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  • 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.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 20- U.S. stocks edged higher on Friday after euro zone finance ministers and Greece drafted an agreement that may form the basis for a financial rescue package for Greece. Investors have been waiting for signs of progress in negotiations over the Greece debt situation, and the uncertainty has triggered caution among market participants.

  • Barnes Group tops 4Q profit forecasts Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 6:51 AM ET

    BRISTOL, Conn. _ Barnes Group Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $31.5 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 61 cents per share. Barnes Group expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.42 to $2.57 per share.

  • Frontier Communications posts 4Q profit Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 4:33 PM ET

    STAMFORD, Conn.— Frontier Communications Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $13.9 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 5 cents per share. Frontier Communications shares have climbed 23 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has...

  • MIDDLETOWN, Conn.— Members and alumni of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Wesleyan University have filed a discrimination lawsuit against the school over a recent decision that requires all residential fraternities to become coeducational within three years. Wesleyan announced the policy in September after several highly publicized incidents at...

  • *Output from Saudi Arabia may also be rising- PIRA. LONDON, Feb 19- Brent crude oil prices fell below $59 a barrel on Thursday after U.S. government data showed crude stocks hit a record high last week. Benchmark Brent crude futures for April were down $1.83 at $58.70 by 1618 GMT, having hit an intraday low of $57.80 earlier in the session, extending declines from...

  • Treasury debt yields rose on Thursday, with prices surrendering some gains from a one-day government bonds rally after Greece offered concessions in its bailout bargaining with other euro zone countries. Ten-year bond yields fell 5-7 basis points in Spain, Italy and Portugal, the countries most vulnerable to the Greek crisis. Wilmer Stith, fixed income...

  • ALBANY, N.Y., Feb 19- New York state's top court on Thursday reversed a 2013 ruling that found Barclays Plc liable in a $300 million dispute with hedge fund Black Diamond Capital over the British bank's refusal to pay back collateral. Connecticut- based Black Diamond filed a lawsuit against Barclays in 2008, claiming it had defaulted on a $40 million collateral...

  • ALBANY, N.Y., Feb 19- New York's top state court on Thursday reversed a 2013 ruling that had found Barclays PLC liable in a $300 million dispute with hedge fund Black Diamond Capital over the British bank's refusal to pay back collateral. The Connecticut- based fund filed a lawsuit against Barclays in 2008, claiming it had defaulted on a $40 million collateral call...

  • NORWALK, Conn.— The Priceline Group Inc.' s fourth-quarter results topped Wall Street expectations, thanks in part to hotel and car rental reservation growth. Shares of Priceline climbed more than 8 percent in Thursday morning trading. Priceline's stock gained $90.82, or 8.1 percent, to $1,213.81.

  • Aircastle beats Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 8:33 AM ET

    STAMFORD, Conn. _ Aircastle Ltd. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $72.8 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 43 cents per share. Aircastle shares have climbed 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW HAVEN, Conn.— Officials at Tweed New Haven Regional Airport say they're negotiating with a Missouri- based airline to link southern Connecticut to Washington, D.C.. The New Haven Register reports reports that airport authority Chairman John Picard and Executive Director Tim Larson the airport is is negotiating with Buzz Airways of Branson, Missouri, to run...