Vermont’s economy second-fastest growing in nation

first_imgIn the third quarter of 2009, Vermont’s gross state product went up 5.3 percent over the previous quarter. This increase ties Vermont with Washington, DC, at second place nationwide in terms of growth. New Hampshire saw a 3.8 percent climb this quarter, and sits at ninth place. The US average was 2.2 percent.Vermont’s quarterly real gross state product in this quarter, seasonally adjusted, was $23.8 billion at constant 2005 prices. In the second quarter, the state’s GSP was $23.5 billion. Vermont’s GSP dropped by a 0.1 percent annual rate in the third quarter from the same quarter a year ago.Growth Across the NationQuarterly Gross State Product (GSP) Briefing, February 2010Gross State Product (GSP)Rank Vermont GSP, Third Quarter of 200915.825.335.344.854.664.474.283.993.8103.8113.8123.6133.6143.5153.4163.0173.0182.8192.7202.7212.7222.5232.5242.4252.4262.4272.3282.3292.2302.2312.2321.9331.6341.6351.5361.3371.2381.0Vermont’s Quarterly State Accounts @ a Glance391.0400.9Third Quarter of 2009410.8420.8Gross State ProductSeasonally Adjusted Annual RatesGrowth & Inflation430.6or State GDP GSP / GDP in Billions of DollarsPercent Change in440.5State & NationalLatest Quarter AgoYear Ago Third Quarter of 2009 from450.4Statistics2009:Q32009:Q22008:Q3Quarter AgoYear Ago 460.1Vermont 51-3.5● Real GDP*$12,973$12,902$13,3252.2%-2.6% 2.2    *Chained 2005 dollars.   **Current Dollars.   ***Index, 2005=100.*Annual % change from the previous quarter in GSP at 2005 chained dollars.Source: US GDP, Department of Commerce.  State GSP, also called state GDP, from ‘Quarterly GSP Trends,’ Vol. V, No.3, February 2010, by e-forecasting.com, Durham NH, USA.Source: www.e-forecasting.com(link is external) 2.25.2010. 47-0.3● Real GSP*$23.8$23.5$23.85.3%-0.1%48-0.4● Nominal GSP**$25.7$25.5$25.52.7%0.5%49-0.9● GSP Price Index***107.8108.5107.3-2.4%0.5%50-1.2United States last_img read more

University Mall boasts 100 percent occupancy

first_imgUniversity Mall has announced a 100 percent occupancy rate, as of September 2010, in itsr 612,000-square-foot, 75-store shopping mall located on Dorset Street in South Burlington, Vermont. The full occupancy comes with the addition of several new stores including a 6,778 sf Rue21, opening August 26, a 585 sf Lids and a 25,500 sf Spirit Halloween, both opening in September, and the temporary relocation of Bath & Body Works while their current space undergoes renovation.  Also, Things Remembered, an engraving kiosk will open next to McDonald’s in September.  Avenue A, a locally owned women’s clothing store, has relocated to the mall’s south end to accommodate Rue21.  University Mall is family-owned by Finard Properties LLC of Burlington, Massachusetts and was founded by William Finard in 1979.Source: University Mall. 8.19.2010last_img read more

Armenian Community of Greater Binghamton holds peace rally to help spread awareness

first_img“It’s happening now and there’s not a lot of recognition for it,” Melikian said. “What we’ve seen in the media, not a lot of people know about it. And we need to bring attention to it sooner than later because later it might be too late.” The rally members began at the Armenian Genocide Memorial on Conklin Avenue and ended on State Street. The community also mentioned for more information about what is going on at the Armenian borders and how you can help, visit armeniafund.org. The community is also asking for the United States government’s help to stop the attacks on the country. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Armenian Community of Greater Binghamton held a peace rally today to bring awareness to the attacks happening at the Armenian borders.center_img Alex Melikian, rally leader and Binghamton University student, says it was important to hold the rally in Binghamton to bring awareness to what is happening. The local Armenian community invited Binghamton residents to join their prayers for peace and help spread awareness of the attacks happening against the country. On September 27, the Armenian borders were attacked by Azerbaijan in the Artsakh Region. The war has been going on for the past three weeks. last_img read more

Cindy McCain: ‘It’s time we get behind Joe Biden as our next president’

first_imgThe wife of late Republican Arizona Senator John McCain says “it’s time we get behind” Democratic President-elect Joe Biden.Cindy McCain spoke to CBS This Morning as the traditionally Republican state of Arizona was projected as a win for Mr Biden.- Advertisement – Mrs McCain, who endorsed Mr Biden in the election, said he would work for the good of the country: “He and my husband worked across the aisle for many, many years.” – Advertisement –last_img

‘We don’t want people to panic’: Jokowi says on lack of transparency about COVID cases

first_imgPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has admitted that he was deliberately holding back some information on COVID-19 cases to prevent the public from panicking. “Indeed, we did not deliver certain information to the public because we did not want to stir panic. We have worked hard to overcome this, since the novel coronavirus outbreak can happen regardless of the country border,” Jokowi said on Friday.He assured the public that his administration had tried its best to overcome the pandemic through several measures. He also told the public to remain calm and vigilant. Read also: COVID-19: Mr. President, you need professional help“We will inform the public eventually. However, we have to think of the possibility that the public will react to it by panicking or worrying, as well as the effect on the recovered patients. Every country has different policies,” Jokowi said, adding that he would inform the public whenever a new cluster appeared. The government’s spokesperson for COVID-19 Achmad Yurianto announced that the number of confirmed cases had risen to 69 on Friday. As of now, four patients have died due to the disease, while five patients have recovered. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more