Economy

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Coronavirus Roundup: Widespread Confusion Over Reopening Guidelines

Looking at regional reopening guidelines, plus news from New York State, the Hudson Valley, and the Catskills from Thursday, May 14.

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Hudson Valley Restaurant and Bar Workers Share Their Experiences of the Pandemic

As restaurants across the Hudson Valley contend with a harsh new reality, industry workers are left in a precarious position.

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Death of a Newspaper

The closure of the Catskill Mountain News is the latest blow to local journalism in rural New York.

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Rent Control’s First Test in the Hudson Valley

A housing vacancy study found that Kington is not eligible to opt in to the Emergency Tenant Protection Act. What do the results mean for other cities?

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Will New York Small Farmers Reap the Benefits of the Federal Trade Deal?

Despite record subsidies, farm bankruptcies are spiking across the nation. But New York may be better positioned than most states for the agricultural future.

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The Promise of Public Banks

The only one in the US is in North Dakota, but a growing movement believes the model can create a more stable economy and fund projects like the Green New Deal.

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America’s Digital Divide

From commerce and culture to social connection, almost no segment of contemporary life is untouched by the internet. In many rural communities, limited broadband access remains a barrier to 21st-century connectivity.

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Banking on Recovery

Land banking is a creative tool to convert abandoned and vacant properties into affordable housing.