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New laws take effect in the new year

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Several new laws take effect in New York State in the new year, and many could have a big economic impact. Beginning …

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Sprinkler break floods grocery store

WELLSVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) – A break in an underground sprinkler system caused gallons of water to gush from the floor and fill the Giant Food …

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Cuomo proposes cutting corporate taxes

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed Monday cutting the state’s corporate income tax from 7.1 percent to 6.5 percent in the coming…

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Mobile banking leads to 170 layoffs

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – In its first year, more than 140,000 people downloaded First Niagara’s mobile app, and around 40 percent of the bank’…

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Lockport co. to demolish 2 state offices

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – A western New York company has been awarded a nearly $1.6 million contract to finally begin the long-planned demolition …

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Long-time eyesore on Grand Island sold

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WIVB) – A long-time eyesore that thousands of people pass every day on Grand Island could soon come back to life. Rundra…

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Charter to bid for Time Warner Cable

NEW YORK (AP) – Cable TV operator Charter Communications intensified its pursuit of the much larger Time Warner Cable and vowed Monday to br…

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Restrictions on bullet sales start Wed.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – It becomes illegal starting Wednesday in New York to buy ammunition unless a licensed dealer actually sees you. The requ…

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Senators say NY has too many regulations

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – A group of New York state senators say they’ve identified more than 2,000 rules and regulations that put the state at a …

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Buffalo Place booted from Canalside

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – One of the world’s largest venue management companies is moving in to Buffalo’s waterfront. Canalside officials say t…

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JC Penney cuts 2K jobs, closes 33 stores

NEW YORK (AP) – Struggling department-store operator J.C. Penney announced it will cut 2,000 jobs and close 33 stores as it tries to get bac…

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Social Sec. office in Amherst closing

AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – News 4 has learned the Social Security office in Amherst is set to close, and the agency blames a shrinking budget. T…