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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 31, 2014 — Analysts say the merger of Reynolds American and Lorillard is driven by the changing demographics of smoking. But the lower smoking rate masks a more complex and varied pattern of cigarette usage.
Jul 31, 2014 — Argentina has defaulted on billions of dollars of government debt, and it's partly due to a bunch of New Yorkers. Forbes writer Agustino Fontevecchia explains the confrontation between Argentina and a New York-based hedge fund manager named Paul Singer.
Jul 31, 2014 — The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 16,563. It was the worst daily decline since April.

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Pataki Announces Hiring Freeze

Governor Pataki has announced a hiring freeze and an early retirement program for state workers. He says he's trying to reign in rising costs from the September 11th terrorist attacks.  Go to full article

Mounting World Trade Center Expenses Affect Budget Deliberations

Governor Pataki and state legislative leaders are hesitant to spend anymore money in the state budget as cost estimates from the World Trade Center attacks continue to mount. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

No End in Sight for Finch Pruyn Strike

After months of stalled negotiations, the Finch Pruyn paper mill in Glenns Falls is urging workers to accept a new contract offer. The company is also threatening to hire permanent replacement workers. As Brian Mann reports, union leaders say the deal isn't good enough.  Go to full article

September 11 Aftermath: Shaky North Economy

With U.S. military operations now underway in Afghanistan, business leaders are worried that consumer confidence in this country could dip even lower. As Brian Mann reports,...  Go to full article

Not-for-profits Coping with Tragedy

Brian Mann reports on the complicated new realities of the not-for-profit world.  Go to full article

Terrorism May Affect Some Programs' Funding

How funding for some state programs could be affected following the terrorist attacks. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

National Women's Hall of Fame Cancels Induction in New York Tourism Slump

State tourism has suffered since the terrorist attacks, but people in the tourism industry from across the state have mixed opinions about whether the effects are long term....  Go to full article

Recession Fears Heightened by Terrorist Attacks

Brian Mann has been travelling the North Country and has found wide concern that tough times may lie ahead.  Go to full article

Schools Will Have Priority for New North Fiberoptic Link

David Sommerstein reports school districts in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties will be the first customers for a fiberoptics line that will bring high speed...  Go to full article

Adirondack Tourism Travel Down in Wake of Tragedy

The Adirondacks will host fewer tourists seeking the fall foliage following last week's terrorists attacks in New York Washington. Jody Tosti reports the estimated loss of...  Go to full article

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