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  • FOREX-Dollar hits 10-month highs on strong U.S. GDP data Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 30- The U.S. dollar hit over 10- month highs against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday after stronger-than-expected U.S. gross domestic product data bolstered expectations for a more hawkish Federal Reserve.

  • The man responsible for Hilton's grand turnaround Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    McLEAN, Va.— Nearly every weekend, Chris Nassetta is cooking in his family's oversized kitchen, outfitted with two commercial-grade refrigerators, three sinks and a deep fryer. Between his wife, six daughters, friends, neighbors and relatives, there are often 40 people dining. "I'm not a gourmet chef," Nassetta says.

  • *EU reaches deal on Russia sanctions, prompts short rally. NEW YORK, July 29- Brent crude ended slightly higher on Tuesday as new sanctions on Russia looked set to worsen relations between Moscow and the West, while U.S. prices slipped after a Kansas refinery fire curbed demand for WTI crude.

  • *EU reaches deal on Russia sanctions, prompts short rally. Brent futures pared losses after news that European Union governments agreed on Tuesday to impose additional economic sanctions on Russia.

  • Lottery ticket would aid Missouri veterans Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 9:50 AM ET

    Several states already allocate some lottery revenue to veterans, including three of Missouri's neighbors— Kansas, Iowa and Illinois— along with Texas and West Virginia.

  • Teacher who survived Sandy Hook has book deal Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 8:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A Connecticut teacher who helped save students' lives during the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has a book deal. G.P. Putnam's Sons announced Tuesday that "Choosing Hope: Moving Forward from Your Life's Darkest Hour" by teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis will be released next spring.

  • Aetna 2Q profit rises 2.4 percent Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 6:25 AM ET

    Aetna's second-quarter profit climbed more than 2 percent, as gains from an acquisition helped the health insurer top expectations and raise its 2014 earnings forecast again.

  • $1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 1:57 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A $1,000- per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans. In less than six months, prescriptions for Sovaldi have eclipsed all other hepatitis C pills combined, according to new data from IMS Health.

  • Palace of 'Queen of Mean' goes on block for $65M Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:19 PM ET

    GREENWICH, Conn.— The Connecticut mansion that belonged to Leona Helmsley is on the market for $65 million after a three-year renovation. The mansion known as Dunnellen Hall is on 40 acres in Greenwich with distant views of Long Island Sound.

  • *Demand weak in Europe and Asia; supplies ample. NEW YORK, July 28- Oil prices dipped on Monday as signs of excess supplies of North Sea and West African crude and weak demand in Europe and Asia offset fears of escalating tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East.

  • *Demand weak in Europe and Asia; supplies ample. *U.S., EU prepare more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine. NEW YORK, July 28- Brent crude oil slipped on Monday as forecasts for ample supplies in the Atlantic basin and weak demand in Europe and Asia mitigated fears of escalating tension in Ukraine and the Middle East.

  • Beach town's ban prompts battle over shave ice Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:43 AM ET

    George Manko sells Hawaiian shave ice in a private parking lot for beachgoers in Westerly, where celebrities including Taylor Swift and Conan O'Brien have summer homes. He believes the councilors do not like the look of street vendors and are trying to turn Westerly into the next Martha's Vineyard.

  • UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 9:31 AM ET

    STORRS, Connecticut— Researchers at the University of Connecticut are using medical technology to breathe new life into some antique musical instruments. Robert Howe, a reproductive endocrinologist in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, says his medical practice showed him how computerized tomography could make precise 3- D images of body parts.

  • Connecticut seeking upgraded freight rail line Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 8:52 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— From the port of New London on Long Island Sound north through Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and into Canada, a 390- mile freight rail system linking New England to the rest of the Northeast lacks a key element: a 21st- century rail line in Connecticut.

  • Barnes Group 2Q profit falls 86 percent Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 12:07 PM ET

    BRISTOL, Conn.— Barnes Group Inc. on Friday reported net income that declined by 86 percent in its second quarter. The Bristol, Connecticut- based company said profit fell to $30.2 million, or 54 cents per share, from $209.3 million, or $3.82 per share, in the same quarter a year ago.

  • Xerox 2Q profit drops 1.8 percent Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 8:08 AM ET

    NORWALK, Conn.— Document management company Xerox Corp. on Friday reported profit that declined by 1.9 percent in its second quarter, and beat analysts' expectations. The Norwalk, Connecticut- based company said net income dropped to $266 million, or 22 cents per share, from $271 million, or 21 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.

  • Colorado gun law relies on flawed estimate Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    DENVER— A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was vastly overstated in a key budget report.

  • *U.S. stocks edge up along with MSCI world index. "The lower-than-expected U.S. initial jobless claims has made people focus on the improving labor market situation," said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond strategist, at CRT Capital in Stamford, Connecticut.

  • PORTLAND, Ore., July 24- An Oregon citizens' initiative that would require labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients has garnered more than enough signatures to gain a spot on the state's November ballot, a state government spokesman said on Thursday. "It cleared easily," said Tony Green, a spokesman for the Oregon Secretary of State's Office.

  • *U.S. stocks edge up along with MSCI world index. "The lower-than-expected U.S. initial jobless claims has made people focus on the improving labor market situation," said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond strategist, at CRT Capital in Stamford, Connecticut.