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A notice of judgment filed Tuesday in Milford Superior Court orders Faisal Shahzad to repay more than $200,000 to Chase Home Finance LLC on his Shelton home by July 31 or lose it to foreclosure.
Mr. Shahzad is in federal custody on terrorism charges in connection with trying to set off a car bomb in New York’s Times Square on May 1.
The Connecticut Post reported the foreclosure judgment Wednesday. The paper says he also owes delinquent taxes and possibly part of a second mortgage.
He stopped making mortgage payments in June 2009. That’s around the time he left for Pakistan in what federal authorities said was a trip to a terrorism training camp.
Shuttle workers get grant to find jobs
CAPE CANAVERAL — NASA shuttle workers will get $15 million from the federal government to help them search for new jobs once the program ends, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis said Wednesday.
Speaking at Kennedy Space Center, Mrs. Solis said the emergency federal grant was meant to help contractors who work for the shuttle program look for new positions and get additional training after the program ends. The last launch is scheduled for November.
Mrs. Solis said the grant will assist about 3,200 contractors who work on the shuttle program full time, including those from major aerospace companies, such as ASRC Aerospace Corp., Boeing and United Space Alliance.
As many as 20,000 contract and subcontract workers could be laid off by the end of the shuttle program, according to Labor Department estimates.
Cars selling despite fewer deals
DETROIT — Americans shrugged off fewer discounts and a scary stock market plunge last month, snapping up new automobiles and delivering another month of higher sales for carmakers.
The industry’s double-digit jump in sales shows that consumers feel the economy is healthy enough for them to buy a new car or truck. It’s easier to get a car loan, and gas prices are holding steady. Those factors helped ease any jitters about the 8 percent drop in the stock market last month.
General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC saw strong sales gains over the same month last year — a bleak month for the industry as GM headed into bankruptcy and Chrysler was already there. Most Asian- and European-based automakers also posted big gains.
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