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Confirming iPhone owners' suspicions that Apple purposefully slows the operation of older phones, Apple says that it does just that — and that slowing down processors makes it easier for old batteries to perform after they've begun to lose capacity.

John Skipper has resigned from his top position at ESPN and co-chairmanship of the Disney Media Networks. Skipper had recently signed a contract extending his leadership to 2021.

"Today I have resigned from my duties as President of ESPN," Skipper said in a statement released on Monday. "I have had a wonderful career at the Walt Disney Company and am grateful for the many opportunities and friendships."

The City of New Haven has hired architects to plan an economic development project in Long Wharf, the area along I-95 and Long Island Sound.

Datto Inc.

A Connecticut business that was started out of its founder’s basement just 10 years ago, has grown into the state’s only “unicorn” - a privately held business that’s worth more than a billion dollars. But now Norwalk-based Datto has been sold. 

Federal regulators are on track to loosen regulations of cable and telecom companies.

The Federal Communications Commission will vote Dec. 14 on a plan to undo the landmark 2015 rules that had placed Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon under the strictest-ever regulatory oversight.

The vote is expected to repeal so-called net neutrality rules, which prevent broadband companies from slowing down or blocking any sites or apps, or otherwise deciding what content gets to users faster.

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Manufacturers in Connecticut are facing a dilemma. On one hand they have tons of work - on the other, they have a shortage of people to do it. 

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Connecticut’s beer industry is ‘hopping’--there are nearly 50 breweries in the state, and counting.

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A wave of sexual harassment scandals nationwide has prompted a re-examination of harassment training in the workplace.

Last week, state lawmakers decided to allow some people with criminal records to work in casinos. The head of MGM Springfield said the company is "very excited" by the change. 

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The partnership of two tribes in Connecticut urged the federal government Tuesday to issue a final ruling on whether it can continue with plans to build a third casino in Connecticut. 

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Pharmacy chain CVS is said to be in talks to buy Aetna, the Hartford-based health insurer. Neither side has publicly confirmed the negotiations, which were first reported in the Wall Street Journal.

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Connecticut hopes to boost its status as a home for specialty insurance companies called “captives.”

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A new insurance technology company will be moving from the Netherlands to Connecticut after winning an international pitch competition. 

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The long-awaited renovation of Dillon Stadium may happen soon. Three bidders have submitted proposals to the city of Hartford and the Capital Region Development Authority for a shot at revamping the 80-year-old facility located in Colt Park. 

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Connecticut officials have unveiled their pitch to bring Amazon's new $5 billion headquarters to the Nutmeg State.

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