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Solid April Jobs Report Shows Dropping Unemployment Rate, Business Expansion

The economy added 165,000 jobs in April, bringing the overall unemployment rate down a tick to 7.5 percent. The monthly report from the Labor Department also included upward revisions to the last two reports, helping to ease fears of a slowdown.

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Sears Portrait Studios Shutting Its Doors

The days of getting dolled up for photos at Sears are over.

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Surprising Study Reveals Successful Women Fear Becoming Bag Ladies

Financial security is a goal a lot of women have accomplished, but many still think they're head for the poorhouse.

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The Nation’s Unemployment Rate Drops, Twelve Million People Unemployed

The Labor Department is releasing its monthly unemployment figures.

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Economy Added 157,000 Jobs in January

The Labor Department announced that the U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in January. The unemployment rate inched upward by a tenth of a point, to 7.9 percent.

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Tenney To Cuomo: “Hemorrhaging Of Businesses And Residents Needs To Stop”

Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney is urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to rethink his recently passed gun legislation, claiming it comes at a high cost to the Upstate New York economy.

In a letter written to the Governor, Tenney calls the NY Safe Act an "unprecedented assault on gun manufacturers" and "feel-good legi

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McDonald’s Suffers First Sales Drop Since 2003

The Golden Arches are sagging just a little bit, as fast-food kingpin McDonald's reported a near 2 percent decline in overall revenue for their locations that have been open for at least 13 months. Industry experts say this is the first time the burger giant has experienced a month-to-month drop in that sector since spring 2003.

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Independent, Not-For-Profit Colleges Provide $63B For State Economy

Utica, NY (WIBX) - Upstate New York colleges provided nearly $23 billion in economic activity during 2011, according to the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities.

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Were The Vice President’s Comments Inappropriate?

Marcy, NY (WIBX) - Vice President Joe Biden addressed a crowd and made what can best be described as a statement he may now regret.

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VP Biden May Wish Y’all Didn’t Listen So Closely

Danville, VA (WIBX) - During a speech in Danville, Virginia yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden criticized Republican candidate Mitt Romney's banking policies, saying, "...n the first one hundred days he's going to let big banks once again write their own rules. Unchain Wall Street. They're going to put y'all back in chains."

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