Offbeat humor and upbeat messages dominate Super Bowl 50 ads


Step back, Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos; advertisers are also duking it out over the Super Bowl

U.S. stocks open lower; energy sector sinks along with oil

Stocks are opening broadly lower on Wall Street, putting the market on track for its second sizable loss in a row

Feds find Fiat Chrysler gear shifters can confuse drivers

U.S. auto safety investigators have determined that electronic gear shifters in some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles while they are in gear, causing 121 crashes and 30 injuries

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Chamber joins group calling for economic growth, budget efficiency

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut has joined eight other business organizations statewide to outline a plan to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy that they say will accelerate economic growth and cut Connecticut's budget deficit.

Allergan deal prompts Pfizer to name new executives to run units

Pfizer Inc.'s president of innovative pharmaceuticals is out of a job in anticipation of a company reorganization following completion of its $150 billion Allergan merger.

Murphy says bill would aid students at for-profit colleges

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy pushed Friday for passage of the Students Before Profits Act as a way to prevent abuses among for-profit colleges like the Marinello Schools of Beauty, which closed its campuses in Niantic and nationwide this week after being...

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Fewer people seek US jobless aid, sign of stable job market

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week, a sign that employers aren't cutting jobs in response to global economic weakness and sharp stock market drops

All-day breakfast propels McDonald's

For the first time in a long time, McDonald's is thrilled to tell everyone how it's doing.