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State leads U.S. in number of winter farmers markets

Not everything stops growing in the winter. Several local farmers are extending their seasons and offering fresh produce and related products at the growing number of winter farmers markets. One of the newest is the Highland Park Winter Farmers Market, ...

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NY, Ontario sites to kick off War of 1812 events

YOUNGSTOWN — Cannons at historic sites on both sides of the Niagara River will be fired on New Year’s Day to salute nearly 200 years of peace between Canada and the United States. The Niagara Gazette reports that the cannons ...

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NY Sept. unemployment rate unchanged at 8 percent

ALBANY — New York's unemployment rate was 8 percent in September, unchanged from August and down from 8.4 percent a year earlier. The state labor department says the New York City rate was 8.7 percent, also unchanged from a month earlier and below the 9.2 percent reported a year ago.

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Holder: Officers to work across US-Canada border

LAKE PLACID — The U.S. and Canada will each designate officers who can work investigations on both sides of the border in a new pilot project next year, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday. Holder told a group of federal prosecutors ...

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With mayor as victim, operative’s trial nears

NEW YORK — It’s a case of political intrigue that put New York’s billionaire mayor in the unlikely role of victim, froze a political party’s bank account and splashed light on the inner workings of a $109 million mayoral campaign. ...

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New York near the top in cost of doing business

New York is the third most expensive state in the nation in terms of cost of business and the most expensive on the mainland, according to a ranking compiled by CNBC. But New York also ranks toward the top in terms of education, technological innovation and access of capital ...

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Report: HSBC seeks to unload upstate NY branches

A trade publication reports that British banking group HSBC aims to sell about 175 of its upstate New York bank branches by next month. American Banker, citing unidentified sources, reports that bids for the branches were due earlier this week and the buyer would be disclosed in about six weeks.

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States pass, consider laws on data wiping

In a rising trend, states across the country are enacting and considering legislation addressing the privacy risks associated with digital office equipment like copiers, hard drives and even smartphones.

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