Yoga with pets

Mary Leon pauses to kiss her German shorthaired pointer Mico, 1 year old, as she holds a pose during a Bring Your Pet yoga class Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at Hot on Bank in New London.  All proceeds from the class were donated to Friday's Rescue Foundation in Groton. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Mary Leon pauses to kiss her German shorthaired pointer Mico, 1 year old, as she holds a pose during a Bring Your Pet yoga class Friday at Hot on Bank in New London.

State's jobs picture was little changed in July

July occasioned little change in Connecticut's labor market, with the state losing an estimated 600 non-agricultural jobs and the unemployment rate remaining at 5 percent, unchanged since the previous month.

Mohegan Sun to open New Belgium Taproom

The 74-seat New Belgium Taproom will feature 12 draft lines serving a rotating array of sour and seasonal beer.

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In Mystic, Davoud Rad carries on family history in rug business

Masood Banilivy, of Banilivy Rug Corporation, throws back rugs into place on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at the shop on Roosevelt Avenue in Mystic.  The new shop offers a unique selection of hand woven rugs from around the world as well as professional cleaning and restoration services. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Davoud Rad grew up around the loom in Iran, and as hand-knotted rugs were built, so too were family bonds and community connections.

'Revolutionary' Noah Text making new reading inroads

Sarah Blodgett sits with Rhode Island author Tom Kiernan, author of the new Noah Text edition of

Sarah K. Blodgett's quest to make reading English easier just took a big step forward last month with the publication of a special edition of "The Mad Dash," the laugh-out-loud young person's book by Rhode Island author Tom Kiernan.

Business Briefs

Business Briefs

NATIONAL

With Uber in turmoil, Lyft's ridership surpasses all of 2016

FILE - In this March 31, 2016, a Lyft ride-hailing service logo is displayed on a vehicle at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Ride-hailing service Lyft carried more passengers through June 2017 than it did in all of 2016 as it capitalized on missteps at Uber. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Ride-hailing service Lyft carried more passengers through June this year than it did in all of last year as it benefited from rival Uber's missteps

As McDonald's works on transforming, $1 sodas boost US sales

FILE - This Monday, April 24, 2017, file photo shows a McDonald's restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh. McDonald's Corp. reports earnings, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

McDonald's says $1 sodas and new line of premium burgers help boost US sales