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Authorities Warn Flood Victims To Be Alert For Fraud
Thursday, 09/08/11
By John Dillon
The Federal Emergency Management Agency says unscrupulous repairmen sometimes pose as government inspectors. FEMA officials say the public should always ask for identification to make sure they are dealing with legitimate inspectors.
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Rochester Creates Single Relief Fund
Wednesday, 09/07/11
By Kirk Carapezza
Cities and towns hit hard by Tropical Storm Irene are scrambling to set up bank accounts to collect the financial support they've received.
VPR News
Brandon Shops Re-Open, Towns Seek Normalcy
Wednesday, 09/07/11
By Nina Keck
Cleanup and repair efforts are going on all over the state, and many local businesses are trying to get back to some sense of normalcy. In Brandon, local business owners say as long as the roads stay open, they will, too.
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Cuttingsville CSA Looks To Future
Tuesday, 09/06/11
By Melody Bodette
Many farms in Vermont are struggling to clean-up and move forward after the flooding associated with Tropical Storm Irene. Agriculture officials say that many dairy farmers may have to destroy hay and corn crops that were inundated with flood waters. And vegetable growers are also dealing with the loss of crops.
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Royalton Turns Out To Help Dairy Farmers
Monday, 09/05/11
By Ross Sneyd
Scores of volunteers turned out on Sunday at the Perley Farm in Royalton to help clean out a dairy operation that took a direct hit from last weekend's floods.  Even Governor Peter Shumlin showed up with federal officials to thank the volunteers.
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Killington Markets Indebted Golf Course
Monday, 08/22/11
By Kirk Carapezza
Like the global economy, the global golf industry is in the rough. There are too many courses for too few golfers. That has hurt finances in Killington, the only town in Vermont that owns its own golf course.
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Regional Report: St. Albans Wal-Mart Wins Court Case
Friday, 08/12/11
By Mitch Wertlieb
Vermont's Supreme Court has cleared the way for construction of a Wal-Mart store in St. Albans, in a decision that puts an end to a contentious legal battle.
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Bennington Firm Gets Funds To Develop Greener Cars
Thursday, 08/11/11
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $2.5 million contract to a Bennington company for development of new technologies for vehicles.
VPR News
Vt. Towns Worried Over Downgraded U.S. Credit
Monday, 08/08/11
By Kirk Carapezza
Some Vermont towns say their confidence in an economic recovery has been undermined by the downgrading of U.S. credit.
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Biotech Company To Open In Newport With 200 Jobs
Friday, 08/05/11
By Ross Sneyd
A South Korean biotechnology company has announced that it will open a new factory in Newport and create 200 jobs. The company is AnC Bio and it manufactures medical equipment, including artificial organs.
VPR News
General Electric & The Rutland Economy
Wednesday, 08/18/10
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks with the executive director of the Rutland Exonomic Development Corporation about General Electric's place in the Rutland County's economy.
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St. Albans Voters Voice Concern Over Economy
Thursday, 10/28/10
By Lynne McCrea
VPR has been traveling the state the past couple of weeks to gauge voters' moods heading into the election. Many Vermonters say jobs and the economy top their list of concerns - a sentiment frequently heard in St. Albans. 
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Business Leaders Remain Optimistic On Economy
Thursday, 07/07/11
By Bob Kinzel
Vermont's top business executives are "cautiously optimistic" that the state's economy will continue to grow at a slow but steady pace over the next few years. The group is forecasting an increase in sales and hiring over the next 12 months.
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With Petition In Hand, Sanders Pushes For Tax On Wealthy
Tuesday, 07/05/11
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Bernie Sanders is leading an effort among Senate Democrats to raise taxes on the wealthy as part of a deficit-reduction plan. Sanders argues that the final package should be a balance between budgets cuts and new revenue.
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To Cut Debt, Sanders Says Raise Taxes
Thursday, 06/23/11
By Bob Kinzel
Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling for tax increases to reduce the nation's debt, although House Republicans have said they won't support any plan that includes tax hikes.
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Grocery Software Co. Will Move To Winooski Landmark
Thursday, 06/16/11
By Kirk Carapezza
In Winooski, a 21st century company is investing in a 19th century mill building. Software developer MyWebGrocer has purchased the Champlain Mill on the Winooski River in downtown Winooski.
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VPR News
State Approves Loans To Small Businesses
Wednesday, 06/08/11
Economic officials say they will distribute $6.9 million in development financing to businesses throughout the state, in an effort to stimulate job growth.
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VPR Table: Pete's Greens
Friday, 01/21/11
A fire demolished Pete's Greens barn on January 12th. Marialisa Calta returns to the VPR Table to reflect upon Pete's Greens contribution to the local food economy. 
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Economists Say State Is Emerging From Recession Slowly
Thursday, 07/15/10
By John Dillon
Vermont and the nation are slowly inching out of the Great Recession.
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Business Leaders Optimistic About Vermont's Economy
Friday, 07/02/10
By Bob Kinzel
Vermont's top business leaders are increasingly optimistic about the short-term future of the state's economy. A new survey finds that a majority of chief executives expect their sales will increase over the next six months. And they anticipate hiring additional workers.
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Gubernatorial Candidates Want To Add Jobs
Thursday, 05/27/10
By Bob Kinzel
Vermont's gubernatorial candidates made their pitch to strengthen the state economy at a business forum today. All of them want to create thousands of new jobs, without raising taxes.
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VPR News
Defense Contractors Get Boost From Feds
Monday, 01/11/10
Three Vermont defense contractors say new federal money will help them retain workers - and possibly hire some new staff.
VPR News
Some Good News For Vermont's Economy
Thursday, 11/12/09
By Bob Kinzel
For the first time in nearly two years, state revenues have stabilized. That means lawmakers won't need to make major budget cuts when they return to the Statehouse in January.
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