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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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NY Lawmakers Optimistic About Economy

Many economists are now saying the recession is over. The revenue estimates released by the state Assembly and Senate reflect that optimism. Both houses have discovered more money for possible use for favored programs. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

500 Farms Lost in New York in 2001

An estimated 500 farms and a million acres of farmland were lost in New York State last year, according to figures released by the state's Agricultural Statistics Service. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Labor Numbers: State Workers Hurting From Recession and September 11th Aftermath

New York's Labor Department has released its latest employment numbers and the jobs picture looks bleak for much of the state. Hit by the September 11th terrorist attack and by a global recession, the state lost more than 140,000 jobs last year. As Brian Mann reports, parts of the north country are feeling the squeeze - but others held steady.
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Stream Update

Watertown and Jefferson County officials are making preparations for Stream International's customer service center in hopes the company will decide to locate in the city. ...  Go to full article

Economists Forecast New York's Financial Future

Top economists gave their view of New York and the nation's financial future at a forum designed to help governor Pataki and the legislature make decision about the state...  Go to full article
Casey Ferguson stands before the ruins of her home.

Carthage Assesses the Future

Firefighters in the village of Carthage are working around the clock as the fire that destroyed most of a downtown block continues to smolder. It was the fire some people...  Go to full article

North Country Prison Industry Faces Recession

This year, New York state's prisons cut more than six hundred corrections officers. With inmate populations shrinking, corrections commissioner Glenn Goord says another five...  Go to full article

Fort Drum Deployments Strain Jefferson County Economy

Jefferson Community College in Watertown will get money from the state to help compensate for student-soldiers from Fort Drum who have been sent overseas. David Sommerstein...  Go to full article

State Officials Tour Clifton-Fine

The head of the state division of Housing and Community Development Renewal got a tour of Star Lake areas as St. Lawrence County officials highlighted advances in their...  Go to full article

Adirondack Community College to Offer Job Training

SUNY Colleges will be using a million dollars in state grant money to provide training for nearly 5,000 private and public sector jobs. In the North Country, 7 companies...  Go to full article

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