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Phish jams to raise $1.2 million for flood victims in native Vermontupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 18:52:00

Jam band Phish broke attendance records and raised more than $1.2 million for victims of flooding this week in their home state of Vermont.

Phish to hold benefit concert in Vermont for flood victimsupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 00:57:00

Rock band Phish will hold a benefit concert in Vermont on Wednesday night to help people across the state affected by flooding last month.

Phish to host benefit for Vermont flood victimsupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 09:58:00

Phish will play a benefit show for Vermont flood victims on September 14, the jam band' said on its website.

Flash flood watch issued for Vermont, northern New Yorkupdated: Sat Sep 03 2011 18:03:00

Waterlogged Vermont and northern New York braced for more rain a week after Tropical Storm Irene destroyed roads and sent floodwaters cascading into homes and businesses.

Vermont eligible for disaster funds; Hatteras residents get good newsupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 10:02:00

Residents of Hatteras Island, N.C., can begin going home Sunday morning, more than a week after most of them evacuated ahead of Hurricane Irene.

Vermont resident trapped by flood watersupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 10:02:00

Vermont resident Todd Trazaskos talks to Anderson Cooper about being trapped by flood waters caused by Irene.

Stranded in Vermontupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 14:29:00

Brooke Baldwin talks to a woman in Wardsboro, Vermont, who is stranded because of flooding after Hurricane Irene.

Crews reach far corners of Vermont cut off by Ireneupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 14:29:00

Sandra Manzke paused a moment as an ATV whizzed by her small farm in Wardsboro, Vermont.

Married and stranded in Vermontupdated: Wed Aug 31 2011 07:26:00

Marc Leibowitz had his wedding in Vermont, but now flooding has trapped him and the entire wedding party.

Rescuers race against time, floodwaters to save familiesupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 21:25:00

Rescue workers rushed Tuesday to get aid into flooded communities in New Jersey and Vermont, where many residents remain stranded in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.

CNNMoney: Hurricane's damage could top $6 billionupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 10:20:00

Swaths of the Northeast still submerged under water face an arduous recovery as hundreds of homes remain clogged with mud and crushed roads isolate deluged communities.

Flooding in Vermontupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 05:35:00

Gary Tuchman is in Vermont where the flooding is particularly bad in the wake of Hurricane Irene.

Vermont's misery continues as flooding isolates communitiesupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 05:35:00

Residents of Vermont know their work is cut out for them as they struggle for normalcy after enduring the wrath of Irene.

Vermont Gov.: We've got our hands fullupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 21:03:00

Gov. Peter Shumlin says his state is dealing with widespread flooding and damage from Hurricane Irene.

Irene 'just devastating' in Vermont, governor saysupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 21:03:00

Floodwaters brought by Tropical Storm Irene began to recede Monday in parts of Vermont, but the governor warned that further flooding and loss of life are likely ahead for the small, rural state.

Flood waters rush into Vermontupdated: Sun Aug 28 2011 22:52:00

iReporter David Cardan captures incredible video of water rushing through the Whetstone Creek in Brattleboro.

Real patriotism is about reclaiming our childrenupdated: Sun Jul 10 2011 13:40:00

The grassy little town green in Fair Haven, Vermont, just a few miles down Route 4 from where I live, will be the site of a patriotic ceremony on August 6. I plan to drive over for it. You'd be welcome too. But don't bring the tricorn hat with Lipton bags attached. This will be a different kind of patriotic ceremony.

High court hears case over 'data mining' of drug prescription dataupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 20:20:00

The Supreme Court offered a heavy dose of skepticism Tuesday over the power of states to bar "data mining" companies from marketing information about doctors' drug prescriptions.

Snow, rain, flooding plague Northeast United Statesupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 18:35:00

Joshua Scowcroft has lived through some intense winter weather in the decade he's lived in Vermont. But this winter -- which offered an encore Monday in the form of up to 30 inches of snow -- takes the cake.

CNNMoney: Jobless benefits are extended - but hold the applauseupdated: Mon Dec 20 2010 09:41:00

Millions of jobless Americans are no doubt cheering the tax cut deal that President Obama signed into law Friday.

CNNMoney: You don't want to be unemployed in Vermontupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 13:45:00

Jobless Americans everywhere are running out of federal unemployment benefits as Congress debates whether to extend the safety net as part of a Bush tax cut compromise.

Dozens injured when bus crosses median, flips in Vermontupdated: Fri Dec 03 2010 23:38:00

A tour bus full of university students went out of control, crossed a Vermont highway median and rolled over Friday, injuring the driver and at least 16 passengers, officials said.

