Economy and Business

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New Yorkers are feeling better about the economy than they have in over 16 years, and one economist says you can thank President Trump for that, at least in part. 

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New Yorkers making less than $64,000 a year can receive free help filing taxes electronically. The state tax department is holding some day-long events where trained assistants help people file online.

James Gazzale, a spokesperson for the New York State Tax Department, said 92 percent of residents file electronically, and this program offers help navigating the state’s website.

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As negotiations over New York’s budget drag on, groups across the state are clamoring for information so they can plan out the next year.  Those focused on worker’s compensation reform are used to the wait. 

Is A Petrochemical Boom Headed For Pennsylvania?

Mar 27, 2017
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Shell is expected to begin constructing its $6-billion petrochemical plant in Beaver County later this year. But a new, state-commissioned report says that may be only the beginning for Pennsylvania’s petrochemical industry. The report says the state will be producing enough of the right kinds of natural gas to support up to four ethane crackers in addition to Shell’s facility, which is slated to be online by 2021 or 2022.

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KEYSTONE CROSSROADS - When playing the slots in Pennsylvania, casinos and gamblers aren't the only ones making money. The state collects 54 cents for every dollar a player loses in a slot machine. 

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Members of a leading senior citizens lobbying group are advocating for a retirement plan in New York that could benefit their children and grandchildren. 

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With significant investment, the state’s manufacturing sector could put the economy in high gear. President Donald Trump called for “a new program of national rebuilding,” in his address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday.  

Finger Lakes Gaming and Racing

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - There will be a racing season at Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack. The 56th consecutive season of thoroughbred racing was somewhat in doubt when the track owners and the horsemen's association could not agree on terms for this upcoming season. 

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ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Officials in Steuben County are bracing for the possibility that hundreds of jobs may be leaving. Kraft Heinz has sent out a notice to 330 employees of the plant in Campbell that they could be laid off.  

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Some Oneonta residents are worried about using state economic development money to construct new buildings instead of renovating existing ones.

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