NY’s ravaged nursing homes have rooms to spare, low staffing

Beds are empty and staffers being cut at the city’s nursing homes, where thousands have died of the coronavirus.

At the Hebrew Home in Riverdale, where more than 100 residents died during the height of the pandemic, there are not enough residents to fill the rooms and 56 workers have been laid off, insiders told The Post.

“Several units have been closed because so many residents passed away during the height of COVID,” said an insider at the 751-bed, 1,200-employee home, the largest non-profit facility in the state.

A spokeswoman blamed the decline in patients on a drop in elective surgeries, resulting in fewer people coming from hospitals to the home to recover.

With empty beds, short-term rehab patients “are cared for in private rooms, and receive services and meals in expanded common areas which permit social distancing,” said spokeswoman Wendy Steinberg.

A total of 124 people died of all

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What Does A Biden Presidency Mean For Your Tax Bill?

It’s taken a few days longer than expected, but early this morning, every major news network called the 2020 election in favor of former Vice President Joe Biden, who will become the 46th President of the United States. This news appears to have not been particularly well received by the 45th President, the incumbent Donald Trump, who has shown no signs that he’ll concede any time soon, choosing instead to launch allegations of voter fraud and promise legal action.

Eventually, this

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Costco’s Huge Bottle of Prosecco Is Here And You’ll Want To Get It Right Now

Ring the alarm, folks. Costco is back with another unforgettable deal and I’m literally ready to risk my entire savings account to stock up on as much of it as I possibly can. Previously, the wholesale company has released huge bottles of eggnog (which people have been going insane over) and huge jars of Reese’s pieces for dirt cheap, but now they’ve introduced a very, very large bottle of prosecco and I can almost guarantee this is the news you’ve been waiting on.

Costco's Kirkland Signature Asolo Prosecco has arrived. The fan-favorite prosecco comes in a whopping 3L sizing and only costs $29.99

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Costco’s Kirkland Signature Asolo Prosecco has arrived. The fan-favorite prosecco comes in a whopping 3L sizing and only costs $29.99

Instagrammer @costco_empties posted a photo of the new Kirkland Signature Asolo Prosecco on Friday, November 6 after spotting it in the liquor section and grateful doesn’t nearly describe my feelings about it. Now I’m sure you’re probably thinking “what’s so special about this bottle?”

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Items for sale from rustic N.B. farmhouse damaged in 2018 flood

Fixtures from an old farmhouse in rural New Brunswick are up for grabs this weekend before the house is torn down later in the fall. 

The house, about 150 years old, is in Fredericton Junction, about 30 minutes outside of the capital city. It was severely damaged during the historic flood of 2018.

Zach Vanthournout and his partner, Emily Evans, purchased the property in 2016 to start a farming business. 

When they bought the house, the spring freshet had previously reached about 45 metres away from the home in 2008.

But when the water crept in fast in 2018, they weren’t surprised.

“You can do one of two things, right?” Vanthournout said. “You can jump up and down and scream, or you can deal with it.” 

Zach Vanthournout said anything that belonged to the house was up for grabs this weekend. (Gary Moore/CBC)

The couple had to canoe to get

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Home Depot’s early Black Friday sale is on: See all the best deals available now

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

For many major retailers this year, the period leading up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday has become one long, drawn-out sale filled with Black Friday discounts. And a lot of the deals will coast on through the holidays and beyond, so any gifts you didn’t get during the holidays, you can reward yourself with later (as has been the trend in recent years). Home Depot is one major retailer that’s liberally redefining the term “Black Friday”: The retail giant’s Black Friday sale kicked off yesterday, Nov. 6, and will run through Dec. 2.

If you’re looking to beat holiday shopping crowds and want exclusive early access to sales items, Home Depot’s month-long sales event features Black Friday savings on power

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4 Tips for Relisting Your Home After a Buyer Backs Out

Sometimes, real estate transactions go off without a hitch. You list your property, get an offer you like from a buyer, have a home inspection, and close on the deal. Other times, however, it’s not so simple, such as when your buyer decides to back out of the deal.

