New Englanders spent more on food, health care, gas to run their cars and electricity to heat and cool their homes in 2012 than most other Americans, according to statistics released Thursday by the federal government showing that spending has rebounded since the recession ended in 2009.
A proposed sale of Bristol Hospital to a for-profit company could yield about $2 million in extra revenue for the city if the deal goes through as planned next year.
Nearly 100,000 employers in Connecticut are about to get sticker shock as the state mails annual tax bills to pay interest on its $433 million federal loan for unemployment benefits for workers let go during the Great Recession.
The state Insurance Department has rejected a 12.5 percent rate increase proposed by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Connecticut’s largest health insurer.
Aetna’s second-quarter profit climbed more than 2 percent, as gains from an acquisition helped the health insurer beat analyst expectations and raise its 2014 earnings forecast again.
Pfizer’s second-quarter earnings plunged 79 percent from last year, when the world’s second-largest drugmaker booked a business spinoff gain of more than $10 billion, but results in the most recent quarter still edged analyst expectations.
The U.S. Secretary of Commerce is joining a Connecticut business executive and U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy to pump up support for a banking agency targeted for elimination by conservative Republicans.
Shark-themed clothing and souvenirs have been flying off the shelves of Cape businesses.
Chick-fil-A has set the tentative opening date for its first of four Connecticut restaurants.
The Pentagon is resuming test flights of its new-generation F-35 fighter while investigating the cause of an engine fire last month, but the plane, with Pratt & Whitney Engines, will operate with restrictions and will not fly in the Farnborough International Airshow in England.
Fire destroyed the nineteenth century Bevin Brothers bell manufacturing plant in East Hampton.