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Top News & Analysis Vermont

  • For now, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer are saying all the right things to try to revive the older, more deliberative ways of doing Senate business rather than bundling the 12 annual spending bills together. "I say to Congress: I will never sign another bill like this again," Trump said last month after signing the latest...

  • RUTLAND, Vt.— A regional planning committee has refused to sign off on a proposed solar project in Rutland amid concerns over its visual impact on a neighboring home. The Rutland Herald reports the commission refused to endorse one of the three 500- kilowatt projects proposed near Thomas Dairy after resident Eileen Coughlin complained because it would have a...

  • The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan agreed with a lawsuit brought last year by California, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont and environmental groups, which were seeking to have a new rule about penalties enforced. The Department of Justice did not immediately comment. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration delayed the rule,...

  • Employees work in the Mother Room at the Canopy Growth facility in Smith Falls, Ontario, Canada, Dec. 19, 2017.

    The fast-growing marijuana industry appears poised for supercharged growth after winning what cannabis entrepreneurs see as approval from the Trump administration.

  • MORRISVILLE, Vt. _ Union Bankshares Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $2.7 million. The bank, based in Morrisville, Vermont, said it had earnings of 62 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • About a dozen bump stocks were found among the weapons used by Stephen Paddock when he unleashed a hail of bullets from his high-rise Las Vegas hotel suite, killing 58 people and leaving more than 800 others injured. Slide Fire Solutions, which is based in Moran, Texas, posted a message on its website saying the company will stop taking orders at midnight on May 20.

  • MONTPELIER, Vt.— A Vermont sportsman's club has filed a lawsuit over the state's new gun law that bans high-capacity gun magazines. WPTZ-TV reports the Vermont Federation of Sportsman's Clubs filed the lawsuit Wednesday challenging the state's limit on gun magazines to 10 rounds for long guns and 15 rounds for handguns. Phil Scott signed a number of gun...

  • The report on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative from Boston- based consultancy Analysis Group comes as the Trump administration seeks to unwind federal efforts to fight climate change, arguing they would kill jobs and stifle growth. "All of the states have benefited from an actual reduction in carbon emissions," Sue Tierney, a senior adviser with Analysis...

  • Potential buyer NorthStar has not proved that it has enough money to clean up the shuttered nuclear power plant, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said. "We make it clear in this letter that as of now, we're unable to find that the funding mechanisms as proposed are adequate and that there will be sufficient funds available to decommission the facility," NRC...

  • The town's short-lived service is down as the financially troubled company that provided the wireless technology to some rural stretches of Vermont struggles to keep it running— including the ability to call 911 from a mobile phone. The 2011 storm inundated Vermont with flood waters, sweeping away roads and bridges and leaving isolated towns without power...

  • The legal challenge, led by New York state, came nine months after a federal appeals court sided with environmental activists who sued to block the EPA from freezing enforcement of its own rules to control methane leaks from new or modified fossil fuel facilities. In both instances, EPA chief Scott Pruitt has been accused of putting the interests of oil and gas...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- Seven U.S. states and 16 major automakers are launching a joint $1.5 million advertising campaign to prod Americans to buy electric vehicles. General Motors Co, Volkswagen AG, Toyota Motor Corp and many other companies, along with Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. Drive Electric, "will focus...

  • NEW YORK, March 15- A New York hedge fund manager on Thursday pleaded guilty to federal charges that he defrauded investors through a nearly $22 million Ponzi scheme. Prosecutors said Scronic, of Pound Ridge, New York, sent investors in his Scronic Macro Fund bogus account statements from 2010 to 2017 showing large positive returns. Scronic worked for Morgan...

  • BOSTON, March 5- For three years, the mutual funds in Fidelity's flagship retirement franchise have outperformed at least 85 percent of their competitors, reversing a decade-long trend of subpar performance. While deposits in the trillion-dollar sector have surged, Fidelity has seen nearly $16 billion in net withdrawals over the past four years, according to...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 27- Supreme Court justices on Tuesday wrestled with Microsoft Corp's dispute with the U.S. Justice Department over whether prosecutors can force technology companies to hand over data stored overseas, with some signaling support for the government and others urging Congress to pass a law to resolve the issue. Liberal justices Ruth Bader...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 27- Supreme Court justices on Tuesday wrestled with Microsoft Corp's dispute with the U.S. Justice Department over whether prosecutors can force technology companies to hand over data stored overseas, with some signaling support for the government and others urging Congress to pass a law to resolve the issue. As the nine justices grappled...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 27- Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared unsure how to resolve a dispute between Microsoft Corp and the Justice Department over whether U.S. law should allow prosecutors to compel technology companies to hand over data stored overseas. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, both conservatives, hinted at support for the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 27- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday wades into a major privacy rights fight between Microsoft Corp and the Justice Department, weighing whether U.S. law allows prosecutors to compel technology companies to hand over data stored overseas. The Justice Department said because Microsoft is based in the United States, prosecutors were entitled to...

  • *Microsoft balked at handing over data stored in Ireland. WASHINGTON, Feb 25- A major privacy rights fight between Microsoft Corp and the Justice Department reaches the Supreme Court this week, with the justices considering whether U.S. law allows prosecutors to compel technology companies to hand over data stored overseas. The Justice Department said...

  • The Republican-led FCC in December voted 3-2 to overturn 2015 rules barring service providers from blocking, slowing access to or charging more for certain content on the internet. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is confident the order will be upheld, his office said in a statement. The White House Office of Management and Budget still must sign off on some aspects of the...