Mountain Lake Journal BUSINESS EDITION - May 4, 2012
The first Friday of every month we bring together our panel of business experts to talk about what’s happening in the world of business in Northern New York and Quebec. We are joined by Colin Read, professor of economics and finance at SUNY Plattsburgh, the author of several books, and columnist for the Plattsburgh Press-Republican. You can read his columns in the Sunday Press-Republican or online.
Jay Bryan is a columnist with the Montreal Gazette who writes about business and economics. You can read his column on the Gazette’s website at www.montrealgazette.com
Slow But Steady: Teconomy grows slowly, but steadily. Could it force the Feds to consider new steps to stimulate the economy?
New Order: A new customer will keep workers on the job at Canadian manufacturer Nova Bus.
Student Protests: Student protests over tuition hikes north of the border —- turn violent. What impact are the weeks of demonstrations having on the City of Montreal?
Pay Raise: Should New York’s workers get a pay raise? Lawmakers debate hiking the state’s minimum wage and the impact it could have on small businesses.
Grounded for Good: One of the low-cost airlines flying from Plattsburgh to the sunny south goes bankrupt.