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  • "The closure of our Henderson facility is in the best long-term interest of our business," she said, adding that the facility's production will be transferred to factories in Sikeston, Missouri; Covington, Tennesse and Vermont. Unilever, which also makes household goods ranging from Dove soaps to Knorr packet soups, said the Henderson facility's production...

  • U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during a rally at Howard University May 13, 2019 in Washington, DC.

    The billionaire investor says the stock market could get hurt if a far-left candidate wins the presidency next year.

  • June 19- Apple Inc and Best Buy Co Inc said on Wednesday that they have extended a partnership that will allow the Minneapolis- based retailer's technicians fix iPhones at any Best Buy store in the United States. Apple also carries out repairs at its stores, but there are several U.S. states- including Vermont, West Virginia, both Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming- with no...

  • WASHINGTON, June 13- Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden on Thursday took umbrage with e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc's $0 federal tax bill in 2018 and said no company making billions in profits should pay a lower tax rate than firefighters and teachers. The former U.S. vice president's remark comes at a time when Amazon has been repeatedly criticized...

  • NEW YORK, June 11- Joe Biden may have an ethanol problem. But Biden, who leads the crowded Democratic field in opinion polls in Iowa and nationally, faces lingering questions in the U.S. That could hurt Biden in Iowa, where he kicked off a campaign tour on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, June 4- Former Vice President Joe Biden released a plan on Tuesday to address climate change that would pour $1.7 trillion of investment into achieving 100% clean energy and net-zero emissions by 2050, in part using revenues from reversing Trump administration corporate tax cuts. An adviser to his campaign had told Reuters last month he was...

  • *China to slap tariffs on U.S. goods despite Trump warning. NEW YORK, May 13- Global stock markets tumbled on Monday and the Chinese yuan fell to its lowest level since December as the trade dispute between the United States and China escalated. China said it would impose higher tariffs on a range of U.S. goods, striking back in its trade war with Washington shortly...

  • May 2- Maine could soon prohibit parents from citing religious or personal beliefs to avoid vaccinating their children, making the U.S. state one of a half dozen cracking down during the nations' largest measles outbreak in 25 years. State legislatures in New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Vermont, Minnesota and Iowa, are looking at similar bills, that would only allow...

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol January 30, 2019 in Washington, DC.

    Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, draws a pension for having once been the mayor of Burlington. His campaign co-chair, Rep. Ro Khanna of California, previously criticized such double-dipping.

  • The Sanders plan, similar to his 2017 proposal that languished in the Senate, would largely eliminate private insurance and shift all Americans into a Medicare- based government-run healthcare plan that Republicans have criticized as too costly and radical. The bill has 14 Democratic co-sponsors in the Senate, including four of his presidential rivals-...

  • March 8- Senator Elizabeth Warren vowed on Friday to break up Amazon.com Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc if elected U.S. president to promote competition in the tech sector. If she were elected, such a proposal would face multiple obstacles in Congress and the courts. Warren said that she would nominate regulators who would unwind acquisitions such...

  • Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont progressive whose 2016 White House campaign garnered fervent grassroots support and pushed the Democratic Party sharply to the left, said on Tuesday he would again seek the party's presidential nomination in 2020.. Sanders' insurgent 2016 candidacy against front-runner Hillary Clinton ended up capturing 23 state...

  • Senator Bernie Sanders, the progressive populist who mounted a fierce challenge to front-runner Hillary Clinton in the 2016 White House campaign, said on Tuesday he will again seek the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 2020.. Sanders, 77, a self-described democratic socialist who caucuses with the Democrats, joins an already-crowded...

  • Sign for Maple Syrup in Woodstock, VT

    73 percent of all Vermont moves were inbound and only 27 percent were outbound, reports United Vans Lines.

  • Harvey Weinstein

    At least 11 states, from California to Vermont, passed new protections addressing workplace harassment in the past year — and many of them go into effect in 2019.

  • Most people who do not sign up for Obamacare insurance by Saturday's open enrollment deadline will not be able to obtain coverage until next fall, unless they have a qualifying life event such as getting married or having a child.

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders

    An insurgent underdog no more, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is laying the groundwork to launch a bigger presidential campaign than his first, as advisers predict he would open the 2020 Democratic presidential primary season as a political powerhouse.

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

    Trump advisor Larry Kudlow says he's "in favor of higher wages." Sen. Bernie Sanders says the move could be a" shot heard around the world."

  • South Dakota residents pay no personal income tax. Its sales tax is  it levies no corporate income taxes, and has no estate tax. As of 2010, its gasoline tax is $0.22 per gallon.South Dakota also has something else going for it besides low taxes --- low unemployment. As of March 2012, the state had an unemployment rate of  well short of the national average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    In some states, including Indiana, middle-class incomes have dropped as much as 9 percent.

  • Kris Kobach, Kansas secretary of state, arrives for his meeting with president-elect at Trump International Golf Club, November 20, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. 

    Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump.