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  • NEW YORK, June 2- Oil prices rose on Tuesday, driven by a weak dollar and expectations that U.S. crude supplies could have fallen last week for a fifth straight week. But the American Petroleum Institute estimated an inventory build instead, in a report released after the market's settlement, causing oil to pare some of its earlier gains. The government-run Energy...

  • Health care enrollments by state Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 5:02 PM ET

    Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— A former insurance broker has pleaded guilty to fraud for stealing more than $10 million from Aetna Inc., by failing to submit health insurance premiums paid by Rutgers University in New Jersey. Fifty-nine-year-old Bonney Hebert of Killington, Vermont, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Hartford, Connecticut, to wire fraud and another...

  • *Sell-off in Europe bond market weighs on U.S. NEW YORK, June 2- U.S. long-dated Treasury debt yields rose to two-week highs on Tuesday, drawing support from a rise in European yields after news inflation in the euro zone was picking up and optimism about Friday's U.S. non-farm payrolls report. "The big decline in Bunds prices was a major catalyst behind the recent...

  • The likelihood of high global supplies from OPEC's lack of will to cut output when it meets this week remained a factor for the market, but did not immediately impact prices. Ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, responsible for more than a third of the world's crude output, meet in Vienna on Friday to decide on production policy...

  • The Stratford, Connecticut, subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. on Tuesday also cited weak demand for international military products. The reduction in production-related jobs affects facilities in Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Poland. Spokesman Paul Jackson said the cuts are not related to a review by United Technologies of whether to sell, spin off...

  • NEW YORK, June 2- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday helped by the dollar's decline and bond yields rose while investors searched for clarity on Greece's debt crisis. Athens faces a Friday deadline to repay 300 million euros to the International Monetary Fund. "It is all revolving around the climactic situation in Europe," said Ken Polcari, Director of the NYSE floor...

  • WASHINGTON, June 2- Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of United Technologies Corp, on Tuesday said it would cut 1,400 jobs and consolidate facilities, with lower oil prices sharply reducing demand for helicopters in the oil and gas sectors, and international military orders down. "Today's announcement is based on the current challenging market conditions and is...

  • The likelihood of high global supplies from OPEC's lack of will to cut output when it meets this week remained a factor for the market, but did not immediately impact prices. Ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, responsible for more than a third of the world's crude output, meet in Vienna on Friday to decide on production policy...

  • Appeals court sides with EPA on air pollution limits Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 12:47 PM ET

    States including Mississippi, Indiana and Texas had challenged the EPA's finding that certain areas within their borders were violating the standard. Connecticut and Delaware argued that the EPA should have designated more than a dozen eastern states in violation, saying their air quality was being hindered by other states. The Obama administration...

  • *Sell-off in Europe bond market weighs on U.S. NEW YORK, June 2- U.S. long-dated Treasury debt yields rose to two-week highs on Tuesday, drawing support from an inflation data-related rise in European yields and overall optimism about Friday's U.S. non-farm payrolls report. "This is a European-driven sell-off, with a U.S. market looking ahead to this Friday's...

  • Judge dismisses gamblers' $3M lawsuit against Foxwoods Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 11:05 AM ET

    NEW HAVEN, Conn.— Three gamblers from China including a woman known as the "Queen of Sorts" for her card-monitoring skills have lost a legal challenge to reclaim nearly $3 million in winnings and deposits they say were kept by Foxwoods Resort Casino based on false cheating allegations. Chinese nationals Cheung Yin Sun of Las Vegas and Long Mei Fang and Zong Yang Li...

  • CHICAGO, June 2- Drugmakers including Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Merck& Co are testing which patients will most benefit from new cancer treatments based on a protein found in their tumors, but that guide, known as a biomarker, may be too unreliable, researchers and health experts said. Competitors Roche Holding, AstraZeneca and Pfizer also have similar drugs in...

  • Following are some highlights of the proposed two-year, $40 billion Connecticut state budget under consideration:. —Authorizes the Connecticut Lottery Corporation to offer gambling game keno to existing vendors and new ones, including bars and restaurants. Source: Connecticut General Assembly's Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee.

  • FAIRFIELD, Conn.— In a public lobbying campaign with little precedent, leading businesses in Connecticut urged the legislature Monday to pull back from a proposed budget that boosts taxes for the second time in four years. General Electric Co., Aetna Inc. and the Travelers Companies Inc. criticized a budget deal hammered out over the weekend by Gov.

  • WASHINGTON— After several near-death experiences in the Senate, the trade agenda that President Barack Obama is pushing as a second term capstone faces its biggest hurdle yet in the more polarized House. Anti-trade forces have struggled to ignite public outrage over Obama's bid to enact new free-trade agreements, but Democratic opposition in Congress...

  • WASHINGTON— After several near death experiences in the Senate, the trade agenda that President Barack Obama is pushing as a second term capstone faces its biggest hurdle yet in the more polarized House. Anti-trade forces have struggled to ignite public outrage over Obama's bid to enact new free-trade agreements, but Democratic opposition in Congress...

  • GROTON, Conn.— The Navy has awarded a $46 million contract to Electric Boat to support maintenance work on the submarine USS Montpelier. The Navy says the contract could eventually be worth up to $260 million if options are exercised. The Navy has been turning more to private contractors to help with submarine maintenance due to delays at government shipyards.

  • NEW YORK, May 28- Visa Inc's public warning to FIFA that it may end its sponsorship if world soccer's governing body does not quickly clean up its act will likely prompt other sponsors to take a tough stance as a major corruption scandal involving FIFA unfolds, brand experts said. After U.S. prosecutors indicted nine FIFA officials and five sports media and...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 11 Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    SOFIA- European Central Bank board member Yves Mersch speaks at the Bulgarian Authorities 2015 IMF/World Bank Constituency Meetings- 1100 GMT. BARCELONA, Spain- European Central Bank board member Vitor Constancio speaks at the XXXI Reunion Circulo de Economia- 0730 GMT. HARTFORD, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks...