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Daily coronavirus updates: ‘Phase 3’ of Connecticut’s reopening process will begin next month; indoor restaurant dining capacity to increase to 75%
Gov. Ned Lamont on Thursday said that restaurants will be allowed to expand indoor capacity to 75% and larger groups will be permitted at religious services and outdoor events as Connecticut moves to its third phase of reopening on Oct....
Mystic Aquarium Restructures For COVID — And Beyond
A beluga whale glided to the edge of the platform overlooking its 750,000-gallon habitat and looked up, seemingly joining the Mystic Aquarium’s president, Stephen M. Coan, in greeting Gov. Ned Lamont and his economic adviser, David...
IRS says lenders don't need to report PPP loan forgiveness
The Internal Revenue Service said Tuesday that lenders who make Paycheck Protection Program loans that are later forgiven under the CARES Act should not file information returns or furnish payee statements to report the forgiveness. In...
IRS releases state-by-state breakdown of nearly 9 million non-filers who will be mailed letters about Economic Impact Payments
The Internal Revenue Service today released a state-by-state breakdown of the roughly nine million people receiving a special mailing this month encouraging them to see if they're eligible to claim an Economic Impact Payment. The IRS will mail...
How COVID-19 could affect health spending
Americans can expect overall health care costs to rise over the next decade, with a few potential lulls and spikes as the COVID-19 pandemic upends the health care system. The latest national health spending projections, which include private...
5 tips for reopening the office safely
Post-COVID-19, the office is going to look a lot different than it did at the start of 2020. Water-coolers are out and strict scheduling is in as firms try to keep the number of people in the office to a minimum, hand out personal protective...
COVID or fall allergies? Here's how to tell the difference
Fall allergy season is ramping up and it can be a painful time marked by watery eyes, stuffy or runny nose and other ailments. This year, those symptoms could be confused with COVID-19, but doctors say there are ways to know the difference. "So...
Is Working Remotely the Future of Finance?
In mid-March, retail cosmetics shop Ulta Beauty closed all 1,254 stores and CFO Scott Settersten and his 200-person finance team, like much of the country, became remote workers overnight. Settersten characterizes it as “a firestorm erupted, and...
Reconceiving Innovation for Covid-19
For certain firms, Covid-19 has infused new meaning into the old cliché that a crisis is just an opportunity in disguise. Before the pandemic, digital companies such as Amazon and Zoom were competing not only with incumbents but also with...
Fines OK’d For Failure To Wear A Mask Or Social Distance
Local officials and police will soon be allowed to fine people who fail to follow mask orders or event sizes, according to Gov. Ned Lamont. The state plans to institute a $100 fine for violating a mask order, a $500 fine for organizing an...

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