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  • NEW YORK, Sept 17- U.S. The Fed pleased many investors by pledging to keep policies accommodative for a "considerable time" but spooked others by raising projections for interest rate levels in 2015 and later, according to Anthony Valeri, investment strategist at LPL Financial in San Diego.

  • TREASURIES-Prices rise as inflation data soothe Fed fears Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 9:58 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 17- U.S. The Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index dropped 0.2 percent last month as a broad decline in energy prices offset increases in food and shelter costs.

  • No Labels gathers allies in DC to start 2016 push Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 3:20 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Lawmakers and strategists from both parties are gathering to outline a plan to save Social Security, add 25 million jobs and balance the federal budget. A No Labels-backed Problem Solvers caucus formed on Capitol Hill and attracted close to 100 lawmakers. Peter Welch, a Vermont Democrat and a No Labels supporter.

  • Only 4 states will see cuts to food stamps Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 3:17 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found. As a result, it's unclear whether the law will realize the estimated $8.6 billion in savings over 10 years that the GOP had advertised.

  • Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report says Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn't get to work— problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle.

  • Penn. editor, Conn. newspaper get diversity award Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 8:49 PM ET

    CHICAGO— Philadelphia Daily News Editor Michael Days and the New Haven Register received the 13th annual Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership at the Associated Press Media Editors-American Society of News Editors conference on Tuesday.

  • Wynn's $1.6B resort wins Boston casino license Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 2:34 PM ET

    BOSTON— Wynn Resorts has bested Mohegan Sun for the lucrative Boston- area casino license, based largely on the strength of its $1.6 billion project's economic development potential.

  • Flatow, 'Science Friday' settle claims over grant Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 11:31 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Radio host Ira Flatow and his "Science Friday" show that airs on many National Public Radio stations have agreed to pay nearly $146,000 to settle civil claims that they misused money from a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, federal officials said Tuesday.

  • Defense tries to show ex-governor did real work Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 10:18 AM ET

    But Brian Bedard, the executive vice president of Apple Health Care Inc., also acknowledged that the company and a congressional campaign for which Rowland worked had an "incestuous" relationship.

  • Jury gives woman $15.8M in construction zone crash Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 8:39 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH— A Connecticut construction company should pay a western Pennsylvania woman $15.8 million for injuries she suffered in a work zone crash a day before her daughter's wedding five years ago, a western Pennsylvania jury ruled.

  • FactSet meets 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    NORWALK, Conn.— FactSet Research Systems Inc. on Tuesday reported earnings of $55.4 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of $1.31 per share. Analysts expected $237.6 million, according to Zacks.

  • Jepsen raises privacy issues with new Apple watch Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 7:24 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has raised concerns about the privacy protections with Apple's new Apple Watch. Jepsen wrote to CEO Tim Cook on Monday asking about the recently introduced product's ability to store, collect and use consumers' health information.

  • Lawsuit settlements reached in Metro-North crash Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 5:32 PM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Four of 28 people who sued the Metro-North Railroad in federal court after being injured in a train crash in Connecticut last year have settled with the commuter railroad, lawyers involved in the case said Monday.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- Oil prices slid to a 26- month low on Monday, and many other commodities also fell in a selloff that drove a sector benchmark near its lowest level this year on discouraging data out of China along with a stronger U.S. dollar.

  • Conn. Supreme Court backs wind energy regulation Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    The court ruled 6-0 that a trial court was correct to dismiss appeals by opponents of the project by BNE Energy Inc. to build three wind turbines in Colebrook in northwestern Connecticut.

  • *Russia to meet with OPEC as low prices pressure budget. NEW YORK, Sept 15- Brent and U.S. crude futures fell in choppy trading on Monday, with weak Chinese economic data pushing the expiring October Brent contract to a two-year low and news that Russia's energy minister would meet OPEC officials cushioning the drop.

  • Jacques Pepin says no slowing down as show ends Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:34 AM ET

    Jacques Pepin soon will begin production on what his longtime television network is calling his final cooking series, but the chef who has taught generations of Americans to cook says he's far from retiring.

  • Dominion to buy 2 solar projects in Calif. Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 10:11 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— Dominion Resources is planning to buy two solar projects in California. The projects in Kings, Kern and Marin counties in California would add 42 megawatts of solar power to its portfolio.

  • Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:11 AM ET

    DENVER— The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family. A third caller on New York's Long Island claimed to have killed his mother and threatened to shoot first responders.

  • US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments. "Rising income inequality is not just a social issue," said Gabriel Petek, the S&P credit analyst who wrote the report. Stagnant pay for most people has compounded the pressure on states to preserve funding for education, highways and social programs such as Medicaid.