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  • Illness on flight diverted to New York 'a big mystery' Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 12:20 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— A passenger on the SkyWest flight to Connecticut that made an emergency landing in New York on Wednesday described a lack of air in the cabin and shortness of breath as three others on board lost consciousness, but the airline said an inspection on the ground found no mechanical faults. The flight, carrying 75 passengers, departed from O'Hare...

  • SI Financial posts 1Q profit Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 5:33 PM ET

    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. _ SI Financial Group Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $921,000. SI Financial shares have increased 7.5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: SI Financial, Earnings Report.

  • WASHINGTON— The Republican-controlled House Wednesday passed legislation modestly curbing the growth of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the agency established by the 2010 overhaul of financial regulations to enforce laws aimed at protecting consumers from unfair or illegal practices by banks, mortgage lenders and other financial services...

  • CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y.— A SkyWest airlines flight to Connecticut was diverted, descended steeply and made an emergency landing in New York on Wednesday after a passenger lost consciousness. A SkyWest spokeswoman said one passenger aboard Flight 5622, operating as United Express, lost consciousness and the pilots rapidly descended "out of an abundance of caution."

  • States where health law seems to increase food-stamp use Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    Under the law, many states tried to improve Medicaid and food-stamp enrollment systems by making it easier for people to register for food benefits when they sign up for health coverage. Below is a list of the 11 states with recent enrollment increases in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Sources: U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of...

  • Rosa DeLauro, a liberal stalwart from New Haven, finds herself in an unusual spot: She's fiercely opposed to President Barack Obama on a key issue. The 13- term congresswoman is organizing opposition to legislation backed by Obama that would allow Congress to vote up or down, without amendments, a trade pact with 11 Pacific nations. Joe Courtney also opposes the...

  • TREASURIES-U.S. yields rise with German bond selloff Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 11:23 AM ET

    *Immediate risk from Greece reduced for time being. A stronger-than-expected rise in domestic existing home sales in March revived bets the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates later this year, overshadowing concerns about the absence of a deal between Greece and its creditors. Traders had snapped up Bunds since the European Central Bank began its 1.1...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— The families of 11 people killed in the Newtown school massacre distanced themselves Wednesday from a Sandy Hook advocacy group, saying they want to clarify that victims' families are not receiving money from a Tim McGraw concert planned this summer. The July 17 concert in Hartford is benefiting Sandy Hook Promise, a group that was created in...

  • Frontier to add 350 jobs in Rochester area over 3 years Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 9:16 AM ET

    ROCHESTER, N.Y.— Frontier Communications says it plans to add as many as 350 new jobs over the next three years at its suburban Rochester call center. The hiring was necessitated by the acquisition this year of Verizon's telephone landlines in Florida, California and Texas, resulting in more customers using the company's new wireline assets.

  • Amphenol meets 1Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 8:09 AM ET

    WALLINGFORD, Conn. _ Amphenol Corp. on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $179.8 million. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.32 billion. For the current quarter ending in June, Amphenol said it expects revenue in the range of $1.32 billion to $1.36 billion.

  • Time running out on watchmaker's museum in Connecticut Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 8:03 AM ET

    WATERBURY, Conn.— Watchmaker Timex says it's time to close its museum in Waterbury, Connecticut. Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary tells the Republican-American newspaper that Timex officials are working with the city's Mattatuck Museum to preserve some of the museum's artifacts. Timexpo focused on the history of Timex and its beginnings as the Waterbury Clock...

  • UConn reaches contract deal with graduate students Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 6:01 AM ET

    STORRS, Conn.— The University of Connecticut has reached its first tentative contract agreement with the union representing its graduate students. The deal with the Graduate Employee Union-United Auto Workers would give the school's 2,200 teaching and research assistants a 9 percent increase in stipends over the next three years, a reduction in fees, and a...

  • Interactive Brokers reports 1Q loss Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 5:27 PM ET

    GREENWICH, Conn. _ Interactive Brokers Group Inc. on Tuesday reported a first-quarter loss of $13 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. Interactive Brokers shares have risen 11 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Interactive Brokers, Earnings Report.

  • United Financial posts 1Q profit Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 4:57 PM ET

    GLASTONBURY, Conn. _ United Financial Bancorp Inc. on Tuesday reported net income of $13 million in its first quarter. The bank, based in Glastonbury, Connecticut, said it had earnings of 26 cents per share. The holding company for United Bank posted revenue of $48.2 million in the period.

  • United Rentals beats Street 1Q forecasts Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 4:24 PM ET

    STAMFORD, Conn. _ United Rentals Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $115 million. United Rentals expects full-year revenue in the range of $6 billion to $6.1 billion. United Rentals shares have fallen 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • "The bears seem to be having an edge this week after the strong gains of the past week," said Gene McGillian, analyst at Tradition Energy in Stamford, Connecticut. U.S. crude's front-month, which expires at the close of Tuesday's session, was down 43 cents, or almost 1 percent, at $55.95 a barrel by 1:23 p.m. EDT. U.K. North Sea Brent crude, the more widely used benchmark for...

  • Mohegan Sun to build casino at Korean airport Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 9:01 AM ET

    NEW LONDON, Conn.— The Indian tribe that operates the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut has reached an agreement to build and run a gaming resort on the grounds of Incheon International Airport in South Korea. The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority and the Incheon International Airport Corporation announced Monday they have signed a memorandum of...

  • United Technologies beats 1Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 7:18 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— United Technologies Corp. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $1.43 billion. United Technologies expects full-year earnings to be $6.85 to $7.05 per share, with revenue in the range of $65 billion to $66 billion. United Technologies shares have climbed slightly more than 1 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard&...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, April 20- Intermediate producer Legacy Oil+ Gas Inc formed a special committee on Monday to deal with hedge fund FrontFour Capital's move to gain seats on its board, the first major case of shareholder activism in Canada's oil patch since last year's sharp drop in crude prices. Calgary- based Legacy, which has assets in southern Alberta and light...

  • Hexcel beats 1Q profit forecasts Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 4:09 PM ET

    STAMFORD, Conn. _ Hexcel Corp. on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $68.1 million. Hexcel expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.33 to $2.43 per share, with revenue in the range of $1.86 billion to $1.94 billion. Hexcel shares have climbed 25 percent since the beginning of the year.