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MICHAEL MROZIAK WBFO NEWS

(WBFO) Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced new economic development that will bring a combined 1,400 jobs to Buffalo and Dunkirk over the next decade.

The company Athenex, which makes oncology medication, is expanding to open its headquarters in downtown Buffalo while constructing a manufacturing facility in Dunkirk.   

Cuomo said 500 jobs will be created in Buffalo while the Dunkirk facility will ultimately employ 900 people.

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Good day care can be hard to find, especially in rural areas. Low population density means commercial day care center are rare, so a lot of parents rely on smaller child cares run out of peoples' homes. In one New York county, those family run establishments are disappearing.

Teri Brogdale lives on a quiet street, near the edge of town. But inside, her house is pretty lively — she runs a day care called Teri's Little Angels.

Brogdale's been at this for almost 23 years. But now, she's getting out of the day care business — she's ready to retire.

Workers in New York who earn the minimum wage are getting a raise today. The state's minimum wage is now $8.75 an hour, up from the $8 it stood at before. It will fatten the paychecks for 284,000 employees across the state, according to the labor department.

New York deals 3 regions 1 casino each

Dec 17, 2014
computer rendering of Montreign resort and casino main building by day
Montreign Media / Innovation Trail

It may not have taken place around a roulette wheel,  but there was a palpable air of suspense as the state Gaming Facility Location Board announced the 3 of the nearly 20 communities hoping to get a piece of the gaming action on Wednesday.

The board was entitled to grant up to four licenses.

Some came up winners and while others crapped out.

Most New Yorkers earning the minimum wage are seeing their pay increase slightly, but that doesn't go for those in the service industry who receive tips.

The state's minimum wage will be $9 an hour at the end of next year. It will stay flat for servers and other tipped workers at $5 an hour, plus those tips.

Now the state labor department is considering raising the tipped minimum wage, but restaurant owners are worried it will have a negative ripple effect.

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