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As pay transparency laws proliferate, some employers remain resistant

Oct 11, 2023
The laws are aimed at closing wage gaps within and between companies. But not all workplaces seem to want transparency.
For transparency laws to work, job seekers should only apply to companies that are transparent about wages, says Aaron Terrazas at Glassdoor.
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Buyouts prevented some damage in Vermont's July flood, but more will be needed

Aug 14, 2023
While property buyouts helped prevent flooding in some parts of Vermont, the process is rarely easy or efficient.
A kayaker paddles through floodwaters in Montpelier, Vermont, on July 11. After recent flooding, dozens of property buyouts may be needed.
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The Vermont quarry that provides most of Arlington National Cemetery's headstones

Nov 27, 2018
For some in the quarry that provides the headstones, the work is personal.
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GMO labels are about to hit Vermont shelves

Jun 30, 2016
The state has led the way in forcing labels for food derived from genetically modified organisms.

Big smiles in Vermont over dental therapy

Jun 20, 2016
The state's governor recently authorized the practice.
Vermont joins Minnesota as the second state to develop a dental therapy program.
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If you're happy and you know it, write a tweet

Feb 10, 2015
The "hedonometer" is a data-based meter that measures happiness in real time.

Cider makers think Vermont could be their Napa Valley

Feb 2, 2015
Cider is expected to rise to 5 percent of the beer market in the next five years.

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The local economics of fighter jets

Dec 23, 2013
Earlier this month, the Air Force announced that it’s going to base 18 of its brand-new Joint Strike Fighter jets in Burlington, Vermont. For some Vermonters, the news was cause for celebration. For others, it was a wrenching defeat.

Vermont's craft breweries: 'We have more than we deserve'

Oct 25, 2013
The number of Vermont microbreweries has doubled in the last five years. There are now 32 craft breweries, and several more are being planned.

Burlington, Vermont: Land of ice cream, skiing, and ... tech?

Sep 25, 2013
The Atlantic's Jim Fallows and his wife Deb stop next in Burlington, Vt., to explore the city's thriving tech industry.