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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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Election 2014
4:00 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Conn. Dems send out re-election mailer for Malloy, despite objections from state election officials

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy speaks at a rally with former President Bill Clinton, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Hartford, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says he supports state Democrats sending out a mailer for his re-election paid for with funds raised to help federal candidates.

Republicans and Connecticut elections officials object to the move claiming it violates state election laws.

The Connecticut Democratic Party said in a statement on Wednesday that they’ve received conflicting guidance on the matter from state and federal regulators. They said that’s why they’ve decided to proceed with the mailing based on the party’s “good-faith interpretation of federal law.”

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Possible Ebola case in New Haven
3:09 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Yale student researcher who was in Liberia being tested for Ebola

Credit Yale-New Haven Hospital

Update 5 p.m.: The patient at Yale-New Haven hospital, who was being evaluated for Ebola-like symptoms, has tested negative for the virus.

Officials at Yale-New Haven Hospital say a patient who the hospital admitted last night for evaluation of Ebola-like symptoms is in stable condition and improving.

The patient is a Yale student who recently returned from Liberia with a group of other students.

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