Good, clean fun: Homemade soap on the rise

Gates Councilor pours a batch of

Southeastern Connecticut has welcomed another local soap maker, Naturali Soap, to its existing slate of producers.

Defense startup aims to bring underwater search technology into the future

ThayerMahan CEO Mike Connor, right, stood with support teams from OASIS and Liquid Robotics as the company's robotic systems underwent sea trials off the Big Island of Hawaii in September of 2016. (Photo courtesy of ThayerMahan)

At the new ThayerMahan office, chief operating officer Richard Hine holds up a chart with colorful bubbles that demonstrate the components of a "marine robotics ecosystem."

Vegas rebranding shows difficulty of messaging after tragedy

In this Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 photo, T-shirts for sale with #VegasStrong hang at a gift shop at McCarran International airport in Las Vegas. Las Vegas has moved to rebrand itself after the Oct 1, 2017 shooting that killed 58 people and wounded hundreds of others. A salesman at the store said proceeds from the sales will go to an official fund to help shooting victims. (AP Photo/Anita Snow)

As volunteers streamed in to donate blood, doctors tended to the wounded and investigators scoured the scene of the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history, Las Vegas officials moved to protect their valuable franchise




For many older Americans, the rat race is over. But the inequality isn't.

Joanne Molnar, 64, and her husband Mark, 62, are employed as

Income inequality in the United States spills over from the job into the last decades of life, according to a new survey that ranks the differences among U.S. retirees as among the most extreme in the 35 country comparison.

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Oil company proposes Arctic drilling from artificial island

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This undated illustration provided by Hilcorp Alaska Inc. shows a model of an artificial gravel island of the Liberty Project, a proposal to drill in Arctic waters from the artificial island. Alaska Natural Resources Commissioner Andy Mack says oil production on gravel islands in state waters show that the Liberty Project can be done safely. Opponents say spills are inevitable and Arctic offshore oil should stay in the ground.

The federal government is collecting public comment on a proposal to drill in Arctic waters from an artificial island