SUVs, muscle cars help auto industry maintain momentum


US auto sales gain in June, boosted by small crossover SUVs; Nissan up 13 percent

Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods ranked among top U.S. casinos

Mohegan Sun finished second and Foxwoods Resort Casino third in USA Today readers' poll.

Survey: US businesses step up hiring in June to 237,000

Survey: US businesses step up hiring in June to 237,000, latest sign of solid economy

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LOCAL

First wind farm foundations headed for Rhode Island

The first set of foundations for Deepwater Wind’s offshore wind farm near Block Island was loaded onto a barge in Louisiana over the weekend and will begin its slow journey across the Gulf of Mexico and up the East Coast later this week.

Connecticut electric bills to become more consumer friendly July 1

In a step toward offering consumers electric-utility information without hidden surprises, the state’s largest energy providers are unveiling redesigned bills that will make it easier to compare supplier rates and avoid price spikes.

Mohegan Sun advances Korean casino plan

The deal, with the Incheon International Airport Corp., calls for development of a “gateway entertainment district” adjacent to the airport in Incheon

NATIONAL

Americans buying big boats has Yamaha targeting 30% margins

Yamaha Motor is forecasting profit margins at its marine business to almost double to 30 percent in the next few years as rich Americans buy bigger boats and outboard engines.

US manufacturing growth improves in June; hiring jumps

US manufacturing activity accelerates in June as new orders boost employment