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  • The victim died in a Honda car and at the time the probe focused on the carmaker and Takata Corp, its supplier, and the risk that air bags could rupture, shooting shrapnel into the car. It is not clear what, if any, useful details the material offered by Takata in May 2010 contained or of it would have affected subsequent probes. According to an e-mail exchange between...

  • Nominee for auto safety chief faces uphill climb Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    DETROIT— Mark Rosekind is a nationally known expert in human fatigue. President Obama on Wednesday nominated Rosekind, a National Transportation Safety Board member and a former NASA scientist with a Ph.D from Yale, to be the U.S. government's top auto safety regulator, pending Senate confirmation. The agency has been without a permanent administrator for...

  • Obama picks NTSB member as new auto safety chief Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 5:08 PM ET

    DETROIT— President Obama is nominating a transportation safety and human fatigue expert to revive the troubled agency charged with keeping the nation's highways safe. Mark Rosekind, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, still must be confirmed by the Senate before he can take over the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 19- A San Francisco Bay Area entrepreneur and author whose location in an Uber vehicle was allegedly broadcast to a roomful of party-goers without his permission considered legal action against the company and consulted an attorney, he said on Wednesday. He singled out Pando Daily editor Sarah Lacy, saying researchers would be able to prove "a...

  • Group details burdens on Connecticut cities Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— The poorest cities in Connecticut, the state with the country's highest per capita income, have incomes that are only half of the state average, an advocacy group said in a report Wednesday calling attention to disproportionate burdens on struggling municipalities. The state's top 25 most distressed areas include the biggest cities—...

  • Oneidas plan casino outlet mall amid competition Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— With new casino competition looming, the Oneida Indians announced plans Wednesday to develop a luxury outlet center with about 60 stores at their Turning Stone Resort Casino. Ground will be broken in the spring on the complex, which will be developed, leased and operated by Connecticut- based Gordon Group Holdings. Gordon Group has developed retail...

  • NTSB recommends better sleep disorder screening Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 9:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Federal regulators who concluded that an engineer's sleep apnea caused a deadly train derailment in New York adopted several recommendations Wednesday for better screening of such disorders, including a call for improved physician training. The National Transportation Safety Board, meeting in Washington, approved all the conclusions and...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 18- A former managing director at Jefferies Group Inc asked a federal appeals court on Tuesday to overturn his conviction for defrauding mortgage bond investors after the 2008 financial crisis. Lawyers for Jesse Litvak made the request to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York nearly seven weeks after that court signaled the appeal had a...

  • Daryl Payton, who had been a trader at Connecticut- based Euro Pacific Capital Inc, pleaded guilty last week to one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud in federal court in New York. Payton took part in an insider trading scheme centered on a technology company acquired by International Business Machines Corp in 2009.. Three other people have also...

  • Senate blocks NSA phone records measure Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 3:39 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Senate on Tuesday blocked a bill to end bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama's primary proposal to rein in domestic surveillance. The 58-42 vote was two short of the 60 needed to proceed with debate. The revelation that the spying agency had been collecting and...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 18- U.S. "The headline PPI is a little bit stronger, but what I think people are waiting for is whether there is any pass-through to consumers so we'll get to see that this Thursday when CPI comes out," said Dan Heckman, senior fixed income strategist, at U.S. Bank Wealth Management in Kansas City.

  • PPI rises unexpectedly but core stays tame. NEW YORK, Nov 18- U.S. "The headline was firmer than expected, but the sub-text reveals no inflation pressures and are closer to the traditional way we looked at PPI," said David Ader, head of government bond strategy at CRT Capital in Stamford, Connecticut.

  • Vermont fights attempt to block food labeling law Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    MONTPELIER, Vt.— Vermont is asking a federal judge to throw out a food industry lawsuit that seeks to block the state's new genetically modified food labeling law from taking effect. Maine and Connecticut passed laws before Vermont, but those measures don't take effect unless neighboring states follow suit. The Grocery Manufacturers Association, National...

  • Connecticut OKs higher electric generating rates Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    NEW BRITAIN, Conn.— Connecticut regulators have approved higher rates to generate electricity for residential and business customers of two utilities. The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission announced Monday its approval of higher standard service rates proposed by Connecticut Light and Power and United Illuminating. For customers of CL&P, a...

  • GM compensation expert extends claims deadline Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 10:06 AM ET

    DETROIT— The deadline for victims of crashes caused by faulty General Motors ignition switches has been extended for a month as the death toll rose to 33.. GM said last week that it has reached the family of Connecticut mother Jean Averill, who died when her Ion crashed into a tree. Averill, 66, of Washington, Connecticut, was one of 13 people that GM originally...

  • NanoViricides posts 1Q loss Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:12 AM ET

    WEST HAVEN, Conn. _ NanoViricides Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $239,000, or roughly breakeven on a per-share basis, in its fiscal first quarter. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research. NNVC stock research report from Zacks.

  • GM compensation expert extends claims deadline Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 11:13 PM ET

    The company came under fire last week because the family of a Connecticut woman who died in a 2003 crash had not been notified that her crash had been linked to a faulty switch, even though GM knew for years. GM said last week that it has reached the family of Connecticut mother Jean Averill, who died when her Ion crashed into a tree. Averill, 66, of Washington,...

  • Thieves steal chips from Connecticut casino Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 3:03 PM ET

    UNCASVILLE, Conn.— Tribal police at the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut are searching for two men who made off with thousands of dollars worth of gambling chips. Police say one of the suspects took the chips off a casino table Friday night and punched the victim, who tried to confront the thief. Anyone with information about the theft is urged to call the Mohegan...

  • States working to fix hobbled health care websites Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 1:34 PM ET

    The Massachusetts website, designed by the same contractor that worked on the troubled federal website, performed so poorly it prompted a public apology from Gov. Massachusetts was one of several states where the ambition of running their own health insurance marketplace inside a new federal system ran into a harsh reality. Others, like Maryland and...

  • ORLANDO/ WASHINGTON, Nov 16- In recent weeks, hundreds of thousands of U.S. More than 17 million cars have been recalled worldwide, including over 11 million in the United States. Robert Lamoureux, 47, a coordinator for an events production firm in Orlando, heard about exploding airbags on the news weeks ago and confirmed on Honda's website that his 2002 Accord SE...