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Carvana Conundrum

Pretty much doing anything during a global pandemic presents a unique set of problems no one could have possibly anticipated, especially when it comes to one of the largest purchases most of us will ever make-a car. Carvana seemed uniquely poised to take advantage of this sudden new world order that was thrust upon us. The question is, are they up to the challenge? Our story begins with my friend Kristin. Active in dog rescue and adoption services, Kristin needed a car with a lot of carg...
Tags: Florida, California, Georgia, Ford, Connecticut, Autos, Mercedes, Volvo, Commentary, Mercedes Benz, Kristin, Benz, Mercedes Benz Metris, Metris, Buying A Car, Carvana


US sets coronavirus infection record; deaths near 224,000

The U.S. coronavirus caseload has reached record heights with more than 83,000 infections reported in a single day, the latest ominous sign of the disease's grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to the Rocky Mountain West reel under the surge.
Tags: US, Connecticut, Rocky Mountain West


Some hospitals in crisis as US nears high for COVID-19 cases, Pine Ridge locks down

The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease's grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to Idaho reel under the surge.
Tags: US, United States, Idaho, Connecticut


Every non-voter has a story. 2 of the 100 million tell us why they're skipping the polls.

Skye Gould/Business Insider Nearly 100 million eligible voters did not cast a ballot in the 2016 presidential election. The United States is preparing for what may be the highest recorded voter turnout rate in over a century, but some people are still opting out. Insider spoke to two eligible voters who are choosing not to vote in 2020 to learn more about their decision. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As he sits at his computer and takes off in his flight simulator, S...
Tags: Politics, Elections, US, America, Trends, United States, New York Times, Connecticut, Ohio, Fox News, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Election 2020, Vanessa, Jehovah


Some hospitals in crisis as US nears high for COVID-19 cases

The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease's grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to Idaho reel under the surge.
Tags: US, United States, Idaho, Connecticut


Biglaw Partner Squatting In Disney Mansion? Wait, What?

Housing court in Connecticut is a whole thing.
Tags: Law, Connecticut, Biglaw, Willkie Farr, A. Mark Getachew, Disney Mansion


Saugatuck Commercial Real Estate brings PROOF Coffee to Stamford and Capuli to Westport

Stamford, CT PROOF Coffee Roasters, a specialty coffee company, opened its first Connecticut coffee shop at 200 Com...
Tags: Radio, Connecticut, Westport, Stamford, Capuli, Saugatuck Commercial Real Estate, Stamford CT PROOF Coffee Roasters


Project of the Month: Parkville Market is the first food hall in Connecticut - created by Mouta

Hartford, CT Parkville Market is the first food hall in Connecticut. Yes, that’s right! Between Quincy Market in ...
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Who the hell are non-voters? We polled them and found the 6 kinds of people who don't vote.

Skye Gould/Business Insider About 100 million eligible voters did not vote in the presidential election in 2016. Business Insider surveyed hundreds of people and found the six most common reasons that eligible voters use to justify their decision not to vote. Survey respondents cited problems with the system, problems with the candidate, issues with ballot access or registration, COVID-19 concerns, disinterest in voting and politics, and religion as reasons why they are not voting in 2020...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Hillary Clinton, Maine, Tennessee, Connecticut, Arizona, Ohio, Biden, Donald Trump, Pew Research Center


Norah Jones house hunts in Connecticut, touring $4.95M architectural gem

Singer Norah Jones is on the prowl for a country house. She recently checked out a $4.95 million property in Ridgefield, Conn. The Arts and Crafts-style, 6,000-square-foot home at 323 Florida Hill Road sits on 29 acres. It’s owned by fashion designer Alexander Julian and his wife Meagan, who’ve entertained famous friends at the house,...
Tags: Fashion, Norah Jones, Connecticut, Ridgefield, Meagan, Florida Hill Road, Alexander Julian


How viruses like the coronavirus mutate

COVID-19 virus mutations aren't as scary as they sound. With an RNA virus like this one, they're happening constantly — basically every time it replicates. But not all mutations stick, and not all the ones that stick are bad. In fact, mutations are actually necessary for tracking and containing COVID-19. Here's why you shouldn't be worried when you hear about them. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video.Narrator: Mutation has become a sort of ...
Tags: Europe, Washington, China, US, Trends, Connecticut, Mary, Petrone, Mary Petrone, Abby Tang Clancy Morgan Emily Park


The best Airbnbs in Connecticut

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Connecticut is popular for its charming seaside towns, lush greenery, fall foliage, quaint enclaves, and bustling cities. According to experts, booking an Airbnb is a safer way to travel during COVID-19 because it promotes social distancing and comes with less risk than staying in hotels.We combed Airbnb for cozy Connecticut listings that include top-rated cabins, cottages, and barns and pri...
Tags: Cdc, New York City, Trends, Julia Roberts, Maine, Connecticut, Fairfield, Cornwall, Airbnb, East Coast, Rhode Island, Vermont, Long Island, Carrera, New England, Westport


