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    Ebola Panic Spurring Demand For Protective Gear

    U.S. concerns over Ebola have intensified in recent weeks, causing manufacturing units to double production on gowns and full-body suits.
  • Defense Spending Is Alive And Well (For Now)

    The U.S. Navy awarded submarine contracts worth up to $4.5 billion to General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) and Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc (NYSE: HII).
  • Hurricane Irene

    Hurricane Irene Connecticut: State of Emergency Declared as Storm Approaches

    Connecticut officials and residents scrambled Saturday to get residents of low-lying / flood prone areas out of harm’s away, as Hurricane Irene, a Category 1 storm packing 75 mile per hour winds and heavy rain. The outer bands of rain from Irene are expected to reach Connecticut by Saturday at 6 p.m. EDT.
  • Hard time for Iraqi refugees in weak U.S. job market

    Fleeing after years of war in Iraq, many refugees arriving in the United States can't find the jobs they need to rebuild their lives. Unemployment among Iraqi refugees is estimated at nearly three times the national average of 9 percent, and up to 2,000 of those who arrived in the past four years may have left for other countries.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduates celebrate after a ceremony in New London, Connecticut, May 23, 2007.

    Woman named head of Coast Guard Academy

    U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Sandra L. Stosz will, this summer, become the first woman to head up a U.S. military service academy, when she becomes superintendent of the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.
  • Eminent Domain: Drawing the Line on Property Rights

    In 1998, Susette Kelo bought a small house overlooking the Thames River in New London, Connecticut's Fort Trumbull neighborhood -- an untidy, mostly residential section of the city. The following year, the city of New London unveiled plans to redevelop the area. Replacing the older homes would be a waterfront village of offices, research laboratories, luxury condominiums, and a hotel.