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Congress is expected to vote Friday on extending a program that provides a pathway to citizenship for wealthy foreigners. The program is important because it's helping fuel some of the new growth in Buffalo and across the nation.  

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The FBI hosted an employment workshop on Buffalo's East Side Thursday, as it looks to further diversify its workforce. 

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Local veterans and their supporters are marking the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with  remembrance services.

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Evans Supervisor Mary Hosler, who took office in January, says she blames the town's former elected officials for Evans' fiscal mess.

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A new place for young adults who are in recovery from addiction to drugs or alcohol is now open near U.B's South Campus in Buffalo. 

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A new fun way for people to navigate the Buffalo River is in the works.

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There's strong bipartisan support among the region's state delegation for paying a living wage to Direct Support Professionals---the people responsible for caring for society's most vulnerable individuals. A Tuesday rally to build support for the pay raise drew a wide array of local dignitaries, including former Congressman Tom Reynolds.

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A federal court is blocking implementation of a regulation that would make an estimated four million higher-earning workers eligible for overtime pay. The order comes after 21 states sued to block the rule before it takes effect December 1st.

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Stories of hate crimes have been gathering more attention in the days since the Presidential election. The development is drawing a strong response from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. "We have to stand tall. We have to speak out," Gillibrand said during a Tuesday appearance in Buffalo.

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The City of Lackawanna has lifted a state of emergency that was declared 12 days ago during the massive fire at the former Bethlehem Steel plant. Officials who toured the site Monday are still waiting for the final price tag. 

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Between New York state spending $750 million dollars on a new solar panel factory in South Buffalo, SolarCity's financial struggles, and this week's expected shareholders vote on a proposed merger with Tesla, there has been a lot of speculation lately about Solar City's long term viability. But other local players in the industry are bullish on the future of solar regardless of what happens to the heavily subsidized company.

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A local medical company - that was on the verge of moving to Denver - has  decided to stay and expand in Buffalo. The company was a semi-finalist in this year's 43North business plan competition.

After some initial volatility on Wall Street the night that Donald Trump won the presidency the markets stabilized on Wednesday. But given Trump's stand on trade and other economic issues, some people remain nervous about their 401ks and other investments.  

The Empire Center

Electric utility customers across New York state could see a jump in their bills next year. New York state's Public Service Commission is pushing through a rate hike that includes millions of dollars in corporate welfare. 

Savarino Companies

The name "brownfield" may not sound appealing. In fact, New York State offers incentives to clean up contaminated properties. One successful project has reopened after sitting vacant for nearly a decade.  

Niagara Falls Dept. of Economic Development

The city of Niagara Falls is ramping up its effort to attract new growth. In the latest effort, city officials hosted its first "Developer's Forum" on Thursday.

CNB Bank

Despite recent consolidation in the local banking industry, plans are in the works for a new player to enter the Buffalo marketplace. Pennsylvania-based CNB Bank is ramping up to launch its new Bank on Buffalo.

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In an unusual move six days before the election, Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael Flaherty crossed party lines on Wednesday to endorse Joseph Treanor, the Republican and Conservative candidate for D.A.

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Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw leveled serious allegations against County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Tuesday.

Voters head to the polls next week with every seat in the New York State Legislature up for grabs. But will Albany's costly effort to create jobs make a difference in the election?

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The historic Wurlitzer building, in North Tonawanda, is now home to Platter's Chocolates. The family owned company made the move in order to expand production.


Just one day after Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged $1 million to study sites for Buffalo's new Amtrak station - Mayor Byron Brown has named the University at Buffalo's Dean of Architecture and Planning, Robert Shibley, to lead the discussion.

More than a dozen entrepreneurs are in Buffalo for today's final qualifying round of 43North's business idea competition. For the third annual competition, 43North raised the bar for a shot at $5 million in prizes.  

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Environmental groups are calling on big oil companies to "come clean"about climate change.

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Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump could do very well across Upstate New York. That's according to State GOP Chairman Ed Cox.

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According to the federal government, homelessness among Veterans in the cities of Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Lockport and Tonawanda has "effectively ended." The goal was met in response to a challenge First Lady Michele Obama made to hundreds of mayors across the nation in 2014.

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Advocates with PUSH Buffalo are urging residents to attend a public hearing on National Fuel's proposed rate hike.

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Senator Charles Schumer is seeking reelection to a fourth term. But instead of delivering stump speeches, Schumer is continuing his customary travels  around the state, addressing issues affecting local residents. That approach, some believe, may lift him to Senate Majority Leader.

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There's no doubt that the Presidential election is drawing heavy interest. That interest has drawn a record number of people who have registered online to vote.

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As fall weather settles in, Erie County highway crews are starting their last major road project of the season. County Executive Mark Poloncarz says nearly two miles of Old Lake Shore Road in Hamburg will be repaved over the next week.