There are a number of reasons why a home purchase can fall through. Your buyer might run into an issue getting a mortgage. Or the buyer might ask to back out because of a work relocation. Either way, losing a buyer can be a blow. The longer your home sits on the market, the more leverage new buyers get. And if your real estate listing goes from “pending” to “active,” it could lead real estate agents and prospective buyers to wonder why.

As such, if you’re going to relist your home after a buyer backs out, you’ll need to do so

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3 Hot Stocks You Can Buy No Matter How This Election Drama Turns Out

Don’t let the noise of Tuesday’s presidential election deter your spirits as an investor. Despite the back-and-forth going on between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden right now, there are plenty of stocks that will do just fine no matter who’s in the White House come Jan. 20.

Trex (NYSE:TREX), Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO), and Costco (NASDAQ:COST) are going to be just fine no matter how the drama plays out. Let’s go over why these three high-flying stocks can keep going even higher in the coming months. 

A masked poll worker hands over an I VOTED sticker.

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The pandemic finds us staying home a lot more than we used to in the past, and the ease of COVID-19 spread indoors finds a lot of us expanding our outdoor entertaining options. Trex — the undisputed top dog of wood-alternative decking that lasts longer than wood and is far easier to maintain —

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From walking buddies to next-door neighbors, these Chicagoans are moving for the sake of Olive and Lou’s puppy love

Plenty of dog owners will say there are no limits to what they’ll do to ensure their pup pal’s happiness; in Chicago, that notion might actually bear out.

Chicago dog owners topped the list as the most indulgent pet parents, according to a recent survey of 5,000 pet owners in 10 U.S. metropolises by Rover.com, a pet care booking site.

Nearly nine out of 10 dog owners in Chicago are likely to get their canine charge professionally groomed, while nearly half will go so far as to order up paw pedicures and massages. Chicago dog owners also rank as the second-most obsessed (behind San Francisco), with half saying they choose vacations based on dog inclusivity, while 83% say they miss their four-legged friend as soon as they leave the house.

And in the case of two pampered pups, a trio of Chicagoans have found themselves moving for the sake of

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AIG considers IPO or 19.9% stake sale for life and retirement unit

(Reuters) – Insurer American International Group Inc AIG.N said on Friday it is considering an initial public offering or a private sale of nearly 20% of its life and retirement business to separate the unit from the rest of the company over the coming year.

FILE PHOTO: Banners commemorating the 100th anniversary of American International Group Inc. adorn the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan, New York, U.S. October 10, 2019. REUTERS/Suzanne Barlyn

The comments during a quarterly earnings call offered further detail on how it might carry out the long-discussed divestiture, which it announced last week.

“We currently contemplate either an IPO or a private sale of up to 19.9% of Life and Retirement, followed by one or more dispositions of our remaining ownership interest over time,” President Peter Zaffino said on the call. AIG last week named Zaffino to take over as chief executive officer in March.


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Foreclosure Auction Set for Prime Residential Land on Popular Hoover Reservoir Shores

WESTERVILLE, Ohio, Nov. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — A 30.5-acre tract of Genoa Township land with dock access to Hoover Reservoir has gone up for foreclosure auction eight years after a Columbus developer acquired the property for residential development.

Columbus auctioneer Rich Kruse will manage the Dec. 2 auction of the development-ready properties at 4485 and 4461 Old 3C Highway South to settle a foreclosed loan against Northgate Land Co. and GSCS Holding LLC, both affiliates of Columbus developer Patrick Shivley.

Dublin businessman Richard Germain extended a loan to Northgate Land Co. in January 2018. Germain received a $420,975 foreclosure judgment on that loan, with costs continuing to acrrue, in Franklin County Common Pleas Court in March 2019 after the borrower failed to pay back the loan. The lender took the certificate of judgment to Delaware County Common Pleas Court in April 2019, resulting in the judgment

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