Snack Crackers
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NORWALK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pepperidge Farm debuts bold snack cracker with fresh marketing approach.
 
Google chairman heading to North Korea - Ct Post
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Thursday, 03 January 2013
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Google chairman heading to North Korea
Ct Post
North Korea's young leader, Kim Jong Un, talks about using science and technology to jumpstart the country's moribund economy, even if it means turning to experts from enemy nations for help. In recent years, "North Korea has made a lot of investment ...

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Resorts spending $60 million to compete in Atlantic City - TheDay.com (blog)
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Thursday, 03 January 2013
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Resorts spending $60 million to compete in Atlantic City
TheDay.com (blog)
Atlantic City, N.J. - When the man widely hailed as a marketing genius died suddenly last year, many worried that Resorts Casino Hotel, the struggling Atlantic City gambling hall he and a partner had recently bought, might also meet its demise. But ...

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Connecticut Consumer Resolutions: 13 for 2013 - Connecticut Watchdog
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Connecticut Consumer Resolutions: 13 for 2013
Connecticut Watchdog
Resolution 11: I will place my number on the Do Not Call List, and sign up for the Direct Marketing Association's DMAChoice service to opt out of most junk mail. Resolution 12: I will always give myself a few days to think about and get input from a ...

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Fiscal-cliff deal no recipe for a robust economy - Ct Post
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Thursday, 03 January 2013
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Fiscal-cliff deal no recipe for a robust economy
Ct Post
WASHINGTON (AP) — Housing is rebounding. Families are shrinking debts. Europe has avoided a financial crackup. And the fiscal cliff deal has removed the most urgent threat to the U.S. economy. So why don't economists foresee stronger growth and hiring ...

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Boucher looks ahead to legislative session - The Hour
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Wednesday, 02 January 2013
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Boucher looks ahead to legislative session
The Hour
On the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, Boucher will help set tax rates for the state's citizens. Boucher said this ... "I believe that Connecticut's tax policy plays a key role in the state's economic health and in job creation," said Boucher ...

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Double-deck elevators rise as taller buildings test limits - Ct Post
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Wednesday, 02 January 2013
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Double-deck elevators rise as taller buildings test limits
Ct Post
Otis Elevator, a unit of Hartford-based United Technologies, has to go beyond the braking mechanism Elisha Otis demonstrated with a rope and saber at the 1854 World's Fair. It's working on systems able to stop 16 metric tons of elevator and cable ...

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Fiscal cliff deal brings some relief to California - Ct Post
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Wednesday, 02 January 2013
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Fiscal cliff deal brings some relief to California
Ct Post
The agreement helps California avoid sliding back into recession, H.D. Palmer, finance spokesman for Gov. Jerry Brown, said Wednesday. But economic forecasters said the two-month delay on the sequestration cuts could lead businesses to delay hiring or ...

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Report: Mental health care system fragmented, inadequate - The Connecticut Mirror
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Wednesday, 02 January 2013
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Report: Mental health care system fragmented, inadequate
The Connecticut Mirror
There are too many barriers to getting services that could prevent crises -- and people with private health insurance often face some of the biggest challenges, according to a report issued Thursday by the state Office of the Healthcare Advocate.

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Students, Teachers Protest Closing of Sawyer Schools - NBC Connecticut
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Wednesday, 02 January 2013
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NBC Connecticut

Students, Teachers Protest Closing of Sawyer Schools
NBC Connecticut
Students and teachers gathered outside the Sawyer School in Hartford on Wednesday morning, angry over the school's sudden closure during holiday break. Students and teachers are frustrated with the lack of answers coming from Academic Enterprises, ...
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US manufacturing expanded slightly last month - Ct Post
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Wednesday, 02 January 2013
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US manufacturing expanded slightly last month
Ct Post
In this Nov. 16, 2012 photo, an employee works on assembly line at Generac Power Systems, Inc., in Whitewater, Wis. After U.S. manufacturing shrunk in November, it grew slowly in December and hiring increased, a sign of modest economic momentum ...
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Tech Air Acquires Esquire Gas Products Company
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DANBURY, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tech Air, a Danbury, CT-based distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related welding supplies, announced today that it has acquired Connecticut-based Esquire Gas Products Company (“Esquire”). Tech Air is owned by CI Capital Partners and the Company’s management. Myles Dempsey, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Tech Air, said, “This transaction signifies our continued strategy of growth through selective acquisitions of key regional distributors
 
Input sought from parents on city schools - Ct Post
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Tuesday, 01 January 2013
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Input sought from parents on city schools
Ct Post
According to the new School Performance Index released in December by Connecticut Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor, only six of Bridgeport's 31 public schools test at or above grade level. Four of the six schools meeting the new performance ...

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Zane's Cycles Bicycle Recycle 2013 Sculpture Competition Send
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Connecticut Education Officials Create Website for Aid to Help Newtown Teachers - Litchfield County Times
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Thursday, 27 December 2012
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Connecticut Education Officials Create Website for Aid to Help Newtown Teachers
Litchfield County Times
The Connecticut Department of Education, Newtown Public Schools and American Federation of Teachers and its Newtown local announced the website. The parent organization, DonorsChoose.org, was founded in 2000 and has funded more
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Connecticut Health Agency Fights Desperation Among the Insured - Kaiser Health News
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Connecticut Health Agency Fights Desperation Among the Insured
Kaiser Health News
Smith, director of consumer relations at the Connecticut Office of the Healthcare Advocate, put her shoulder into all three of these cases. She convinced the insurer not only to pay for the suicidal boy's hospital admission for four days but also three ...

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