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New Economic Analysis To Measure Social, Environmental Costs
Wednesday, 11/28/12
By John Dillon
Vermont is one of a few states that are beginning to analyze the economy by looking at the human and environmental impacts of spending decisions.
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Developer Says Wind Moratorium Would Stifle Investment
Friday, 11/23/12
By John Dillon
The developer of what could be Vermont's largest wind project says a proposed moratorium on ridgeline wind could dampen investment in renewable energy.
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Developer Says Foreigners Interested In Economic Development Projects
Monday, 11/26/12
By Charlotte Albright
The mastermind of a $500 million economic development plan has just returned from Korea optimistic about finding enough foreign investors to bring new prosperity to the Northeast Kingdom. 
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Woodstock Cheese Maker Expands Distribution
Monday, 11/26/12
A Woodstock cheese company that was launched late last year is expanding its distribution.
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Bed And Breakfasts Changing To Keep Up With Changing Demands
Monday, 11/26/12
By Steve Zind
Bed and breakfasts have long been known for their homey atmosphere and personalized service, but as consumer demands have changed, Vermont's traditional B&Bs have had to change with them. 
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Under Compromise, Internet Sellers May Soon Collect Sales Tax
Tuesday, 11/27/12
By Bob Kinzel
It's possible that Vermont consumers could be paying the state sales tax on Internet purchases in the not too distant future. That's because Congressman Peter Welch is working to include this plan in a massive fiscal compromise bill that Congress is expected to consider in the coming weeks.
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In St. Albans, Energizer Workers Brace For Job Losses
Monday, 11/19/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Energizer expects a decrease in the demand for its batteries, so the company plans to shutter its St. Albans plant in September. The drop in demand may be a good sign for the environment, but it's been a shock for a community that has come to rely on those jobs.
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Technology And Tax Policy Are Issues With Cloud Computing
Monday, 11/19/12
By John Dillon
A legislative study committee is looking at whether the state sales tax should be extended to software that is accessed remotely. It's called cloud computing. And the challenge for lawmakers is to make tax policy catch up with technology.
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Public Weighs In On Budget Process
Tuesday, 11/20/12
By Steve Zind
The forums, mandated by the legislature last session, require the Governor to hold public meetings on budget priorities before the budget is written and presented to the legislature.
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Vt. Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly To 5.5 Percent
Tuesday, 11/20/12
Vermont's unemployment rate ticked up one-tenth of 1 percent in October to 5.5 percent.
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Green Mountain Coffee Hires Coca Cola Executive As CEO
Tuesday, 11/20/12
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters says it's hired an executive from Coca-Cola as its new CEO.
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Energizer Closure To Leave 165 People Jobless
Friday, 11/09/12
St. Albans took a big blow yesterday afternoon, with the announcement that the Energizer plant will be closing by next September.
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Public Hearings Set For State Budget Priorities
Monday, 11/12/12
By Steve Zind
This year, for the first time, the public will be able to weigh in on the state budget priorities before the governor presents his spending proposal to the Legislature in January. The administration has scheduled two public hearings this month.
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Brattleboro Retreat To Eliminate 31 Jobs
Wednesday, 11/14/12
The Brattleboro Retreat psychiatric hospital is cutting 31 jobs. The move comes two days after unionized workers held an informational picket over what the union has called deteriorating contract talks.
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UVM Staffers Vote Against Union Representation
Thursday, 11/15/12
Office workers at the University of Vermont have voted against union representation.
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Brattleboro Co-op Workers Approve Union
Friday, 11/16/12
By Susan Keese
The vote was 74 in favor of joining the union and 45 against, in elections held this week. The vote was supervised by the National Labor Relations Board.
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Brattleboro Yogurt Company Grows Quickly, Plans Expansion
Thursday, 11/01/12
By Susan Keese
A Brattleboro yogurt company that's been operating less than two years says it's grown more quickly than expected. That's thanks to the rising popularity of Greek-style yogurt, which the company makes.
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Arts Council Wants Vermont To Double Its Budget Allocation
Wednesday, 10/24/12
By Steve Zind
The Vermont Arts Council's annual state appropriation has been close to $500,000 for the past decade, but the council says if it stays at that level, it will actually have less money in the fiscal year starting next July.
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Vermont Unemployment Rate Rises for Fourth Month
Friday, 10/19/12
Vermont's unemployment rate rose last month for the fourth consecutive month. The Department of Labor says the 5.4 percent level in September was up a tenth of a point from August.
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Champlain Gets $10M Gift From Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Founder
Monday, 10/22/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Robert Stiller says his $10 million donation will improve business education at the college in Burlington. The gift comes just five months after Green Mountain removed Stiller from his leadership role as chairman.
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Brattleboro Votes Down Local Sales Tax
Monday, 10/22/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Town 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.
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Vermont Hard Cider Acquired By Irish Beverage Company
Tuesday, 10/23/12
By Kirk Carapezza
The leading hard cider producer in the United States has been acquired by its chief rival across the pond. The Addison County-based Vermont Hard Cider Company agreed Tuesday to merge with the C&C Group of Ireland.
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Distillery To Craft Vodka In Windsor
Monday, 10/15/12
Vermont's newest distillery is planning to produce a line of vodka made from locally grown grains from area farms.
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Barre Group Plans To Open Food Co-operative Downtown
Monday, 10/15/12
Representatives of Granite City Grocery are rolling out a membership drive this week to sign up 600 founding members by next spring in an effort to help revitalize Barre's downtown.
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Maple Producers To Weigh In On New Grade Names
Tuesday, 10/09/12
By Steve Zind
We all know the highest grade of maple syrup is called "Vermont Fancy."  But that's not what other states and Canadian provinces call their top quality syrup. That's why, for the first time, a standardized set of grades is being proposed for producers everywhere.  
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