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  • Scale will matter for success of New York casinos Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    Casinos are closing in Atlantic City, while new ones are opening in Maryland and Massachusetts.

  • 50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    The repeal movement drew support from tea party groups, but Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, a Republican, blocked the bills with the support of one of the state's most powerful business groups, the Business Council of Alabama.

  • Aug 29- Four Atlantic City casinos are closing this year, but not all of their gamblers will return to visit eight others that have survived in the down-on-its-luck New Jersey resort. The casinos remaining open in Atlantic City are likely, however, to garner about 60 percent of the revenues that had been generated by the four closing casinos, Bumazhny said.

  • US regulators rap faulty water pump at Millstone Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 4:40 PM ET

    WATERFORD, Conn.— The U.S. Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Thursday it could impose more inspections and greater oversight of Connecticut's nuclear power plant due to repeated problems with a critical water pump.

  • *Fire hits BP's largest U.S. refinery, at Whiting, Indiana. *Hope fades for Ukraine- Russia ceasefire deal. "There's better demand here in the U.S. than versus Europe," said Phil Flynn, an analyst with the Price Futures Group in Chicago, Illinois.

  • Auditors want more controls on UConn salaries Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 11:48 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— State auditors are recommending the University of Connecticut put more controls on the salaries the school pays professors and other professionals.

  • Thousands express interest in free college program Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— More than 6,000 students who dropped out of college have expressed interest in a new program encouraging them to return to the classroom, education officials told state legislators on Thursday.

  • Panel faults safety practices at Metro-North Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 3:38 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The Metro-North Railroad has sacrificed safety for on-time performance, according to a report released Wednesday by a Metropolitan Transportation Authority panel.

  • Aug 27- The first interdealer trading platform aimed at opening up credit derivatives markets to new competition has hit roadblocks due to resistance from some banks that dominate such trading, according to several people familiar with the situation.

  • *Ukraine tensions, month-end buying adds to bid. "There is a sympathy uptrade as Europe continues to rally, geopolitical concerns are still out there and there is no data to speak of," said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond strategist at CRT Capital in Stamford, Connecticut. Tensions in the Ukraine added some safety demand for U.S. debt.

  • MEXICO CITY/ WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The United States is set to slap import duties as high as 17 percent on Mexican sugar in a victory for the powerful U.S. sugar industry but a blow to U.S. candy and soft drink makers who face paying more for the sweetener.

  • CEO named for HealthCare.gov Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Obama administration has picked a Connecticut official to run HealthCare.gov ahead of a second open enrollment season looming as a test of competence for the feds. Connecticut enrolled about 80,000 people, while more than 5 million signed up in the 36 states served by the federal marketplace.

  • *Best Buy tumbles after results, DSW rises. *Digital Ally gains further, has tripled this month. NEW YORK, Aug 26- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, with both the Dow and S&P 500 hitting fresh intraday records on the back of strong consumer data suggesting the market's long-running rally could continue.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St edges up, S&P rises back above 2,000 Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    *Best Buy tumbles after results, DSW higher. *Digital Ally gains again, has tripled this month. "People aren't going to do anything too aggressive until there's some kind of catalyst, either positive or negative, and we may end up consolidating around 2,000 for a while," said Michael O'Rourke, chief market strategist at JonesTrading in Greenwich, Connecticut.

  • Rhode Island benefits from improving US economy Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 11:31 AM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.— The improving national economy is finally spurring job growth and pushing the unemployment rate down in Rhode Island, according to the state's top labor official. Now with a rate of 7.7 percent, Rhode Island moved out of last place and is tied with Michigan and Nevada, ahead of last place Mississippi and Georgia.

  • Charter Communications reports Internet outage Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 1:41 AM ET

    STAMFORD, Conn.— Charter Communications Inc. said late Saturday that the company was aware of some customers experiencing Internet outages across its service area. Charter spokeswoman Kim Haas says the company is working to restore service and says the cause is unknown. Social media users posted complaints on the company's Twitter and Facebook pages.

  • Foxwoods owners straining again under heavy debt Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 9:20 AM ET

    MASHANTUCKET, Conn.— The tribe that runs the country's largest resort casino is showing new signs of strain under the weight of its billion-dollar debt, saying it has had to review its options with senior lenders as a slump continues to batter the Foxwoods Resort Casino.

  • After Ferguson: Calls for police 'body cameras' Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded? "This is a technology that has a very real potential to serve as a check and balance on police power," says Jay Stanley, senior policy analyst at the American Civil Liberties Union.

  • Ferguson fallout: A call for police 'body cams' Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded? "This is a technology that has a very real potential to serve as a check and balance on police power," says Jay Stanley, senior policy analyst at the American Civil Liberties Union.

  • New go-to career for New England's young: Farming Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:31 AM ET

    CRANSTON, R.I.— Farming is hip in New England. Farmers and industry experts agree New England is bucking a trend toward larger, but fewer, farms because many of its residents want to buy their food locally and its entrepreneurs want to produce it.