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Toyota Motor Corp. and Ford Motor Co. are producing the best hybrid vehicles, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists. In its annual review of vehicles that run on gasoline and electricity, the organization ranked the Toyota Prius, Ford Fusion...
Tags: Cadillac, Lexus, Volkswagen, Hybrid Vehicles, Prius
The Hartford CourantGen. Nathaniel Lyon died at the right time. Raised in eastern Connecticut, the 43-year-old West Point graduate was killed while commanding the Union forces at the Battle of Wilson's Creek near Springfield, Mo., on Aug. 10, 1861. He became the first...
Every month, Thomas Villanova gets a $9,000 reminder of how lucrative it can be to serve as a union leader in Chicago. The sum is part of a city pension that comes on top of the $198,000 annual salary he is paid to represent the interests of thousands of...
Antique collectors who do research know that important companies grow from small companies with very talented founders who solved both personal and business problems. It is well known that Josiah Wedgwood, the 18th-century potter, was refused a job in the...
It's been interesting, in a sort of train-wreck-aftermath sort of way, to watch the two PR guys for Connecticut state employee unions trying to find some explanation for the death of the state concessions deal that doesn't involve the arrogance and...
The head of one of the largest labor unions in Chicago resigned Monday in the wake of reports that he had been receiving a six-figure city pension while participating in a second pension plan from his local union, in violation of state law. Tim Foley,...
Tags: Judges, Politics, Pension and Welfare, WGN, Lawyers
Seven months after Connecticut Citizens Action Group kicked off a statewide campaign against the nation's largest financial institution, Bank of America announced it would open a Customer Assistance Center to help struggling homeowners. In May, the...
There’s a new report out by the New York Civil Liberties Union warning that police in that state are “consistently misusing and overusing Tasers.” An NYCLU official said the organization’s study “shows that police officers...
— First lady Michelle Obama's office released details Wednesday night of her planned visit to Chicago on Tuesday, including two stops related to efforts to conquer the country's "food deserts," which are areas lacking access to nutritious food. A...
Police used Tasers far too often on people who posed no real threat, on the elderly, children and the infirm. They stunned people already handcuffed and used Tasers without proper warning, often violating safety guidelines. And 58 percent of those Tased...
Lindsey Pinkham, senior vice president and secretary of the Connecticut Bankers Association, scoffs at the idea that loads of pissed-off consumers will soon be switching their money out of giants like Bank of America to protest new fees. He says he hasn&...
Tags: Wells Fargo & Co., Rocky Hill, Consumers, Demonstration, Banking
SPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers on Wednesday advanced reform legislation aimed at thwarting lucrative pension abuses by some labor leaders. Inspired by disclosures in Tribune/WGN-TV investigations, a key provision aims to end the practice of labor...
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