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  • BRIDGEPORT, Conn. _ People's United Financial Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $62.9 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 21 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $332.2 million.

  • NEW BRITAIN, Conn. _ Stanley Black& Decker Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $189.4 million. Stanley Black& Decker expects full-year earnings to be $6.20 to $6.40 per share. Stanley Black& Decker shares have risen slightly more than 1 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased almost 3 percent.

  • FARMINGTON, Conn. _ First Connecticut Bancorp Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $3.6 million. The holding company for Farmington Bank posted revenue of $20.4 million in the period. Keywords: First Connecticut Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • STAMFORD, Conn. _ Hexcel Corp. on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $56 million. Hexcel expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.44 to $2.56 per share, with revenue in the range of $1.97 billion to $2.07 billion. Hexcel shares have decreased slightly more than 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • STAMFORD, Conn. _ United Rentals Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $92 million. United Rentals expects full-year revenue in the range of $5.6 billion to $5.8 billion. United Rentals shares have fallen 17 percent since the beginning of the year.

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  • HARTFORD, Conn.— Connecticut is moving closer toward giving a preference to veteran-owned small businesses that want to bid on state contracts. The Senate voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of legislation that would provide a 15 percent price preference to the micro-businesses, which are defined as generating less than $3 million in revenue annually.

  • The news agency also reported that the organization had sometimes recycled exams in the United States, including last January. Reuters found that tests were also reused in the United States during special midweek sittings, on Sundays and during makeup exams, even though some questions and answers from those tests had been discussed online.

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate has approved Washington lawyer Michael Missal as the new chief watchdog at the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs. The chairman of the Senate veterans panel, Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia, said he looked forward to working with Missal to "root out the problems and hold bad actors at the VA accountable" for chronic health...

  • The news agency also reported that the organization had sometimes recycled exams in the United States, including last January. Reuters found that tests were also reused in the United States during special midweek sittings, on Sundays and during makeup exams, even though some questions and answers from those tests had been discussed online.

  • WALLINGFORD, Conn. _ Amphenol Corp. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $156.6 million. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.4 billion. For the current quarter ending in July, Amphenol expects its per-share earnings to range from 62 cents to 64 cents.

  • PORTLAND, Maine— Federal regulators and scallop fishermen are meeting to discuss how to regulate the industry in the northern Gulf of Maine. Scallop fishing rules have caused tension in recent months as fishing boats have moved into the waters off the northern Massachusetts coast to seek scallops. The New England Fishery Management Council will hold a public...

  • BRIDGEPORT, Conn.— A judge has set a 2018 trial date in the lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. The families of nine of the people killed in the December 2012 massacre and a teacher who survived the attack are suing Remington Arms, the parent company of Bushmaster Firearms. The trial was set for April 3, 2018, at a...

  • GLASTONBURY, Conn. _ United Financial Bancorp Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $11.9 million. The bank, based in Glastonbury, Connecticut, said it had earnings of 24 cents per share. The holding company for United Bank posted revenue of $50.1 million in the period.

  • GREENWICH, Conn. _ Interactive Brokers Group Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $33 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. Interactive Brokers shares have dropped almost 9 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Interactive Brokers, Earnings Report.

  • MERIDEN, Conn.— The parent company of Eastern Mountain Sports and Bob's Stores has filed for bankruptcy protection and plans to shutter several New England bricks-and-mortar locations. Eastern Mountain Sports sells outdoors gear, while Bob's is a discount footwear and clothing store. The New England EMS stores slated to close are in Foxborough,...

  • WATERBURY, Conn. _ Webster Financial Corp. on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $48.6 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 53 cents per share. Webster Financial shares have increased nearly 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, April 18- U.S. U.S. bonds had gained a bid overnight as oil prices plunged after a deal to freeze oil output by OPEC and non- OPEC producers fell apart on Sunday. "Oil prices are going to continue to be very important to the market," said Mary Ann Hurley, vice president in fixed income trading at D.A.

  • "I think what we're seeing is more a function of the momentum that's been in place and a bit of flow specific action," said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond strategist at CRT Capital in Stamford, Connecticut. Treasuries had earlier gained a bid as oil and stock prices declined, after a deal to freeze oil output by OPEC and non- OPEC producers fell apart on Sunday.

  • NEW YORK, April 15- Steven A. Cohen is one step closer to managing other people's money again. The billionaire investor, barred by federal regulators from accepting external capital until January 2018, recently set up an investing firm, Stamford Harbor Capital, L.P.. "The SEC granted registration to Stamford Harbor Capital, L.P. Steve Cohen owns the entity, but...