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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 23, 2014 — GM says no deaths and only two crashes have been linked to the recalls. While many of the vehicles have relatively minor issues, thousands of others have potential problems with their steering.
Jul 23, 2014 — Even before the double calamity of its two downed flights, Malaysia Airlines was trying to adapt to momentous shifts in Asia's aviation industry. Now, it faces either bankruptcy or privatization.
Jul 23, 2014 — The Federal Aviation Administration banned flights to the region on Tuesday after a rocket landed about a mile from Ben Gurion International Airport.

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Fibermark says More Jobs Coming to Lowville

85 new jobs coming to Lowville will help decrease unemployment rates in Lewis County. Fibermark Incorporated, which produces speciality paper is merging its Rhode Island plant into its Lowville operation. As Jody Tosti reports, the new jobs will be created over the next 18 months, while the company invests more than $7 million to expand the paper plant.  Go to full article

The Post Industrial World Economy: Upside Down and Backward

Business leader, environmentalist, and author Paul Hawken is a leading proponent of natural capitalism: corporate reform with respect to ecological practices. Hawken spoke last spring at Clarkson University, as part of the college's series on sustainability. He opened his remarks with his explanation of the world economy now, calling it "upside down and backwards." The entire speech can be heard at:  Go to full article

Commentary: 401k's, Corporate Scandals and Blue Collar

In these times when corporate fraud, accounting scandals, and huge stock market fluctuations are a large part of the daily news, it's easy to lose sight of how many people are only indirectly affected by such events. In a Labor Day reflection, commentator Paul Willcott discusses the reporting of recent financial turmoil from the pint of view of the working people who we honor today.  Go to full article

Inside Dark Island's Castle

The details of a new tourism destination on the St. Lawrence River near Chippewa Bay are starting to emerge. Buyers of Dark Island and its historic castle gave state and...  Go to full article

Ames Closing will Cost Hundreds of North Country Jobs

Ames Department stores are going out of business. And with 327 stores nationwide and almost 22,000 employees, the impacts reach far and wide. As Jody Tosti reports, hundreds...  Go to full article

Ames to Close All Stores

Ames Department Stores chain announced today it will close all its locations nationwide, leaving some 22,000 people without jobs. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Stream Boosts Downtown Watertown

The decision of Stream International to build a high-tech customer service center in the heart of Watertown gives new life to economic development propects downtown. David...  Go to full article

Air Conditioning & Upstate's Decline

Many people are grateful for air conditioning in their offices and homes when temperatures rise, but air conditioning has had a negative effect on much of the Northeast. A...  Go to full article

NYS Tax Collections Down

A study by the Rockefeller Institute of Government finds that New York's tax collections were down by almost 20% in the first quarter of the budget year. Karen DeWitt...  Go to full article

Help For Dairy Farmers Gets Mixed Reviews

Details were announced yesterday on a new federal subsidy program for dairy farmers. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

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