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Newport, R.I. - The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga left its port in Rhode Island on Thursday for its final journey to Texas, where it will be scrapped.

The ship departed Naval Station Newport and made its way down...

Big Y opens new store in Old Saybrook

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Old Saybrook - More than 100 people gathered outside the new Big Y Supermarket here Thursday to celebrate the opening of the Massachusetts-based grocery chain's 67th store.

Meanwhile, a few intrepid shoppers had already managed to...

S&P 500 closes at record high

The stock market advanced for a fourth straight day Thursday, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a record high.

Investors were encouraged by news that the number of people seeking unemployment benefits remains at a multiyear low.

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Gold tumbles to two-month low on rate outlook

Gold fell to a two-month low in New York Thursday as the outlook for higher U.S. interest rates reduced the appeal of the metal as an alternative investment. Platinum headed for the longest run of...

Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few

Washington - Bank of America's record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds - $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief - offers a glint of hope for...

No deal: Family Dollar rejects Dollar General purchase

Family Dollar has rejected a takeover bid from dollar-store competitor Dollar General, saying it would be too hard for the deal to pass antitrust regulators. Family Dollar's board said it supports...

Home sales jump; mortgage rate falls

Sales of previously owned homes rose more than expected in July, a sign of growing strength in the housing recovery.

Sales climbed 2.4 percent from June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate...

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Premium Content Manufacturing alliance meets today in Norwich

The alliance now includes 34 employers, including new members Whitcraft, Micro Precision, Airgas...

Premium Content Power loss, stalling prompts Ford recall

Ford is recalling about 160,000 Focus ST hatchbacks and Escape crossovers from the 2013-14 model...

Premium Content U.S. Properties breakup to have no effect here

The dissolution of U.S. Properties Inc. will have no effect on the New London operations of U.S.

Premium Content Groton business group meet Thursday

The Groton Business Association will host its monthly meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in the Zbierski...

Premium Content Bulletin publisher off to Niagara Falls Gazette

Chris Voccio, publisher of The Bulletin in Norwich, announced this week that he is leaving the...

Premium Content New phase at Niantic’s seaside village begins

New Boston Fund Inc. has announced the start of a new phase of development at Niantic's Seaside...


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