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A misunderstanding, Wall Street to Main Street

Main Street and Wall Street are both casting a nervous eye at the bottom line during these tumultuous economic times--but when they each talk about money, are they really talking about the same thing? NCPR web manager Dale Hobson thinks there's a little misunderstanding. His musings can be found every week in the station's E-newsletter, The Listening Post.  Go to full article

Energy industry supports top NY politicians

Government reform groups tracked campaign contributions given by the energy industry to government officials. They found Governor George Pataki has received the most money, but that Democratic candidate for Governor, Eliot Spitzer, is a close second. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki Ranks Lobbying Reform at Top of Agenda

Governor George Pataki says reform of lobbying practices and crime initiatives are some of his top priorities for the legislative session, which is set to end June 23. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.  Go to full article

Socially Conscious Investing Catching On

The amount of money invested in so-called socially responsible mutual funds continues to grow. But as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Bill Poorman reports, they're still a small part of the big picture.  Go to full article

Pyramid Scheme in Lewis County & Watertown

A pyramid scheme called "Freeway International" has bilked a dozen people in Lewis County and Watertown out of half a million dollars, according to the state attorney general's office. Assistant Attorney General John Sullivan says an investigation into Liberty Christian Church in Watertown unearthed the illegal scam. Another pyramid scheme called Women Empowering Women ripped through the North Country in 2001. Sullivan says the details of Freeway International differ but the result is the same.

Call 315-785-2444 if you have information about any pyramid schemes.  Go to full article

Local Currency Unveiled

The North Country will have a new form of money at the beginning of next year. The design of a local currency called 'North Country Notes' was unveiled Wednesday night in Potsdam. As David Sommerstein reports, organizers hope the effort will encourage local economic development.  Go to full article

Why Aren't Americans Taking Advantage of Strong U.S. Dollar in Canada?

The recent bankruptcy of the Ottawa Senators has once again drawn attention to the weak Canadian dollar. Teams say it's tough for them to pay the players' American salaries with Canadian currency, which is worth about 65 cents, American. The exchange rate provides a substantial advantage for others, notably American shoppers. And you'd think they'd be streaming across the border looking for bargains. But they're not, as reporter Karen Kelly found in Ottawa.  Go to full article

Democracy Matters

As students return to college campuses, a nationwide group called Democracy Matters is trying to get students charged up about campaign finance reform. David Sommerstein talks with the group's director about how to hook students on reforming money in politics.  Go to full article

Mental Health Agencies Ask State for More Money

Community mental health care agencies say they're in crisis, because of a lack of state funding. They want Governor Pataki and the legislature to restore money for mental health services in this year's state budget. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Another Late State Budget

On Monday, New York will have a late budget for the 18th year in a row now that state lawmakers have left Albany for the spring holidays without finishing a spending plan. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

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