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Rich Products has expanded the recall of its Farm Rich products to include all items made at its plant in Waycross, Ga., due to possible E coli contamination. Here is the company's statment on the recall and a list of products involved. Consumer contact number: 1-888-220-5955 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 4, 2013 - Buffalo, New York - Rich Products Corporation of B…

Wegmans will again freeze prices on a list of items it says families buy most. A full list of items can be found here. Prices are good through Aug. 24. Wegmans will also fill prescriptions for Atorvastatin, a generic form of the cholesterol drug Lipitor, for free through the end of the year.   ---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

Carl Paladino’s Ellicott Development Co. has been fined $44,000 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 10 “serious violations of workplace health and safety standards,” after the company was cited for exposing workers to lead and the risk of falls from a rooftop at a Buffalo work site.The agency, part of the U.S. Department of Labor, found that workers we…

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Denis and Mary Uminski knew they needed to do something about their drafty Village of Kenmore house.Their two-story, three-bedroom Colonial would get cold at night, and during the day the heat was unevenly distributed.So when Rachelle Moses of PUSH Green showed up at their door to tell them about a state program in Erie County that could inexpensively weatherize their home…

Carl Paladino's Ellicott Development Co. has been cited by OSHA for 10 "serious violations of workplace health and safety standards" that exposed workers to "lead and fall hazards" at a work site at 2017 Clinton St. Workers were performing demolition work at the site. According to OSHA, workers were exposed to lead while tearing down and disposin…

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"Don't get a speeding ticket or your insurance premiums will soar." That's the common theme everybody always hears, but it's not always the case, according to a new study by InsuranceQuotes.com. The website, part of Bankrate Inc. of Florida, found that 23 percent of Americans had gotten a ticket in the last five years for speeding, running a red l…

The Buffalo Niagara region has experienced four years of continuous private- sector job growth, but the region’s unemployment rate has remained stubbornly high – 9.2 percent for February, the state Labor Department reported.“The unemployment rate is like giving you the temperature in Buffalo” but not giving the wind chill, said John Slenker, the Labor Department’s regional…

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The two hotel projects being built on the outskirts of Williamsville are dividing the community.Some say the projects are just what the Main Street corridor needs to continue developing into a thriving suburban center.Others think they’re monstrosities that will destroy what makes the Williamsville area special.“We really need to think about the future, and we need to thin…

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Your next business meeting could include a stroll down the midway and a quick ride on the Ride of Steel during downtime from PowerPoint presentations.Darien Lake has opened a 2,000-square-feet facility that will mix amusement park fun with conferences and meetings.“We’re really excited about it,” said Denis Kohl, director of accommodations for the park. “The progression in…

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is a chip off the old block when it comes to impassioned speech. The son of a great orator, the current Gov. Cuomo can make a persuasive and eloquent speech on any issue that interests him Where he differs from his father, the first Gov. Cuomo, is in his commitment to Buffalo. Andrew Cuomo says he is "all in" when it comes to boosting Buffalo&#…

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DETROIT – Chevrolet is upping the ante in the tug-of-war with Ford over America’s favorite vehicles: pickup trucks.General Motors said Monday that its new Chevy Silverado will get 23 miles per gallon on the highway with a 5.3-liter V-8 engine. That’s a little better than similarly equipped competitors from Ford, Chrysler and Toyota. The new trucks also promise more towing …

McGuire Development Group is planning to buy a five-acre parcel in the Lockport Industrial Park and build a 35,000-square-foot business “incubator” building for multiple tenants on Enterprise Drive, according to town officials.The Buffalo-based real estate developer is pursuing the project on the east side of IDA Park Drive with partners R&P Oak Hill Development and Wendel…

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Independent Health Association had a good year in 2012 for continued national accolades, partnerships and progress in pushing a healthier community, but it didn’t translate to the bottom line.The Williamsville-based health insurer Monday reported a net loss of $50.1 million for 2012, compared with a $28.2 million profit in 2011, as both its medical and prescription-drug co…

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SUFFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio – It resembled a giant erector set, and the men working on it looked as happy as kids with a new toy at Christmas.But this was serious business, as the men at Goodyear’s Wingfoot Lake hangar were literally building Goodyear’s airship future: the first of three larger, faster airships that will replace the company’s iconic blimp fleet.“We are just at…

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The University at Buffalo’s long-held vision for a downtown medical school is about to materialize in bricks and mortar – along with steel rail and subway trains.A conceptual design for the planned, seven-story UB Medical School at Allen and Main streets has been presented at various community meetings in recent days, as officials prepare to break ground in September for a…