Insurer Must Defend Despite Exclusions k (5) and (6)

    Resolving a dispute on whether damage was limited to "that particular part of real property," the court found in favor of the insured for purposes of defending the claim. Nash St., LLC v. Main St. Am. Assur. Co ., 2020 Conn. LEXIS 197 (Conn. Sept. 1, 2020).      Plaintiff's property needed repairs after being damaged by Hurricanes Sandy and Irene. Plaintiff contracted with New Beginnings to renovate the house, including site grading and foundation work. The required the house to be lifted a...
Tags: Supreme Court, Insurance, Connecticut, Main Street, Sandy, Duty to Defend, Tred Eyerly, Business Risk Exclusions, Nash St LLC, Main St Am Assur Co, Irene Plaintiff


Lamont rolls back changes planned for Connecticut travel advisory, announces ‘pact’ with New Jersey and New York

Last week, Gov. Lamont suggested Connecticut may strengthen its travel rules. Then on Monday, he said the state would relax its rules....
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Connecticut town renames sewage plant after John Oliver

After a monthslong, playful spat between the mayor of Danbury and the HBO host, the town renamed a sewage plant in the comedian’s honor.
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Bear Attacks and 20 Instances of .22 Rimfire Used for Survival

Bella Twin Word Record Grizzly Skull killed with .22 long from a Cooey Ace 1 single shot rifle. Screenshot from North Shore Homestead video, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten. U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)-When researching incidents of firearms used to defend against bears, the surprising deadly potential of the common .22 rimfire cartridge becomes apparent. The most famous incident involving the .22 rimfire cartridge and bears is the 1953 world record grizzly bear. It was collected by Bella Tw...
Tags: Florida, New York, Guns, Wales, Montana, Department Of Defense, West, Wyoming, Missouri, Idaho, Alaska, Connecticut, Arizona, Army, 22, Ohio


Bear Attacks & 20 Instances of .22 Rimfire Used for Survival

Bella Twin Word Record Grizzly Skull killed with .22 long from a Cooey Ace 1 single shot rifle. Screenshot from North Shore Homestead video, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten. U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)-When researching incidents of firearms used to defend against bears, the surprising deadly potential of the common .22 rimfire cartridge becomes apparent. The most famous incident involving the .22 rimfire cartridge and bears is the 1953 world record grizzly bear. It was collected by Bella Tw...
Tags: Florida, New York, Guns, Wales, Montana, US, Department Of Defense, West, Wyoming, Missouri, Idaho, Alaska, Connecticut, Arizona, Army, 22


John Oliver now has a sewage plant named after him

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Comedian John Oliver made a secret trip to Connecticut last week to help cut the ribbon on a sign naming a sewage...
Tags: John Oliver, Connecticut, Danbury, Conn AP


Compelling Employees to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine in a Pandemic

We are still several months away from a vaccine for COVID-19, and probably still even further away from one that will be readily available to the general population. But I’ve already heard grumblings from employers wondering — can I compel employees to get a vaccine when one is available for the coronavirus? It’s a question that has more layers than you might think. In Connecticut, for example, the Commissioner of Public Health is empowered to actually  order vaccinations in certain instances. ...
Tags: Law, Cdc, Connecticut, Ada, EEOC, Commissioner of Public Health


US coronavirus cases surge in most states

Connecticut and Florida lead the nation, with increases of 50%Only Vermont and Missouri report falls in average numbersUS politics – live coverageOnly two US states, Vermont and Missouri, have reported falls in the average number of reported coronavirus cases over the past week. The outbreak is surging nearly everywhere else. Related: Trump sets out to save himself in battleground states as Covid cases surge Continue reading...
Tags: Florida, US, US news, Infectious Diseases, Missouri, Connecticut, Vermont, Trump, Coronavirus


The CEO of a Texas haunted house had to get creative to reopen. Here's how he's helping people feel safe in a place meant to scare them.

