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  • $1.7 million in tax credits go to Vt. downtowns Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:19 AM ET

    They include the reconstruction of the Brooks House in Brattleboro, which was damaged by fire last year and encouraging investment in the Blanchard Block in downtown Barre and Catamount High School in Bennington.

  • If voters OK hemp, unclear farmers would grow it Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 2:54 PM ET

    SEATTLE-- Residents of Washington, Oregon and Colorado won't just be considering whether to let adults buy pot at state-sanctioned shops when they vote next month on legalizing and taxing marijuana. "Farmers are already engaged in a high-risk endeavor," said Roy Kaufmann, a spokesman for Oregon's pot initiative. "

  • At a Glance: Weekly change in state gas prices Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 1:14 PM ET
  • $250K grant to help northern Maine communities Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 10:26 AM ET

    MADAWASKA, Maine-- Communities in the St. John Valley region of far northern Maine are getting $250,000 in grant funding to expand development and tourism opportunities. The Northern Border Regional Commission grant will be used to expand recreational facilities in Madawaska, St. Agatha and Frenchville.

  • Some in Vt. not sweet on standard syrup grading Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 11:39 AM ET

    MONTPELIER, Vt.-- In a state that has a long history of maple syrup production and fiercely protects the purity of its brand, Vermont producers are proud of their "fancy," "grade A dark amber" and "grade B" syrup.

  • Vt. telecom firm gets $2M to expand wireless Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:00 AM ET

    Peter Shumlin said Thursday that cell telephone and data service in parts of rural Caledonia and Orange counties will improve, thanks to a $2 million federal grant to the telecommunications company VTel.

  • After CFTC loss in court, limits battle could drag on Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 4:18 PM ET

    Oct 4- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's battle to impose position limits intended to keep speculators from manipulating prices could drag on until at least 2014, after it lost a lawsuit last week.

  • Vt. creates panel to review energy siting Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 10:11 AM ET

    Peter Shumlin has set up an independent commission to review the siting of electric power generating projects including wind farms in Vermont.

  • US cities with the highest and lowest unemployment Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 4:13 PM ET
  • Unemployment rates for Northeastern US cities Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 3:13 PM ET
  • New England unemployment rate up again Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 10:27 AM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.-- The unemployment rate in New England climbed in August, but it is still below the national average. The New England office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday the jobless rate in the six-state region was 7.3 percent last month, up from 7.1 percent in July. A year ago, the rate in New England was 7.8 percent.

  • Warm spring, late freeze crimps Mass. apple crop Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 9:37 AM ET

    BOSTON-- Phil Rymsha is turning away apple pickers and cider lovers from his northern Massachusetts orchard this fall because there simply aren't enough apples on his trees.

  • US Labor Secretary tours Vt. school dairy farm Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 9:33 AM ET

    RANDOLPH, Vt.-- The students, faculty and staff at the Vermont Technical College are embarking on a new adventure as they implement a federal grant designed to make people ready to work in unique agricultural businesses, a new training system that could be copied by other schools across the country, U.S.

  • Home price changes in each state in August Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 1:37 PM ET
  • 2 Vt. airports get federal improvement grants Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 11:40 AM ET

    MONTPELIER, Vt.-- The Vermont state airports in Morrisville and Newport are going to receive more than $900,000 in federal grants to buy equipment, design a project and conduct an environmental assessment.

  • US STOCKS-Bets on Spanish bailout lift Wall Street Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 10:18 AM ET

    *New York sues JPMorgan over Bear Stearns mortgage products. *PetSmart to replace Sunoco in the S&P 500 index. If Madrid were to seek a rescue, it would trigger European Central Bank buying of its bonds and help to ease U.S. investors' nervousness about the euro zone's impact on the U.S. economy.

  • *New York sues JPMorgan over Bear Stearns mortgage-backed securities. *Petsmart to replace Sunoco in the S&P 500. President Barack Obama earlier this year to go after wrongdoing that led to the financial crisis, the New York Attorney General filed a civil fraud lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase& Co.

  • LONDON, Oct 2- European shares and the euro swung higher on Tuesday as investors decided news on Spain's bailout plans was encouraging enough to warrant fresh buying and looked ahead to central bank meetings and data releases. The swings were caused by the uncertainty over an expected request for aid from Spain.

  • $1M grant to help Vt. energy efficiency projects Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:11 AM ET

    BURLINGTON, Vt.-- The mayor of Vermont's largest city says a $1 million grant will help the Burlington Electric Department provide financing to customers for energy efficiency projects.

  • Vt. Tech College gets trade assistance grant Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:02 AM ET

    MONTPELIER, Vt.-- The Randolph- based Vermont Technical College is getting a $3.4 million federal grant for training programs for state industries that support agriculture, food production, waste disposal and energy production.