The attorneys for Macy's Inc. and J.C. Penney Co. made their final arguments recently in their contract dispute over rights to Martha Stewart Living merchandise. The parties reconvened after the last of many breaks in the trial that opened in February. While scheduling issues caused most of the delays, the court halted the proceedings at one point -- in March -- so that the retailers could attempt to mediate the matter.
There are some advantages to not having a professional football team in town. For example, Hartford does not have to worry about hosting the Super Bowl. Local football fans can drive to any one of a number of East Coast venues, enjoy the game, shout themselves hoarse, and come back home to a city that has not been ravaged by tailgate parties and over-enthusiastic celebrants.
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