Day: October 14, 2020

Best Buy, Walmart and more places running early sales

Black Friday 2020: Best Buy, Walmart and more places running early sales (Photo: Coach / Walmart / Reviewed)

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Move aside, Amazon Prime Day 2020! While the mega-retailer’s two-day long savings bonanza ends tonight, Wednesday, October 14, it’s not the only game in town. If you’re steering clear of the virtual shopping event this year, there

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Absentee ballots, few spoiled, processed in Georgia counties

DeKalb election workers opening each exterior envelope, checking signatures on absentee ballots.

DECATUR, Ga. — In an airy room in a DeKalb County government building, two dozen workers spent Wednesday surrounded by boxes full of absentee ballots, with new bundles of them coming in every few hours.

Their job was to open each exterior envelope, check the voter information — and then pass along the interior envelope containing the voter’s secret ballot. 

Absentee balloting set

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The 12-foot-tall tall skeleton Home Depot is selling for Halloween, explained by its creator.

The giant skeleton towering over a house, with several clones and shrubbery on a front lawn, and standing in front of a different house.
Photos by Mac Cole, Diego Narvaez, and Alexander Johnson

There’s one guy out there who’s having a great 2020. Naturally, he is a giant skeleton. Home Depot’s 12-foot-tall giant skeleton, to be more specific, has become the most coveted Halloween decoration of the season as well as a metaphorically irresistible object of viral delight. To find out how a retailer best known for selling nails and lumber ended up hawking $300 sets of

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What Homeless Students Have to Deal With to Go to School During COVID

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Most nights, people fight and scream outside the small room where Elizabeth Maldonado and her four children sleep—or try to, at least—at a homeless shelter in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. Maldonado’s 15-year-old daughter, in particular, fears that if she closes her eyes, someone will burst through the door.

It’s no wonder, then, that her kids—ages 17, 15, 12, and 9—often don’t log on

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Grant Shapps signals seven-day quarantine for travellers after single ‘negative’ test

Grant Shapps has ruled out airport testing as he indicated quarantine could be cut to just a week for arrivals to the UK.

The Transport Secretary revealed the taskforce set up to design a testing regime for Britain would study two options, one of which would see arrivals self-isolating before being tested after a week which could halve the 14-day quarantine.

He also suggested the taskforce would explore pre-departure testing which is normally done up

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Denver Happy Hour of the Week: Ace Eat Serve

I haven’t been down the East 17th Avenue restaurant strip in quite awhile. This is partly partly because of the pandemic, and partly because I’m still devastated that the Denver Bike Cafe and Tandem Bar are gone. But this past week my brother and I were on the hunt for an all-night happy hour and Ace East Serve popped up on our radar. In ordinary times, if you were searching for activity-paired drinking a little

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SoFi wants to show you the top stock picks of your friends and family

Retail investing has boomed since the market bottom in March, and online stock trading and investing apps have been a main beneficiary as younger Americans from the millennial and Gen Z generations pour money into stocks that reflect their world and view of the future.

Anthony Noto, CEO of SoFi, says his firm is among those that have quickly grown investment accounts as the stay-at-home environment caused by the coronavirus resulted in a broader migration

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The Best Prime Day Deals Under $100

Amazon Prime Day is here and the online retailer says to expect more than one million deals on the site this year over the 48-hour period between October 13 and 14. Some of the best deals to be had include discounts on the Echo Dot, PhoneSoap 3 UV Smartphone Sanitizer, the Timex Weekender watch, and our favorite Razer Kraken Ultimate Headset, which are all priced under $100.

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Luxurious Lucid Air Electric Sedan Boasts 500-Mile Range

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Silicon Valley-based Lucid Motors unveiled its first planned production model—called the Lucid Air—last month during an online presentation. It has since announced a lower-priced, $77,400 version with 480 horsepower. 

Years in the making, Lucid has started prototype production of the electric Air at its Arizona factory, with the first models projected to reach customers in spring 2021. 

Priced in the ultra-luxury segment that is

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Family of man killed by Asbury Park police to sue city

The family of a 39-year-old who was killed by Asbury Park police during a standoff in August is planning to file a civil lawsuit alleging his death was a “wrongful killing,” NJ Advance Media has learned.

