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Farmington Bank hires former Red Sox knuckleballer as pitchman

Farmington Bank says its signed Former Boston Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield as its starting pitchman.

S&P removes Phoenix from credit watch

With a destacking of its insurance subsidiaries complete, The Phoenix Companies Inc. said Friday that Standard & Poors has taken the company’s long-term credit and financial strength ratings...

St. Francis merger takes a step forward

St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center parent St. Francis Care Inc.’s proposal to join a Michigan health system took a step forward this week.

Aetna shareholders to vote on Humana stock transfer

Shareholders of Hartford health insurer Aetna will vote at a special meeting in October on a key piece of the company's proposed $37 billion acquisition of rival Humana, the company said.

DMV: Employees getting used to new computer system

The Department of Motor Vehicles, which has struggled with long lines and delays caused by a new computer system, said that it has trimmed its time per transaction to 15 minutes as of Wednesday.

Malloy claims victory over chronic veteran homelessness

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Thursday that Connecticut has received federal designation as the first state in the country to end chronic homelessness among its military veterans.

Marijuana patient rolls up 9 percent in Aug.

The number of registered medical marijuana patients in Connecticut grew 9 percent over the past month, according to the Department of Consumer Protection.

Industry study: New England needs energy infrastructure

A new report commissioned by a coalition of industry groups concludes that a failure to invest in natural gas and electricity infrastructure in New England will cost businesses and households...

FEMA’s $83K to Mansfield Fire

The Mansfield Fire Department got an $83,467 FEMA grant to upgrade its fire hoses and nozzles, authorities say.

W. Hfd. malpractice broker sold

A New York City insurance brokerage bought West Hartford’s Healthcare Risk Specialists, establishing its first Connecticut outpost.

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