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  • NEW YORK— Book publishers for Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly say they stand behind his work despite questions that have been raised about his reporting. O'Reilly's series of books about the deaths of John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln and Jesus Christ have sold millions of copies and been turned into successful movies for the National Geographic channel.

  • Governors looking to expand renewable energy, natural gas Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    BOSTON— The governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are joining forces to look for ways to increase the region's reliance on renewable energy sources while also expanding natural gas capacity. He said it's important for Massachusetts to embrace regional cooperation with neighboring states to pursue natural gas expansion.

  • US town pursues museum honoring Maurice Sendak Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 12:55 PM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Three years after Maurice Sendak's death, his western Connecticut hometown of Ridgefield is pursuing a museum honoring the author of "Where the Wild Things Are." The 45- acre campus of the energy services company Schlumberger, including the proposed museum site, was acquired by Ridgefield in 2012 for $7 million. Sendak, who died in May 2012 at the age...

  • NanoViricides reports 2Q loss Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 9:33 AM ET

    WEST HAVEN, Conn. _ NanoViricides Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $1.9 million in its fiscal second quarter. The West Haven, Connecticut- based company said it had a loss of 4 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Chefs' Warehouse misses Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 8:31 AM ET

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. _ The Chefs' Warehouse Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $5.2 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 22 cents per share. Chefs' Warehouse expects full-year earnings in the range of 70 cents to 80 cents per share.

  • NEWINGTON, Conn.— Central Connecticut's bus-only corridor will offer free rides to passengers in its first nine days in operation when it begins service March 28. Michael Sanders, the state Department of Transportation's transit administrator, told The Hartford Courant that officials believe that will help give passengers a chance to try out the $567...

  • Starwood Property Trust posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 7:39 AM ET

    GREENWICH, Conn.— GREENWICH, Conn.— Starwood Property Trust Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $91.5 million. Starwood Property Trust expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.05 to $2.25 per share. Starwood Property Trust shares have climbed 4.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Feb 25- A prominent investor in Wal-Mart Stores Inc is pushing ahead with a campaign to link a portion of executive compensation to staff motivation, a sign that the retailer's wage hike last week won't end outside pressure over employee pay and benefits. Connecticut Treasurer Denise Nappier, whose office oversees $40 million worth of Wal-Mart shares in state...

  • Uber partners with Starwood, giving hotel points for rides Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 12:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Uber is partnering with hotel chain Starwood to give riders a bit more incentive to choose the ride-hailing service over a taxi. Free hotel nights start at 3,000 points for the lowest tier of hotels, like the Four Points by Sheraton Tucson Airport in Arizona, and can be as high as 35,000 points a night for properties like the St. Regis Princeville Resort in...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- U.S. Treasuries prices rallied on Tuesday, erasing early losses after testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen kept the door open for a later than midyear interest rate hike and a two-year note auction met with strong demand. In remarks to the Senate Banking Committee, Yellen described how the Fed's rate-setting policy committee would...

  • State-by-state breakdown of used cars with open recalls Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    Carfax, a company that sells vehicle history reports to dealers and car buyers, searched recalls and state registration databases and found that more than 46 million cars are on U.S. roads with recalled parts that have yet to be repaired. Here is a state-by-state breakdown of cars with unfixed recalls in 2014:. Source: Study of 2014 state registration data by...

  • Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent letters Monday to four manufacturers, in Long Island, California and Utah, demanding detailed ingredient and quality control information on every herbal supplement they sell in New York state. The companies' products include the store-brand supplements Schneiderman ordered off the shelves at Walmart, Walgreen's,...

  • Kaman tops 4Q profit forecasts Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 5:33 PM ET

    BLOOMFIELD, Conn. _ Kaman Corp. on Monday reported fourth-quarter profit of $15.1 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 72 cents per share. Kaman expects full-year revenue in the range of $1.25 billion to $1.28 billion.

  • NEW BRITAIN, Conn.— Police responding to a report of an invasion at the home of a credit union official on Monday uncovered what they believe is a robbery plot and then found a man with an apparent bomb strapped to his body at the credit union. The series of events began just after 8 a.m. in nearby Bristol at the home of the Achieve Financial Credit Union's chief...

  • *Nigeria plans OPEC emergency meeting if selloff doesn't stop- FT. NEW YORK, Feb 23- Crude oil futures fell more than 2 percent on Monday as investors worried about oversupply and a strong dollar, but heating oil futures jumped 5 percent due to operational problems at major U.S. refineries. Crude was down for almost the whole trading session, rising briefly after the...

  • BOSTON, Feb 23- Activist hedge fund Barington Capital Group on Monday nominated its own chief executive and another candidate as independent directors for The Eastern Co, hoping to boost the value of its 5.2 percent stake in the manufacturing and industrial company. On Monday Barington nominated its founder James Mitarotonda, who currently sits on three...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- Crude oil futures were lower on Monday as investors worried about oversupply and a strong dollar, but heating oil jumped about 6 percent for a second straight day due operational problems at major U.S. refineries. "It's a worry of high supplies with crude and tight supplies with heating oil," said Gene McGillian, senior analyst at Tradition Energy in...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court next week hears a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul that hinges on just four words in the massive law that seeks to dramatically reduce the ranks of the uninsured. The argument threatens subsidies that help make insurance affordable to consumers in about three dozen states. Q. Would Congress have...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— Some Connecticut taxpayers might receive income tax refunds a few weeks later than expected as state revenue officials verify that fraudulent returns are not being submitted. Kevin Sullivan, commissioner of the Department of Revenue Services, said the agency has narrowed questionable refunds to less than 1 percent of those requested.

  • New England farm receipts up; Vermont, Maine lead Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 9:45 AM ET

    CONCORD, N.H.— New England farm cash receipts for 2013 were up 4 percent over the previous year, led by top producers in Vermont and Maine, according to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture report. Vermont ranked highest in cash receipts at $836 million— 10 percent higher than the previous year. Milk is the top money maker in Vermont.