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9:41 am
Wed July 23, 2014

LI businesses pledge to hire more veterans

More than  a dozen Long Island businesses have signed a pledge to hire more veterans.  The New York Mets, the utility company National Grid and the medical supply company Henry Schein are some of those business. 

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Renaissance let Americans "shoulder more in taxes"
6:37 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

LI hedge fund dodged $6B in taxes

Renaissance co-CEO Peter Brown testifying before the US Senate.

Federal lawmakers grilled executives from Setauket-based Renaissance Technologies over allegations it evaded some $6 billion in taxes over the last 14 years.

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Surplus up from a month ago
5:54 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Conn 2014 fiscal year surplus revised upward to $121 million

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, left, talks with Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin during a break at the New England Governors and eastern Canadian Premiers 38th annual conference, Monday, July 14, 2014, in Bretton Woods, N.H.
Credit AP Photo/Jim Cole

Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy announced on Tuesday that the state ended its fiscal year in June with a $121.3 million budget surplus. The surplus is now nearly four times what the Malloy administration had projected just a month ago.

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Politics
6:23 am
Tue July 22, 2014

NJ Gov. Christie greeted by protests at Conn. campaign event

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, greets Connecticut Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley before they visit patrons at a diner in Monday, July 21, 2014, in Greenwich, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Republican Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey was greeted by protestors on both sides of the gun control debate on Monday evening near a GOP campaign fundraiser in the Belle Haven neighborhood of Greenwich, Connecticut.

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Education
6:10 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Stamford schools look at racially disproportionate use of discipline

16-year-old Kalik Artis-Hall of the Stamford Academy
Credit Tarice L.S. Gray

According to a report from Connecticut's Department of Education, between 2007 and 2012, black students were nearly four times as likely to be suspended or expelled from school as white students.

School officials in Stamford, Connecticut have started to do something to change that.

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