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  • TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey plans to put body cameras on all state troopers who work in the field and is issuing guidelines on how local police forces statewide should use the devices. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman, who outlined the plans Tuesday, also announced $2.5 million in state funding to help local police departments buy body cameras.

  • UNCASVILLE, Conn.— One high roller requests a refrigerator full of bananas that he squeezes and throws as he gambles. Other high-stakes players described by a pit manager at Mohegan Sun, one of the world's largest casinos, throw chairs, scream at dealers and expect rules to be bent at the tables. The player, golf professional Matthew Menchetti, was a regular who lost...

  • STAMFORD, Conn. _ Crane Co. on Monday reported second-quarter profit of $55.8 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of $1.06 per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $703.4 million.

  • GREENWICH, Conn. _ W.R. Berkley Corp. on Monday reported second-quarter profit of $123 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 82 cents per share. W.R. Berkley shares have increased 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, July 27- U.S. "The overnight action with the flight to quality in China, and Europe as well, is a continuation of a larger move in the last six to eight trading sessions of a relentless flattening of the yield curve," said Edward Acton, U.S. Treasuries strategist at RBS Securities in Stamford, Connecticut.

  • HARTFORD, Conn. _ The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $413 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 78 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from...

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— A Texas company is pushing forward with an effort to build a massive wind power project in Aroostook County that would be the largest of its kind in New England. EDP Renewables, which recently submitted its application to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, needs to get the green light from the state before it can begin building the...

  • Treasury prices rose on Monday following a stock market rout in China, the worst in eight years, that has unsettled investors globally and sent them to the relative safety of U.S. government bonds. "The overnight action with the flight to quality in China and Europe as well, is a continuation of a larger move in the last six to eight trading sessions of a relentless...

  • July 26- General Electric Co wants to be a "sizable" player in the market for systems that store energy to manage power volatility, a sector the company expects to quadruple to $6 billion by 2020, the head of GE's energy storage business told Reuters. This need has attracted a wide range of companies, including Elon Musk's Tesla Motors Inc, which said in April it plans...

  • WASHINGTON— State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama's health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment. Hawaii's marketplace, the latest cautionary tale, was awarded $205 million in federal startup grants. Twelve states and the District of Columbia fully control their markets.

  • Verizon workers vote to authorize strike, if necessary Saturday, 25 Jul 2015 | 5:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Verizon workers in nine states have voted to go on strike if necessary over a dispute about a new contract, a union official said at a rally Saturday. At the rally in New York, the CWA announced that 86 percent of Verizon workers who voted in a recent poll backed strike action if required. The contract covers employees the nine states from Massachusetts to...

  • —The mother of a 6- year-old Ohio boy with Down syndrome alleged in a federal lawsuit that an Ohio YMCA excluded him from a summer camp and some other programs because of his disability and treated him hypocritically after using him in promotions extolling opportunities for everyone. —A blind Ohio student, Aleeha Dudley, has pursued a federal lawsuit against...

  • NEW YORK, July 24- U.S. Treasury debt prices drifted higher on Friday, as investors sought safety in government bonds after a softer-than-expected U.S. housing report and amid a persistent downtrend in commodities and weakness on Wall Street. "Overall, a weaker-than-expected release that has marginally supported the Treasury market, although we'll concede...

  • *Drillers add 21 oil rigs in U.S. this week- Baker Hughes. NEW YORK, July 24- Brent and U.S. crude futures settled on Friday at their lowest since March and posted their fourth straight weekly decline as weak economic data from China and a rise in U.S. oil drilling rigs applied pressure. U.S. energy firms added 21 oil rigs this week after pulling seven rigs last week, oil...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— Momentum is building for a $15- an-hour minimum wage in Connecticut, at least for some workers, given the formation of a new low-wage worker advisory panel and this week's recommendation to raise pay for fast-food workers in neighboring New York, according to some state lawmakers and activists. The co-chairmen of the General Assembly's Labor and...

  • Glance: The new 'Big Three' of health coverage Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 1:33 PM ET

    Anthem Inc.' s $48 billion purchase of rival Cigna Corp. is set to create the nation's largest health insurance company. The combination, in tandem with Aetna Inc.' s pending purchase of rival insurer Humana Inc., would leave three health insurers that would dominate the rapidly changing industry landscape in the U.S. HEADQUARTERS: Anthem in Indianapolis; Cigna...

  • BOSTON— The black wool double-breasted suit jacket Ringo Starr wore in the 1965 Beatles movie "Help!" Boston- based RR Auction announced Friday that the jacket with soft gray vertical pinstripes, six black buttons, and the name "Ringo" sewn inside was part of the online Marvels of Modern Music auction that closed Thursday. Other items sold in the auction included a...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— The Justice Department has launched a criminal probe into allegations that subsidiary helicopter maker Sikorsky and two subsidiaries overbilled the Navy, United Technologies Corp. said Friday. The government filed a complaint last October in federal court that Sikorsky and subsidiaries, Derco Aerospace and Sikorsky Support Services...

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- U.S. authorities are investigating possible price gouging by four U.S. airlines while train service was disabled between New York and Washington after a deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May, the Transportation Department said on Friday. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said the investigation involved Delta Air Lines Inc,...

  • WWE severs ties with wrestling star Hulk Hogan Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 10:43 AM ET

    STAMFORD, Conn.— World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has severed ties with Hulk Hogan amid a report that one of the biggest stars in professional wrestling history used racial slurs in a conversation caught on a sex tape. Hogan, perhaps the biggest star in WWE's five-decade history, was the main draw for the first WrestleMania in 1985 and was a fixture for years in...