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In America's richest state, the capital flirts with bankruptcy

The skyline of Hartford includes the Aetna headquarters which is being moved to New York. About 250 jobs are going with it, though thousands will stay in town.

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THE hedge-fund enclave of Greenwich, on the Connecticut Gold Coast, is about 100 miles and a world away from the state capital.

But the fiscal crisis in Hartford, the historic centre of the American insurance industry, is fast becoming more...

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