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General Dynamics Awarded Gun System Contract by Raytheon, Vermont facility included

Sun, 07/13/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

General Dynamics Awarded Gun System Contract by Raytheon
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Raytheon Missile Systems of Louisville, Ky., has awarded General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products a $22 million contract to produce gun systems for the Phalanx Block 1B Close-In Weapon System and the Centurion Land-Based Phalanx Weapon System. General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

Granite Hills Credit Union teaches kids how to manage and save money

Sun, 07/13/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

The 4th Grade Class at Central Vermont Catholic School, St. Monica Campus in Barre got the chance to learn about money management and life skills in a session
taught by Granite Hills Credit Union on June 6, 2008.
The class focussed on understanding basic finance, the importance of saving for the future, setting short and long term savings goals, and distinguishing between needs
and wants.

VBSR Welcomes New Hire, Tara Pfeiffer-Norrell

Sun, 07/13/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

VBSR Welcomes New Hire, Tara Pfeiffer-Norrell;
Pfeiffer-Norrell to Manage VBSR Intern Program

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) announces the hire of Tara Pfeiffer-Norrell as the Intern Program Manager. Pfeiffer-Norrell will manage VBSR's intern program which links students approaching graduation from Vermont colleges and universities to exciting job opportunities with VBSR member companies. With a grant from the Department of Labor, VBSR creates paid internships at companies that are creating new job opportunities.

VEPC approves $700,00 in incentives for job creation

Sun, 07/13/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Technology Firm Serving National Power Utilities Lands Job Creation Incentives
Mica paper manufacturer also approved; two firms could create 34 new jobs
MONTPELIER, Vt. - A utility-focused risk management company and the last mica paper maker in the US have been approved for over $700,000 worth of incentives that could produce 34 new jobs over the next five years.

CO2 allowance auction set for September 25

Thu, 07/10/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor says first RGGI auction date is set for Sept. 25
CO2 allowance auctions will help drive innovation, produce cleaner energy
MONTPELIER - Governor Jim Douglas has announced that Vermont and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative have released preliminary guidelines for the nation's first-ever carbon credit auction on Sept. 25.
The guidelines outline requirements and preparations bidders must follow to be ready to purchase their share of nearly 12.5 million carbon emission allowances at the first auction.

Vermont Federal Credit Union president announces retirement

Thu, 07/10/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

VERMONT FEDERAL PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT PLANS AT 55th ANNUAL MEETING
Burlington, VT. - July 8, 2008 - At the 55th Annual Meeting & Gala of Vermont Federal Credit Union, which took place on Saturday, April 12th, at UVM's Dudley Davis Center, President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Finnigan announced his retirement, effective March, 2009. Finnigan will remain on as treasurer of the credit union board of directors through at least his full term which commences in 2010. An active search is underway for his successor.

Jobless claims down from last week, up from last year

Wed, 07/09/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Jobless claims down from last week, up from last year
There were 772 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, a decrease of 139 from the week before. Altogether 6,949 new and continuing claims were filed, 11 less than a week ago and 811 more than a year earlier.
To view graph and table of statistics go to:
Jobless Table

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