New Jersey’s Hot Seat: Ten Climate Change Warnings for the Garden State

Earlier this summer, the Christie administration took steps to formally withdraw from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a multistate compact aimed at reducing carbon emissions through a cap-and-trade program. Gov. Chris Christie has previously called the initiative ineffective, “gimmicky” and “a failure,” and he’s said it amounts to nothing more than an unnecessary tax […]

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Median Income Falls in Vermont As Poverty Rate Rises

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – New U.S. Census data released Thursday shows a rise in the number of Vermonters living in poverty and a drop in the state’s median household income. About 3,000 more people in Vermont – for a total of 74,058 – were living below the poverty level in 2013, compared to 71,084 in […]

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New York’s Recently Signed Medical Marijuana Law: Who Gets to Grow?

Is New York Too Corrupt for Medical Marijuana?

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Pennsylvania Plant Removed Safety Device 13 Days before Worker’s Death

Sugar Plant Removed Safety Device 13 Days before Temp Worker’s Death

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Massachusetts Advances Its Wind Energy Development

Massachusetts to host sixth U.S. lease for offshore wind energy

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When it Comes to Middle-Market Software, Commence Corp. Thwarts the Importance of Being Larry

Eatontown, N.J. — Ask any technology executive to identify a software firm with a CEO who goes by the first name of Larry, and chances are that Commence Corporation isn’t the first company to come to mind. Yet Commence Corp.’s technology roots run nearly as deep and are arguably as nimble as those of many […]

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At Spreadshirt, Global Demand Turns Tee-Shirts Into a Middle-Market Business

Boston – If you think running a tee-shirt printing company is strictly a mom-and-pop operation, you haven’t spoken to Philip Rooke, CEO of Spreadshirt, an e-commerce platform that produces custom tees and accessories on demand. Some 46,000 virtual shops operated by designers, celebrities and brand names order their tee-shirts, mobile phone covers, tote bags and […]

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Branding Matters: Genesis10 Savors Success But Finds “Word-of-Mouth” Only Goes So Far

New York – Harley Lippman has built his Genesis10 consulting, staffing and domestic outsourcing company primarily by word-of-mouth, competing successfully against much larger firms without a marketing department and no big PR campaigns, just a staff of hand-picked employees and a small sales team. So far, “it’s been all organic growth, there is no secret […]

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How to Open Your M&A Growth Chapter, Confluence, Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, PA — When it comes to building firms, there is frequently a critical juncture where a stubbornly adolescent company arrives at a bold and inescapable conclusion: It’s time to change lunch tables. And so it is with Confluence, a 200-employee firm that for most of its entire 22 years dined with the buttoned-up minions […]

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Tight-Knit Numbers Keeps Racanelli Family on Growth Path

Melville, New York – Earlier this year, when Walgreen Co. signed a 20-year lease on a 20,000-square-foot building in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, locals weren’t the only ones pleased to hear about their new neighbor. Martin Racanelli of Racanelli Construction, Melville, New York, routinely stays wired to New York City’s Walgreen grapevine, and he knew that the Bed-Stuy […]

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