Applications for U.S. jobless aid fell sharply last week


Weekly applications for US unemployment benefits fall to 269,000, a positive sign for hiring

Foxwoods reports revenue gains in latest quarter

Gaming revenues of $195.4 million were up 1.8 percent while nongaming revenues of $57 million were up 4.2 percent

House sales way up statewide in December

A strong December showing — best for single-family home sales since 2006 — helped the Connecticut real estate market come to a favorable finish in 2015.

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Fantasy sports companies defend embattled industry

Daily fantasy sports companies say their industry remains viable despite a rocky start to 2016

PepsiCo's revenue in North America climbs, helped by pricing

PepsiCo's fourth-quarter profit jumped 31 percent in a performance that met Wall Street's earnings expectations

Sweden cuts key interest rate further below zero

Sweden's central bank says it will cut its key interest rate to a record low of minus 0.50 percent, saying the measure is necessary to safeguard its target of increasing inflation, which was still too low

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