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Some of you use CBC content and some of you don’t. But major changes just announced by the CBC will certainly affect future programing. Today at least, the most detailed reporting on this is coming out of CBC news: CBC to cut back supper-hour...
News flash out of Seattle: the minimum wage has just been raised to $15/hour, by far the highest in the country. Indeed, it’s double or more the rate in Arkansas ($6.25) and about half the states,  almost triple the rate in Georgia and...
We’ve reported a lot in the last couple years about the threat that the coming digital conversion of films poses to small movie theaters in our region, and the many efforts that have been made to help local theaters make that transition. In...


Jul 30, 2014 — A food blogger says dozens of distilleries are buying rye whiskey from a factory in Indiana and using it in bottles labeled "artisan."
Jul 30, 2014 — Both the Commerce Department and the Federal Reserve gave the economy good marks after years of slack performance. The Fed still frets about jobs but generally is upbeat, predicting "moderate" growth.
Jul 30, 2014 — In London, a matinee ticket for Matilda costs about $60; in New York, it's $137. What's going on? The West End has weaker unions and subsidized theater, while Broadway has amenities.

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Clinton, farmers critical of Canadian trade equity

Canada may be our closest metropolitan market, but it's a tough one to access for New York farmers. That's according to a report released Thursday by Senator Hillary Clinton's office, and coauthored by the New York State Apple Association and other farm lobby groups. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article
Juliet Schor

Liberal values in an age of consumerism

It's probably no surprise that the U.S. is the most consumer-oriented nation in the world. Juliet Schor, a critic of American Consumerism, says we work longer hours, save less and spend more than other industrialized countries. Schor is the author of Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture , and was the keynote speaker for the 2006 Crimmel Colloquium at St. Lawrence University last night. Her topic was "Spending Nation: Can Liberal Values Survive in the Age of Consumerism?" She spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article

Faso and Spitzer differ on tax cuts

New York's taxes are among the highest in the nation, and both of the major party candidates for Governor say they want to cut them. Eliot Spitzer and John Faso have different views on which taxes, though, need to be reduced. Karen DeWitt looks at the differences in the proposals of the two men.  Go to full article

Pirro speaks to business leaders

Republican Jeanine Pirro was the only Attorney General candidate to address the annual Business Council meeting held at the Sagamore Hotel on Lake George. Karen DeWitt...  Go to full article

Works begins on new facility for sex offenders in Ogdensburg

Work is already underway on a new state facility for sexually violent predators in Ogdensburg. Local opponents to the plan hope they can still stop the project with the...  Go to full article

Brandon passes wind moratorium

A town in Franklin County is the latest to pass a moratorium on industrial wind turbines. Clayton, Cape Vincent, Beekmantown, and Plattsburgh also have suspended wind...  Go to full article
Switchgrass, a native prairie grass, has remarkable biomass potential.

The Biofuel Economy, part 3: switchgrass and solid fuel

Solid fuel isn't a sexy technology, but it's amazingly energy efficient. In fact there's really no comparison. The amount of energy you get burning corn in a corn stove, say,...  Go to full article

Faso and Spitzer talk taxes

When the leading candidates for Governor addressed the state's largest business group on Lake George Thursday morning a main topic of concern was taxes. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Mixed messages on four-wheelers

There's been a lot of news lately about ATVs in the North Country. The state wants to close trails in some places and build new ones in others. Governor Pataki even sent an...  Go to full article

Auto assembly plant goes green

A new assembly plant from one of Detroit's Big Three car companies is getting attention for its "green" qualities. Big Three automakers may not rank at the top of most...  Go to full article

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