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Bankruptcy filings drop 6.8 percent

Bankruptcy filings in the Buffalo/Rochester region declined 6.8 percent in June from a year ago, to 372, according to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s Western District of New York.

Filings in the Buffalo area alone were down 12.5 percent from a year ago, after a rare increase during May.

Through the first half of the year. bankruptcy filings for Buffalo and Rochester declined 9.7 percent from the same period in 2014.