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First of two debates before Aug. 12 primary
6:18 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

First Conn GOP primary debate between Foley and McKinney is feisty

Republlican candidates for governor Tom Foley, left, and John McKinney square off during a debate held at the Hartford Courant building Thursday, July 17, 2014, for the two Republicans running for governor in Connecticut. Foley is a businessman from Greenwich and former U.S. ambassador to Ireland. McKinney, of Fairfield, is the Senate minority leader in Connecticut.
Credit AP Photo/Hartford Courant, Brad Horrigan, Pool

The Republican primary for Connecticut governor has taken on a feisty tone. Greenwich businessman Tom Foley and state Senator John McKinney questioned one another's fiscal values in a debate on Thursday.

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Details of the deal are unknown
4:55 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Cuomo brokers deal to avert LIRR strike

Anthony Simon, general chairman of the United Transportation Union, left, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Thomas Prendergast, right, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo share a collective hand shake after a tentative labor agreement for the Long Island Rail Road was reached.
Credit AP/Richard Drew

A deal to avert a crippling labor strike on the Long Island Rail Road has been reached.

Union and MTA leaders signed an agreement today that both sides said is equitable and will not cause a fair hike. However, exact details of the contract were not given.

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Divide over how much to regulate
7:28 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

NY Regulators will soon govern Bitcoin

Balloons bearing the bitcoin logo float above the floor at the Inside Bitcoins conference and trade show, Monday, April 7, 2014 in New York.
Credit AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

New York banking regulators are expected to release new rules this week governing Bitcoins and other virtual currencies.

Many think virtual currencies--sometimes called crypto-currencies--will soon revolutionize financial services, but until now they have been largely unregulated.

New York State is about step into this regulatory void. Within days, the Department of Financial Services will issue far-reaching rules focusing on three things: consumer protection, cyber security, and anti-money laundry rules.

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Feds asked to house 2,000 kids in Southbury
6:15 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Connecticut refuses federal request to house thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children

Connecticut officials have rejected a federal request to temporarily house up to 2,000 immigrant children from Central America at a mostly-vacant facility built for developmentally disabled adults.

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State bond commission likely to approve
6:09 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Second Bridgeport train station gets state support

Governor Dannel Malloy and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch (left) at the announcement Wednesday
Credit Craig LeMoult

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced  Wednesday that nearly 3 million dollars will be included in the next State Bond Commission agenda, for the engineering and design of a new train station in Bridgeport.  That funding will almost certainly be approved.

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