| May 7, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Rheo Brouillard knew he was in the crosshairs of a "patent troll."
Brouillard is the president of Savings Institute Bank & Trust in Willimantic. Other small banks here and around the Northeast had been getting letters claiming patent infringement....
| Apr 26, 2014
| 1:48 PM
You've heard about the Phantoms, you've read about them, you've probably even seen their new home rising at Seventh and Hamilton streets in Allentown.
Now, you can purchase team gear at the Phantoms' new pop-up store, Phan Shop, at Eighth and Hamilton...
| May 7, 2014
| 7:05 PM
The weather finally is heating up, but the controversy over electricity costs associated with last winter's polar vortex still hasn't cooled down.
One of the boiling issues is a controversial plan by one of the state's largest competitive electric...
| May 12, 2014
| 3:09 PM
In the midst of its midnight sprint to hastily pass dozens of laws before the 2014 legislative deadline, the Connecticut General Assembly inexplicably turned away millions in potential tax revenue from the multibillion-dollar Internet sweepstakes cafe...
| May 31, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Steve Ballmer's $2-billion offer for the Los Angeles Clippers — nearly four times the record sale for an NBA team — has experts puzzling over how the former Microsoft chief plans to make any money on the deal.
But Ballmer, with a net worth...
| May 19, 2014
| 3:38 PM
How long can Hartford keep doing this?
The city is in the throes of its annual struggle to pass something that passes for a balanced budget, an exercise that gets more challenging each year.
In his budget address last month, Mayor Pedro Segarra...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Tech companies have not been shy about spending big bucks on up-and-coming startups in 2014.
Facebook in particular has already doled out more than $20 billion in some big-name acquisitions. Google has also had a few transactions, buying two startups...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:43 PM
Cooper Atkins of Middlefield was recently presented with President Obama's "E" Award for Exports by U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker. The 129-year-old company produces high-tech time, temperature and humidity instruments for the food and health care...
| May 31, 2014
| 6:11 PM
In all the hubbub of buying a car for his daughter, it didn't occur to Ken Gibat to remove the license plate from the vehicle he was trading in.
He said no one at the dealership, Vinart Hyundai in Emmaus, mentioned anything about it, either.
| Mar 31, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Homer Glen revised its liquor ordinance last week with changes that may place restrictions on some small restaurants, such as video gaming cafes.
Village officials have expressed concern about having too many video gaming cafes concentrated in one area....
| May 17, 2014
| 12:33 PM
There will be fewer of the familiar blue-and-white Prudential signs marking homes for sale across the Baltimore region next month as some are replaced with plum-colored signs bearing another storied name.
Berkshire Hathaway, the company headed by...