Economic uncertainty grows as IBM pays $1.5 billion to leave Vermont

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  Business, Economy, Jobs + Growth, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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IBM became the latest company to exit Vermont as Big Blue announced Monday it will pay Abu Dhabi-owned GlobalFoundries $1.5 billion take its money-losing Essex Junction semiconductor business off its hands.

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Denver’s paperwork burdens women-owned businesses

By   /  October 20, 2014  /  Business, Colorado, Economy, Jobs + Growth, Spying, State Government, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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By Joshua Sharf | WatchdogWire.com
Denver’s process for certifying women-owned small businesses not only duplicates the federal paperwork, it includes several provisions that are significantly more intrusive, and puts potentially sensitive information in the hands of government employees.
The federal Women-Owned Small Business certification process is administered by the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce, while the City [...]

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Fracking: The antidote to a lagging economy and a foreign oil addiction

By   /  October 16, 2014  /  Commentary, Economy, Energy and Environment, Nevada, North Dakota, Technology  /  No Comments

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America is shaping up to become one of the largest oil producers in the world.

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Mississippi Transportation Commission: Highways in dire need of more funds

By   /  October 16, 2014  /  Economy, Mississippi, News, Taxes, transportation  /  No Comments

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The Mississippi Transportation Commission isn’t shy about asking for more money for the state’s highways, which may result in drivers paying more at the pump.

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How ‘Fight for 15′ will lead to ‘Smart Dining’ and fewer jobs

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  Business, Economy, unions, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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By Melissa Genson | WatchdogWire.com
With President Obama’s blessing, organized labor unions have focused their ‘Fight for 15′ minimum wage movement on food service workers in large corporations.
Across the country, support has been growing.
Ironically, those big corporations are the most prepared to compensate for increased labor costs with “Smart Dining” — replacing workers with machines.
Restaurant chains [...]

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U.S.A. puede salir de su crisis…. Si se lo propone

By   /  October 14, 2014  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Jobs + Growth, National, Nevada, North Dakota, Regulations, Watchdog En Español  /  No Comments

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Por Rubém Hofliger y Carlo Maffat | Nevada Watchdog
LAS VEGAS, Nev. —América se perfila a convertirse en el mayor productor de petróleo del mundo y pudiera salir de la crisis económica en la que se encuentra….Si se lo propone.
La agencia de noticias Reuters informo que Estados Unidos depende cada vez menos del petróleo producido en otros [...]

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