World markets roiled by fears of US-China trade war

Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, March 23, 2018. Fears of a trade war roiled financial markets and sent the dollar wobbling Friday after Beijing retaliated against the Trump administration's tariff hikes by threatening import duties on U.S. goods. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Fears of a trade war are roiling financial markets Friday, with stocks under pressure around the world and the dollar in retreat.

Toy co. CEO leads effort to salvage Toys R Us

In this April 21, 2011 file photo shows MGA chief executive Isaac Larian, left, leaves federal court in Santa Ana, Calif., after a victory over Mattel Inc. The CEO of the maker of the pouty Bratz dolls is launching a campaign to salvage some of Toys R Us' U.S. business being liquidated in bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Christine Cotter, File)

AP Exclusive: CEO behind Bratz doll leads group that's pledged $200 million, hoping to crowdfund millions more to save part of Toys R Us

Fed raises key rate and foresees 2 more hikes this year

FILE - In this March 1, 2018, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies as he gives the semiannual monetary policy report to the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Federal Reserve’s first meeting under Powell’s leadership will likely end Wednesday, March 21, with an announcement that the Fed will resume its modest interest rate hikes. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Fed boosts key interest rate by quarter-point and sticks with projection of 3 hikes this year


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Plans filed for four-story apartment building on former Perkins Farm property

A Groton developer has filed a site plan application for a $20 million, 121-unit apartment building, the last approval he needs to begin construction of the first phase of a medical, research and residential campus on the former Perkins farm on...

Mechanical problem forces Mystic YMCA to alter project schedule

The Mystic branch of the Ocean Community YMCA has moved up its plans to close its pool and locker rooms as part of the facility’s $7.2 million renovation and expansion after a failure in the pool’s mechanical room forced the shutdown...

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