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HARTFORD, Conn.-- The Connecticut Appellate Court has set aside the corruption convictions of Hartford's former mayor. Eddie Perez was convicted in 2010 of receiving a bribe from a city contractor in the form of home improvements and trying to extort a $100,000 payment from a developer.
Brent futures fell by as much as $1.70 a barrel to a low of $109.91 before recovering somewhat to trade around $110.13 by 11:05 a.m. EST, down sharply from Friday's close at $111.61. Brent fell close to the 100- day moving average of $109.70 while its premium over U.S. oil narrowed by more than $1.50 to $12.41, its smallest gap in two weeks.
They want the EPA to force nine states- Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia- to regulate the emissions that cross into their borders through prevailing winds and contribute to higher ozone levels to the north and east of the upwind states.
They want the EPA to force nine "upwind" states- Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia- to regulate the emissions that cross into their borders through prevailing winds and contribute raising ozone levels to the north and east of them.
NEW YORK, Dec 6- General Electric Co has agreed to pay as much as $18.25 million to settle a class action lawsuit accusing it of rigging bids for municipal securities, court papers filed on Friday show.
NEW YORK, Dec 6- U.S. oil traded higher in choppy trade on Friday, still on track for its biggest weekly percentage gain since July, supported by the outlook for increased demand after strong jobs data from the United States, the world's top oil consumer.
NEW YORK, Dec 6- U.S. oil traded slightly higher in choppy trade on Friday, on track for its biggest weekly percentage gain since July, supported by the outlook for increased oil demand after strong jobs data from the United States, the world's top oil consumer.
NEW HAVEN, Conn.-- A transgender police officer in Connecticut has filed a complaint with a state agency alleging her supervisors created a hostile work environment because of her gender identity.
*OPEC keeps production target unchanged. Brent crude fell by over $1 at one point during the session, following a month of consistent gains that saw prices rise from $103 in early November to above $113 on Wednesday.
NEW YORK/ BOSTON, Dec 5- JPMorgan Chase& Co is warning some 465,000 holders of prepaid cash cards issued by the bank that their personal information may have been accessed by hackers who attacked its network in July. JPMorgan said on Wednesday it had detected that the web servers used by its site www.ucard.chase.com had been breached in the middle of September.
*OPEC keeps production target unchanged. *John Kerry: core sanctions against Iran remain in place despite interim deal.
NEW YORK, Dec 5- For lawyers preparing to sue over Sunday's deadly New York commuter rail accident, their success in court may depend largely on two factors: whether human error caused the derailment and if state or federal law governs railroad safety in the case.
NEW YORK-- News Corp. has named Jim Kennedy, who was President Bill Clinton's deputy press secretary, as its chief communications officer. News Corp. split this year into two companies: the journalism and publishing portion, still called News Corp., and the more profitable film and TV unit, 21st Century Fox.
WASHINGTON-- The D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to increase the District of Columbia's minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, one of the nation's highest. Last month, suburban Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Maryland also approved raising their minimum wages to $11.50.
BOSTON-- A majority of Massachusetts' gambling commission appeared Tuesday to be leaning toward allowing Mohegan Sun to pursue a casino on land owned by Suffolk Downs in Revere, without requiring a second vote by the city's residents.
*U.S. nonfarm payrolls forecast to have risen 180,000 in November. WASHINGTON, Dec 3- U.S. job growth likely remained solid in November, with the unemployment rate falling, which could bring the Federal Reserve a step closer to curtailing its massive monetary stimulus.
NEW YORK, Dec 3- U.S. oil futures rose $2 a barrel to a four-week high on Tuesday in a third straight day of gains on expectations that the January start up of a pipeline from Cushing, Oklahoma, to the Gulf Coast would drain crude stocks at the giant storage hub.
MIAMI-- Puerto Rican attorney Iara Rodriguez waved campaign signs and cheered at the 2012 Democratic Convention as President Barack Obama was nominated. By January, she had moved to Orlando, joining a record number of Puerto Ricans who have left the island in recent years _ more than 60,000 in 2012 _ the majority landing in Florida.
Geostellar, a startup backed by power producer NRG Energy Inc, is seeking to become the Expedia or Orbitz of the solar industry-- a one-stop shop where consumers can not only compare the benefits of leasing solar panels versus buying them outright, but ultimately sign up to install a system.
Skariachan NEW YORK, Nov 29- U.S. retailers' controversial choice to kick off the U.S. holiday shopping season early, on Thanksgiving, may not pay off as much as they had hoped. Even Macy's Inc's flagship store in New York City opened then for the first time in its 155- year history, at 8 p.m. Some U.S. shoppers played along, hitting the Internet and stores on Thanksgiving.