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Leaders worry no relief in sight from mandates

Gun control. Upstate casinos. Minimum wage hike. The debate rages over what Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in his at times fiery State of the State address last week. But what he didn’t say has many leaders simmering. Mandate relief, without ...

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Report: Kodak shuffles restructuring advisers

Eastman Kodak Co. has reportedly shuffled its restructuring advisers in its battle to shore up its finances and steer clear of bankruptcy. The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that Kodak has hired Sullivan & Cromwell’s restructuring practice to advise on ...

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Poll: Most consumers short on emergency savings

CHICAGO — Even after the jolt of the Great Recession, a new study finds that most Americans are not financially prepared for an emergency. A survey released Monday by financial data publisher found that only 24 percent of consumers ...

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US stocks plunge on European debt worries

NEW YORK CITY — Stocks plunged Monday after warnings about the finances of several European countries stoked fears that the region's debt crisis is worsening. The euro dipped briefly to its lowest level against the dollar in two months.

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Prices at gas pump painful for 4 in 10 Americans

WASHINGTON — With gasoline prices hovering at $4 a gallon nationally, many Americans are making tough choices: scaling back summer vacations, driving less or ditching the car altogether. Some seniors are choosing a tank of gas over their prescriptions.

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Buffalo teachers’ cosmetic surgery tab: $9M

BUFFALO — The state-appointed authority overseeing Buffalo public school finances says taxpayer-covered comestic surgery rung up by the city’s teachers totaled nearly $9 million in 2009.

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