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Attorneys: Achieve podcasting perfection

With seemingly everyone blogging these days, it can be difficult for lawyers to differentiate themselves online. But for those with the time, speaking talent and gumption, podcasting can be just the thing to get your name out there. Podcasting is ...

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Bernanke calls job market weak despite gains

WASHINGTON — Chairman Ben Bernanke says the U.S. job market remains weak despite three months of strong hiring and that the Federal Reserve’s existing policies will help boost economic growth. Bernanke’s comments Monday to a group of economists in Arlington, ...

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Without public access, justice system threatened

The legal community is aware of the problems created when there is an inadequate access to justice. The trick is getting the rest of society to understand it is not just a legal problem, but that it affects everyone. The ...

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Fewer seek unemployment aid, tying a 4-year low

WASHINGTON — Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, adding to signs that the job market is strengthening. And in another reassuring sign for the economy, wholesale inflation remains mild outside of higher gas prices. Applications for unemployment aid ...

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Bernanke: Community banks strengthening

WASHINGTON — U.S. community banks are gaining strength even though the economy is improving only moderately, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday. The Fed chief delivered prerecorded remarks on a video monitor before a convention of community bankers in ...

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Judicial pay raise expected to pass

ALBANY — The first salary increases for New York judges in 13 years appear headed for approval in the upcoming state budget, quietly ending one of Albany’s long political dramas that recurred annually, then wound through the courts after frustrated ...

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Rental real estate market still strong in Rochester

National studies by real estate investment company HomeVestors of America, Inc., in conjunction with real estate forecaster Local Market Monitor, continue to identify Rochester as one of the best cities in the country for rental property investors, based on first ...

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Unemployment apps hover near low levels

WASHINGTON — Slightly more Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week. But the overall level stayed low enough to suggest the job market is strengthening. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications increased by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted ...

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Hydrofracking 101

New York state may be regulating itself out of the natural gas drilling market, according to a Buffalo environmental attorney. The basics of the “Marcellus Shale Gas Play,” and its potential environmental and economic impacts were presented Thursday to members ...

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