May 13, 2021


Manager claims he helped NY sub shop owner kill worker over money dispute

The manager of an upstate New York sandwich shop confessed to helping his former boss kill a co-worker because of a dispute over money in 2019.

James Duffy, 35, pleaded guilty last month to a second-degree murder charge and is expected to testify against former shop owner Giorgios Kakavelos, 52, in a trial that has opening statements set for Wednesday.

Duffy told authorities he worked with Kakavelos to kill 22-year-old Allyzibeth Lamont on Oct. 28, 2019, then helped hide her body and dispose of evidence, such as the baseball bat he used in the crime.

Kakavelos allegedly owed Lamont money

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How Personal Ads Helped Conquer the American West

On June 4, 1871, Sara Baines hopped down from a wagon at Fort Bridger, a remote military and trading outpost at the crossroads of several pioneer trails in what would one day become Wyoming. Baines, a 24-year-old seamstress from Louisiana, had just spent several months traveling 1,500 miles through road-less territory, alone. But she wouldn’t be alone for long—she’d come to Fort Bridger to get married.

The groom was Jay Hemsley, a 48-year-old farmer who’d left Ohio some years before to seek his fortune out west. The two had met after Hemsley responded to an ad placed in the matrimonial

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How PACE Helped Amedisys Create a Personal Care Innovation Hub in Massachusetts

As one of the largest aging-in-place companies in the nation, Amedisys (Nasdaq: AMED) has a footprint that stretches across nearly 40 states. It has turned one of those states into its chief innovation hub, partly thanks to its small but creative personal care services division.

At the end of 2020, the Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Amedisys had 14 in-house personal care locations in three states, with the strongest presence in Massachusetts. While the up-and-coming segment accounted for less than 4% of the company’s $2.07 billion in annual consolidated revenue last year, its true value goes far beyond dollars and cents, according

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Finding ‘financial allies’ helped me start a successful business

  • I learned about what I call “financial allyship” when I first started out as an entrepreneur.
  • A financial ally is someone who helps you earn more by sharing opportunities and resources.
  • Financial allies have helped me, so I make it a point to give back as my business grows.
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When I started my professional career, there was so much I didn’t know about getting what I needed financially. I didn’t know how to navigate the secret areas behind the scenes that would affect my earnings and my ability to grow professionally. Things like

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Business owners say passion helped their business survive pandemic

Some small businesses and their employees have been devastated by COVID-19. This week, KCCI is looking back on how the pandemic changed lives forever in Iowa. KCCI’s Andrew Mollenbeck spoke with people behind some hard-hit businesses. Cyd Koehn built her business catering executive lunches, weddings and special events. But the gatherings that were the lifeblood of her company stopped completely one year ago.”I had a large St. Paddy’s Day party that was canceled, so I was realizing then that the phone calls started coming in to reschedule, to cancel,” Koehn said. “I was sort of numb. I didn’t really know … Read More

Pandemic Insurance Helped the N.C.A.A. Tournament and Others

The N.C.A.A. has been buying coverage for its men’s basketball tournament since the late 1990s, when its annual budget was less than $450 million in today’s dollars. (In its last pre-pandemic fiscal year, the N.C.A.A. reported about $1.1 billion in revenues, including $868 million in television and marketing rights fees.)

“You started to see increases in these media contracts, and it made people realize they needed to protect their revenue streams,” said Kathleen McNeely, the N.C.A.A.’s chief financial officer since 2011.

Underwriters and college sports officials believed there was a very low risk that the tournament, a vast event with

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