In this May 17, 2014 file photo, Joe Visconti, listens as votes are tallied at the Connecticut Republican Convention in Uncasville, Conn. Visconti submitted enough valid signatures by the Aug. 6 deadline to successfully petition his way onto the 2014 ballot for governor.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy took advantage of petitioning candidate Joe Visconti's first appearance at a gubernatorial debate to criticize his Republican opponent Tom Foley's position on Connecticut's gun control law.
The debate between the three candidates took place at the Garde Arts Center in New London on Thursday night.
The Securities and Exchange Commission says 2014 has brought a record number of fines against traders and others who sought to mislead investors.
This year the commission brought an additional $760 million dollars in fines against wrongdoers, a 22 percent increase compared to year prior. Regulators attribute the increase to smarter use of data and analytical tools to analyze bad behavior.
Also this year, the SEC tried a new approach where more resources are devoted to small infractions in hopes of deterring larger crimes.