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One Good Thing About the Recession, People Are Smarter Shoppers — Survey of the Day

The recession may have left unemployment rates a mess and killed the housing market, but if you’re looking for a silver lining, here it is: we’re all better shoppers now because of it.

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Still Living With Your Parents as an Adult? Well, You’re Hurting the Economy

While many college grads are only too happy to fly their parents’ nest and get a place of their own, the dip in the economy has meant some can’t — or won’t — until they feel more financially able to do so comfortably. What does this mean for the economy? Unfortunately, nothing good.

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Utica’s Postal Processing Center On Pitcher St. Will Close

The U.S. Postal Service is moving forward with a consolidation effort and will close the Utica processing center sometime in mid-2012, USPS Communications Manager Maureen Marion said Thursday.

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Economic Woes Lead to More Men Becoming ‘Mannies’

While child care-givers such as babysitters and nannies have traditionally been women, the recent dip in the economy lead some men into the profession as well.

Dubbed “mannies,” the guys are often unemployed teachers, daycare workers or fathers.

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Restaurant Chain Friendly’s Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Citing the economic downtown and rising food costs, the parent of the Friendly’s restaurant chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday and closed 63 underperforming stores.

The 76-year-old franchise, based in Wilbraham, Massachusetts and known for its ice cream and hamburgers, will continue to operate more than 400 restaurants as it restructures.

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Oneida Nation Releases Annual $$ Impact Report

Verona, NY (WIBX) - The Oneida Indian Nation is out with its annual economic impact report.

The Nation says its enterprises, including the Turning Stone Resort and Casino, had a $410-million imprint on central New York in its last fiscal year which ended September 26, 2010.

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