November 30, 2002 – News at a glance

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Jeffords radio address
Independent Senator James Jeffords has been chosen by Congressional Democrats to deliver the official opposition radio address Saturday morning. (VPR)

Spice company and sustainable farms
All across America this week people topped off their Thanksgiving dinners with pumpkin pie. The spices in some of those pies, and that cup of organic coffee on the side, are helping to preserve the world’s shrinking rainforests and the cultures that live in them. A Brattleboro company called ForesTrade is in large part responsible for making that connection. (VPR)

Merrill Lynch securities suit
The State of Vermont has received a $500,000 payment from Merrill Lynch as part of a multi-state settlement that was negotiated with the brokerage firm. (VPR)

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