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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 hospitality g…

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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…

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   Today's business news -- a lot of it worthy of Page One -- can be hopefully summarized as a bad day for people who make up mythical amounts of money to trade back and forth and a good day for people who make real products that reasonable people might want to buy. - No apology by Goldman as senators grill execs - Marcy Gordon and Tom Raum/AP/Buffalo N…

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   Not to say we told you so, but: - GM's Tonawanda plans will preserve 710 jobs - Matt Glynn/The Buffalo News   General Motors today announced it is investing $400 million in its Town of Tonawanda plant to produce a new V-8 engine, securing 710 jobs. The investment is part of a plan to put $890 million into five factories to make its V-8 eng…

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   To look at the Business Today section of The Buffalo News, one might conclude that the money is in, well, money. Certainly not in anything as frivilous as toys. -  Mattel may cut jobs at Fisher-Price in outsourcing move - Samantha Maziarz Christmann/The Buffalo News   More job cuts may be coming to East Aurora's Fisher-Price.…

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   The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations is dragging three panels of Goldman Sachs executives before the TV cameras today. You can watch it here. You can read the exhibits here. You can follow the New York Times DealBook live blog here.   You can get caught up with the background [like the stack of e-mails held by subcommittee chairman Car…

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   New on BuffaloNews.com: - US newspaper circulation falls 8.7 percent - Andres Vanacore/AP/Buffalo News   Figures released Monday by the Audit Bureau of Circulations show average weekday circulation fell 8.7 percent in the six months that ended March 31, compared with the same period a year earlier. Sunday circulation fell 6.5 percent. ...&…

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   Breaking right now on BuffaloNews.com: - Source: Tonawanda GM plant lands $400 million engine line - Matt Glynn/The Buffalo News    General Motors Co. has selected its Town of Tonawanda engine plant to produce a new engine line, an investment worth $400 million that will create or retain more than 700 jobs, a source familiar with the negotiatio…

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   An update of the story that was on Page One of today's Buffalo News:- Democrats willing to test GOP in Wall St. showdown - Jim Kuhnhenn/AP/Buffalo News    With a showdown vote looming, Democrats are resisting Republican appeals for a broad compromise on financial overhaul legislation and are eager to test whether GOP unity will crack in an …

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The Eastern Hills Mall is cutting the ribbon on a new Sephora location inside JC Penney Friday April 30. To celebrate, Sephora will give the first 750 shoppers (whether they're actually spending money or just browsing) a bag filled with free samples. The new 1,500-square-foot Sephora will be located at the center of the store and feature high-end makeup, skin care…

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   All aboard for financial reform: - Obama challenges Wall Street on reform - Los Angeles Times/Buffalo News   Obama struck a conciliatory tone in a Manhattan speech given in the shadows of Wall Street, praising the importance of financial firms and free markets to the U.S. economy as he tried to close the sale on a nearly yearlong push for the m…

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It was a year ago today when the company that operated the Statler Towers was forced into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Carl L. Bucki issued the order that day over the last-minute objections of developer Bashar Issa, the head of BSC Development Buffalo LLC, who submitted documents but did not appear in the courtroom. The Statler case has gone t…

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   From this morning's Business Today: - Power grid is inefficient, expensive and vulnerable - George Pyle/The Buffalo News   If inventor Thomas A. Edison came back to life today, he might be amazed by such inventions as the cell phone and the Internet.   "But," one of New York's premier experts on electric power noted…

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    Fresh news from Wall Street:- Obama slams Wall Street ways while asking support - AP/Buffalo News   President Barack Obama rebuked Wall Street for risky practices Thursday even as he sought its leaders' help for "updated, commonsense" banking regulations to head off any new financial crisis.   "Ultimately the…