Stamford Advocate – In the nearly nine months since recreational cannabis sales began in Connecticut, the market has grown quickly — already surpassing the number of dispensaries per person that neighboring Massachusetts had within its first year.
Yahoo News – With $100 million budgeted for an overhaul of the XL Center set to start next year, consultants in the arena business say that Connecticut needs to spend big to just stay in the game as cities around the nation invest in major venues.
Fox 61 – CONNECTICUT, USA — Two respected economics experts from Connecticut universities said a recession is coming and it could be a couple of months before the economy straightens out.
America is enduring the worst inflation in 40 years, spurred on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Soon, it’s expected the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates for the first time in four years.
Yahoo! News – Jun. 11—The average consumer probably isn’t pondering how PepsiCo controls more than 80% of the dip market when they’re standing in the grocery store picking up a Tostitos creamy spinach dip for a cookout or Super Bowl party.
But when setting the backdrop for a conversation about the factors in inflation — which economists mainly cite as pandemic-induced disruptions in supply and demand and the war in Ukraine, with dispute over the impact of stimulus packages — lack of market competition is something economist Fred Carstensen can’t emphasize enough. He cites the impacts of the United States largely abandoning antitrust policy over the past 40 years.
UConn Journalism – Nearly 80 percent of registered voters say the economy is an important issue, according to an August 2020 Pew Research Center study. In the same study, 88% of President Donald Trump’s supporters ranked the economy as “very important,” the most of any of the issues they asked about.