New England News

WAMC New England News
8:15 am
Tue April 22, 2008

Fairfield-based GE may find a tougher than usual audience as they face their shareholders

CT – Officials at General Electric may find a tougher Fairfield-basedaudience than usual as they face shareholders at the conglomerate's annual meeting this week. More from WAMC's Carrie Saldo...

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WAMC New England News
8:10 am
Tue April 22, 2008

A Group of Yale Law School students say every Connecticut child is entitled to an adequate education

CT – A group of Yale Law School students says they will ask the Connecticut Supreme Court to endorse their argument that every Connecticut child is entitled to an adequate education. Details from WAMC's Carrie Saldo

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WAMC New England News
8:07 am
Tue April 22, 2008

CT Democrats push for a bill to create a 401(k) savings plan for small businesses

CT – Democrats in the Connecticut senate say they're pushing for a bill in the final days of the General Assembly session to create a state-sponsored 401(k) retirement savings plan for small businesses. WAMC's Carrie Saldo has this report;

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WAMC New England News
4:03 am
Tue April 22, 2008

New Director At Academy Of Music

Northampton, MA – The historic Academy of Music in Northampton Massachusetts has hired a new executive director. It's the first time the post has been filled in 15 months. The directors of the oldest municipally owned theater in the country have overseen a financial reorganization at the 118 year old downtown landmark. WAMC s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the Academy of Music's new executive director Debra Jay Anthony......

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WAMC New England News
8:26 am
Mon April 21, 2008

Bill to help grandparent-headed families faces uncertainty

Hartford, CT – Lawmakers say budget concerns have
forced them to scale back a proposal to help Connecticut grandparents meet the financial demands of raising their
grandchildren.

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WAMC New England News
6:34 am
Fri April 18, 2008

State auditor considers reducing the number of people called for jury duty

MA – Massachusetts state auditor Joseph Denucci says the state should work harder to cut the number of people who end up being called unnecessarily for jury duty. WAMC's Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
6:28 am
Fri April 18, 2008

1 percent reduction in workers compensation insurance rates

MA – Massachusetts businesses may see a 1 percent reduction in workers compensation insurance rates beginning in September. WAMC's Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
6:02 am
Fri April 18, 2008

MBTA sues in commuter rail crash

Boston, MA – The MBTA has sued CSX Transportation and a lumber company, claiming that they failed to properly secure a freight car
that got loose and struck a commuter rail train. WAMC's Jill Rontey has more...

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WAMC New England News
8:00 am
Thu April 17, 2008

Former General Electric Co. chief executive criticizes his succesor

MA – Former General Electric Co. chief executive Jack Welch says his successor, Jeffrey Immelt, has a credibility issue after GE surprised investors by missing its earnings target last week. WAMC's Carrie Saldo with more...

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WAMC New England News
7:58 am
Thu April 17, 2008

$1.2 billion for commuter rail raises red flags

CT – Two of Connecticut's top Democratic lawmakers say the projected $1.2 billion price tag for a proposed commuter rail
maintenance facility raises red flags. Details from WAMC's Carrie Saldo

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