Police: Vermont man killed in gun prankupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 17:09:00

A 24-year-old Vermont man was fatally shot by a friend who used a gun in a prank, police said.

CNNMoney: Vermont to seniors: Return those $250 checksupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 12:48:00

The federal government is mailing $250 Medicare rebate checks this week, but Vermont is asking its seniors to send the money back to the state.

Same-sex marriage rights a step closer in District of Columbiaupdated: Thu Apr 09 2009 12:40:00

On the same day that Vermont's House and Senate voted to override GOP Gov. Jim Douglas' veto of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the state, the Washington City Council voted 12-0 Tuesday in favor of allowing same-sex marriages performed in other states to be recognized in the nation's capital.

With veto overrides, Vermont legalizes same-sex marriageupdated: Tue Apr 07 2009 12:59:00

Vermont's House and Senate voted Tuesday to override the governor's veto of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the state.

Vermont governor says he'd veto same-sex marriage billupdated: Thu Mar 26 2009 01:27:00

Vermont Gov. James Douglas announced Wednesday that he plans to veto a bill that would grant same-sex couples equal rights in marriage, if the bill reaches his desk.

Vermont on cusp of legalizing same-sex marriageupdated: Tue Mar 24 2009 10:36:00

Vermont is weighing a bill that could make it the first state to legalize same-sex marriage without being prompted by the courts.

Vermont Senate votes to legalize same-sex marriageupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 22:10:00

The Vermont Senate voted overwhelmingly Monday to legalize same-sex marriage, potentially setting the stage for a high-profile legislative showdown and breaking a new political barrier in the state that made history in 2000 by becoming the first to approve civil unions for gay and lesbian couples.

Hit the slopes without busting the budgetupdated: Mon Nov 10 2008 15:31:00

Forget the beach. Bridget Kerr, 10, would rather play in the snow.

Debtor nationupdated: Wed Sep 10 2008 07:43:00

Two leading authorities on the financial crisis join Lou Dobbs to discuss the worsening economic problems in the U.S.

Uncle of missing Vermont girl arrestedupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 22:43:00

Investigators in Vermont charged the uncle of a missing 12-year-old girl Sunday with sexually assaulting a minor -- but they said the charge does not involve his niece.

Virginia must honor Vermont law on lesbians' custody disputeupdated: Fri Jun 06 2008 18:14:00

A woman who helped raise a child with her female partner in Vermont before the pair split can visit the girl in Virginia even though that state doesn't recognize same-sex unions, a court ruled Friday. Vermont Votes Its Own Wayupdated: Sun Mar 02 2008 22:00:00

The quirky, independent-minded bluest of blue states holds its primary Tuesday, but in most other ways has little to do with the rest of the country

FSB: My office is a log cabinupdated: Tue Sep 11 2007 06:45:00

Before I moved to the mountains, I spent years as an advertising and marketing exec in New York City and co-owned a firm that worked with financial services clients. After 9/11 my boyfriend in Vermont suggested it was time for a change. Four years later I decided to relocate there, marry him, and become a sole proprietor.

Vermont trails make outdoors more wheelchair-accessibleupdated: Sun Aug 26 2007 23:11:00

Like many Vermonters, Deborah Lisi-Baker enjoys the outdoors. "I've always loved the wilderness and the woods. It's very serene. It clears your head just to get to appreciate all the sounds and colors and shapes."

'Simpsons' hometown premiereupdated: Mon Jul 23 2007 04:12:00

'Simpsons' hometown premiere

Taking the kids: Summer on the slopesupdated: Sun Jul 22 2007 21:18:00

It's so hard to choose. Vermont City Wins Battle of the Springfieldsupdated: Wed Jul 11 2007 12:32:00

After an online vote, the town of Springfield, Vt. - population 9,300 - has earned the right to host the world premiere of The Simpsons Movie on July 21, leaving 13 other Springfields across the U.S. saying, "D'oh!"

Town wins 'Simpsons' contestupdated: Wed Jul 11 2007 03:31:00

Town wins 'Simpsons' contest Frost Heaves want youupdated: Mon May 07 2007 16:11:00

The team I've served as general manager for the past 16 months just won an American Basketball Association title in its first season. As I fit my finger for a ring, it would be easy to say I'm giving up day-to-day management of the Vermont Frost Heaves because there's no place to go but down. Championship runupdated: Thu Apr 05 2007 08:54:00

In Wonderland, indeed. There's no other way to describe what it feels like to have won the ABA championship last Thursday, which the Vermont Frost Heaves did with a 143-95 defeat of the Texas Tycoons at the Barre Municipal Auditorium.

