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December 15, 2016 - 2:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Taxpayers will fork over nearly $10 billion more next year to cover double-digit premium hikes for subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, according to a study being released Thursday. The analysis from the Center for Health and Economy comes as the...
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December 14, 2016 - 11:00 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Part two of Western New York's heavy lake effect snow intake caused traffic issues throughout Wednesday evening. For several hours listeners reached out to WBEN to vent about their nightmare commute home. "I work downtown, I live in Evans and it's taken me an hour and forty...
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December 14, 2016 - 12:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve has raised a key interest rate in response to a strengthening U.S. economy and expectations of higher inflation, and it foresees three more rate hikes in 2017. The Fed's move will mean modestly higher rates on some loans. Wednesday's action signaled the Fed's...
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December 14, 2016 - 12:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Yahoo says it believes hackers stole data from more than one billion user accounts in August 2013. The Sunnyvale, California, company says it's a different breach from the one it disclosed in September, when it said 500 million accounts were exposed. That new hack revelation raises...
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December 14, 2016 - 6:55 am
General Motors has announced they're investing $324 Million into three WNY facilities, including $295 Million at the Tonawanda plant to bring a new engine line there. From General Motors The Tonawanda Engine Plant Year Opened: Plant #1 – 1938; Plant #4 – 1941; Plant #5 – 2001 Facility Size:...
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December 14, 2016 - 6:37 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The owners of the Sabres and Bills are negotiating with Uber to form a ridesharing partnership if Albany green lights ridesharing. Both sides say the partnership would encompass making rides to and from Buffalo sporting events, including the upcoming NCAA tournament, and concerts...
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December 14, 2016 - 3:28 am
Once again this morning Clarence Republican Congressman Chris Collins appeared on CNN to support the Trump administration, and to push back on congressional calls for an investigation into whether Russia tried to influence the election in Trump's favor by hacking Hillary Clinton campaign e-mails...
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December 14, 2016 - 2:45 am
For months now a battle has been brewing in Niagara County along the Ontario Shore, where the town of Somerset and many of its residents are gearing up to fight a large wind farm planned there. Apex Clean Energy is proposing to construct about 60 trubines in Niagara and Orleans Counties in the...
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December 13, 2016 - 11:00 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN)- Senator Charles Schumer addressed President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Secrertary of State, Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, Tuesday. "I think the head of Russia, Putin, is a bully. I'm troubled by the fact that he (Tillerson) has opposed the sanctions that we have put on...
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December 13, 2016 - 4:42 pm
LOS ANGELES, CA (WBEN/AP) - A publicist says Alan Thicke, who played the likable father on the sitcom "Growing Pains," has died at age 69. Carleen Donovan, who is a publicist for Thicke's son, singer Robin Thicke, says the actor died from a heart attack on Tuesday in Los Angeles. She had no further...
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