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U.S. tightens definition of service animals allowed on planes

FILE - In this April 1, 2017, file photo, a service dog named Orlando rests on the foot of its trainer, John Reddan, while sitting inside a United Airlines plane at Newark Liberty International Airport during a training exercise in Newark, N.J. The Transportation Department issued a final rule Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, covering service animals. The rule says only dogs can qualify, and they have to be specially trained to help a person with disabilities. For years, some travelers have been bringing untrained dogs and all kinds of other animals on board by claiming they need the animal for emotional support.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Say goodbye to emotional-support animals in airplane cabins

Coastal Wealth building nears completion in Mystic

Owner Jason Cerniglia stands in what will be the lobby Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, as construction continues on the new Coastal Wealth Management building at the corner of Route 1 and Allen Street in Mystic. He expects the building, which features office space and three apartments, to be open before the year is over.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Work is almost complete on the new home of Coastal Wealth Management, one of the largest buildings constructed here in recent years.

Software company to buy Slack for $28B: What this could mean for remote work

The Slack app icon is displayed on an iPhone screen, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Long Beach, Calif. In a deal announced Tuesday, business software pioneer is buying work-chatting service Slack for $27.7 billion in a deal aimed at giving the two companies a better shot at competing against longtime industry powerhouse Microsoft. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Enterprise software company Salesforce announced Tuesday that it will purchase workplace-chat tool Slack for nearly $28 billion, adding the popular collaboration app to its portfolio.


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Cyber Monday shoppers fall short of projection but still post record at $10.8 billion

The gusher of online spending was a record, rising 15% from 2019.

Bookstore takes a chance on downtown New London

Manager Olivia Dodd works behind the counter at Title IX bookstore, a pop-up store by Bank Square Books in Mystic, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. The shop is located at The Cottage next door to the Garde Arts Center in New London.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Title IX, a pop-up bookstore, opened in early November thanks to rental assistance provided by the city through its share of funds from the federal CARES Act.

Cyber Monday expected to hit pandemic-fueled $12.7 billion record Inc., Walmart Inc., Target Corp., Best Buy Co. and others have been preparing for the 2020 holiday deluge for months.