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(AP) - Wondering if you were impacted by the Equifax data breach in 2017 that exposed Social Security numbers and other sensitive information of about half of Americans? The credit reporting company will be paying at least $700 million in a data breach settlement that impacted 147 million people...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - A ruling this week on Seneca casino revenue may not mean an immediate windfall for cities like Niagara Falls. A three person arbitration panel found the requirement for the Senecas to share 25 percent of slot-machine revenues renewed when the compact as a whole was...
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(WBEN) - Though it appears that Congress has come to a temporary agreement to fund the government and avoid a shutdown just before the holidays, that doesn't mean the debate over a spending bill will truly come to a close. "Well, it's going to pass, but it's nothing," said Congressman Brian Higgins...
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Brian Mazurowski
October 02, 2018 - 11:18 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Once again, the prospect of a new stadium for the Bills is the talk of downtown Buffalo, and once again, the County Executive is hoping to pump the breaks. "We'll always have conversations, but I still get people coming up to me on the street asking 'Hey are you going to be...
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Governor Andrew Cuomo at the University at Buffalo's Jacobs School of Medicine on April 19, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Albany, NY (WBEN) - Despite a guilty verdict in the Buffalo Billion trial that saw some of the Governor's top donors and official convicted on public corruption charges, Andrew Cuomo retains strong poll numbers. In a new Siena Research Poll , Cuomo leads Cynthia Nixon two-to-one among likely...
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February 02, 2018 - 4:12 pm
New York (WBEN/AP) - U.S. stocks slumped Friday, pulling down the Dow Jones industrial average by more than 600 points and placing the market on track for its worst week in two years. Technology and energy stocks accounted for much of the broad slide as several major companies, including Exxon...
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Dave Debo
January 19, 2018 - 6:45 am
(WBEN) Slowly there is a growing number of people talking about -- and investing in -- Bitcoin in Buffalo, depite crazy price swings that saw the virtual currency lose half its value in one day earlier this week. Buffalo hosts at least two regular discussion forums where enthusiasm-- if not profit...
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Richard Root
December 13, 2017 - 4:17 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The City of Buffalo had a $34.5 million budget gap for this past fiscal year. Fortunately for taxpayers, the gap was filled be reserve funds, but city comptroller Mark Schroeder warns that there isn't much left of those reserve funds. Schroeder’s office issued its year-end...
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Dave Debo
September 19, 2017 - 6:52 am
Suzie Q and Jane Doe might be the latest Western New Yorkers to have been victims of the Equifax credit bureau breach that exposed the data of 143 million Americans. Hearing customer concerns daily, Linda Mallia, the president of Hunt Mortgage, conducted an experiment. She found her own name listed...
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Tom Puckett
April 06, 2017 - 12:52 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A West Seneca woman admits to stealing nearly $300,000 from the Buffalo Firemen’s Pension Fund by pretending to be her late mother, who died in 1983. “From the day her mother died, Pearlann MacVittie tarnished her memory by stealing $291,070 in pension checks in her mother's name...
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