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CT home sales up 20% in August

The number of Connecticut single-family home sales rose 20.2 percent in August compared to last year, although prices of those home dropped for the fifth month in a row, according to Boston real...

W. Hartford tax preparer gets 10 days

A West Hartford man accused of stealing thousands from the IRS through falsely individual income-tax returns will spend 10 days in prison, authorities say.

Hospitals nix merger talks amid CT budget woes

Putnam's Day Kimball Healthcare and Hartford HealthCare are suspending affiliation talks in the wake of state budget cuts, citing “the reckless slashing” of state Medicaid funds.

CT tourism sees increase in summer visitors, dollars spent

It was a good summer for Connecticut tourism. The governor's office announced today the state's 23 leading attractions saw a 12 percent increase in visitors for June to August 2015 compared to the...

State will get first children's in-patient autism unit

New Britain's Hospital for Special Care (HSC) says a recent $500,000 state grant will enable it to establish Connecticut's first children's in-patient autism unit.

Ex-Newington bank worker gets jail time

The ex-employee for TD Bank in Newington will spend 18 months in prison for stealing nearly $112,000 from customers' accounts, federal prosecutors say.

Travelers makes major commitment in Brazil

The Travelers Co. has completed its acquisition of a majority interest in the Brazilian property casualty firm J. Malucelli. It will operate under the Travelers umbrella and focus on property,...

New funds made available for brownfields remediation

The state is accepting applications for $7.5 million in grants that will be awarded to help clean up former industrial sites in communities throughout the state. The funds are being made available...

Horizon Technology announces stock buyback program

Horizon Technology, a Farmington investment firm, has announced a stock buyback plan of $5 million. It will purchase common stock at prices below Horizon's net asset value per share as reported in...

Barnes Group acquires Priamus

Bristol-based Barnes Group has acquired Priamus, a Swiss company that specializes in the development of advanced process control systems for the plastic injection molding industry. Terms of the...

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