• Anthem, hospital group hit impasse on contract Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 4:44 PM ET

    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield customers faced paying higher out-of-network rates for getting care at Hartford HealthCare medical centers. The five affected Hartford HealthCare hospitals are Hartford Hospital, The Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain, MidState Medical Center in Meriden, The William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich and Windham...

  • General Electric to study Hudson shore for PCBs Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— General Electric has agreed to do a comprehensive study of PCB contamination of the upper Hudson River shoreline along the 40- mile stretch of river north of Albany where it has been dredging contaminated sediments under a Superfund cleanup project since 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday.

  • Small businesses scramble to keep top staffers Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 1:27 PM ET

    Love inspires students to keep coming back for more lessons and brings in more than a quarter of the studio's revenue, says Bisconti, owner of a Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Willoughby, Ohio.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- Brent oil bounced off a two-year low and headed toward $96 a barrel on Wednesday and U.S. crude also rose as crude stockpiles fell unexpectedly and Chinese factory data offered signs of hope for the slowing economy.

  • EEOC sues Conn. firm over harassment accusations Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 5:56 AM ET

    NEW HAVEN, Conn.— A federal agency is suing a Branford clothing manufacturer, siding with female employees who accuse male co-workers and managers of sexual harassment, including inappropriate comments, touching and even offers of money for sex.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 30- U.S. Treasuries have oscillated from weakness on Friday to gains on Monday amid concerns that asset manager Pimco may need to liquidate positions if investor redemptions increase after the departure of co-founder Bill Gross.

  • Research group: Conn. home sales, prices falling Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 8:36 AM ET

    The Warren Group, publisher of The Commercial Record, said Tuesday that 2,735 single-family homes sold in August, down 6 percent from August 2013. The median price fell to $269,900 in August compared with $285,000 in August 2013. Timothy M. Warren Jr., chief executive of The Warren Group, says Connecticut's real estate recovery is in a slump.

  • SHEKHAN, Iraq, Sept 30- For Salah Paulis, it came down to a choice between his faith and his crop. A wheat farmer from outside Mosul, Paulis and his family fled the militant group Islamic State early last month. The group overran the family farm as part of its offensive that captured vast swathes of territory in northern Iraq.

  • Nature center defends $5,000 gift from Monsanto Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 6:13 AM ET

    MYSTIC, Conn.— A $5,000 donation from seed giant Monsanto Co. to a nature center in Mystic has drawn criticism from activists who oppose genetically modified food. The Day of New London reports that Bob Burns, an organic farmer who leads a New London effort against genetically-modified organisms, says he's suspicious of why Monsanto is donating money.

  • Bill allows families to seek gun restraining order Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 3:08 AM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California would become the first state to allow family members to petition judges to take away relatives' guns if they are deemed to be dangerous under a bill facing a Tuesday deadline for action by the governor.

  • Firefighter sues over pregnancy-related sick days Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 2:47 PM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— A Connecticut firefighter says in a federal civil rights lawsuit that she was unfairly disciplined by a city fire department and forced to take unpaid leave because she was pregnant.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 29- U.S. crude oil rose on Monday, hovering around $94 a barrel on support from strong U.S. economic data last week, while Brent edged up after nearing a two-year low last week. "I think demand by U.S. refiners to make product to export is definitely supporting WTI prices," said Gene McGillian, an analyst at Tradition Energy in Stamford, Connecticut.

  • Sept 29- Biometric security company NXT-ID Inc expects to turn profitable next year, Chief Executive Gino Pereira said, as the company rolls out a $150 digital wallet as an alternative to new payment services such as Apple Pay.

  • GOP's Baker offers alternative sick leave plan Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    BOSTON— Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker on Monday offered an alternative version of an earned sick time proposal that will go before voters in November, arguing his plan would protect workers without hurting the state's job market.

  • Macy's to hire 86,000 workers for holiday season Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    Sept 29- Department store operator Macy's Inc said it planned to hire about 86,000 workers for the holiday shopping season, up from about 83,000 last year.

  • Engineer sues Metro-North over 2013 derailment Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 8:27 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— An engineer who was injured in the May 2013 derailment of a commuter train in Bridgeport, Connecticut, has sued Metro-North Railroad. Steven Bauer of Orange says in his lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court that he suffered serious and permanent injuries.

  • State probing Millstone water released into sound Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 5:55 AM ET

    WATERFORD, Conn.— State environmental officials are taking a closer look at the impact of more than 2 billion gallons of heated water discharged each day into Long Island Sound from Connecticut's nuclear plant.

  • Navy seeks to adapt training for millennials Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 2:10 PM ET

    GROTON, Conn.— The U.S. Navy is looking for ways to adapt its training for millennials, young people raised in a child-centric culture who want and expect nurturing relationships with their bosses, the commanding officer of the submarine school in Groton said Friday.

  • Conn.: Below-minimum wage paid at Mystic Pizza Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    WETHERSFIELD, Conn.— The Connecticut Department of Labor has ordered Mystic Pizza, made famous by the 1988 Julia Roberts movie of the same name, to pay 110 employees more than $105,000 in wages for being paid less than minimum wage or not receiving overtime pay.

  • Fatality near NY-New Jersey bridge snarls traffic Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 6:39 AM ET

    RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.— A fatal crash on a New Jersey interstate near the George Washington Bridge has snarled traffic headed to Manhattan and New England. Trooper Alina Spies with the New Jersey State Police says a tractor-trailer and an SUV crashed on Interstate 95 just before 5 a.m. Friday in the northbound lanes in Ridgefield Park.