Government

Shiller wins Nobel Prize
5:23 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Nobel prize winner says he's not expecting a U.S. credit default

Economist, author and Yale University professor Robert Shiller speaks at at a news conference, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in New Haven, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

A Yale professor who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics on Monday says he’s not expecting the U.S. to default on its debt. Yale economics professor Robert Shiller was speaking in New Haven at a news conference acknowledging the prize.

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NY casino gambling amendment criticized
4:13 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Judge to rule on the wording of NY's casino amendment

A New York State Supreme Court judge is expected to decide next week whether the State Board of Elections should change the wording of a casino gambling amendment. Critics say the wording is unfairly supportive of gambling. 

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Affinion agrees to settle with 47 states
2:28 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Conn. firm agrees to pay $30 for misleading marketing

A Connecticut company has agreed to pay more than $30 million to settle accusations it mislead consumers into signing up for discount credit monitoring, roadside assistance and discount travel services. Stamford-based Affinion Group reached the agreement with the attorneys-general from 47 states including Connecticut.

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Election 2013
11:17 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Stamford mayoral candidates square off in first debate

Stamford mayoral candidates in the GenRe auditorium at the UConn-Stamford campus on Thursday.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

Last night, more than 200 Stamford voters got

their first chance to hear all four candidates running for mayor during a debate sponsored by the AARP.

  

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The MTA payroll tax lives on
8:23 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

MTA tax upheld. For now.

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano
Credit AP

The tax, much reviled on Long Island, has been subsidizing the regional transit network by taking 34 cents for every $100 dollars businesses and governments pay in salaries.  On Thursday New York's top court dismissed a lawsuit that claimed the tax was unconstitutional, but the story isn't over yet.  

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