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  • *U.S. financial markets to close Thursday for Thanksgiving. NEW YORK, Nov 26- The dollar fell against a basket of currencies on Wednesday as a batch of disappointing U.S. data on consumers, housing and manufacturing raised concern that the world's biggest economy is losing momentum in the final months of 2014.. "Today's data were underwhelming," said currency...

  • FOREX-Dollar falls on disappointing economic data Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    *U.S. financial markets to close Thursday for Thanksgiving. NEW YORK, Nov 26- The dollar fell against a basket of currencies on Wednesday as a batch of disappointing U.S. data on consumers, housing and manufacturing raised concern that the world's biggest economy is losing momentum in the final months of 2014.. "Today's data were underwhelming," said Brian...

  • Health insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    The government's enrollment push with Westfield Shopping Centers will involve setting up outreach tables at malls in Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, New York and Washington state. Separately, the California insurance marketplace, Covered California, will work with Westfield malls in that state. U.S. Department of Health and Human...

  • Cops: Hospital worker accused of rape kept working Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 5:44 AM ET

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn.— Bridgeport police say St. Vincent's Medical Center allowed a nursing assistant to continue working for three months after a patient reported to the hospital that he had raped him. The Connecticut Post reports that Gonzalo Flores was charged Tuesday with raping a male patient in March. Information from: Connecticut Post,...

  • 5th person pleads guilty in drug warehouse heist Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 7:58 PM ET

    NEW HAVEN, Conn.— A fifth person has pleaded guilty to participating in a 2010 Connecticut warehouse heist that prosecutors say involved up to $100 million in prescription drugs. Cuban citizen and Miami resident Rafael Lopez pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge of deliberately hiding his knowledge of a felony, acknowledging he was aware of the heist and...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 25- U.S. Month-end buying of Treasury notes boosted demand at the Treasury's auction of $35 billion in five-year notes, analysts said. "It was a vote of confidence in U.S. bonds versus other sovereign fixed income instruments," said Tyler Tucci, Treasury strategist at RBS Securities in Stamford, Connecticut, on the strong bidding.

  • Foxwoods, biggest US casino, cuts back on gambling Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 12:54 PM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Foxwoods, the largest casino resort in North America, is reducing its number of slot machines and table games to free up space for nightclubs and other new attractions as it adapts to fierce competition, the new CEO said in an interview with The Associated Press. Foxwoods and its local rival, Mohegan Sun, already have been losing revenue to casinos in...

  • *Saudi's Naimi meets Russian, Venezuelan and Mexican counterparts Meeting held ahead of Thursday's OPEC summit. NEW YORK, Nov 25- Oil prices rose on Tuesday, with Brent crude above $80 per barrel, after news that Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi was meeting with his Russian, Venezuelan and Mexican counterparts ahead on an OPEC meeting that could cut output.

  • Salmonella in 10 states linked to raw sprouts Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 63 people from 10 states concentrated on the East Coast fell ill with salmonella linked to bean sprouts from a supplier in New York City. The CDC said the supplier, Wonton Food Inc. of Brooklyn, has agreed to stop production for now. "The conditions for growing sprouts are perfect for growing bacteria and that's...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. "It's certainly very difficult to interpret it as a hawkish vote on Fed policy," said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond strategist at CRT Capital in Stamford, Connecticut, on the strong bidding at Monday's auction. Treasury still has $13 billion in two-year floating rate notes, $35 billion in five-year notes and $29 billion in seven-year notes...

  • BioBoxes-United Technologies-Chenevert, Successors Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 2:55 PM ET

    CAREER: Chief executive officer and chairman of United Technologies Corp., 2008 to 2014, chief operating officer of United Technologies, president of jet engine manufacturing subsidiary Pratt& Whitney. EXECUTIVE STYLE: Chenevert frequently talked about urbanization as a driver for growth for United Technologies. Urbanization also will lead to increased...

  • Storm on menu for some Thanksgiving travelers Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 12:34 PM ET

    MINEOLA, N.Y.— A nor'easter is expected to develop Wednesday along the East Coast just as millions of travelers are heading to their Thanksgiving destinations. "I would pack your patience," said Robert Sinclair Jr., of AAA New York. As of Monday, the highest amount of snow was expected to fall in northeastern Pennsylvania, the Catskills of upstate New York and into...

  • Foxwoods Resort postpones Bill Cosby appearance Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 10:41 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Foxwoods Resort Casino says it has indefinitely postponed Bill Cosby's concert appearance that was scheduled for January. The announcement Monday by the Connecticut resort adds to several cancellations last week for the embattled comedian amid a growing number of sexual assault allegations. No reason was given by Foxwoods for postponing the Jan....

  • COLUMN-Oil in Arcadia: John Kemp Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    Some of that crude came from states such as North Dakota, Texas and Alaska, and the rest from foreign suppliers like Canada, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Nigeria. On Saturday, the New York Times published a carefully researched essay chronicling "The Downside of the Boom" about how " North Dakota took on the oversight of a multi-billion dollar oil industry with a...

  • United Technologies CEO retires, succeeded by CFO Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 7:22 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Aerospace and building systems giant United Technologies announced Monday the abrupt retirement of CEO Louis Chenevert, and named Chief Financial Officer Greg Hayes to succeed him. He steered United Technologies' $18.4 billion purchase of aerospace parts maker Goodrich Corp. in 2012. It was the industry's largest deal and boosted the...

  • Manufacturer seeks state OK to sell new vehicle Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 6:39 AM ET

    WETHERSFIELD, Conn.— The maker of a new vehicle called the Slingshot is meeting with state motor vehicles officials to discuss whether they may sell the three-wheeler in Connecticut. A meeting set for Monday at the state Department of Motor Vehicles will include Connecticut retailers who say customers have put down deposits for the vehicle.

  • Move over Brooklyn hipsters—Queens is on the radar Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 4:02 PM ET
    Long Island City, Queens, as seen from New York Harbor

    Long the Toyota Corolla of NYC real estate, affordable and unassuming Queens is finally getting some respect, The New York Times reports.

  • Aetna increases dividend to 25 cents per share Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 3:05 PM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Aetna Inc. said Friday that it is increasing its quarterly dividend by 11 percent and plans to repurchase up to $1 billion of its shares. Aetna also said that its board authorized the company to repurchase up $1 billion additional shares, which is on top of its existing $464 million repurchase authority. Shares of the Hartford, Connecticut- based...

  • Desaulniers named AP's New England media director Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    BOSTON— Dwayne Desaulniers, a former business and technology director for The Associated Press, has been named the news cooperative's director of local media for New England. "Dwayne brings a great mix of news, technology and entrepreneurial experience to our New England market, as well as an in-depth understanding of AP services and our mission to inform the...

  • Mohegan Sun chief executive set to retire in 2015 Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 5:31 AM ET

    UNCASVILLE, Conn.— Mitchell Etess, chief executive of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, says he plans to retire next year, but will stay on in a transition. He said he'll remain with the parent company of the Mohegan Sun casinos in Connecticut and Pennsylvania beyond the end of his contract on June 30, 2015. The Mohegan Sun failed to get a foothold in Massachusetts...