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Bruce Heyman is now fully installed and beginning his official work as the newest U.S. ambassador to Canada. Speaking to the Globe and Mail, Heyman said the much-debated Keystone XL pipeline project is important, but there’s far more to the...
Broad results of Monday’s provincial election in Quebec are quite clear: the Liberal Party, lead by neurosurgeon Philippe Couillard, has won a solid majority government. The Parti Québécois, now reduced to the role of official...
The price of stamps here in Canada has gone up, as of March 31st. It’s a pretty hefty hike. A first-class stamp was $0.63. Now that’ll cost $0.85 – if purchased as a book or roll. The cost of just one first class stamp? $1.00. The...


Apr 17, 2014 — Thirty-six years after Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, employers still have very different interpretations of what they're required to do to accommodate expectant mothers.
Apr 17, 2014 — The Los Angeles Register is a newspaper that just launched this week. Despite dropping newspaper sales, Ben Bergman of KPCC reports that the publisher thinks there's still an audience for print.
Apr 17, 2014 — Workers who have a creative outlet outside the office are more likely to be creative problem solvers on the job, a study suggests. Oh, and they have more fun.

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Alcoa Talks Continue

State officials will resume talks next week with aluminum giant Alcoa about the future of the company's two plants in Massena. One of them nearly closed last December. 110 people were laid off. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Businesses Worry About Lawmakers Closing Corporate Tax Loopholes

Businesses in New York are worried that the state legislature will make them pay for eduation and health care restorations, by closing off some corporate tax loopholes. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Another Cheese Plant to Close in St. Lawrence County

Another cheese factory in St. Lawrence County plans to close its doors this year. Losurdu Foods in Heuvelton will shut down it operations on October 18th, putting over 100 people out of work. The closure will leave the county with the least number of cheese factories in its history. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

Potsdam Nursing Home to Close

The Community Nursing Home in Potsdam is expected to close this summer. Termination letters were sent to employees yesterday. While nursing home officials prepare for...  Go to full article

Legislative Leaders Agree on Loan Pact for State

The New York State Senate and Assembly are considering going it alone, and passing a compromised borrowing bill with or without Governor Pataki's approval. Karen Dewitt has...  Go to full article

U-S Canada Border: Once A Line On A Map, Now A Defended Frontier

Just a few years ago, New York's border with Canada was little more than a line on a map. Since September 11th, state and federal officials have spent moved aggressively to...  Go to full article

Bruno: April 1st Budget Deadline Will Be Missed

The leader of the New York State Senate says it's now all but certain that the April 1st budget deadline will be missed, for the 19th year in a row. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Farmers Worry Help May Not Come Soon Enough

Representatives from the North Country's agriculture industry addressed farmers' problems at a state Assembly hearing Friday. As David Sommerstein reports, there were more...  Go to full article

Border Security Could Mean Travel Delays

With the war against Iraq now underway, officials in the U-S and Canada have tightened border security. Some truckers and travelers have reported travel delays, but as Brian...  Go to full article

Pataki and Bruno Disagree on State Budget

Republicans are now at odds over the state budget, after a bit of a clash between Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno and Governor Pataki. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

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