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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 …

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  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…

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   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…

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   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…

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   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…

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   So it turns out that, maybe, Thursday's sickening drop in the stock market might be due to a goof by a trader who pushed the wrong key. - Stock futures rise a day after market turbulence - Stephen Bernard/AP/Buffalo News    A computerized sell-off, which might have been triggered by a simple typographical error, sent the Dow Jones industria…

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   News about two of the biggest names in news - Time and Newsweek.    The former, part of a larger and, today anyway, more profitable conglomerate, gets a passing mention in:- Time Warner 1Q profit rises on better ad revenue - Associated Press    Time Warner Inc. said Wednesday that its first-quarter profit rose …

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   It's Annual Meeting Season. - Mod-Pac focusing on areas promising growth, officials say - Matt Glynn/The Buffalo News    The company has recorded three consecutive quarterly profits, including a $20,000 profit in the first quarter of the current fiscal year.   That’s a significant turnaround for a company that has lost money fo…

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   Maybe it's because it was leaked over the weekend. Or because they didn't plant a bomb in Times Square or spill a gusher of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.   But the news that United and Continental are merging to form the World's Largest Airline got bumped down the list pretty fast. As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, it wasn't on the front …

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   From The Buffalo News Business Today: - From warehouse to dorm - Jonathan D. Epstein/The Buffalo News    Students at Erie Community College and other area schools will soon have another option for housing downtown.   Conversion of the former Alling & Cory warehouse at Elm and North Division streets is well under way and on sc…

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   Does a politician who represents Wall Street bankers and investors do right by them when he lets them get away with anything they want?   Or when he pushes them to do the right thing by America?    Maybe this will help:    Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays instead of servin…

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   From Business Today: - NYSEG slashes the size of its rate hike request - David Robinson/The Buffalo News    New York State Electric & Gas Corp. is slashing the size of the rate increase it is seeking from its electric customers by more than 40 percent, the utility said Thursday.    NYSEG, which last September requested a rate hike …

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   From Business Today: - Delaware North charts global course with caution - David Robinson/The Buffalo News   Jeremy Jacobs Jr. thinks it’s a good idea for Delaware North Cos. to branch out into new countries.    He just doesn’t like going into unfamiliar territory.   So the Buffalo-based food service, gaming and hospitali…

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   When East Germany and West Germany got back together in 1990, SNL anchorman Dennis Miller had this to say:    I view this in much the same way I view a possible Dean Martin - Jerry Lewis reconciliation: I never really enjoyed their work, and I'm not sure I need to see any of their new stuff.    It looks like all is forgiven:- Spain g…

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   New on the AP:- Rosy earnings show that corporate America is back - Dave Carpenter / AP / Buffalo News   Companies that do everything from making appliances to selling cruises are reporting strong first-quarter profits - not because of the layoffs many of them used to dress up last year's earnings reports but because people are spendin…