Waterbury Republican-American – There’s no telling how many empty industrial buildings are rotting away on polluted properties in Connecticut. The brownfield inventory maintained by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection lists 516 sites. But state officials admit that’s not comprehensive. Sites can only land on the list after state involvement in cleanup efforts. Given the state’s long industrial history, DEEP estimates there are “probably tens of thousands” of polluted sites.
Mass Live – Even though the top executive for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation pooh-poohed the notion last week, Connecticut’s two tribal casino would be the logical buyer if MGM Resorts International sells off its downtown Springfield property, according to an expert on the regional gambling industry.
Wallet Hub – Fred Carstensen Professor of Finance, School of Business, University of Connecticut
Does the definition of a “low interest” credit card change over time?
It might, but the relevant measure is the inflation rate, the Fed interest rate policy, and the 10 year Treasury. Those are the standards for variable rates like home equity loans.
Without the advice, scrutiny and assessment of the School of Business’ Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis (CCEA), our state might lack some of the critical businesses and well-paying jobs that we have today.Continue Reading
LMT Online – Advances in early detection and cancer treatments have resulted in a 27 percent decline in cancer deaths in the U.S. in the last 25 years, but those benefits are slow to trickle down to those who are lower on the socioeconomic scale, according to a report by the American Cancer Society.