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  • Upstate companies win funding from federal program

    by Kevin Tampone

     

    The National Institutes of Health awarded more than $10 million in federal grants to 42 bioscience and medical-technology companies in upstate New York through a new program.

    The program, the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Program, was part of the health-care reform law passed earlier this year. The $10.2 million in grants support 55 therapeutic research projects.

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  • Trade association opposes estate tax

    by Kevin Tampone

     

    A number of small businesses, including family farms, could be forced into diverting resources into measures to minimize the newly reinstated estate tax instead of using that money to grow their business, according to a new study published by the American Family Business Foundation.

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  • M&T announces local personnel moves

    by Kevin Tampone

     

    Buffalo-based M&T Bank announced some changes this week in its Syracuse commercial banking team.

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  • Business Briefs from The CNYBJ

    by Eric Reinhardt

    A judge has named the New York State Common Retirement Fund as one of the lead plaintiffs in a lawsuit against oil giant British Petroleum (BP). Hear details in this recording of "Business Briefs from The Central New York Business Journal," as aired on NewsRadio 570 WSYR in Syracuse.

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  • New York, Ohio pension funds named lead plaintiffs in BP suit

    by Kevin Tampone

     

    The New York State Common Retirement Fund is a lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against BP over allegedly poor safety practices exposed by the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

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  • Empire Recycling acquires Rochester-area firm

    by Kevin Tampone

     

    Empire Recycling Corp. has acquired Becks Recycling Solutions, Inc. of Shortsville, near Rochester.

    Becks was founded in 2008 by Bradley Cook, Matt Eckdahl, and Scott Eckert. The company is a purchaser of aluminum, copper, brass, iron, steel, and paper and buys from industry, auto wreckers, municipalities, contractors, farms, scrap yards, and the public.

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  • Business Briefs from The CNYBJ

    by Eric Reinhardt

    Construction employment rose in Syracuse, fell in the Mohawk Valley, and remained the same in Binghamton over the past year. Hear details in this recording of "Business Briefs from The Central New York Business Journal," as aired on NewsRadio 570 WSYR in Syracuse.

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  • Local doctor elected cardiology district representative

    by Kevin Tampone

     

    Michael Kelberman of Central New York Cardiology P.C. and the Mohawk Valley Heart Institute is the new District Five councilor of the New York State Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

    The region includes 13 counties across upstate New York. Kelberman is the first Utica-area physician elected to represent the district. District Five includes the Syracuse, Utica, and Binghamton areas.

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  • Solar association president outlines 2011 goals

    by Kevin Tampone

     

    The president of a statewide solar association unveiled his organization's goals for 2011 at a recent speech in Buffalo.

    Ron Kamen, chief development and public policy officer of EarthKind Solar and president of the New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA), spoke earlier this month at the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations in Buffalo.

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  • Syracuse gains, Utica-Rome loses construction jobs

    by Kevin Tampone

     

    The Syracuse area added 400 construction jobs between November 2009 and November 2010, while the Utica-Rome area lost 300 construction jobs in the same time period.

    Construction employment in the Binghamton area remained unchanged in the 12-month period.

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