FSB: Small-Biz Nationupdated: Thu Feb 01 2007 00:01:00

Which states are the most entrepreneurial?

Nordica delivers elegantly effective improvement to the modern skiupdated: Wed Oct 11 2006 15:00:00

You're rocketing down a groomed run in Vermont when a red squirrel darts in your path, forcing you to make a quick, unplanned turn.

2 killed in rural Vermont shootingsupdated: Thu Aug 24 2006 16:22:00

A shooting rampage fueled by a domestic dispute in rural Vermont left two people dead and three others, including the gunman, wounded after he apparently turned the gun on himself, police said Thursday.

Business 2.0: From Waste to Wattageupdated: Sat Jul 01 2006 00:01:00

Vermont's cows are getting into the power business. Thanks to a partnership with a local dairy, Central Vermont Public Service is pioneering a new model in which customers buy manure-powered electr...

High court rejects Vermont campaign finance lawupdated: Mon Jun 26 2006 11:53:00

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down Vermont's strict limits on state campaign spending limits, finding the laws unfairly violate the free speech rights of candidates to raise money and publicize their views.

Money Magazine: Summer on the Slopesupdated: Thu Jun 01 2006 00:01:00

SURE, YOU CAN'T SKI DOWN A mountain in July, but you'll find huge savings and tons of activities at high-end alpine resorts this summer.

Fortune: Are you America's next top farmer?updated: Wed Mar 22 2006 00:26:00

Yale University's Sage Hall is a long way from Alburgh, Vermont, a tiny agricultural hamlet that sits on a peninsula jutting southward from Canada into frigid Lake Champlain.

Money Magazine: High-Tech Outerwear: A Warm, Dry Placeupdated: Wed Feb 01 2006 00:01:00

This winter you could decide to fight back against the cold by getting yourself a big down parka, which will keep you nice and toasty--so long as you do very little in it. Because if you exert yourself in any way, you're going to perspire, and while big down parkas are great at keeping heat in, they're generally lousy at letting moisture out. What usually happens is that you wind up clammy and, ultimately, cold.

CNNMoney: Fun factory toursupdated: Thu Dec 15 2005 09:03:00

People are naturally curious. They take things apart and put them back together....they peer under the hood as their mechanic works on the car...they watch cooking shows carefully to see how the experts do it.

Business 2.0: Angler's Oasisupdated: Tue Nov 01 2005 00:01:00

Autumn leaves, blue skies, and smallmouth bass: just another day at the office for employees at Orvis, the 149-year-old outdoor apparel and equipment manufacturer. Nestled at the foot of Vermont's ...

A recipe for small business successupdated: Fri Feb 18 2005 16:24:00

Unlike many business owners, Vermont cheese makers Andy and Mateo Kehler aren't afraid of competition. They invite it.

Money Magazine: Hot Spotsupdated: Tue Feb 01 2005 00:01:00

EVERY HOME has mysterious pockets of unpredictable climate—a cold basement, a drafty guest room. But cranking up the heat in the whole house to warm one chilly corner burns fuel and money—which is ...

CNNMoney: FACTA & your creditupdated: Fri Dec 03 2004 13:42:00

A new federal law that entitles consumers to free credit reports sounds great, but the devil is definitely in the details.

Where now: Okemo, Vermontupdated: Mon Nov 08 2004 09:08:00

She'll time her emergence with uncanny accuracy, the bedroom door opening the moment the last drop of coffee splashes into the pot. The kids snuggle under a blanket on the couch, unsure what to make of the fact that nobody's nagging them for watching TV on "such a beautiful day."

CNNMoney: States probe safer cigarette claimsupdated: Wed May 19 2004 13:30:00

Several state governments are probing cigarette companies' advertising claims of "reduced risk" cigarettes, fearing that consumers will be misled.

Comparing marriage and civil unionsupdated: Thu Feb 26 2004 09:43:00

When President Bush announced his support for a constitutional amendment defining "marriage as a union of a man and woman as husband and wife," he hinted that state legislatures could define "legal arrangements other than marriage" for same-sex couples.

How same-sex marriage became legal in Massachusettsupdated: Fri Feb 06 2004 16:51:00

While the Ohio governor has signed a bill banning same-sex marriage in his state, four of the seven justices of the Massachusetts Supreme Court have cleared the last obstacle to same-sex marriage in theirs.

FSB: The FSB One Hundred America's Fastest-Growing Small Companies What kinds of businesses can thrive in a down market? Find out in updated: Tue Jul 01 2003 00:01:00


Money Magazine: Travel Newsupdated: Thu May 01 2003 00:01:00

DOUBLE THE FUN Believe it or not, you can hit the links and the slopes on the same day. The catch is that skiable runs can be limited this time of year--but the prices compensate for that. For $169...

