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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 — Argentina's biggest banks are offering to buy some of the debt the country owes to bondholders, but it's not clear the move comes in time to avoid default.
Jul 30, 2014 — Federal Reserve policymakers are announcing that the Fed plans to leave short-term interest rates at a level near zero. This, despite an economy that grew at a surprisingly strong 4 percent annual rate in the most recent quarter.
Jul 30, 2014 — Pinterest has created a database of things that matter to humans. And with a programming team that's largely been hired away from Google, the company has begun offering what it calls "guided search."

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Budget Talks Begin in Albany

Governor George Pataki invited state legislative leaders into his office for a closed-door meeting yesterday on preliminary budget talks. Afterward, Democrats and Republicans said they aren't considering new taxes as a solution to the state's fiscal problems. From Albany, Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

"International Northeast": An Emerging Region?

An economic development group in Maine believes the North Country can be a part of a growing regional economy in the Northeast and southeastern Canada. Next month, it will host a conference to promote an east-west corridor from New York to Nova Scotia. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Controversy Over Smoking Ban Continues

The controversy over the recently enacted smoking ban continues at the Capitol. Bar owners tried this week to get the State Assembly to listen to their complaints about lost business, but the lower house did not revisit the law in their brief session. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
'Friends of Leishman Point' stand on the property they want to protect

Waddington Residents to Decide Waterfront Plans

In Waddington, on the St. Lawrence River between Ogdensburg and Massena, residents will vote in the first contested town races since 1991. The political action has been...  Go to full article

Comptroller Visits North Country

New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi was in the North Country Tuesday and spoke with about 400 government, union and business officials at a seminar on managing local...  Go to full article

Canadians Plan Smaller International Bridge

Canadian officials plan to build a new bridge that spans part of the St. Lawrence River near Massena. A smaller bridge would save money at a time when border crossings are...  Go to full article

County Budgets Under Pressure

Counties have been bracing for this year's budgets for months. Fiscal troubles at the state level, rising Medicaid costs, the economic downturn add up to increasing...  Go to full article

NY Lawmakers Seek to Limit Tribal Jurisdiction

Across the country, some native tribes are buying land far from their reservations with the intent of opening gambling ventures there. New York's congressional delegation is...  Go to full article

Group Calls for Clear Hospital Charity Policies

Citizen Action, a consumer group, says hospitals in New York aren't doing enough to help uninsured patients access charity care funds that are provided to hospitals by state...  Go to full article

More New Yorkers Lack Insurance

More Americans are going without health insurance than last year, according to new census bureau data. New York's uninsured increase was less than other states. But as...  Go to full article

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