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  • NEW YORK, April 24- The Nasdaq's March 2000 peak brought with it a plethora of colorful personalities- Wall Street analysts, bankers and tech moguls- who saw their reputations tarnished once the bubble burst. Then: In his initial heyday, Henry Blodget called Amazon's success early and earned $12 million a year analyzing internet stocks at brokerage Merrill Lynch.

  • NEW YORK, April 24- The Nasdaq's March 2000 peak brought with it a plethora of colorful personalities- Wall Street analysts, bankers and tech moguls- who saw their reputations tarnished once the bubble burst. Then: In his initial heyday, Henry Blodget called Amazon's success early and earned $12 million a year analyzing internet stocks at brokerage Merrill Lynch.

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— United Technologies Corp. says it's been subpoenaed by the Securities and Exchange Commission seeking documents related to alleged violations of anti-bribery laws. United Technologies says it's cooperating fully. In December 2013 and January 2014, United Technologies disclosed to U.S. and British authorities the status of its internal...

  • Clarification: New England Energy story Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 11:20 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— In a story April 23 about energy policy, The Associated Press reported that five of New England' s six governors said they would work across the region while each state pursues individual projects. New England governors discuss ways to chop energy prices. HARTFORD, Conn.— New England' s governors agreed Thursday to a mix of regional and state actions...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— A former shop teacher has sued the high school where he used to work, saying he was fired after pointing out safety violations in its woodshop. Keegan Day of Pomfret was hired in June to teach woodworking at Norwich Free Academy. David Klien, the head of the school said, "You know this is going to cost the school at least $200,000," according to the lawsuit.

  • IMS Health beats Street 1Q forecasts Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 7:43 AM ET

    DANBURY, Conn. _ IMS Health Holdings Inc. on Friday reported first-quarter net income of $298 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 33 cents per share. IMS Health shares have risen 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NORWALK, Conn.— Xerox's quarterly profit dropped 20 percent and the company cut its earnings estimate for the full year amid sliding sales and a rising dollar. Before the market opened, Xerox Corp. reported first-quarter net income of $225 million, down from $281 million the year before. Xerox, which sells copiers and business services, blamed higher costs as well...

  • Barnes Group tops 1Q profit forecasts Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 6:45 AM ET

    BRISTOL, Conn. _ Barnes Group Inc. on Friday reported first-quarter net income of $29.1 million. Barnes Group expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.45 to $2.60 per share. Barnes Group shares have increased slightly more than 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Ethan Allen meets 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 5:03 PM ET

    DANBURY, Conn. _ Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $2.5 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 18 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $173.7 million.

  • *Brent crude hits year high above $65, U.S. crude above $58. *Rally fueled by Saudi-led bombing of Yemen, slowing U.S. output. NEW YORK, April 23- Crude oil prices jumped 3 percent on Thursday, hitting 2015 highs while U.S. gasoline rose to its highest in nearly five months after Saudi Arabia and its allies maintained a bombing blitz in Yemen that heightened concerns...

  • Connecticut urged to consider euthanizing rescued goats Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:35 PM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Dozens of neglected and malnourished goats seized by Connecticut's Department of Agriculture are starting to run up an expensive tab, prompting debate about whether it's the state's role to euthanize the animals. Melissa Ziobrion, R- East Haddam. On Jan. 16, the Department of Agriculture seized 74 goats, including some pregnant females, from the...

  • CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y.— A Delta Air Lines flight bound for Atlanta has returned to Buffalo, New York, after the crew received an indication of a possible issue with one of its two engines. The airline says Flight 1672 landed safely at Buffalo Niagara International Airport on Thursday morning and maintenance technicians are evaluating the aircraft.

  • NEW YORK, April 23- Oil prices jumped 3 percent on Thursday to their highest levels of this year, after Saudi Arabia and its allies maintained a bombing blitz in Yemen that heightened concerns about the security of Middle East oil supplies. "The Saudi escalation of its Yemen campaign is producing exactly the kind of geopolitical tensions oil is known to rally for,"...

  • NEW YORK— A former longtime Jasper Johns assistant was ordered Thursday to spend 18 months behind bars after admitting he stole artworks from the pop artist's Connecticut studio and arranged for them to be sold by a Manhattan gallery for nearly $10 million. James Meyer, 53, of Salisbury, Connecticut, was also ordered to pay $13 million in restitution and to...

  • Trustees stress damage of prolonged pollution on NY river Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— Government trustees assessing damage to the Hudson River from prolonged PCB contamination on Thursday stressed the widespread harm to its fish as a final season of dredging looms. "he public's use of the Hudson River fishery, whether for a livelihood, a source of recreational enjoyment, or for nutrition, has been and continues to be severely...

  • First Connecticut posts 1Q profit Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 9:58 AM ET

    FARMINGTON, Conn. _ First Connecticut Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $2.5 million. The holding company for Farmington Bank posted revenue of $19 million in the period. Keywords: First Connecticut Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • Hubbell tops 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:45 AM ET

    SHELTON, Conn. _ Hubbell Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $62.4 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.07 per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $810.5 million.

  • Alexion misses 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 6:45 AM ET

    CHESHIRE, Conn. _ Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $91.3 million. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.32 per share. Ten analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $592.4 million.

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— New England' s governors agreed Thursday to a mix of regional and state actions to cut persistently high energy costs. "But if you're going to pursue an all-options approach on something like this, you need to do it on a collaborative basis, working with those who also rely on the same grid we rely on in Massachusetts." In one joint effort, Connecticut,...

  • Stanley Black & Decker tops Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 6:18 AM ET

    NEW BRITAIN, Conn. _ Stanley Black& Decker Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $162.3 million. Stanley Black& Decker expects full-year earnings to be $5.65 to $5.85 per share. Stanley Black& Decker shares have risen 2 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased slightly more than 2 percent.