Hartford News

Police: Flaming Bottle of Hand Sanitizer Sparked Fatal Fire

HARTFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut woman accused of starting an apartment building fire that left a man dead and dozens of residents injured sparked the blaze by throwing a flaming bottle of hand sanitizer at her girlfriend during an argument, …

Connecticut Seeks to Recapture Role as Insurance Capital

Hartford, Conn., is trying to recapture its status as the nation’s insurance capital by drawing in a specialized insurance business that is finding a home elsewhere. Since the 18th century, Hartford – home to Aetna Inc., Cigna, The Hartford, Travelers …

Hartford Warns after Disasters, Asbestos Losses

Hartford Financial Services Group Wednesday warned it will badly miss second-quarter expectations after severe losses on natural disasters and a charge to increase its asbestos reserves. Hartford, one of three insurers to receive a government bailout during the financial crisis, …