$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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President cancels to meet with Cabinet
12:40 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Obama cancels Conn. campaign trip for Malloy because of Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is cancelling political travel to meet with his Cabinet on the Ebola outbreak.

The White House says Obama is calling off a planned trip to New Jersey and Connecticut and instead will convene Cabinet officials coordinating the government's Ebola response at the White House.

The change comes as a second health worker in Dallas who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease.

Two stabbed & one shot passenger in good condition
10:19 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Stabbing attack on casino bus; Suspect killed by Conn. trooper

A Connecticut state trooper shot and killed a man who was stabbing passengers on a tour bus headed to one of the state’s casinos Tuesday night.  State Police Lieutenant Paul Vance says passengers called 911 from the bus around 10 p.m. The bus was on Interstate 95 in Norwalk.

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