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  • How much will federal spending cuts hurt?

    How much will federal spending cuts hurt?
    The automatic spending cuts that are going into effect this week if Congress doesn’t stop them will result in tens of thousands of job losses, Sen. Richard Blumenthal says. But one poll shows Americans don’t care much, maybe because of fatigue...
  • Connecticut shootings: Gun control is Sunday’s main topic

     
    Sunday morning programs have revised their guest lineups in response to the Connecticut school shootings. Here's an update on those programs, where gun control will be a recurring topic: “Meet the Press” welcomes New York Mayor Michael...
  • Republicans in rally in Harrisburg, promise "One More Day" before change in the White House.

     
    Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Tom Smith and GOP Attorney General candidate David Freed rallied about three-doze of the party faithful at a hotel in suburban Harrisbburg this afternon, promising "one more day" of an Obama White House. "The American dream....
  • Clock Is Ticking On Plum Island Preservation

    Federal plans to shutter the Plum Island Animal Disease Laboratory and move the operation to Kansas have set into motion steps to sell the 843-acre New York island just off the North Fork of Long Island and visible from the Connecticut shoreline. But...
  • Relabeled Roll-Your-Own-Tobacco Costing Feds, States $1.3 Billion in Lost Revenues

    Relabeled Roll-Your-Own-Tobacco Costing Feds, States $1.3 Billion in Lost Revenues
    Tobacco manufacturers that re-label roll-your-own cigarette tobacco as pipe tobacco are cheating federal and state authorities out of an estimated $1.3 billion in lost state and federal tax revenues, according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers...
  • TBL: Is Ticketworld Scalping Concert Tickets?

    TBL: Is Ticketworld Scalping Concert Tickets?
    Consumers put up with a lot, but nothing torques them off quite like confusing, misleading or inequitable pricing, whether it's concert tickets, bagels or even a single banana. Nancy B. of New Britain says she knows of at least four ticket prices...
  • Linda McMahon Defeated In Conn., Menendez Holds Seat In NJ

    Linda McMahon Defeated In Conn., Menendez Holds Seat In NJ
    In the costliest race in Connecticut history, Democratic candidate Chris Murphy defeated Republican Linda McMahon.  It was McMahon’s second loss in a row, and came at a high price. McMahon spent more than $42 million of her personal fortune –...
  • The 50 richest members of Congress

    The 50 richest members of Congress
    The Hill, a political newspaper, unveiled its annual list of the 50 richest lawmakers on Tuesday. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, held on to the top slot with a cool $290.5 million. "McCaul remains in the stratosphere of the very richest...
  • Norwalk Man Faces New Golf Scam Charges

    A Norwalk man arrested in the past for running golf scams in Danbury and other southwestern Connecticut communities has been charged in Washington state with failing to pay insurance claims on hole-in-one prizes. Kevin Kolenda, 54, was charged...
  • Flexing Financial Muscle, McMahon Pummels Murphy

    Flexing Financial Muscle, McMahon Pummels Murphy
    Despite what you've heard on TV, the U.S. Senate race between Chris Murphy and Linda McMahon is not about creating jobs. It's about a methodical, astronomically expensive, dismantling of Murphy. Thus far, the polls suggest McMahon is succeeding. And...
  • Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support

    Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support
    The first signs of bipartisan support for overhauling the nation's chemical safety law emerged Monday, as three Republicans joined 23 other senators calling for tough restrictions on toxic flame retardants. Citing the Tribune's Tribune's "Playing With...
  • October Storm Hits Connecticut

    Nov 8 Some 18,000 Connecticut Light and Power customers were still without power midday Tuesday, most in the Simsbury area. About one-third of Simsbury was without electricity, as was a quarter of Avon and Farmington, and many in Granby, Canton,...