Ct Atty Gen Creates Privacy Task Force

September 14, 2011
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Attorney General George Jepsen today announced the creation of a Privacy Task Force to help educate the public about data protection requirements and to focus his Office’s  response to Internet privacy concerns and data breaches that affect consumers. “The need for this initiative is well demonstrated,” Jepsen said at a news conference at the...

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Granny Snatching: Seniors Out of Touch, But Fared Well in Irene

September 14, 2011
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Granny Snatching: Seniors Out of Touch, But Fared Well in Irene

A hearing conducted by the state Commission on Aging Monday revealed that like most residents, the state’s elderly may have had a very difficult time communicating with utilities and each other, but nonetheless fared well during the week-long plus power outages associated with Tropical Storm Irene. The hearing was chaired by CoA Executive Director...

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Google Flies Into the Complex World of Airfares

September 14, 2011
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Likely, Google will run the entire world soon enough; and maybe they’ll do a better job of it than is being done now. Maybe and maybe not. But they sure are trying. Google’s latest entry is it’s “Google Flights” page, flying into an already crowded world of competing search engines for travelers looking for...

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Simple Ideas To Reduce Our Incredibly High Health Care Costs

September 14, 2011
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Two stories – one in the Wall Street Journal and one on CNBC – have some smart ideas on how we could reduce our medical costs, provide healthcare for more Americans, with some common sense changes as we face the fact that Americans spend twice what other modern countries do with mixed results. The...

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Ct Government Looks Other Way As Thieves Strip Vacant Houses Of Recylable Metals

September 14, 2011
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For some time now vacant homes that are listed for sale are being robbed of copper pipes, wire, radiators etc. and sold to Metal Recycling facilities. Why you ask? Well obviously there is a market for it, and a bad economy that drives it. It is the same thing over and over in everything...

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Yale Gets Federal Grant For New Public Health Training Center

September 13, 2011
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Yale Gets Federal Grant For New Public Health Training Center

The Yale School of Public Health will house a new center to train the public health workforce in Connecticut and Rhode Island, thanks to a new $2.6 million federal grant. The center will focus on helping workers learn the best ways to address health disparities, including HIV/AIDS, in underserved communities. The grant also will...

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Steps Connecticut Needs To Take To Create Jobs

September 13, 2011
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Connecticut, as we all now know, has the worst jobs record in the nation over the past 25 years, with fewer employed now than in 1987. To change this pattern it helps to understand at least some of the reasons why. Let me suggest a few: 1) A weak education-workforce pipeline. A relatively poorly...

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Rick Perry’s Plane Trips: An Example of Sarah Palin’s Crony Capitalism?

September 12, 2011
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Rick Perry’s Plane Trips: An Example of Sarah Palin’s Crony Capitalism?

Sarah Palin blasted “corporate crony capitalism” in an Iowa September 2011 speech to supporters. Many interpreted this as an attack on Gov. Rick Perry’s pay-to-play political machine. Maybe this is an example of the type of thing Palin is talking about: As first reported in the Wall Street Journal and then Dave Lieber’s Watchdog...

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Airlines Report Better On-Time Rates in July

September 12, 2011
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Not that one month tells the tale of anything besides that month, but the airlines reported an improvement on on-time and delayed flights in July. Overall 77.8 percent of flights were on time in July and the best and the worst are: Highest On-Time Arrival Rates 1. Hawaiian Airlines – 95.1 percent 2. Alaska...

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