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2014 Governor's Election
7:55 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Donald Trump Fires Up GOP Crowd in Syracuse But Doesn't Step Into Governor's Race

Donald Trump Addressed Onondaga County Republicans on taxes, fracking, climate change, his business ventures, but did not say he's entering Governor's race.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

  Celebrity Business mogul Donald Trump energized an Onondaga County Republican crowd during a visit Tuesday night.  Trump covered a wide range of issues...but said little about the topic everyone wanted to hear.

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VETERAN EMPLOYMENT
6:10 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

CNY Veterans Can "Start Up and Grow" at OCC

Credit sba.gov

Veterans and active members of the military will gather for workshops and networking next week in hopes of getting tools they need to start their own business.  The Small Business Administration’s 7th Annual "Operation: Start Up and Grow" conference will be held March 20th at Onondaga Community College.   

Cathy Pokines is Deputy District Director at the SBA.

Pokines says that foundation is designed to help veterans who already seem to be a natural fit for starting a business.   

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HIGHER EDUCATION
12:34 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Cornell University President to Head Smithsonian Institution

Cornell University President David Skorton
Credit Cornell University

The leader of one of the nation's most prestigious universities will depart next year to head the world's largest museum and research complex.  David Skorton will be relocating to Washington D.C. in July 2015 to lead the Smithsonian Institution.  His appointment was approved by a vote of the Smithsonian Board of Regents on March 9.   In a news release, Chair of Cornell's Board of Trustees Robert Harrison has nothing but praise for Skorton:

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Atty General's Fraud Report
9:52 am
Mon March 10, 2014

NYers Scammed Most on the Internet, with Their Cars and on Credit Issues

Home Improvement problems were the top consumer fraud complaint in the Syracuse area, according to Atty General Eric Schneiderman.
Credit bankrate.com

When New Yorkers agree to buy a car or something on the internet…or pay up front to have some service or repair done, they expect to get what they pay for.  But people made more than 19,000 complaints to state consumer protection about consumer frauds.  And topping the Top 10 Consumer Fraud list statewide were problems buying over the internet and shady dealings buying, leasing or fixing a vehicle.  Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reports our

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Republican Rob Astorino
3:34 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

GOP Hopeful for Governor Visits Syracuse, Slams Cuomo Record and Policies

Republican Rob Astorino, supported by Senator John DeFrancisco (right)
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

The newly minted G-O-P hopeful for governor made clear distinctions between himself and Governor Cuomo in a visit to Syracuse today.  Rob Astorino entered the race Wednesday.  He believes most people would come to the conclusion that New York is ‘losing.’

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