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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...


Aug 1, 2014 — An analyst says GM might have benefited from the safety recalls that brought customers back to its dealerships. Many automakers saw strong gains compared to last year.
Aug 1, 2014 — States and cities have been investing billions of pension money dollars in hedge funds. That's costing a lot of money in fees, and experts say the pensions don't have much to show for it.
Aug 1, 2014 — Citing 6 months of strong job gains, President Obama says America's recovery from a debilitating recession is well underway. But he says the economy "could be doing even better" if Congress helped.

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The Artful Blogger grew up in Lafargeville, made his bones on Wall Street, and returned to the North Country in 2003, settling in Clayton to raise his family and dabble in the markets.
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Former Ames CEO Joins 'Wise Buys' Team

A group of North Country investors hope to have a chain of department stores to replace Ames open by the end of the summer in up to seven towns in northern New York. As David Sommerstein reports, the developers have recruited Ames' former CEO to be chairman of the board for the new company.  Go to full article

Hometown Money: A Return to the Barter System

A Canton Farmers Market vendor wants to start a barter system economy using printed currency. A prototype of the exchange system has worked in the central New York city of Ithaca for about a decade. Martha Foley talks with Steve Johnson, who runs Adirondack Enterprises. He thinks the Ithaca Hours program could work in the Canton-Potsdam area, and spread throughout the North Country.  Go to full article

US-Canada Summit "Postponed"

Concerns over US-Canada relations are likely to intensify, following an announcement on Sunday that President Bush has postponed a trip to Ottawa. The move comes as the two countries disagree over the war in Iraq and over major trade disputes. As Brian Mann reports, Prime Minister Jean Chretien will instead be meeting with former President Bill Clinton.  Go to full article

2nd Sap Run May Salvage Syrup Season

Yesterday's warm temperatures induced a late run of sap in the maple trees of northern New York and Vermont. The second run may save a strange season that maple syrup...  Go to full article

Auto Dealers Ask Lawmakers to Change Lease Law

New York auto dealers are threatening that state residents won't be able to lease cars any more, if the legislature does not change a law that makes dealers liable for...  Go to full article

Mohawks' Catskills Casino Faces Many Obstacles

For nearly a decade, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has been aiming to build a Las Vegas-style casino in the Catskill Mountains, less than a hundred miles away from the lucrative...  Go to full article

Survey: School Boards Will Likely Propose Double Digit Tax Increases

The New York State School Boards Association says schools around the state will be recommending double digit property tax increase in budgets presented later this spring,...  Go to full article

Plattsburgh Refugee Shelter In Fight With County

Officials in Clinton County want a Plattsburgh refugee shelter to apply for a health permit normally required for motel operators. The Salvation Army church - which runs the...  Go to full article

Cayuga Nation Partners for Catskills Casino

After years of internal debate, the landless Cayuga Nation is partnering with a developer to build a casino in the Catskills. It's the same developer that was snubbed by the...  Go to full article

Legislative Leaders May Agree on State Budget Without Pataki

The Speaker of the State Assembly says he and the Senate leader may strike out on their own and put together a budget without Governor Pataki. That is, if Pataki continues...  Go to full article

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