| Apr 17, 2014
| 11:01 AM
FARMINGTON — Even on rainy April mornings, Mike Randich's house is collecting energy.
Randich, along with Avon-based building company Wolfworks, completed a home this year that was awarded a $10,000 prize from the Zero Energy Challenge, a...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:30 AM
No place on the planet is as beautiful and as naturally rich as California. And few places have become as absurd.
Currently, three California state senators are either under felony indictment or already have been convicted.
State Sen. Leland Yee (D-...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The Co-op reported today that the average home saved over $500 on heating oil since October of 2013 based on a usage of 900 gallon compared to the survey posted on the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. "More and more people...
| Mar 26, 2014
When a woman from Nordic Energy called 72-year-old John Staunton and offered him a cheap rate on electricity, he signed up. His roommate wastes a lot of electricity, he said, by sleeping with the TV on.
The first month, the bill came as promised —...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:08 AM
EAST HARTFORD — In a small lab at the United Technologies Research Center, an air-powered gun shoots grains of metal at four times the speed of sound.
Given the sheer velocity, the metal can fuse with materials with which it otherwise couldn't...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:13 AM
Get a fresh start with a new home at Washington Farms
By Margaret DeMarino
The ultimate answer to the question What's new? according to realtor Gayle Dennehy of By Carrier is a new home at Washington Farms, a community of single-family houses on the...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 8:44 AM
WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence slipped this month amid concerns about whether the recent upturn in momentum can be sustained, according to data released Friday.
The consumer sentiment index from the University of Michigan and Thomson Reuters...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:37 PM
WASHINGTON — Consumers opened their wallets more than expected in December even though their incomes failed to grow, but their confidence slipped in January amid concerns about whether the recent upturn in economic momentum can be sustained....
| Jan 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Your home may be your castle, but you don't have to pay a king's ransom to keep it warm.
1. It's cold inside. If you haven't already sealed out wintry drafts, apply weatherstripping and clear plastic film over windows, and...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:49 AM
WASHINGTON -- Prices surprisingly dipped in September, the first decline since the spring, indicating that inflation remains well in check as Federal Reserve policymakers meet to consider if they should reduce a key central bank stimulus effort.
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:08 PM
For the poorest in our state, winter is a desperate — and sometimes dangerous — time.
Some 40 percent of Connecticut households won't be able to afford adequate home heating this winter, says the nonprofit group Operation Fuel.
| Aug 29, 2013
| 6:59 AM
Traveling up a long, gently winding driveway past mountain laurel and rock outcroppings shaded by tall evergreens, visitors begin to feel they are a world away as they approach Joanne and Clay Bassett's deceptively large Cape on Pilfershire Lane in West...