‘He is special’: Utah State’s Savon Scarver named to Mountain West preseason All-Conference team

Utah State wide receiver Savon Scarver heads downfield against Fresno State during the first half of a Mountain West game in Fresno, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. A first-team All-Mountain West honoree last season and a consensus All-American in 2018, Scarver was the only Aggie named to the preseason All-Conference team. | Gary Kazanjian, Associated Press A first-team All-Mountain West honoree last season and a consensus All-American in 2018, Scarver was the only Aggie named to the preseason All-Conference team LOGAN — Savon Scarver is special. The Las Vegas native has been one of the nation’s best kick returners ever since he stepped foot on campus at Utah State in… Read More

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Coronavirus has spurred car dealerships to go online, and it’s completely transforming how vehicles are sold

Automobile makers have transitioned to selling their products online rather than in-person. Coronavirus concerns and government shutdowns are forcing dealerships to conduct business digitally. Digital retail could spark a new revolution in the automobile business. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. When Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered a statewide lockdown in March, things looked bleak for Jim Seavitt, the owner of Village Ford, a dealership in Dearborn, Michigan. One of the automaker’s largest suburban Detroit showrooms, it was faced with the prospect of either having to go dark for the duration or make a fast change in its business model. Village Ford shuttered its showroom but opened up online,… Read More

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The best Dutch ovens

Dutch ovens are built to last, and they can be used to cook a variety of foods, including pot roasts, stews, and breads. Of all the Dutch ovens available, Le Creuset’s Signature Enameled Cast-Iron 5-1/2-Quart Dutch Oven is the best with its solid construction, varied color options, and sturdy handles that are easy to grip. See also: The best slow cookers Crock Pots and pressure cookers earn all the praise these days, but for centuries, people have relied on Dutch ovens as the go-to, one-pot cooking device. No matter how hard the new-fangled instant pots of the world try, they cannot achieve the delicious, complex flavors Dutch ovens produce. One… Read More

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A former Amazon exec who has called for the company to be broken up said the tech industry is the ‘leading candidate’ for anti-monopoly regulators to target (AMZN)

Former Amazon vice president Tim Bray has repeatedly called for the company to be broken up since he quit in May over the company’s firings of whistleblowers. In an interview with The New York Times published Wednesday, Bray broadened his criticism, saying the tech industry in general is a “leading candidate” for antitrust regulators to target. Bray also told Canada’s National Observer last month that Amazon highlights a broader “unacceptable imbalance of power and wealth” in society. Bray is part of a growing chorus of critics, including lawmakers, activists, and businesses who sell on Amazon who say the company is wielding its power to unfairly crush competition. Visit Business Insider’s… Read More

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More than half of all coronavirus-related business closures since March are now permanent, according to Yelp data

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, permanent closures are making up a larger share of businesses that have shut, according to Yelp data released Wednesday. Permanent closures account for 55% of all businesses that’ve closed since March 1, Yelp reported, citing data through July 10. “Overall, permanent closures have steadily increased since the peak of the pandemic with minor spikes in March, followed by May and June,” Justin Norman, vice president of data science at Yelp, wrote in the report. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. As the coronavirus pandemic recession drags on, business closures thought to be temporary are increasingly becoming permanent, data from Yelp show. Permanent closures account… Read More

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Mitt Romney questions Trump getting ‘cozy’ with dictators, direction of GOP

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, poses for a portrait in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. | Cheryl Diaz Meyer, For the Deseret News Republican Party ‘has taken a different course,’ Utah senator says SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Mitt Romney says he doesn’t know where the Republican Party is headed as the president cozies up to dictators, and character doesn’t seem to matter in leaders anymore. The Utah Republican also said during a Center for Strategic and International Studies webcast Wednesday that the U.S. response to COVID-19 has hurt its role as a world leader. “I have no idea what’s going to happen… Read More

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Tilray’s CEO pulled in over $31 million last year. Here’s the full list of the highest-paid cannabis execs who are raking in millions.

Cannabis executives brought in millions before the industry sharply corrected last year. Tilray CEO Brendan Kennedy pulled in over $31 million in total compensation last year, including salary, equity, and stock options, according to a report from headhunting firm Bedford Consulting Group. The report also notes that only 8% of cannabis executives are women. For more stories like this, sign up for our Cultivated newsletter. Cannabis executives raked in millions in total compensation last year, according to a report from the Bedford Consulting Group, a Toronto-based headhunting firm. The report’s authors analyzed the total compensation — including salary, equity, and stock options — of 437 cannabis-industry executives at 96 companies… Read More

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Republicans are weighing a short-term extension for federal unemployment benefits, which would avoid a lapse in ramped-up payments for over 30 million Americans

A $600 weekly boost to unemployment benefits is set to expire at the end of July. GOP leaders are in discussion with the White House over whether to extend it for the short term or whether to lower the payments. They’re rolling out an opening bid for the next coronavirus rescue package soon Democrats want the unemployment boost to continue for another six months. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Republicans are in talks over whether to extend a payment boost to unemployment benefits for the short term, rather than allow the expiration of a federal lifeline for millions of Americans at the end of the month. Senate Republicans… Read More

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The hiking and travel world is finally getting its first plus-size backpack, as the industry catches up with the diversity of people who love the outdoors

Outdoor gear brand Gregory announced the launch of the industry’s first-ever plus-size backpacks. The 20-product line will be released in Spring 2021. Gregory is partnering with Jenny Bruso, the creator behind the popular Instagram account and community Unlikely Hikers, which promotes body liberation in the outdoors. The outdoor and adventure industries have lagged behind when it comes to representation and inclusivity. As a result, hikers and travelers have created their own communities with goals of connecting with each other and removing barriers to these worlds. This new line of size-inclusive packs will remove the barrier of finding proper-fitting gear that many plus-size hikers and travelers currently deal with. Over the… Read More

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