by Jack Kramer | Jun 5, 2018 4:00am
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MANCHESTER, CT — Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II interactive cockpit demonstrator was the highlight of a Spartan Aerospace press conference Monday to demonstrate the fighter jet’s stealth technology and the positive impact building it has had on Connecticut’s economy.
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by Christine Stuart | Jun 1, 2018 12:54pm
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HARTFORD, CT — The state Bond Commission approved $233.5 million in general obligation bonds Friday, including $1.5 million for a Massachusetts manufacturing company to relocate to Putnam, $9 million for PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP to expand in Stamford, and $35 million to help Electric Boat in Groton ramp up for production of Columbia class submarines.
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by Peter Urban | May 24, 2018 11:13pm
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President Donald Trump walked away this week from a scheduled June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un aimed at ending Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program saying he was disturbed by recent statements out of North Korea that displayed “tremendous anger and open hostility.”
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by Peter Urban | May 24, 2018 10:59pm
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The House this week easily approved, by a vote of 360-59, the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act that spells out how the Pentagon can spend its funds in the next fiscal year as well as establishes other policy changes for the Armed Forces.
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by Peter Urban | May 11, 2018 5:30am
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Monte Frank and the rest of Team 26 rolled up to the U.S. Capitol this week, completing an annual 400-mile cycling trek to memorialize the twenty children and six educators killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012.
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by Jack Kramer | May 1, 2018 12:18pm
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NEW LONDON, CT — General Dynamics Electric Boat is expanding and the state of Connecticut plans to help it with $83 million in economic incentives.
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by Peter Urban | Apr 27, 2018 5:30am
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WASHINGTON — Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy introduced legislation this week aimed at providing up to $100 million in federal assistance to help homeowners and businesses whose homes and buildings suffer from crumbling foundations.
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by Peter Urban | Apr 18, 2018 9:01pm
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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Chris Murphy on Wednesday reaffirmed his opposition to President Trump’s pick for secretary of state even as the White House argued that derailing CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s confirmation could jeopardize diplomatic efforts to end North Korea’s nuclear missile program.
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by Peter Urban | Apr 13, 2018 5:30am
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat through hours of questioning this week from a jumbo-sized panel of U.S. senators — including Connecticut’s Richard Blumenthal — eager to get their two cents in on how the social media platform handles the personal information of its users.
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