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Connecticut casino bill now faces uncertain path

HARTFORD, Conn.- Legislation creating a two-step process for possibly opening a new tribal casino in Connecticut faces a vote in the state House of Representatives, but the level of support in that chamber remains unclear. House Speaker Brendan Sharkey said Thursday that the majority Democrats, who control the House, have not taken any preliminary vote counts...
Source: The Associated Press | By: By SUSAN HAIGH, Associated Press
GOP senators advance bill to ease rules on smaller banks

WASHINGTON- Republican senators advanced legislation Thursday that would ease rules on smaller banks and other requirements of the landmark law reining in Wall Street and the financial industry after the 2008 crisis. But it received no support from Democrats, making its chances of Senate passage slim. Now tables have been turned by last November's...
Source: The Associated Press | By: By MARCY GORDON, AP Business Writer
CNG begins largest natural gas expansion project in 30 years

EAST HAMPTON, Conn.- Connecticut Natural Gas announced Thursday it has begun construction on a 10- mile natural gas expansion project in East Hampton, the company's largest such project in 30 years. The gas main will serve nine East Hampton schools and municipal buildings, will reach major businesses and make natural gas an option for more than 400 residential...
Source: The Associated Press
Newtown must pay long-term disability to cop after massacre

HARTFORD, Conn.- A Connecticut state board has ruled that Newtown must pay long-term disability to a police officer who developed anxiety and depression after responding to the 2012 shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The Hartford Courant reports the State Board of Mediation and Arbitration ruled Monday that the police contract requires the...
Source: The Associated Press
New shops at Foxwoods expand entertainment beyond gambling

Felix Rappaport, president and chief executive officer of Foxwoods, said the 315,000- square-foot Tanger Outlets with 80 stores is intended to attract visitors who don't necessarily play the slot machines or work the poker tables. Foxwoods, which is promoting the Tanger Outlets with weekend activities that include a tightrope walk 80 feet up by Nik Wallenda,...
Source: The Associated Press | By: By STEPHEN SINGER, AP Business Writer
Wolcott's new 911 system can pinpoint origin of cell calls

WOLCOTT, Conn.- The town of Wolcott on Thursday became the first in the state to begin using a new 911 system that will allow police to pinpoint the location of emergency calls made from cellphones. The town's Next-Gen 911 system is part of a pilot program that eventually will include the police departments in New Britain, Wilton, Enfield, Newington, Valley Shore,...
Source: The Associated Press
Your first trade for Thursday

The "Fast Money" traders give their final trades of the day.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Stephanie Landsman
Obama: Climate change threatens national security

President Obama called out climate change deniers in Congress for potentially harming the country, USA Today reports.
Source: USA Today | By: Gregory Korte
Murphy seeks change in trade bill to boost manufacturing

Chris Murphy, an opponent of a Pacific-trade compact now before the Senate, is seeking to change it to include a provision supporting U.S. manufacturing. The Connecticut Democrat has offered an amendment to prohibit federal agencies from waiving requirements that they purchase goods manufactured in the U.S. if an American company can produce the same item at...
Source: The Associated Press
Obama calls climate change an 'indisputable' security threat

NEW LONDON, Conn.- President Barack Obama has argued for action on climate change as a matter of health, environmental protection and international obligation. Those who deny global warming are putting at risk the United States and the military sworn to defend it, he told cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. "Make no mistake, it will impact how our military defends...
Source: The Associated Press | By: By NANCY BENAC, Associated Press