Norm Glenn is the founder and CEO of the Scream Hollow Wicked Halloween Park. Tamela Pruitt of Scream Hollow Norm Glenn is the founder and CEO of the Scream Hollow Wicked Halloween Park in Smithville, Texas. Before he opened up his own haunted house, Glenn spent two decades working in the haunted attraction industry; he loved haunted houses growing up. When the pandemic struck, Glenn wasn't sure if the haunted house would reopen. But through COVID screenings, mandatory masks, and "Monster ...
Tags: Halloween, Texas, Cdc, Careers, Trends, Connecticut, Haunted Houses, Glenn, Bastrop County, Adelia, Emergen, Lola Méndez, Coronavirus, Reopening, BI-freelancer, Contributor 2019


Goodbye civil rights: Amy Coney Barrett's America is a terrifying place

With her confirmation all but inevitable, how bad will Barrett be? It’s hard to say for sure – but it doesn’t look good Amy Coney Barrett’s America is a terrifying placeSo that’s that then. The confirmation hearings are over and it is almost inevitable that Amy Coney Barrett will be confirmed as a supreme court justice before the November election. Barrett will shift the supreme court from a 5-4 conservative majority to a 6-3 super-majority, a move that could fundamentally reshape America. Goodb...
Tags: News, Mexico, Senate, China, US, America, Georgia, Nasa, Canada, Atlantic, House, Connecticut, Kkk, Lgbtq, Biden, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Job diary: I've been a professional tarot card reader for over 20 years — here's what my days are like

The author Patti Woods during a virtual tarot card reading during the pandemic. Patti Woods Patti Woods, 49, has been a professional tarot card reader for over 20 years.Although she stopped holding in-person sessions during the pandemic, she says people are still reaching out to her for virtual readings.She charges $50 for a half-hour session and works out of a spare room in her home.A reputable reader won't tell you that someone in your family is going to die or that there's curse placed o...
Tags: Facebook, Jobs, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Connecticut, Working From Home, Facetime, Woods, Freelancer, Nordic, Tarot Cards, Patti Woods, COVID-19, BI-freelancer, Contributor 2019


Q&A: From apartments to Lowe’s, Parcel Pending brings its contact-free locker system to big retail

Package delivery was already a thing, porch pirates and all, long before the pandemic upended shopping norms. Add in a deadly virus, and many brick-and-mortar shoppers retreated, seeking a contactless way to get their goods. Parcel Pending, a relative newcomer to the delivery trend, brought smart lockers to apartment communities where managers were fast becoming package handlers. The Irvine-based company’s contactless delivery solution is part of a growing industry that is front and center in th...
Tags: Texas, US, Sport, UPS, Soccer, Connecticut, Paris, Portugal, Orange County, Pepperdine University, Beverly Hilton, Lowe, Torres, Orange County Register, Loyola Marymount University, Irvine


Dianne Feinstein Thanks Lindsey Graham for ‘One of the Best Set of Hearings That I’ve Participated In’

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) on Thursday, the final day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, thanked Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) for presiding over “one of the best set of hearings” that she had participated in.“I just want to thank you, this has been one of the best set of hearings that I’ve participated in and I want to thank you for your fairness and the opportunity of going back and forth,” the Democrat told the chairman of the Senate Judiciary...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Senate, Court, Connecticut, Graham, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Dianne Feinstein, Huffington Post, Committee, Lindsey Graham, Democratic, Richard Blumenthal, Senate Judiciary Committee, Feinstein, Calif


The best Airbnbs in Maine

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb As travel resumes following the novel coronavirus, many East Coasters may be looking for a seaside getaway, scenic fall leaf-peeping, or cozy winter escape.Airbnb is a great option for travelers since it offers private vacation rentals that remove interactions with other guests, which promotes social distancing.Maine is especially ideal for those seeking to explore the outdoors, take in pict...
Tags: Cdc, Trends, Maine, Connecticut, Portland, Camden, Airbnb, Rhode Island, Vermont, Lisbon, Elizabeth, Oceanside, Trenton, Waltham, Greenwood, Georgetown


A virtual town hall hosted by Connecticut's first Black congresswoman was interrupted by racist trolls

Connecticut's first Black congresswoman said her virtual town hall this week was disrupted by Zoombombers, who posted messages in the chat such as "SHUT UP N****R, GO PICK YOUR COTTON" and "TRUMP 2020."
Tags: Cnn, Connecticut, Zoombombers


Barrett hearings, day three: Many more questions from senators, few new details from the nominee

Judge Amy Coney Barrett spent another day eschewing substantive pronouncements and promising judicial impartiality in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, the second and final day in which senators had a chance to question President Donald Trump’s nominee to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. As they did on Tuesday, Democratic senators pressed Barrett about whether she might vote to strike down the Affordable Care Act or overturn Supreme Court precedents that ...
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Virtual town hall hosted by state's first Black congresswoman was interrupted by racist trolls

Connecticut's first Black congresswoman said her virtual town hall this week was disrupted by Zoombombers, who posted messages in the chat such as "SHUT UP N****R, GO PICK YOUR COTTON" and "TRUMP 2020."
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A virtual town hall hosted by Connecticut's first Black Congresswoman was interrupted by racist trolls

Connecticut's first Black congresswoman said her virtual town hall this week was disrupted by Zoombombers, who posted messages in the chat such as "SHUT UP N****R, GO PICK YOUR COTTON" and "TRUMP 2020."
Tags: Cnn, Connecticut, Zoombombers