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  • Markets Right Now: US stock indexes slip in early trading

    The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street as traders react to a mixed batch of company earnings. Anadarko Petroleum lost 5.7 percent and video-game maker Take-Two Interactive sank 13 percent early

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  • Markets Right Now: Hiring gains send stock indexes higher

    The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Stocks are moving higher on Wall Street as investors applaud the latest burst of hiring by U.S. employers. The government reported Friday that employers added 304,000 jobs last month, the most in almost a

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  • Voting Rights Roundup: How the Electoral College could give way to a national popular vote by 2024

    Leading Off ● Electoral College: After gaining unified control of state government in 2018, Democrats in Colorado and New Mexico are quickly moving to pass laws that would bring their states' 14 Electoral College votes into the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. This agreement would have every member state give its electoral votes (EVs) to the national popular vote winner if enough states with a majority of EVs—270 in total—sign up. Once that threshold is reached, all presidential...
  • CNN highlights assault on voting rights after McConnell says making voting easier is "a power grab"

    JOHN BERMAN (CO-HOST): Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is facing Democratic backlash after criticizing a House proposal to make election day a federal holiday. CNN political analyst John Avlon has our reality check.  JOHN AVLON (CNN POLITICAL ANALYST): If politicians can agree on one thing, it's usually that it's important to go out and vote. That's why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell drew fire and fury for mocking a House bill designed to open up our elections and increase voter...

    Media Matters for America
  • Plastic Bag Vote Delayed

    You can keep asking for those single-use plastic bags in Hamden, at least for now.

    New Haven Independent
  • The Vermont House to vote on merger delay

    The Vermont House is expected to approve legislation that would postpone for year a deadline for some school districts to merge. Vermont Public Radio reports that legislation passed in 2015

  • How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

    Stocks shook off a wobbly start and ended modestly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, extending the market's gains into a fourth week

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