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  • Feb 22- Union members ratified an agreement on Sunday that ends a four-month-long strike by some 1,800 workers at FairPoint Communications, a major land-line telecommunications provider in northern New England, union officials announced. Union and FairPoint negotiators reached a tentative agreement on Feb. 19, followed by three days of union member voting...

  • Sanders, top opposition member on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, released a report decrying what he called "legalized tax fraud." Using the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and other tax havens, these companies have saved more than $280 billion in tax liabilities, Sanders concluded in the report. The senator from Vermont delivered his broadside a day ahead of a media...

  • Ron Read

    CNBC's Landon Dowdy breaks down the story of the late Vermont janitor who moonlighted as a stock-picker.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 4- A group of Republican and Democratic lawmakers will begin their second attempt on Wednesday to introduce a bill that would reform the Renewable Fuel Standards program in the United States, targeting an end to ethanol fuel-blending mandates. The RFS Reform Act is the latest bid in recent years by Republican Representatives Bob Goodlatte of...

  • Monster winter storm about to sock Northeast US Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
    A resident shovels snow after a snowstorm in Buffalo, New York, November 20, 2014.

    The National Weather Service called "potentially historic" could dump 2 feet or more of snow between New York and New England.

  • Joining rivals, Green Mountain heads to Switzerland Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 7:39 AM ET
    Keurig machine

    Vermont-based Keurig Green Mountain will move most of its U.S. coffee buying operation to Switzerland, following rivals who have already moved.

  • Health report card: Less smoking, too much eating Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:01 AM ET
    obesity over weight health

    Life expectancy is up, smoking is down, and obesity rates are on the rise again according to the new edition of America's Health Rankings.

  • GMO label efforts fail but 'fight will continue' Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 10:47 AM ET
    A lab technician sorts corn plants in a greenhouse at the Monsanto Chesterfield Village facility in Chesterfield, Missouri.

    Colorado and Oregon ballot measures to label food products that have GMOs were defeated, but proponents vow to fight on.

  • Nor'easter with heavy rain heads toward New England Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:30 AM ET
    Pedestrians at City Hall Plaza in Boston.

    Heavy rain and wind slowed down the morning commute Wednesday as a Nor'easter makes its way through New England. NBC reports.

  • States must adapt to thrive in the 'new economy' Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:47 PM ET

    The "new economy" has transformed how states conduct business, both with each other and the broader global marketplace.

  • State winners and losers in the jobs war Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:43 PM ET
    Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez.

    The rise and fall of states on CNBC's Top States for Business ranking is a reflection of economic trends. The biggest Cinderella story: Nevada.

  • 42: Vermont Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    The Green Mountain State offers exactly the quality of life its nickname implies, as well as one of the best education systems.

  • America's top state to live in is... Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    Wonder which state has the lowest crime rate, ranks high in environmental quality, parks and recreation and access to health care? Read on.

  • Pilgrims journey to craft beer mecca this weekend Friday, 23 May 2014 | 2:58 PM ET

    Vermont's Hill Farmstead, Lawson's Finest Liquids and Alchemist are hosting Memorial Day weekend events that have aficionados buzzing.

  • As Vermont labels GMO, food industry likely to sue Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 5:33 PM ET
    Labels on bags of snack foods indicate they are non-GMO food products.

    Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a new law that puts the state on the path to become the first to require labels on genetically modified foods.

  • Climate change has a cost and it's on you Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 10:08 AM ET
    A woman with the Army Corps of Engineers and a representative from FEMA document a destroyed home November 28, 2012 in a residential area of New Dorp Beach in Staten Island.

    The impact of climate change has never been more present with droughts, storms and tornadoes. But this change has a cost and it's for you to pay.

  • Power House: Virginia real estate Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 1:48 PM ET
    Power House: Vermont real estate

    Edward Berenbaum of Century 21 Redwood Realty, provides insight on the current housing market in Virginia. He shares three listings currently for sale.

  • States beat US in Obamacare enrollments: Study Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 3:15 PM ET
    A couple purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act on Jan. 15, 2014 in Miami.

    A new measure of Obamacare enrollment shows the federal government is far behind the state-run exchanges in getting people signed up.

  • Going up: 13 states raising minimum wage on Jan. 1 Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 12:44 PM ET
    Protesters at a rally against low wages for fast-food workers, in front of a McDonald's, Dec. 5, 2013, in Phoenix.

    As many as 11 other states and Washington, D.C., are expected to consider increases in 2014. USA Today reports.

  • Thinning blue line: Police cuts cripple cities Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 8:56 AM ET
    In crisis: Trenton police on patrol in the Garden State's capitol

    Wider efforts to rebuild America's deeply depressed cities can't succeed until public safety is restored.