Panama Canal project


A ship carries a new rolling gate for the Panama Canal expansion project Wednesday through the Gatun Lake toward the Pacific side of the project in Gamboa, Panama.

General Dynamics and Northrop raise profit forecasts

New York - General Dynamics Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp. beat analysts' earnings estimates, buoyed by cost cuts that bolstered margins, while they await a possible rebound in U.S. military spending. The companies said Wednesday...

EPA: Gas mileage inflated on Mini Coopers

Detroit - The U.S. government has told BMW to reduce the gas mileage estimates on the window stickers on four of its Mini Cooper models after an audit found the figures were overstated. The discrepancy, which varies from one to four...

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Joan Fontaine estate auction to be held in New York

Items from the California home of Academy Award-winning actress Joan Fontaine, including her 1941 Oscar for best actress, are heading to the auction block.

Malloy: UBS may renege on jobs deal

A landmark deal between Connecticut and financial services giant UBS over jobs and state aid may be crumbling, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said.

Mystic Arts Center and chamber team up

Mystic Arts Center and the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce are holding an after-hours art event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at MAC Studios.

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Social Security benefits to rise 1.7% in 2015

Cost of living increase reflects low inflation Washington - Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the...

Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking

Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings. Beginning next year, the use of cigarettes, cigars or pipes will no longer be permitted in the company's offices, conference rooms and...