With tag: economy
By Jane Lindholm
Economic indicators only tell us so much.
Incomes rose a little bit in Vermont last year and the state minimum wage rose on January
1st. But we still have over 5 percent unemployment, and new unemployment
claims spiked in the first week of the new year. We'll look at how our economy has fared in
recent years, and what that might tell us about the year ahead.
Election 2012: It's All About The Economy
By Bob Kinzel
Two Middlebury College political science professors say the results of the
2012 presidential campaign show that the election was largely determined by
voters' views on the economy and not on the day-to-day events that received a
lot of attention from political pundits.
Brattleboro Votes Down Local Sales Tax
By Kirk Carapezza
representatives in Brattleboro voted over the weekend in favor of a $14
million upgrade of the town's police and two fire stations. But they
overwhelmingly opposed a tax to pay for it.
Northfield Residents Form Group To Improve Communication
In Northfield, residents have formed a new group to celebrate and promote their community. Members of the group known as GO Northfield want to improve
communication between the municipality and the public.
University Mall Suing South Burlington
of Vermont's largest enclosed shopping mall are suing the City
of South Burlington for denying their plans to upgrade and expand.
In Royalton, Dollar Store Fails To Win Act 250 Approval
By Steve Zind
district environmental commission has denied a permit for a 9,100-square-foot
Dollar General store near Exit 3 of Interstate 89. Last month, the commission refused to approve
plans for a Family Dollar outlet proposed for the same area.
Rockingham Tops Off Its Gas Budget
more than two months still left in the fiscal year, the town of Rockingham has surpassed its diesel fuel and gasoline budget. Rising gas prices and the cost of damages caused by Tropical Storm
Irene have hampered future road projects.
Dartmouth President Is Chosen To Lead World Bank
Jim Yong Kim, an American who is president of
Dartmouth College, has been chosen to be the next president of the World Bank. His
selection Monday extends the U.S. hold on the top job at the 187-nation development
Vt.'s Unemployment Rate Drops To 5 Percent
Vermont labor officials say the state's unemployment rate fell slightly in January to 5 percent. The
seasonally adjusted rate was a decrease of two-tenths of a percent from
December and 3.3 percent below the national rate for January of 8.3