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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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Union Numbers Drop in New York

Federal figures show the percentage of unionized workers in the state dropped five times more than the national rate last year. Jody Tosti has more on story.  Go to full article

Glens Falls Mill to Rehire Workers

Some former paper mill workers in Glens Falls will soon be offered their jobs back. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

Clinton Pushes Bush for More Local Security Funding

Senator Hillary Clinton responded yesterday to a report in the New York Times that said the White House has conceded that the counter terror budget for homeland security is inadequate. Clinton asked in November that $3.5 billion dollars from the Homeland Security bill be reallocated to lower level law enforcement agencies and first responders. So far, she says, no money has funneled down to the local level to pay for things like counter-terrorism equipment and training.  Go to full article

SBA to Help Businesses Affected by Reserve Call-up

Small businesses affected by the call-up of the National Guard or Reserves can get some financial help from the US Small Business Administration. Jody Tosti has more on the...  Go to full article

Corps Backs Off Seaway Expansion

A study of the St. Lawrence Seaway is pulling back from expanding locks and channels for bigger ships. Instead, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is going to research more...  Go to full article

Legislative Leaders Agree on Keeping Empire Zones Strong

The leaders of New York State Legislature are far from agreement on how to resolve the state's budget problems, but there's one area in which they both agree: Senate leader...  Go to full article

Pataki Looks at Delaying Pension Payments

Governor Pataki is offering a plan to bail out local governments faced with soaring pension plan costs. Karen Dewitt has more on the story.  Go to full article

Pataki and Legislature Face Looming Budget Deadline

Governor Pataki and the leaders of the state legislature have less than 5 weeks to decide how to close an over $2 billion dollar gap in the current year's budget. So far, no...  Go to full article

Pataki Supports Northern Tier Highway

Governor Pataki expressed his support for a rooftop highway to link Watertown with Plattsburgh Friday. During his speech at Clarkson, he fumbled for words and referred to...  Go to full article

Differing Views on the State Budget

Governor Pataki took his budget message on the road to western New York last week. But, he was trailed by his chief rival in the budget-fight, Assembly Speaker Sheldon...  Go to full article

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