List by Month: 10-2013

A major job boom is about to hit upstate New York

10.11.13 | Bob Price

Six high-tech companies will invest one and a half billion dollars in the Mohawk Valley to create more than one-thousand high-tech jobs and help grow a nanotechnology hub upstate. The companies will conduct research and development at the SUNY ...

Bird-watchers in Buffalo are buzzing over the sighting of a brown booby

10.11.13 | Bob Price

Buffalonians flocked to the city's Lake Erie and Niagara River waterfronts this week to get a glimpse of the gull-like tropical diving bird normally found along the coasts of Central America.  It’s the first time a brown booby has ever ...

NY has Worst Tax Climate in Country

10.10.13 | Bob Price

The winless Giants aren't the only New Yorkers having a tough time. A report out today by a national tax watch group put New York in the cellar among states when comparing the complexity of tax codes and tax rates. The national Tax Foundation ...

Brits make Breakthrough in Alzheimer's Research

10.10.13 | Bob Price

British scientists may have paved the way for a simple pill to cure the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s disease.  Researchers have discovered a drug-like compound that has halted brain cell death in mice for the first ...

Roller Coaster gets stuck in Florida

10.10.13 | Bob Price

Riders had to be rescued after getting stuck in a vertical position atop a roller coaster at Universal Orlando for more than two hours last night.  About a dozen people, including a child were stranded nearly 170 feet in the air on ...

Vets Lose with Gov't Shutdown

10.10.13 | Bob Price

Veterans Affairs Secretary Erik Shinseki says nearly 4 million of America’s war heroes could lose their disability pay next month if the government shutdown lingers into late October.  More than half a million vets and their ...

Court could Rule on Casino Issue in NY

10.09.13 | Bob Price

A court could decide this Friday if a referendum to expand casino gambling in New York was uncommonly reworded to include rosy benefits and whether that language as it appears on the ballot was approved illegally in secret. The referendum, that ...

Catholics Sue over Health Care Law in PA

10.09.13 | Bob Price

The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh is suing to block enforcement of the birth control mandate in Obama-care. Facing a Jan. 1 deadline to meet new federal health insurance requirements,  the Diocese says forcing a faith-based ...

Truckers Revolt in D-C

10.09.13 | Bob Price

If you'll be in Washington, D.C., this weekend, prepare to spend a lot of time staring at the back bumpers of tractor-trailers.  Several thousand truckers have pledged to spend Friday through Sunday slowing down traffic on the Beltway.  ...

Home Heating Price up this Winter

10.09.13 | Bob Price

It’s going to cost you more to stay warm this winter. The government expects 90 percent of U-S households will pay more for heat.  Homes that use natural gas for heat, about half of the nation, will see costs rise about 13 ...

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