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  • 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...

  • Highlights from Gov. Malloy's proposed Connecticut budget Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 7:20 PM ET

    Dannel P. Malloy's proposed two-year, $40 billion budget for the state of Connecticut:. —Eliminates the $50 clothing exemption from the state sales tax. —Eliminates the $250 biennial business entity tax.

  • XPO reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 6:42 PM ET

    GREENWICH, Conn. _ XPO Logistics Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $9.9 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Greenwich, Connecticut- based company said it had a loss of 77 cents. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 12 cents per share.

  • NBC channel is now live on PCs, devices in 10 markets Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 3:44 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Television viewers in 10 U.S. markets are now able to watch their local NBC stations live on computers and mobile devices— as long as they are paying customers. The 10 NBC markets cover New York, Los Angeles and other regions where NBC owns the local station. NBC affiliates, which carry NBC programs but are owned by others, are expected to be added throughout...

  • In a Tuesday filing with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly of Connecticut said jurors could have reasonably concluded that defendant Jesse Litvak intentionally lied to customers from 2009 to 2011 about trades he handled for them. Daly said the government also presented "overwhelming" evidence that Litvak's lies were material to...

  • Rashmi Patel turned himself in Tuesday at the Enfield Police Department and was charged with a misdemeanor count of criminally negligent homicide and a felony count of tampering with evidence, police said. Patel has offices in Enfield and Torrington. State dental regulators concluded that Patel failed to adequately respond when Gan's oxygen levels...

  • Photronics tops 1Q revenue forecasts Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 5:03 AM ET

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. _ Photronics Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $3.8 million. Analysts expected $123.3 million, according to Zacks. Photronics shares have risen 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Ellington Residential reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 5:03 AM ET

    OLD GREENWICH, Conn. _ Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT on Wednesday reported a loss of $1.2 million in its fourth quarter. The Old Greenwich, Connecticut- based company said it had a loss of 13 cents per share. For the year, the company reported net income of $16.2 million, or $1.77 per share, swinging to a profit in the period.

  • "Connecticut's economic future and our ability to grow jobs are tied directly to the condition of our roads, bridges, ports, buses and rails, even to our walkways and bikeways," he said during his address to the General Assembly. Lawmakers welcomed the renewed focus on transportation, but the Legislature's minority Republicans criticized Malloy for not coming up...

  • Terex tops 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 7:06 PM ET

    WESTPORT, Conn. _ Terex Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $80 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 68 cents per share. Terex expects full-year earnings in the range of $2 to $2.30 per share, with revenue in the range of $6.2 billion to $6.6 billion.

  • Rogers Corp. posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 5:03 PM ET

    ROGERS, Conn. _ Rogers Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $7 million. For the current quarter ending in March, Rogers Corp. said it expects revenue in the range of $148 million to $153 million. Rogers Corp. shares have dropped almost 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Ben Leibowitz called up relatives to tell them he got into Carnegie Mellon University's prestigious graduate computer science program. About 800 other Carnegie Mellon applicants experienced similar swings of ecstasy and agony Monday- first rejoicing that the Pittsburgh institution had selected them for its master of science in computer science, then...

  • The families and shooting survivor Natalie Hammond say Remington's Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, used in the killings of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School, is too deadly to sell to civilians. Remington and other defendants say federal court is the proper jurisdiction because they aren't located in Connecticut. Legal experts say the 2nd U.S....

  • NEW YORK— Frits van Paasschen, the energetic CEO of Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc., resigned Tuesday morning. The Stamford, Connecticut- based hotel company has been led by van Paasschen since September 2007. Aron has been on Starwood's board since 2006. He is the former CEO of both Vail Resorts and Norwegian Cruise Line.

  • Wallingford man sues over fall from mechanical bull Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 6:01 AM ET

    SOUTHINGTON, Conn.— A Wallingford man is suing a Southington restaurant and bar claiming' permanent, serious' injury after being thrown from a mechanical bull. Steven M. Saleski, in a Feb. 6 lawsuit, sued Meadow Muffins LLC, which owns the mechanical bull, and T.C.B. LLC, which owns the restaurant, the Cadillac Ranch Restaurant. The lawsuit, which was filed in Meriden...

  • MSNBC's Brzezinski to host events for women Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The NBC Universal News Group is launching a series of live events where "Morning Joe" host Mika Brzezinski offers empowerment tips to women, a venture that illustrates an effort to find revenue-raising activities outside the traditional definition of news. Subsequent stops will be in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Boston and Orlando, the network said on...