| Feb 1, 2013
| 5:34 PM
The automatic spending cuts that are going into effect this week if Congress doesn’t stop them will result in tens of thousands of job losses, Sen. Richard Blumenthal says. But one poll shows Americans don’t care much, maybe because of fatigue...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Anti-sex trade activists and their legislative allies say Internet website operators and newspaper publishers should be held criminally liable if ads for “escort services” turn out to involve underage victims of prostitution.
Such ads have...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Some employers are demanding that job-seekers surrender their Facebook credentials as a condition of being hired. That means HR is poking around for hidden gems about you if you let them.
"It's sometimes very positive. We learn more about a candidate...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 1:08 PM
The Supreme Court concluded a marathon public debate on health care Wednesday with justices signaling an ideological divide that could topple some or all of the sweeping reform bill championed by President Barack Obama.
On the third day of oral arguments...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 7:15 PM
Moving to the forefront of social media privacy law nationwide, the Maryland General Assembly has passed legislation prohibiting employers in the state from asking current and prospective employees for their user names and passwords to websites such as...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 9:56 AM
NEW YORK -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday brought a lawsuit against Apple and several publishing companies over a scheme to fix e-book prices.
The suit stems from the 2010 release of the iPad, when Apple (AAPL, Fortune 500) reached an...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Federal plans to shutter the Plum Island Animal Disease Laboratory and move the operation to Kansas have set into motion steps to sell the 843-acre New York island just off the North Fork of Long Island and visible from the Connecticut shoreline.
| May 2, 2012
| 6:40 PM
Tobacco manufacturers that re-label roll-your-own cigarette tobacco as pipe tobacco are cheating federal and state authorities out of an estimated $1.3 billion in lost state and federal tax revenues, according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers...
| May 21, 2012
| 2:47 PM
Consumers put up with a lot, but nothing torques them off quite like confusing, misleading or inequitable pricing, whether it's concert tickets, bagels or even a single banana.
Nancy B. of New Britain says she knows of at least four ticket prices...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 6:02 PM
In the costliest race in Connecticut history, Democratic candidate Chris Murphy defeated Republican Linda McMahon. It was McMahon’s second loss in a row, and came at a high price.
McMahon spent more than $42 million of her personal fortune –...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 4:21 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats secured a majority in the Senate on Tuesday, snatching Republican-held seats in Massachusetts and Indiana and turning back fierce, expensive challenges in Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin and Connecticut to maintain the...