Election 2014
5:53 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Foley paid $673 in federal taxes in 2013: Dems call for Foley to release details of his state taxes

Conn GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley talks with reporters following a transportation forum in North Haven on Monday Sept. 15th, 2014.
Credit Ebong Udoma

The Connecticut Democratic Party is calling on Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley to give more details about his tax returns.

Foley made a summary of his 2013 tax return available on Friday. It showed that Foley paid $673 in federal taxes for that year.

The wealthy businessman from Greenwich spent $11 million of his own money on his first run for governor in 2010.  

The 2013 tax summary shows that Foley had alimony payments to his first wife and reported business losses of about $117,000. His only federal tax liability was a $673 self-employment tax.  

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9:18 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Book Review: A Billion Ways to Die

Author Chris Knopf has reunited an unlikely couple for a third adventure in his newest murder mystery. Book critic Joan Baum has this review.

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Election 2014
4:15 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Conn. gubernatorial candidates spar over gun law in first debate that includes all three candidates

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.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

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. 

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Hospitals told to conduct Ebola drills
7:07 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

New Haven student tests negative for Ebola; Scare prompts state response

A Yale student who was put in isolation at Yale New Haven Hospital tested negative for Ebola on Thursday. The Ebola scare put Connecticut on high alert for the virus.

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$760M increase over 2013
5:52 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

SEC brings record fines for financial wrongdoing

In 2013, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Mary Jo White established a policy of enforcing low-level offenses to deter larger financial crimes.
Credit AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

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.

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