Category: Business

Hartford’s Aquiline Drones Wins Prestigious Tech Startup of the Year National Award

Hartford, CT – Aquiline Drones was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Tech Startup of the Year- Software category in The 19th Annual American Business Awards® today. Aquiline Drones (AD) in Connecticut earned this prestigious award based on its innovative use of technology in creating cloud-based drone enterprise solutions. Aquiline Drones…

Governor Lamont announces Connecticut receives first credit rating upgrade in more than 20 years

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Wednesday announced that Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded Connecticut’s General Obligation bonds credit rating from “A1” to “Aa3,” making it the first credit rating upgrade the state has received since February 2001. “This upgrade from Moody’s is the first for our state in more than 20 years and…

Payroll jobs post slight January 2021 decline (-100): unemployment rate at 8.1% on newly benchmarked data

WETHERSFIELD, CT – Connecticut payroll employment was essentially unchanged in January 2021, dropping just 100 jobs (‑0.01%) after a revised 4,600 (‑0.3%) decrease in December 2020. This is the third monthly job loss after six consecutive seasonally adjusted monthly jobs gains. Statewide employment is now 127,300 (-7.5%) positions lower than a year ago at 1,570,700…

Department of Consumer Protection, Attorney General William Tong, Better Business Bureau celebrate National Consumer Protection Week

Consumers are invited to participate in virtual events during National Consumer Protection Week February 28 – March 6 Everyone can fall victim to fraud and scams, and even legitimate businesses can provide incomplete contractual information, omit important details or present misleading advertising. Being a smart consumer is your best defense against scams, fraud, and identity…

As complaints spike and more shopping is done online, Consumers are reminded to make holiday returns or exchanges as soon as possible

The Department of Consumer Protection is reminding consumers to be aware of return and exchange policies as they continue their holiday shopping this year. Buyers should read the terms and conditions prior to submitting their order to understand their return and exchange rights, as well as the remedies available if a package is seriously delayed.…