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WNY man behind beer pong-playing robot

A proud mother from western New York said her son is the co-founder of a robotics company that is making headlines at the Consumer Electroni…

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House re-elects Boehner to be speaker

The House has re-elected John Boehner to be speaker in the new Republican-led Congress, despite opposition by tea party lawmakers that under…

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Analysts expect rough tax season

Analysts expect the 2015 tax season to be the worst in years, both for the Internal Revenue Service and taxpayers.

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Petco pulls Chinese made treats

Petco said Monday it has removed all remaining Chinese-made dog and cat treats from its website and stores nationwide because of concerns th…

A line of Thanksgiving shoppers forms at the entrance to a Kohl's department store in Sherwood, Ark., Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. Early-bird shoppers headed to stores around the nation on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Batavia Kohl’s to hire 100 by March

The new Kohl’s department store in Batavia will hold a job fair to fill 100 new positions for the store which is expected to open in March.

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HEAP assistance available Tuesday

Residents can go to a Home Energy Assistance Program outreach at the Newstead Public Library on Main Street in Akron

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Blood donors to receive gift cards

The American Red Cross is teaming up with Dunkin’ Donuts for the new “Dunkin’ Donors Make a Difference” campaign.