Fortune: Scared Of Mad Cow Now? The sheep that triggered America's first mad cow crisis are all gone. But the hard questions they raised updated: Mon Apr 30 2001 00:01:00

A decade ago, in a publicity stunt to convince the world that mad cow disease couldn't infect humans, British Agriculture Minister John Gummer fed his 4-year-old daughter a hamburger on the steps o...

Money Magazine: Track Down Your Long-Lost Fundsupdated: Wed Mar 01 2000 00:01:00

Behind your faulty memories or bad record keeping may lie a pleasant surprise. One in eight Americans has forgotten about an asset--a bank account, IRA or stock, or an uncollected paycheck or utili...

Money Magazine: Growth Industry Our favorite websites for digging up deals on plants, seeds and gardening gearupdated: Wed Mar 01 2000 00:01:00

The handle snapped with a sickening crack. I should have known better; it was December in Vermont, after all, and I had no business chopping at the half-frozen ground. Suddenly my prized old onion ...

Fortune: The Transoceanic In-Flight Playlistupdated: Mon Dec 20 1999 00:01:00

As the '90s come to a close, here's a look back at some of the decade's finest music. (Part two in a series.)

Money Magazine: Price Points FALL SPLENDORupdated: Thu Oct 01 1998 00:01:00

$200 Vermont is all but booked for foliage season. So try Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The leaves are at their peak throughout October, and at $200 a weekend for two, a bed and breakfast costs 25...



Money Magazine: How to locate the lostupdated: Sun May 01 1994 00:01:00

Searching for a lost relative need not take years. A search by a licensed private investigator typically costs $400 to $2,000, and P.I.s are wired into extensive databases -- department of motor ve...

Fortune: LOVE TO COOK, WILL TRAVELupdated: Mon Dec 13 1993 00:01:00

Time was, vacations were an escape from the kitchen stove. But a growing travel trend -- so-called culinary getaways -- finds more people trotting the globe in search of special cooking programs of...

Fortune: OPEN HOUSE FOR SOLAR HOMESupdated: Mon Oct 18 1993 00:01:00

Even normal folk live in homes powered by solar energy. On October 16, gawkers will be able to visit over 100 such places in 39 states.

Fortune: WHO WILL PAY TO PUT KIDS ON-LINE? updated: Mon Sep 20 1993 00:01:00

Hooking into a network isn't cheap: Classrooms rarely have the necessary computers, modems, or even telephone lines, not to mention cash to cover phone bills and network connection fees. Add to tha...

Fortune: HOW CRIME PAYSupdated: Mon May 31 1993 00:01:00

The anticrime industry is coming on like gangbusters. Sales of Mace, the leading self-defense spray, jumped 36% in 1992, and the Bennington, Vermont, company that produces it, MSI, is in the proces...

Fortune: Fun with demographics, ten men strike again, God's new plan for Palm Springs, and other matters. ONLY IN AMERICA (Cont'd)updated: Mon Jan 11 1993 00:01:00

The Vermont Supreme Court has reinstated the sex bias and handicap- discriminati on claim of a chambermaid who lost her job at a ski resort because her dentures were too painful to wear. The employ...

Money Magazine: Vacation Values HERE ARE ALL THE BEST PLACES IN THE WORLD you can visit for every month of the year -- from Mississippi to Madagupdated: Fri Jan 01 1993 00:01:00

JANUARY Salsa and savings. Gold-sand beaches, Spanish colonial heritage and vibrant night life make Puerto Rico one of the best buys in the Caribbean, especially after last year's $700 million Colu...

Money Magazine: A COSTLY WAY TO KEEP TABS ON YOUR TABSupdated: Mon Dec 21 1992 00:01:00

With errors turning up in as many as one out of two credit reports, you might think it would be worth paying $19.50 or more to see what the three major credit bureaus have on you in their files. An...

Fortune: A radical with clout, bankers on the hot seat, what pollsters know about Perot, and other matters. HERE COMES BERNIEupdated: Mon Jul 13 1992 00:01:00

The possibility that this year's presidential election will turn into a Woody Allen movie hit home quite suddenly the other day, when we first tuned in on the Bernie Sanders scenario. The scenario,...

Money Magazine: CAN MY ASTHMATIC DAUGHTER GET DECENT HEALTH INSURANCE?updated: Mon Jun 01 1992 00:01:00

Q My daughter, who has asthma, is covered under our health maintenance organization and receives treatment at a local HMO near the University of Vermont, where she's in graduate school. She ''aged ...

