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Wed July 16, 2014

Semi-conductor jobs coming to Rochester: Cuomo

Governor Cuomo at Canal Ponds Business Park, Greece, New York on Wednesday.
Credit Randy Gorbman/WXXI


Governor Cuomo came to the Canal Ponds business park in Greece Wednesday to announce that 500 high tech jobs will be coming to Rochester.

He says a semi-conductor manufacturing facility is being established at the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering facility in Greece.

A consortium of companies  called Sematech is establishing the facility. Cuomo says it's good to see this kind of high tech work coming to Rochester.

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Wed July 16, 2014

Crashed Air Force drone was flying with gear that couldn't handle cold

Originally published on Wed July 16, 2014 6:55 am

An MQ-9 Reaper drone in the hanger at Hancock Airfield in Syracuse. (File photo)
Ryan Delaney WRVO

Besides some clouds on Nov. 12, 2013, Air National Guard crew members recalled to accident investigators that it was a nice day for flying.

But it was a cold, late fall day, just below freezing on the ground at Fort Drum, where the Air National Guard launches its remotely piloted aircraft for training missions over upstate New York. 

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Tue July 15, 2014

Cuomo: private market will decide future of NY's casino industry

Credit wikipedia commons

Governor Cuomo says he’s not concerned about reports that the casino gambling industry may not be all that healthy.

The negative news comes as the state is considering authorizing four new gambling centers in the next few months.

One third of Atlantic City’s casinos, including one run by Donald Trump, have announced plans to close, and Moody’s investor rating services has downgraded the casino industry from stable to negative citing “declines in comparable monthly gaming revenue”.

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Tue July 15, 2014

Fracking and groundwater contamination? It's complicated.

John Fair of the Woodlands, Connoquenessing Township, in front of a well he says went bad after drilling began three years ago.
Credit Reid Frazier and The Allegheny Front

Every Monday, Lee Dreyer wheels out big cardboard boxes from an old Sunday school classroom into the parking lot of his church. Dreyer is pastor of the White Oak Springs Presbyterian church, in Renfrew, Pa. It’s located on a country road about an hour north of Pittsburgh.

People pull up in cars and trucks, and load the boxes in the back.

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Tue July 15, 2014

NY invests in nanotech with General Electric

GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt
Credit ny.gov

NISKAYUNA, N.Y. (AP) _ New York state is teaming with General Electric Co. and other companies on a $500 million initiative to spur high-tech manufacturing of miniature electronics, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt announced Tuesday.

The state will invest $135 million for the collaborative program, which will be based out of the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany. Fairfield, Connecticut-based GE and other companies will contribute the remaining $365 million.

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