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  • Murder Mystery: Sea Captain Meets His Fate On A Bridgeport Street

     Murder Mystery: Sea Captain Meets His Fate On A Bridgeport Street
    Navy Captain George Colvocoresses survived yellow fever, explored uncharted islands of the South Pacific Ocean and conducted daring raids on Southern command posts during the Civil War, only to come home to Connecticut and end up dead. The circumstances...
  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Who wins, who loses, why it matters

    With President Obama set to arrive Wednesday in Tokyo for a summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, thorny issues in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations will be a key subjects. Here are the basics on the TPP: What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership?...
  • Health insurance dropped after company closes

     Health insurance dropped after company closes
    It was a gut-wrenching decision to close Dunn Safety Products. The West Loop business was founded by Rebecca Cain's grandfather 72 years ago and remained a family-run company throughout its life. As the economy changed, with less emphasis on...
  • Biden Promotes Trade Pacts As a Way to Curb Piracy

    WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joseph Biden has promoted the importance of new trade pacts as a way to curb piracy in other countries, in what he said was necessary to create a "global economic order where creativity and innovation can thrive." Speaking at...
  • Law-And-Lobbying Firm Of Ritter And Cafero Sparks More Controversy

     Law-And-Lobbying Firm Of Ritter And Cafero Sparks More Controversy
    When House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero, R-Norwalk, argued strenuously last Tuesday against a bill requiring increased financial disclosures by for-profit nursing homes, he took the same position as a lobbying firm hired by the Connecticut...
  • Paying off old debts may not improve your credit scores

    Dear Liz: How can I get a clear and complete picture of the debts that are hurting my credit score? I have my credit report already. I'm a bit lost and I need to get my credit cleared up to buy a home. Answer: You actually have three credit reports, one...
  • Acacia Research seeks to profit from patents

    Acacia Research seeks to profit from patents
    Matthew Vella certainly doesn't look like a troll. Vella is the regular-guy chief executive of Acacia Research Corp., which calls itself a patent outsource licensing company. The Newport Beach firm links up with inventors who fear that others are...
  • Fannie and Freddie's steep fees hurting home buyers, critics say

    WASHINGTON — When you're raking in tens of billions of dollars in profits by helping credit-elite borrowers buy homes, couldn't you lighten up on fees a little for everyday folks who'd also like to buy? That's a question increasingly being posed...
  • 2nd strike looms, UIC says it can't meet union's demands

    2nd strike looms, UIC says it can't meet union's demands
    As faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago consider another strike later this semester, school officials said they are unable to meet the faculty’s demands because of uncertainty in state funding. UIC Provost Lon Kaufman said it would...
  • Taiwanese students protest trade pact with mainland China

    TAIPEI, Taiwan -- As students occupied Taiwan’s legislative chamber Sunday for a sixth day to protest a free-trade agreement with China, President Ma Ying-jeou denounced the takeover as a threat to democracy. Government officials have pledged...
  • Warranties: Dubious value

    Warranties: Dubious value
    Home warranties, maintenance plans and service contracts have two things in common. One: You pay upfront to cover home repairs and services even if you never need them. Two: Many plans will pay for only part of the fix. Sound like a bad deal? On Angie's...