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Jobs bill would give state $3 billion

ALBANY — A federal jobs bill expected to pass this week in Washington is expected to bring $2.3 billion in budget aid to New York state, and another $700 million to help counties and New York City.

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Franklin facelift to be revealed

WASHINGTON — Aiming to stay a step ahead of counterfeiters, the government is planning a new design for the $100 bill that will be unveiled next month, the Treasury Department said Friday.

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Lawyers: Religion not a factor in decapitation

BUFFALO — Lawyers for the founder of an Islam-oriented television station who is accused of beheading his wife say it’s ridiculous to think religion has anything to do with the case as they ...

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Busy week on tap for IPOs

NEW YORK CITY — Next week is shaping up to be a busy one for market debuts with four companies planning IPOs — a sign that the battered sector is again picking up steam.

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Man dies after falling off roof

ROCHESTER — Authorities say a 44-year-old man has died after falling from the top of an office building under construction in Rochester.

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Land purchased across from FDR site

LLOYD — An environmental group says it’s buying nearly 200 acres of land to protect the views across the Hudson River from the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site.

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Imam faces judge in terror case

NEW YORK CITY — An imam is facing a judge over charges that he lied to FBI agents investigating a foiled suicide bomb plot against New York City.

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Little luck in efforts to expand gambling

ALBANY — The expansion of gambling in New York is having a streak of bad luck. The recession has interrupted more than $900 million in construction work on a Seneca Indian casino ...

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