Some fuel dealers are turning away customers unless they first agree to a
credit check. And
in a few situations, the dealers have refused to sell fuel even if the
customers agree to pay in cash. An
anti-poverty agency that serves the Connecticut River Valley says the practice is wrong, and hurts customers
already suffering from today’s financial crisis.
John Dillon reports.
Vermont Yankee nuclear plant wants permission from the state to operate for
another 20 years. And it wants the Public Service Board to make that decision
by this spring. Several
groups involved in the case are asking for more time.
regulators plan to investigate why Internet service was interrupted across Vermont for the second time in a month. Customers
of Level Three Communications of Colorado could not surf the Web or use their
email for hours on Monday.
VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports, thousands of consumers depend on Level Three, even
though they may not know it.
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Congressman Peter Welch is continuing to shine a spotlight on a loophole in new
federal rules that were supposed to cut down on waste, fraud and abuse in
government contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan; The heating season may be winding down, but consumers are still reeling from
the high costs of staying warm this winter…
heating season may be winding down, but consumers are still reeling from the
high costs of staying warm this winter. The
price of a gallon of home heating oil averaged $3.46 in
March, almost a dollar more than the year before.
VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports, experts say prices could remain high next winter and
this is a good time to plan.