Rob Oberg delivers oil to a home in south central Vermont. He works for Keyser Energy in Proctor, Vt., which provides heating fuel to about 5,000 customers.
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January 25, 2016 Many homes in the Northeast use oil heat, and many homeowners lock into a set price to avoid nasty surprises. But this year, that prudent step has backfired as oil prices plunge.
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Unseasonable warm weather has made for a longer lobstering season for fishermen in Maine.
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December 28, 2015 Not only has the warm winter lengthened lobster season for fishermen, but it could make lobsters susceptible to new predators and diseases.
In Boston, nearly 9 feet of snow this winter has kept shoppers out of stores, putting a strain on the local economy.
March 6, 2015 New England businesses are taking stock after weeks of record-setting winter storms disrupted transportation, stopping many workers from doing their jobs. Telecommuting is helping Boston get by.
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The National Weather Service's latest forecast of the snow totals across New England. Most places can expect 18-24 inches of new snow. It will start falling Friday and the storm is expected to last through Saturday.
February 7, 2013 If anything, already ominous-sounding forecasts are getting even more serious. By the the time it's all over this weekend, some parts of Massachusetts and surrounding states could have two feet of new snow on the ground.
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