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Sometimes we’re just fish in water, oblivious to our own surroundings. That was part of the message two tourists from Europe shared recently, in an “Open letter to the people who hold power and responsibility in Canada.” In it,...
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...


Sep 1, 2014 — All summer long, kids from a gritty neighborhood in Providence, R.I., have been escaping to a golf course and driving range carved out of a vacant lot. At Button Hole, a new generation is learning golf for a dollar a game.
Sep 1, 2014 — Thousands of employees lost their casino jobs with the closure of the Showboat and Revel casinos in Atlantic City. This is the latest development in a painful transition for Atlantic City, which faces greater competition for gamblers from neighboring states.
Sep 1, 2014 — Audie Cornish talks with University of Chicago Law School professor Omri Ben-Shahar about terms of service agreements for software and websites.

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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 story.  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 about the Seaway's existing conditions, including environmental concerns. David Sommerstein has 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 Joe Bruno and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver do not want to weaken the state's economic development program know as Empire Zones. Karen Dewitt reports.  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

DMV Includes Advertisements in its Mailings

There's a little something extra in the mailings New York state is sending out for vehicle registration renewals. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Invasives Leave Parasites Behind

Plants and animals that come from overseas sometimes out-compete species that are native to the region. Scientists have long debated what makes the invaders so successful. ...  Go to full article

State Criticized for Wasting Money

An Assembly Investigations committee report says the Pataki Administration could be wasting up to half a billion dollars a year, because it hasn't kept track of the computers...  Go to full article

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