Government Suits Target Mergers Involving Bloomfield-based Cigna, Hartford-based AetnaThe department of Justice today filed a federal anti-trust lawsuit in an effort to block a major health insurance merger involving Bloomfield-based Cigna.
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Connecticut Insurance Agency Reviewing Requested Rate HikesConnecticut's Department of Insurance is reviewing rate increase requests filed by 14 health insurance companies that range on average from 2.1 percent to 32 percent.
State Adds Jobs, Unemployment Rate UnchangedAccording to numbers released by the state Labor Department, Connecticut added about 3,500 jobs last month. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.7 percent.
Builders To Face Penalty If Tuesday Deadline For Hartford Stadium Is Not ReachedThe developers of Hartford's new $65-million minor league baseball stadium has until the end of Tuesday to get the park ready for delivery to the Double-A Yard Goats, or face more than $2 million in financial penalties.
Dean Foods Buys Friendly's Ice Cream-Making BusinessThe Friendly's restaurant chain has sold its ice cream manufacturing and retail business to Dean Foods Co. for $155 million.
Powerball's Pull Puts Weekend Jackpot At $415 MillionThe Powerball jackpot has climbed to $415 million, making it the largest since a record-setting prize in January.
Norwalk-Based Priceline Shares FallShares of The Priceline Group Inc. fell Wednesday after a weaker-than-expected outlook tempered strong first-quarter profit and revenue results.
Fate Of $12 Connecticut Minimum Wage Bill Is QuestionableIt's questionable whether a proposal by Senate Democrats to increase Connecticut's minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020 will be acted on during this year's legislative session.
Gannett Offers To Buy Hartford Courant Parent CompanyNewspaper publisher Gannett is offering to buy Tribune Publishing Co. for approximately $388.3 million.
Bill Clears House That Would Allow Estate Liquor AuctionsA deceased person's wine and liquor collection could soon be up for auction.
Developer Wants To Acquire Stamford's 116-Year-Old FirehouseA Stamford-based commercial real estate firm is interested in purchasing and revitalizing a 116-year-old firehouse in the city's South End section.