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Anthem’s cost savings at center of merger suit appeal argument

WASHINGTON — Anthem and the Justice Department faced off in court Friday over the insurer’s proposed merger with Cigna, with the legal wrangling centered on whether any savings from the deal would justify shrinking the market for large employer insurance policies from four to three carriers. Continue Reading →

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With Pence casting historic vote, DeVos is confirmed by Senate

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WASHINGTON — With the help of Vice President Mike Pence, the Senate on Tuesday confirmed charter school advocate Betsy DeVos to head the U.S. Department of Education. As a lightning rod candidate, DeVos’s confirmation provoked mixed reactions from school groups in Connecticut. . Continue Reading →

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An invitation to Trump to meet Syrian refugees in New Haven

WOODBRIDGE — Sharing a stage with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the head of a program that has resettled about 350 Syrian refugees across Connecticut over the past year extended a public invitation Tuesday to President-elect Donald J. Trump to meet with his clients before acting on a campaign pledge to suspend the resettlement of Syrians in the U.S. Continue Reading →

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Republican delegates ‘like Mike’ and rain boos on Cruz

CLEVELAND — On a raucous night when delegates booed Ted Cruz for failing to endorse Donald J. Trump in a prime-time address, Mike Pence introduced himself to a national audience with a speech that touched lightly on abortion and made no mention of gay marriage, issues that Connecticut Democrats highlight and Republicans ignore, stressing Trump’s core themes of security and economic growth. Continue Reading →

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Trump’s choice of Pence puts Malloy back into the game

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, benched as a Hillary Clinton campaign surrogate in recent weeks in deference to Bernie Sanders, all but auditioned Friday for the role of taking down Donald J. Trump’s choice of a running mate, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana. Continue Reading →

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Malloy keeps heat on Pence in gay rights controversy

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the incoming chairman of the Democratic National Governors Association, poured fuel Monday on the gay rights controversy engulfing Republican Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana. He banned state-funded travel to a state now slated to host the women’s Final Four next year. Continue Reading →

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