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XL Center happy hour aims to whet appetites for hockey

Patricia Daddona |

The XL Center is introducing a new “hockey happy hour” to drive more fans to games.

UnitedHealth launches $2.8B bid to acquire Banmédica

Patricia Daddona |

Minnesota-based insurer UnitedHealth Group, which has a strong presence in Hartford, is making a tender offer for South American healthcare provider and insurer Empresas Banmédica for about $2.8...

Alexion drug greenlighted for use in Japan

Patricia Daddona |

New Haven drugmaker Alexion Pharmaceuticals said Tuesday the Japanese government has authorized use of its flagship drug, Soliris, for treatment of patients with generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG).

In reaction to Brexit, Travelers Cos. creates new Ireland subsidiary

Greg Bordonaro |

Insurer Travelers Cos., which has major Hartford operations, said Tuesday that its European arm will create a new subsidiary based in Ireland, a move that is a direct response to Brexit.

Italian consul office debuts in Hartford

Gregory Seay |

Italy's U.S. ambassador was in downtown Hartford Tuesday to open the European nation's honorary consul office there.

Hartford, state aim to build bridges with Israel's tech economy

Matt Pilon |

Nearly two dozen Israeli startup executives and government officials, fresh off visits to New York and Philadelphia, made one last stop on their East Coast road show this month — to downtown...

Pratt lands $1.5B deal for geared turbofans

Howard French | Journal Inquirer |

East Hartford aerospace engine maker Pratt & Whitney said it has signed a contract with Vietnam Airlines for geared turbofan engines to power 20 Airbus A321 twin-engine aircraft.

Pratt lands $2.7B global contract for military engine

Patricia Daddona |

East Hartford's Pratt & Whitney has won a five-year, $2.74 billion contract for out-of-state work to produce international military F-117 engines, according to the company and federal authorities.

Otis corners Saudi Arabian Metro project

Patricia Daddona |

Otis Saudi Arabia, a division of Farmington's Otis Elevators, has been chosen to provide escalators, moving walkways and elevators in the Riyadh Metro project, which constitutes the backbone of the...

Woven Orthopedics' bone screw grips find first customers

Matt Pilon |

After four years of work developing a small device to help orthopedic screws better grip surgery patients' bones, Manchester's Woven Orthopedics has hit a major milestone.

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