Even as images of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings are fresh in America's conscious, a pro-gun group is sponsoring a promotion to give away a gun each day in April.» Read More
BRIDGEPORT, Conn., May 19- Thousands of Connecticut commuters should brace for travel chaos on Monday as Metro-North workers repair damage on the United States' busiest rail line caused by the collision of two trains, officials warned on Sunday.
NEW YORK, May 17- Pension and endowment managers on Friday called on U.S. regulators to review the rules for shareholder voting after a firm collecting ballots for JPMorgan Chase& Co cut off the bank's opponents from polling information.
NEW YORK, May 17- Pension and endowment managers on Friday called on U.S. regulators to review the rules for shareholder voting after a firm collecting ballots for JPMorgan Chase& Co cut off polling information to the bank's opponents.
*JPMorgan lifts S&P 500 year-end target to 1,715. *Tableau Software surges in first day of trade. NEW YORK, May 17- U.S. stocks continued their climb into uncharted territory on Friday, racking up the fourth week of gains in a row as encouraging economic data prompted investors to pick up shares of growth companies.
*Early May U.S. consumer sentiment highest in almost six years. NEW YORK, May 17- Prices for U.S. With the better-than-expected retail sales figures on Monday, "you could probably say maybe the consumer is in a little better shape than we were thinking," said Steve Van Order, fixed-income strategist at Calvert Investments in Bethesda, Maryland.
NEW YORK, May 17- SunTrust Banks Inc won an court order on Friday preventing a Connecticut- based hedge fund from moving forward with a $13 million arbitration over mortgage-backed securities.
MONTPELIER, Vt.-- Vermont's unemployment rate continues to decline. In the state's 17 local labor market areas, the non-seasonally adjusted rates for April ranged from 2.9 percent in the Hartford area to 7.3 percent in Newport.
WICHITA, Kan.-- Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc. says it plans to hire about 180 people later this year for a new customer contact center in Wichita, Kan.. Officials of the Kansas Department of Commerce and Starwood Hotels announced plans for the center Thursday.
NELSON, Ga.-- A group that supports gun control filed suit Thursday against a north Georgia town that recently passed a law requiring gun ownership that it said is mostly symbolic. The Washington- based Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence filed a federal lawsuit against the town of Nelson, about 50 miles north of Atlanta, claiming the law is unconstitutional.
NEW YORK May 16- Brent June crude oil futures expired slightly higher on Thursday, buoyed by a weaker dollar even as a bevy of slack U.S. economic data capped gains in the stock market. "If we have to pick a driver for today, it's that the dollar's under pressure," said Gene McGillian, analyst at Tradition Energy in Stamford, Connecticut.
WETHERSFIELD, Conn.-- Connecticut labor officials said Thursday they're buoyed by the most recent statistics showing 6,300 new jobs in April, but fewer than half of all jobs lost in the recession have been recovered.
EPA: In a landmark 2007 ruling, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 against the Bush administration in finding that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate carbon dioxide. Connecticut: In a sequel of sorts to Massachusetts v.
WASHINGTON-- Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday defended the Justice Department's secret examination of Associated Press phone records though he declared he had played no role in it, saying it was justified as part of an investigation into a grave national security leak.
NEW YORK, May 15- Brent crude oil prices reversed course on Wednesday and rose on the back of a rally in U.S. equity markets despite an increase in U.S. refined products inventories and data showing the euro zone was in its longest recession ever.
STAMFORD, Conn.-- Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc. says it plans to increase its hotel footprint in Latin America by 50 percent during the next five years, opening an average of seven new hotels per year in the region.
HARTFORD, Conn.-- Lawmakers are calling for a study of the availability of e-books to Connecticut public libraries. The state House of Representatives voted Tuesday 143-0 to pass a bill requiring the commissioner of consumer protection to report to the General Assembly on the issue by Feb 1.
*Fed buys $3.31 bln in longer-dated Treasuries. NEW YORK, May 14- Prices of U.S. It's all about equities, "said Dimitri Delis, interest-rate strategist at BMO Capital Markets in Chicago.
*Fed buys $3.31 bln in longer-dated Treasuries. NEW YORK, May 14- Prices of U.S. "It's all about equities," said Dimitri Delis, interest-rate strategist at BMO Capital Markets in Chicago.
NEW YORK, May 14- Prices for U.S. A report over the weekend in The Wall Street Journal fueled views that the Fed could be preparing to hit the brakes. We have inflation going to 1 percent by this summer, "said John Briggs, a Treasuries strategist with RBS in Stamford, Connecticut.
NEW YORK, May 14- Brent crude oil fell on Tuesday after a leading energy watchdog forecast the supply-demand balance of world oil supplies would be "more comfortable" over the next five years. The International Energy Agency said rapidly increasing non- OPEC oil output would meet most of the world's extra oil demand over the next few years.