Fortune: CHEF SCHOOLS A-COOKINGupdated: Mon May 18 1992 00:01:00

The Labor Department predicts that demand for restaurant cooks will increase twice as fast as jobs generally over the next 13 years. Overall, cooking school enrollments increased an estimated 10% i...

Fortune: A BANG THAT'S WORTH TEN BILLION BUCKS Hunting? There's no sport more incorrect, politically. Yet 17 million typical Americans stupdated: Mon Mar 09 1992 00:01:00

TO EVERYTHING, there is a season. And for things that hop, quack, bare their teeth, or gambol through woods, the season for being hunted is over. Oh, you can still shoot something, if you must. Ask...

Fortune: DOG DAYS IN VERMONTupdated: Mon Jun 17 1991 00:01:00

The latest victims of state budget cuts include Cal, a German shepherd, and six of his fellow police dogs in Vermont. The seven got their pink slips after the U.S. Labor Department ruled that the s...

Money Magazine: THE STRONGEST BANKS IN YOUR STATEupdated: Fri Mar 01 1991 00:01:00

The 98 supersafe banks here were culled from a list of 1,800 Blue Ribbon banks that Veribanc, a research firm in Wakefield, Mass., has compiled quarterly / since 1982. To qualify for the Blue Ribbo...

Fortune: AN UNEMPLOYMENT FUNDS BAILOUT?updated: Mon Feb 11 1991 00:01:00

You know about rescuing S&Ls and commercial banks. Rescuing state unemployment insurance funds may be next. Connecticut, hit by a 66% surge in benefit claims, has already asked the federal governme...

Money Magazine: HERE'S HOW TO RATE YOUR TOWN'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS updated: Tue May 01 1990 00:01:00

Almost 80% of MONEYsubscribers with school-age kids gave their local schools either an A or a B on a grading scale that ranged down to F in our poll. Still, if you want to check on your system, sch...

Fortune: INSIDE SCOOPupdated: Mon Mar 12 1990 00:01:00

Those 60-hour weeks can really wear down a manager, even in the soothing environs of Vermont. So Fred ''Chico'' Lager, 35, is retiring as CEO of Ben & Jerry's Homemade, the $60-million-a-year compa...

Money Magazine: Where It's Chic to Shop -- Now The Kleins -- Anne and Calvin -- and other top labels sell for up to 80% off at designer malls.updated: Thu Feb 01 1990 00:01:00

No one, not even the most grizzled veteran of the holiday shopping wars, is likely to forget the past few months. Kamikaze sales nosediving right through the tender heart of the Christmas season. V...

Money Magazine: THE 100 SAFEST BANKSupdated: Sun Oct 01 1989 00:01:00

Government regulators are at last dealing with the disaster area known as the savings and loan industry. The enactment in August of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act, ...

Money Magazine: THE NIFTY NINETIES Your 175 Safest Banks You have to give up a little yield get a lot of safety.updated: Wed Oct 12 1988 00:01:00

Despite the record number of 714 bank failures in the past five years, there are still many safe havens for your savings, often near you. An exclusive MONEY survey identified these 175 safest banks...

Fortune: In vino paupertasupdated: Mon Apr 25 1988 00:01:00

The number of bonded wineries in the U.S. has more than doubled, to over 1,400, in the past dozen years, partly because burned-out executives have been trading in the big-city life for pastoral toi...

Fortune: NOW HEAR THISupdated: Mon Feb 29 1988 00:01:00

-- YUTAKA KOSAI, 54, president of the Japan Economic Research Center: ''I have mixed feelings about being a dominant economic power. Being No. 2 is really quite pleasant.'' -- ROBERT L. SWAIN, 54, ...

Fortune: SKIING OUT OF A SUITCASE In many U.S. cities the traveler with a spare afternoon or evening can easily get from downtown to downupdated: Mon Jan 19 1987 00:01:00

Gone are the days when a ski trip necessarily meant a long slog to a remote mountainside. Thanks to the growth of the skiing industry, along with improvements in snow making, diehard downhillers in...

Money Magazine: FAMILY SKIING COMES OF AGEupdated: Mon Dec 01 1986 00:01:00

Now that so many formerly swinging-single skiers have transformed themselves into upscale moms and dads, the nation's winter resorts are getting family- minded too. Of 650 or so ski areas in 40 sta...

Fortune: SKI TOURING Cross-country skiers are gliding from lodge to lodge, sometimes with no company but a few moose.updated: Mon Jan 20 1986 00:01:00

With the temperature at 22 degrees, Dawn Flakne, 26, a computer engineer, set out one sunny December morning from the Gunflint Lodge, near the Minnesota-Ontario border, to explore Minnesota's Super...

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