Attorney Sanford Rubenstein said Hasani Best’s family plans to file a civil lawsuit against the city of Asbury Park and Sgt. Sean DeShader, who fired the fatal shots after a more than 45-minute standoff in which Best was armed

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The Future of the Market is Up In the Air, Merxwire Enhances Online Ads for Retail Industry to Meet Challenges – Press Release

TAIPEI, TAIWAN / ACCESSWIRE / October 14, 2020 / From October to Christmas, the global retail industry will usher in the shopping season. Department stores and shopping malls have introduced discounts to promote business demand and the growth of advertising and marketing performance. Merxwire’s online advertising services have enhanced customers’ sales competitiveness.

The global retail industry is about to enter the peak shopping season in October, and many department stores have begun to implement annual

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What Happened When Nintendo Lawyers Came for a Sex Worker’s Name

Popular Twitch streamer and TikTok star Pokeprincxss was bullied in school for loving video games. Her obsession with Pokemon, in particular, formulated much of her childhood memories. When she grew up, she got tattoos of her favorite Pokémon and built a successful persona based on her love of the franchise, including merchandise featuring fan art. 

When she trademarked her username two months ago, Nintendo responded with a cease and desist, forcing her to pay back

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Walmart is trying to avoid crowds this year with Black Friday deals for days

America’s largest retailer announced plans for a “revamped Black Friday savings event,” with sales over three weekends next month that will begin on its website before hitting stores a few days later. The staggered sales events are scheduled for the first, second and fourth weekends of November with hundreds of discounted items, including electronics, toys and apparel.

Although it’s pushing people to shop online and use its curbside pickup option, shoppers that go to its

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Born out of tragedy, Furlesia Bell found a calling ministering to grieving families


Furlesia Bell, who was a major force behind a cold cast unit for Montgomery County, is the Advertiser’s Community Hero for October 2020.

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As a soft rain fell outside Kershaw YMCA, dozens gathered to listen as Furlesia Bell talked during an annual prayer vigil and balloon release for homicide victims. 

She held a butterfly — plastic and pink and covered in glitter — but the metaphorical representation of the bauble was the

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Is Working From Home Bad For Your Career?

Working from home (WFH) has never been so mainstream. For many businesses it has been a lifeline

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Half-Pint Resale carries on with online children’s consignment sale | Local News

“We’re really looking at this as an opportunity for our consigners and for us to work together, to see if we can make this work, because gosh, we don’t know what’s going to come in the spring,” Carlson said. “And it feels like there’s a chance that an in-person opportunity won’t happen again then, either.”

Seidel said she and Carlson could never hold the in-person events without the support of about 350 volunteers, who work

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Can’t go to the pub? How to recreate your local at home


Is it tragic to play pub ambient noise on YouTube? It is certainly tragic to, as I have just done, search eBay for cut-price Wetherspoon’s carpets. Less egregiously, you should soften your lighting, find a Spotify playlist that matches the music played at your local, and consider what kind of decoration defines your favourite pubs.

In our case, unfortunately, our local’s main decorative feature is a large statue of a bear, which strikes me

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Good Cakes and Bakes set to reopen after remodel, kitchen expansion


April Anderson is the co-owner of Good Cakes and Bakes on Livernois Avenue on the Avenue of Fashion in Detroit and is reopening Oct. 17th, after an interior remodel to increase kitchen and baking area for future cooking classes. The cafe area has also been remodeled and designed for social distancing. (Photo: Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press)

More cinnamon rolls. New breakfast sandwiches. Warm chocolate chip cookies. 

Plans are for all that and

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California teacher coached Alaskan football team from his living room

As summer ended, on a home field tucked in the shadow of the Kenai Mountains where the Kachemak Bay spills into the Gulf of Alaska, the Mariners of Homer High School returned to football practice.

Coach Justin Zank, eager to start his second season, rolled into workouts with a pair of donated iPads and a Bluetooth speaker the size of a submarine sandwich. He showed them off to his quarterback and team manager, who both

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Adam Sandler Made Hubie Halloween To Punish Us For Uncut Gems

Did Adam Sandler make Netflix’s Hubie Halloween bad on purpose as punishment for missing out on an Oscar for Best Actor for previous film Uncut Gems?

Is Adam Sandler’s latest Netflix movie, Hubie Halloween, bad on purpose? The Halloween caper is exactly what you’d expect of a comedy whose primary joke is that “Hubie Dubois” sounds a little like Scooby-Doo and a huge departure from Adam Sandler’s last movie, the critically lauded Uncut Gems

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