While the national rate declined to 5.9 percent, Vermont’s unemployment rate edged up to 4.4 percent in September. The state’s national ranking slipped to eighth nationwide, behind New Hampshire.
Business & Economy
The board of Emerge Family Advocates on Monday agreed to resign as part of a settlement with Attorney General Bill Sorrell’s office after it filed suit against the board for failing to keep watch over Emerge’s finances, Sorrell’s office said. The settlement also provides for a new board to be appointed as soon as possible […]
Lars Torres will depart the state’s Office of the Creative Economy on Oct. 24. He’ll take over as executive director of Generator, a combination artist studio, classroom and business incubator in Burlington. Torres has led the Office of the Creative Economy since March 2013. Before taking the job, he opened Local 64, a coworking space […]
Instead of assuming the value of limitless, money-driven growth, the new economy paradigm promotes careful choices about when and how — or even whether businesses and the economy should get bigger. When ownership is local, the impact of those decisions is more likely to benefit communities, proponents argue.
Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., announced Friday that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission had closed a four-year investigation into the company’s bookkeeping. No charges were filed, and the Waterbury-based coffee and beverage company faces no enforcement actions. The firm had been under scrutiny for improper accounting and disclosures, after hedge fund manager David Einhorn publicly questioned […]
FairPoint employees, currently working without a contract, expect to decide late this week whether to go on strike. New England chapters of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Communication Workers of America authorized a strike in July, but have yet to walk out. Their contracts expired Aug. 2. In a message to union members Wednesday, […]
The state Attorney General’s Office has released its proposed rules to enforce Vermont’s first-in-the-nation law requiring the labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients. The rules, announced Wednesday, will be the subject of three open meetings later this month. Certain food products with genetically modified ingredients not exempt under the law must have a “clear […]