Regional Business and Economics Newspaper

May 2007

Dialing for dollars

Rural telephone companies in the district collect millions of dollars annually in universal service subsidies. Has the time come to let them fend for themselves?

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  • Pipelines to feed the beast
    This nation's rapacious appetite for oil products and Canada's vast supply spur district pipeline projects.
  • Bank exposure to ethanol
    Is ethanol expansion putting investing banks at risk?
  • O Canada
    For exporters to the district's northern neighbor, a weakening U.S. dollar is good for business.
  • Foreign Trade Zones
    A new hammer in the economic development toolbox, but mostly a pillow in the district.

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