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An estimated 70 percent of New Era Cap's U.S.-based workforce, including operations in Buffalo, will be furloughed for at least 60 days, the company announced Friday, as the result of slumping sales during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The union representing Major League Baseball players has come out in support of workers at the New Era Cap Company plant in Derby, which is slated for closure next month.

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Angry trade unionists and politicians were outside New Era Cap's headquarters on Delaware Avenue in downtown Buffalo Monday, protesting the company plan to close its plant in Derby and move most production to China.

The union representing workers at New Era Cap's plant in Derby says if the company can't make money running it, the union will find someone who can.

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A local congressman is vowing to help New Era Cap Company work through tariff concerns, as he hopes to convince them to abandon a plan to close its Derby manufacturing plant. But another congressman thinks the problem isn't in Washington, but in Albany.

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New Era Cap Company says it is considering ending operations at its plant in Derby, effective in March. The facility employs more than 200 people.

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First created by a young girl battling brain cancer, Carly's Club at Roswell Park is taking on a new name. The newly-renamed Courage of Carly Fund has also gained a new corporate sponsor that will help encourage donations to support research and programming for young cancer and blood disorder patients.

The Chicago Cubs' first World Series win in more than a century could be a big economic win for one Western New York company.

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The Buffalo Bills and New Era Cap made it official Thursday. The Orchard Park-based stadium in which the pro football team plays is known as New Era Field for at least the next seven years.

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One of Buffalo's best known companies will see some changes at the top.

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Buffalo-based New Era Cap Company is losing millions of dollars to counterfeiters each year, which could cost local workers their jobs.

At the company's Delaware Avenue headquarters downtown Friday, Senator Charles Schumer announced a plan that he says will help trace the source of counterfeit caps, urge the U.S. Trade Representative to put more pressure on foreign governments, and step-up enforcement online.