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  • DANBURY, Conn. _ Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $16.8 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 51 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $200.6 million.

  • SHELTON, Conn. _ Hubbell Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $81 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.43 per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $894.4 million.

  • FARMINGTON, Conn. _ United Technologies Corp. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $1.37 billion. United Technologies expects full-year earnings in the range of $6.45 to $6.60 per share, with revenue in the range of $57 billion to $58 billion. United Technologies shares have risen nearly 9 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard&...

  • STAMFORD, Conn.— Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc. on Tuesday reported a second-quarter loss of $263 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 73 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in October, Starwood Hotels expects its...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— American fishermen are digging in for a fight over a congressional proposal to send a message to the rest of the world by shutting down the vestiges of the U.S. harvest of shark fins, prized for soup and traditional medicine in Asia. Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, and others promises to ban the sale and possession of shark fins to ensure U.S....

  • STAMFORD, Conn. _ Crane Co. on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $68.2 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.02 per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $696.3 million.

  • GREENWICH, Conn. _ W.R. Berkley Corp. on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $109 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 79 cents per share. W.R. Berkley shares have risen nearly 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Solar energy ordinarily wins praise from groups that want to cut greenhouse gases, but a proposed solar project at a defunct Long Island nuclear power plant has stirred outrage because it requires demolishing 350 acres of woodlands. Alex Hobson, a spokeswoman for a Solar Energy industry group in Washington, D.C., declined to comment on the Long Island proposal,...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— Maine's unemployment rate rose has crept upward to 3.7 percent in June. The state Department of Labor says the preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was up from 3.5 percent in May. Maine's unemployment rate was lower than the New England rate of 4.4 percent.

  • FAIRFIELD, Conn.— General Electric moved to a profit in its second quarter, bolstered by strong performances from its power, aviation and health care segments. That topped the 46 cents per share that analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research expected. General Electric Co. has been shedding its financial and capital units over the last few years in an effort...

  • NEWARK, N.J.— The state's Democratic legislative leaders announced Friday they have agreed on a new plan to fund transportation projects by boosting the state's gas tax and cutting other taxes, a proposal immediately criticized by Republican Gov. Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto announced the proposal a day after Christie...

  • STAMFORD, Conn.— Synchrony Financial on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $489 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 55 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $3.26 billion.

  • NEW BRITAIN, Conn. _ Stanley Black& Decker Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $271.5 million. Stanley Black& Decker expects full-year earnings to be $6.30 to $6.50 per share. Stanley Black& Decker shares have climbed nearly 8 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased almost 6 percent.

  • Drawn from New York and Boston by good-paying jobs at the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods resorts, Chinese and other Asian immigrants have been buying homes, raising families and growing their own food in what had once been largely white communities along Connecticut's Thames River. I can even fish, " Xu Song Mu, a 62- year-old former Mohegan Sun worker who moved from...

  • BRIDGEPORT, Conn. _ People's United Financial Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $68.5 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 22 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $331.6 million.

  • SYRACUSE, N.Y.— Dinosaur Bar-B-Que's foray into the barbecue-loving Midwest has gone up in smoke with the closing of its year-old Chicago restaurant. The Syracuse- based chain of barbeque and live music joints told Chicago media outlets Wednesday that its eatery on the Windy City's North Side would close up for good that night. The closing of the Chicago...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— With a strike against the Trump Taj Mahal casino about to enter its fourth week and no end in sight, Atlantic City's main casino workers union turned up the heat Thursday, surrounding the massive gambling hall with hundreds of picketers, some traveling hundreds of miles to support the walkout. Picketers from unions in Baltimore, Washington, New...

  • July 20- Massachusetts will ban the sale of "copycat" assault-style weapons similar to those increasingly used in mass shootings, state Attorney General Maura Healey said on Wednesday. "The gun industry has openly defied our laws here in Massachusetts for nearly two decades. They have been used in massacres in Orlando, Florida; San Bernardino, California; Newtown,...

  • FARMINGTON, Conn. _ First Connecticut Bancorp Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $3.6 million. The holding company for Farmington Bank posted revenue of $20.5 million in the period. Keywords: First Connecticut Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • STAMFORD, Conn. _ Hexcel Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $66.1 million. Hexcel expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.48 to $2.56 per share, with revenue in the range of $1.99 billion to $2.05 billion. Hexcel shares have fallen 8 percent since the beginning of the year.