New Fed Chair: The Fed’s new chair, Janet Yellen, is sworn-in this week, and makes history becoming the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve. She plans to stay the course set by outgoing Chair Ben Bernanke, with plans to scale back the billions of dollars being pumped into the U.S. economy.
President Vows to Fight for Middle Class: The President calls for a major hike in the minimum wage to help what many see as a steadily eroding middle class.
Keystone XL: Will a new government report clear the way for construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline that will carry heavy crude oil from Canada to refineries in the U.S.?
Cuomo’s Tax Relief Plan: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo pitches a tax relief plan to boost business and manufacturing in the North Country.
On Track: One of the region’s big Canadian manufacturers lands another major contract worth a total 1.5 billion dollars.