UTC's Kidde unit recalls 452,000 smoke alarms

United Technologies Corp.'s Kidde unit on Wednesday said it's recalling about 452,000 sensor smoke alarms in the U.S. after a manufacturing error may compromise the device's ability to detect smoke and alert consumers.

Feb. unemployment rate flat; CT adds 2,600 jobs in 2017

Connecticut's unemployment rate remained flat at a seasonally adjusted 4.6 percent in February, while adding 2,600 net jobs, according to the state Department of Labor.

Bristol Hospital opens medical training simulation room

Bristol Hospital said it's opened a new simulation room where medical staff can practice responding to medical conditions on a pair of high-tech, lifelike mannequins.

Connecticut income growth ranks 44th in nation

While Connecticut earners still average the highest personal income in the nation, the state ranked 44th nationally in income growth in 2017 at an uptick of just 1.5 percent, according to the new data from the U.S. Bureau of...

UConn, Cadenza launch battery-tech research partnership

A Wilton-based battery technology designer, Cadenza Innovation, has inked a $700,000 three-year partnership with UConn energy researchers.

Electricity supplier fined $900K for inaccurate bills

State regulators on Wednesday said they levied a $900,000 civil penalty against Texas electricity supplier Spark Energy for failing to adhere to state laws requiring that consumers receive timely and accurate billing...

Massive spending plan boosts defense, includes Murphy’s gun bill

Congress late Wednesday reached final agreement on a massive spending bill that will boost spending on both defense and domestic programs and also make a number of policy changes, including some to federal gun laws.

Bradley cancellations follow mild nor’easter

Just days after the official beginning of spring, a small number of flights at Bradley International Airport are cancelled Thursday as airlines work on returning to normal flight schedules, a Bradley spokeswoman said via...

Majority of state employees 'non-essential' no longer

During future snowstorms and emergency situations, state employees will no longer be split into categories of “essential” and “non-essential,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Wednesday.

Hartford YWCA appoints Cochrane CEO

YWCA's Hartford Region on Wednesday named the outgoing president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Hartford as its new CEO.