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State to explore public-private partnerships

A state commission will be launched Thursday to study potential public-private partnerships for New York, Gov. David Paterson announced Tuesday.

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Home prices post 16% annual drop in July, report states

The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city housing index released Tuesday fell a record 16.3 percent in July from a year ago, the largest drop since its inception in 2000, AP reported. Home values in all 20 cities fell year-over-year, led by ...

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Team unveils initiative for health, safety

A team of policy experts, community leaders and area parents Tuesday announced an initiative aimed at children eating more nutritious foods and becoming more physically active through a combination of public policy and behavioral changes.

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State to explore public-private partnerships

A state commission will be launched Thursday to study potential public-private partnerships for New York, Gov. David Paterson announced Tuesday. The 11-member New York State Commission on State Asset Maximization will be appointed by Paterson and chaired by Charlotte Hitchcock, ...

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Stocks claw back on bailout revival hopes

Stocks on Tuesday rebounded from Wall Street’s worst slide in more than 20 years on Monday, Reuters reported. Investors snapped up beaten-down shares across the board. The benchmark S&P 500 rose more than 4 percent to recover nearly half of ...

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Hillside receives $250k for renovations

Hillside Children’s Center will receive $250,000 in state funds to aid its Monroe Avenue campus renovation project, the organization announced Tuesday. The money was secured by state Sen. Joseph Robach, R-Greece. The money will be used to renovate Hillside’s Eastman ...

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Stocks rebound after big drop Monday

Wall Street rebounded Tuesday after its biggest sell-off in years Monday. Bargain hunters helped drive the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which lost 777 points at close Monday, but was up more than 400 points at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Many stocks ...

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At least 168 killed in Indian temple stampede

Thousands of pilgrims panicked by false rumors of a bomb stampeded at a Hindu temple in western India on Tuesday, killing at least 168 people, AP reported. More than 12,000 people were celebrating a key Hindu festival in the historic ...

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Stocks rebound after big drop Monday

Wall Street rebounded Tuesday after its biggest sell-off in years Monday. Bargain hunters helped drive the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which lost 777 points at close Monday, but was up more than 400 points at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Many stocks ...

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Hamill to speak at Breast Cancer Education luncheon

Olympic figure skating gold medalist Dorothy Hamill is slated to appear as featured speaker at Highland Hospital’s 15th annual Highland Hospital Breast Cancer Education Luncheon. The luncheon is at noon Oct. 2 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

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Hamill to speak at Breast Cancer Education luncheon

Olympic figure skating gold medalist Dorothy Hamill is slated to appear as featured speaker at Highland Hospital’s 15th annual Highland Hospital Breast Cancer Education Luncheon. The luncheon is at noon Oct. 2 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Hamill won ...

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Lawmakers scramble to revise bailout bill

Congressional leaders, with advice from their parties’ presidential nominees, scrambled Tuesday to find out what changes are needed to sell the failed $700 billion financial system bailout to rank-and-file members, AP reported.

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Team unveils initiative for health, safety

A team of policy experts, community leaders and area parents Tuesday announced an initiative aimed at children eating more nutritious foods and becoming more physically active through a combination of public policy and behavioral changes. The HEALTHI Kids Policy Team, ...

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Hillside receives $250k for renovations

Hillside Children’s Center will receive $250,000 in state funds to aid its Monroe Avenue campus renovation project, the organization announced Tuesday. The money was secured by state Sen. Joseph Robach, R-Greece.

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Consumer confidence unexpectedly improves

Americans’ confidence in the economy improved in September, but it still hovers near a 16-year low as they wrestle with a weak job market, higher food and fuel prices, and the worst financial crisis in decades, AP reported. The Conference ...

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