Where Symbolism Matters

State symbols are the subject of grade school projects, tourism marketing and a bit of cynical derision. But dig into the stories behind official symbols, and they reveal our history, culture and economic values.

Maple syrup prices rise

Maple syrup prices are up $7 a gallon in Vermont – the country’s largest producer of maple syrup – but the price spike doesn’t necessarily mean higher profits for producers.

Midday Newscast: February 16, 2008

Health care companies are among the handful of businesses that have been able to expand, despite the recession; Chittenden Sen. Doug Racine says Governor Jim Douglas’ criticism of early campaigning is misplaced;