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From Business Today:Some businesses are growing in Western New York,  and one place to find them is at the Erie County Industrial Development Agency. Several firms got tax breaks this week to expand their operations. Derrick Corp., a venerable manufacturing company that makes vibrating/sifting machines for the drilling industry, has a $19.5 million expansion in the wo…

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From Business Today:Your neighborhood Mobil station might be a Sunoco station soon. Pennsylvania-based Lehigh Gas Co. sold at least eight Mobil stations in the past three months to Sunoco as part of a corporate strategy. Sunoco has a strong presence in the region and seeks to expand. In all Sunoco is buying 25 stations in the Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Alb…

     Overdraft charges and credit card late fees can be as infuriating as they are expensive, but there is a way to avoid those -- and  your bank will help.     Sign up for automatic alerts to your cell phone or e-mail account that let you know your daily balance, when a credit card bill is coming due, and when your payments are…

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From Business Today:Verizon pulled the plug on its plans to build a $4 billion data center in Niagara County. That's the bad news, very bad news. Western New York couldn't have   done much more to make the deal happen, offering tax incentives and cheap power. But the company's claim that a little lawsuit from a neighbor was a big factor in its…

     What can you get for $5?      How about a singer doing "Happy Birthday" a la Marilyn Monroe for you, or a St. Patrick's Day greeting, complete with Irish music?     More pragmatically, you can get 30 days worth of personal tax advice, a healthy weekly menu plan (with foods you like to eat), or …

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From Business Today:It is done. The Statler Towers, a landmark overlooking Niagara Square, is now owned by local restaurateur Mark Croce after languishing almost two  years in bankruptcy. But the saga is far from over. Croce plans to get the bottom floor open so he can host weddings and banquets in the grand Golden Ballroom and refurbished terrace. Stabilizi…

Corning Inc., the Southern Tier glassmaker known to generations for its Pyrex and Corelle cookware, has gone viral. Even its own executives acknowledge Corning is a conservative company. So it was a significant shift when the firm launched a comprehensive marketing campaign last December to promote its high-tech Gorilla Glass, a durable product found in everything from sma…

With the stroke of a pen in a chilly lobby, the Statler Towers was placed in new hands.Businessman Mark D. Croce took ownership of the historic 18-story downtown property Wednesday at a deed-signing ceremony attended by dozens of onlookers. Croce said he is ready to get to work on reviving the Statler through his entity, Statler City LLC. "This property will have…

     Travelers will have 394 chances to get something free in the week before Easter (plus another couple days).       During National Park Week, April 16-24, entrance to all national parks is free throughout the week. Find out about the parks and plan a visit at www.nps.gov.     Once in the parks, visitors w…

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From Business Today: M&T Bank CEO and Chairman Robert Wilmers says the banking world still faces risks. In his annual letter to shareholders, Wilmers cited concerns such as a failure by regulators and lawmakers to  distinguish between large and small banks, coupled with increased industry concentration, excessive pay and a reliance on risky trading. He sai…

 Getting a free meal or an extra night in a hotel when traveling can only make things nicer. Now, discount online travel service Priceline is making it easier to find those little bargains.   At www.priceline.com/freebies, people can click on the kind of "freebies" they would like in a hotel, such as free nights, free breakfast, free parking and free up…

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From Business Today:Some Western New York companies are watching events in Japan very closely. The companies have offices or even headquarters in Japan, and many are worried  about colleagues and family members. Orchard Park-based Mentholatum is owned by Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., as is Arcade-based Kioke Aronson. Neither firm is affected right now, but could be i…

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From Business Today:Americans are not visiting Canada as much as they used  to, but a recent study says the reason is not simply border crossing hassles. Canadian businesses have pulled back on their advertising to Americans. Traffic headed to Canada did slow down dramatically after passports or other documents were required, but that no longer is an impediment to vis…