Midday Newscast: December 30, 2008

Sen. Bernie Sanders says Congress will act quickly to pass a massive economic stimulus package; later this afternoon, demonstrators in Vermont plan to protest Israel’s strikes against Palestinians in Gaza;

Health and security of Vermont banks

With several financial sectors in turmoil and one recent bank failure in California, consumers are wondering about their own banks in this region. We look protections of savings deposits in Vermont banks, and how consumers can research the financial health of their banks.