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Trump antitrust candidate Wright has pro-merger track record

The Trump team is considering giving a top antitrust post to a former U.S. trade commissioner whose hands-off views on competition have at times failed to withstand court scrutiny. Joshua Wright, a conservative law professor who heads President-elect Donald Trump’s ...

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Walmart touts plans for thousands of jobs

An employee restocks at a Wal-Mart in Burbank, California, on Nov. 22, 2016. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Patrick T. Fallon.

Walmart on Tuesday announced that it plans to add 10,000 U.S. jobs and provide skills-building training to a quarter million of its workers by the end of 2017. The vast majority of the new positions will be in its stores, ...

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Sports becoming high-tech business

Mardana Lamy works the CLEAR Lane to help attendees with an expedited security clearance before going into a Miami Heat basketball game at the American Airlines Arena in Miami on Nov. 28, 2016. (Bloomberg photo by Scott McIntyre)

Lazaro Torres, a die-hard Miami Heat fan, was scurrying to reach his seat before tip-off one night last month when he hit an all-too-common roadblock: Two dozen fans stirring impatiently in the security-check line. Not a problem. He slid into ...

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Minimum wage going up in New York

ALBANY — The minimum wage is going up at year’s end throughout New York state. Within New York City the wage will rise from $9 to $11 per hour, though the increase will be smaller for employees of small businesses. ...

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Tesla, Panasonic agree to make PV cells in Buffalo

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese electronics company Panasonic and U.S. electric car maker Tesla said Tuesday they plan to begin production of photovoltaic cells and modules at a factory in Buffalo. The two companies said they finalized an agreement calling for ...

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Praxair facilities in Tonawanda to remain open

TONAWANDA — A business merger involving Praxair isn’t expected to affect the company’s work force in western New York. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says Praxair has committed to preserve its facilities in that region of the state, where it employs ...

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M&A survey reflects optimism

Nixon Peabody has released its 15th annual study of M&A deals.

Nixon Peabody’s annual review of large mergers and acquisitions depicts a generally healthy market that may have been slightly dampened by the tumultuous political season. “In terms of cyclical trends, the M&A market continues to be strong,” said Nixon Peabody ...

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Ben Jacobs named editor of The Daily Record

  A veteran journalist familiar with the Rochester community is the new editor of The Daily Record. “I am passionate about both journalism and Rochester, and I am excited to take charge of The Daily Record and its long history ...

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