First Five 'meeting - if not exceeding - expectations'

A Department of Economic and Community Development analysis of the state's First Five Plus program released Tuesday found that it is "clearly meeting — if not exceeding — expectations," with more than 3,700 new jobs created so far in...

Mohegan Sun exec named general manager of Louisiana resort

The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority manages the Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, La.

Mohegan Sun wins awards for film/video

The casino won a silver award, the highest possible, for its “Full of Life” campaign in the Regional Television category.

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AgroSci system reduces dangerous gases, study finds

Nitrogen dioxide levels in rooms using a local company's Aerogation green-wall system were reduced by more than 60 percent, according to new research at Staffordshire University in England.

State's annual 'Tax-Free Week' starts Sunday

Most individual items of clothing and footwear priced under $100 will be exempt from the state’s 6.35 percent sales and use tax

State reports modest jobs increase for July

A previously reported gain of an estimated 7,900 jobs in June has been adjusted down to 5,800.

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US new-home sales climb to best level since late 2007

Americans stepped up their purchases of new homes in July to the fastest pace in nearly nine years, as low mortgage rates and a steady job market are fueling a real estate surge

Analysis: In some states, your money goes farther than it does in others

The $15 minimum wage would mean very different things depending on where you live.