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  • Connecticut Companies Taking Part In Trade Mission In Brussels

    The original plan was to fly from Hartford to Amsterdam and travel by train to Brussels for meetings. Then Delta Airlines canceled its plan to resume direct service from Bradley International Airport to The Netherlands. So Anne Evans, head of the U.S....
  • Will Government Motors do better than General Motors?

    Will Government Motors do better than General Motors?
    Today's topic: How can the federal government simultaneously regulate GM, protect the taxpayers' interests as the company's dominant shareholders and help the carmaker turn out products that people want to buy? CEObama Point: Daniel J. Ikenson The Obama...
  • Despite High Energy Prices, Retail Sales Up In May

    Despite High Energy Prices, Retail Sales Up In May
    Retail sales rose 0.5 percent in May, buoyed by rising gas prices and deals on autos, according to new government data released Thursday morning. The U.S. Commerce Department reported that the monthly gain in sales was the third so far this year. In...
  • New Home Sales Hit Record Low

    New Home Sales Hit Record Low
    WASHINGTON -- Sales of new homes fell unexpectedly to the lowest level on record in February as stormy winter weather kept buyers on the sidelines. The weak results make clear the difficulties facing the housing industry as it tries to recover from the...
  • Activists say poor nations' access to affordable drugs stymied

    Activists say poor nations' access to affordable drugs stymied
    Activists in the U.S., as well as Thailand and other developing countries, have accused the Obama administration of blocking greater access to affordable drugs in a bid to win the pharmaceutical companies' support for its healthcare overhaul....
  • Kicking up the dust of change

    Kicking up the dust of change
    The news in the architecture profession has been dominated for much of the summer by a few guardians of homeland and propriety -- one of whom happens to be first in line to the British throne. In London, a pitched debate continues over efforts by...
  • The Hartford, Other Insurers Sued Over 'Dumping' Of Cheap Chinese Foods

    What can you make with cheap crawfish, garlic, canned mushrooms and honey? A class action lawsuit, say U.S. food producers who are suing The Hartford and other insurers for nearly $1 billion in damages. The suit, filed Tuesday, spotlights how the...
  • New Home Sales Tumble

    An unexpected drop in new home sales in January, plus a plunge in mortgage applications to the lowest level in nearly 13 years, have renewed fears of another decline in housing prices. Economists said the 11.2-percent tumble in new home sales — the...
  • The life and rebirth of a musical mastermind

    The pianist lay unconscious in his hospital bed, bandages wrapped around his freshly shaved skull. Just days earlier, he could achieve astonishing feats at the keyboard, his hands often disappearing into a blur of energy, his body rising from the piano...
  • From the archives: Gorbachev in China: The Communist Summit

    BEIJING -- Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev arrived in Beijing today for the first Sino-Soviet summit in 30 years, ending the long and bitter conflict between the two great Communist powers. Gorbachev's four days of talks with Chinese leaders,...
  • From the archives: 'Bad Old Days' Not Forgotten

    BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Tivador Partai, the president of the revived Smallholders Party in Hungary, is 80 years old. His study in the old house in the Buda hills where he has lived most of his life is lined with books and mementos, portraits of long-dead...
  • From the archives: Europe Reaches for a Postwar Dream--Unity

    BRUSSELS -- Europe's history is littered with noble ideas and broken dreams. Now there is a new dream: Unity. Twelve West European nations, among them countries whose differences dragged the world to war twice in this century, have pledged to complete...