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Barclays Bank has agreed to pay $100 million to 43 states and the District of Columbia to settle allegations it improperly set key interest rates almost a decade ago, affecting payments on investments.

Monday's settlement includes $93.5 million in restitution and costs of the investigation led by the New York and Connecticut attorneys general.

A retired Connecticut Supreme Court justice who served more than 15 years has died. David Borden was 79.

The Associated Press reports that Borden died on Sunday at his West Hartford home after a battle with cancer.

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New York lawmakers are sharply criticizing Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's big economic development programs after reports showed only modest success.

An Assembly Committee on Wednesday grilled Howard Zemsky, Cuomo's top economic development official, asking him to explain why programs like Start-Up NY haven't created more jobs.

Start-Up uses tax-free zones at colleges and universities to attract companies.

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Results from Connecticut's first statewide SAT exam appear similar to last year's results from a different standardized test.

The Department of Education announced Wednesday that 65 percent of 11th graders who took the SAT met or exceeded the achievement standard for language arts, while 39.3 percent met or exceeded the standard for mathematics.

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Yale University says it might revisit its decision to keep the name of a residential college named for 19th century alumnus John C. Calhoun, who was an ardent supporter of slavery.

Yale President Peter Salovey announced in April that the Ivy League university was preserving the name of Calhoun College, defying protesters who railed against it.

But Salovey announced to the campus community on Monday that he appointed a new committee to develop guidelines for proposals to remove historical names from university buildings or spaces.

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