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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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...

SEC challenges billionaire's bankruptcy claim

New York - Samuel Wyly, the billionaire investor who filed for bankruptcy three days ago, is trying to burn through cash with extravagant spending before his assets can be frozen in a Securities and Exchange Commission civil suit, lawyers...

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Reynolds’ Subaru makes donaton to The Trust for Public Land

Reynolds’ Subaru owners Hayden Reynolds and Kathryn Reynolds Wayland recently presented $5,000 to The Trust for Public Land in support of the Campaign to Preserve the 1,000 Acre Forest. Volunteer Kathy Connolly of Old Saybrook and...

Commercial Real Estate Conference to be held in Groton

The Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors has teamed up with the Norwich Community Development Corp. and the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board to present the 2nd annual Commercial Real Estate Conference from 9 a.m. to...