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   More from Business Today: - Cuomo probes banks, credit raters - Karen Freifeld/Bloomberg News/Buffalo News [Video below]    New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo subpoenaed Goldman Sachs Group, Morgan Stanley, UBS AG and five other banks to see whether they misled credit-rating services about mortgage-backed securities, according to a person…

   Mark this edition of Business Today.   A business opens in downtown Buffalo. A business closes in the suburbs. - From warehouse to apartment house - Jonathan D. Epstein/The Buffalo News  [With cool audio slide show by Sharon Cantillon]    A long vacant set of former department store warehouse buildings has a new lease on life, as…

   More from Business Today: - 11 projects locally vie for $24 million in stimulus - David Robinson/Buffalo News   There’s plenty of competition among local companies for the $24 million pot of tax-exempt financing available through the federal economic-stimulus program.   Eleven projects in Erie County from 10 developers have applied f…

   Two high-powered discussions -- one about keeping your business ahead of the curve, the other about catching up with health care reform -- get covered in Business Today.   Maybe we should get these folks together. If health care reform is going to work, somebody better be doing some innovating. - The lowdown on innovative leadership - Matt …

Mark Yellen, the Buffalo-born entrepreneur who co-founded Appraisal.com and died in a plane crash in Alabama this week, appeared in The Buffalo News a number of times over the years. In 2000, he was profiled as one of six "pioneers of the new dotcom economy" in The News' First Sunday magazine. He was 30 at the time, and the piece mentioned he had bought his …

   Leading the Business Today section of The Buffalo News:- Euphoria over euro rescue fades amid debt load - AP/Buffalo News   The German government backed a $1 trillion rescue package for Europe’s troubled currency union as European Union officials readied tougher oversight over budgets and economies of most member countries in an effort to con…

   Local news from Business Today: - 3 firms cited on fastest-growing list - Jonathan D. Epstein/Buffalo News   AEP Books and Media, Allied Mechanical and Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill made the 2010 Inner 100 ranking of companies by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Bloomberg Business Week magazine. -  3 UB spinoffs…

   Also from Business Today: - Goya gets tax breaks to expand in Angola - David Robinson/The Buffalo News   Goya Foods is getting nearly $1.3 million in tax breaks from the Erie County Industrial Development Agency for a $13.5 million project to expand its Angola bean-processing plant.   The project, which is expected to add 20 jobs to i…

   From Business Today:- Stocks surge, bond prices fall on plan to ease European debt - Tim Paradis/AP/Buffalo News   Stocks rocketed to their biggest gain in a year and bond prices fell Monday after a nearly $1 trillion plan to contain Europe's debt crisis reassured investors.-  Exchanges agree on ‘circuit breakers’ - AP/Buffalo…

Saturday (May 15) is Give Your Stuff Away Day, which could be really cool or a big disappointment, depending on how many people participate. Started by a guy named Mike Morone from North Chili, Give Your Stuff Away Day is an unofficial movement to help people get things they need, help others get rid of things they don't need and reduce the amount of trash that …

  Also in Business Today: - Investors get court to delay brew deal - Samantha Maziarz Christmann/Buffalo News    Plans to transfer assets from Buffalo’s Flying Bison Brewing Co. to Utica’s Matt Brewing Co. are on hold as disgruntled investors challenge the deal in court. - Five Star parent not hurrying repayment - Jonathan D. Epstein/The B…

   From Page One of today's Buffalo News- Fed opens credit line for Europe amid crisis - AP/Buffalo News   The Federal Reserve on Sunday opened a program to ship U. S. dollars to Europe in a move to head off a broader financial crisis on the continent.   The move came on the same night that European finance ministers agreed on a pack…

   At the top of the Business Today section of today's Buffalo News:- Stocks, options might mean bonanzas for CEOs - Rachel Beck/AP/Buffalo News   The nation’s top CEOs are set for a once-in-a-lifetime pay bonanza.    Most of them got their annual stock compensation early last year when the stock market was at a 12-year low. And c…

   Making absolutely no judgment as to whether the below referenced lawsuit has merit - there is just something karmic about debt collectors, and those who work for them, being afraid to answer the phone or open the mail:- Cuomo accuses attorney of fraud - Jonathan D. Epstein/The Buffalo News   Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo [right] is suing…