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Business , Central New York , Community

Tech Garden Assists in the Growth of New Businesses

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By Jude Allume, SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News) — The Tech Garden has long been a powerful tool in the launch and development of technology-leveraging start-up companies. Located in Syracuse, the company was created to turn two empty MONY Plaza buildings into a business incubator for manufacturing and services businesses. Since opening in 2004, the company has helped […]

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Business , Central New York , Consumer , Health

No Sales Tax on Feminine Hygiene Products in New York, One Year Later

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By Alana Seldon SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – While sales tax is applied to all consumer purchases, new legislation makes an impact on Central New Yorkers, exempting necessities from local and State sales tax. Last summer, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that eliminates sales tax on feminine care and hygiene products. New York joined a […]

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Arts , Business , Central New York , Community , Consumer , food , Syracuse , Things to do

The Annual Eastwood Market Day is Back

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By Erica Pieschke SYRACUSE (NCC News) – The Eastwood Neighborhood Association has come up with a fun way to get the community out of the house, and spend a little cash for a good cause. The 8th Annual Eastwood Market Day is coming back this Saturday. This event brings locals out to sell their personal belongings in […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , Jobs , Syracuse

Syracuse Unemployment Rate Higher Than State Average

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By Erica Pieschke SYRACUSE (NCC News) –  There is bad news tonight about the Syracuse job market.  According to Brookings Institution, Syracuse was ranked as having the worst economy in metro areas just this year. Currently, the unemployment rate is 5.0% which puts Syracuse above the state and nation rates of unemployment. Associate Economist of the New York […]

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Le Moyne College is Hosting a Stem Program

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By Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Le Moyne College is hosting its second annual STEM program for young women who are eager to learn more about science, technology, and math. This week long program empowers women by giving them the opportunity to gain new skills in a career field that is dominated by men. Emma […]

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Business , Community , Consumer , Syracuse

Luxury Student Housing Means Competition for Local Landlords

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By: Odeya Pinkus, SYRACUSE (NCC News) – With the number of luxury student apartments growing, Syracuse University students are getting more options for where they can live. Mike Albanese, who rents out apartments near the University, said that some landlords are concerned about the competition. Albanese, however, said he wants to wait to see what […]

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Business , Central New York , Consumer , Environment , Health

Minimum Smoking Age Raised to 21 in New Jersey, Is New York State Next?

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By Alana Seldon SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The popular Tobacco21 bill gains momentum as Governor Chris Christie has signed legislation that raises minimum age for purchasing tobacco products from 19 to 21. New Jersey has become the third and latest state, behind Hawaii and California, to raise the legal smoking age. Currently, Onondaga County […]

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Agriculture , Business , Central New York , Consumer , Government

A Push for Insurance of a Grain is Brewing in NY

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Mye Owens Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to expand barley insurance by starting the process to bring the Malting Barley Endorsement (M.B.E.) to the state of New York. The M.B.E is a insurance option through the federal government, that protects the production of malt barley, grown by […]

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Arts , Business , Central New York , Community , Consumer , Syracuse , Things to do , tourism

New Theme At Arts And Crafts Festival This Year

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By Christine Morton SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Are you a fan of reproduced fine art? Artists at the annual “Arts and Crafts Festival” are using a unique media to produce another functioning object. As we prepare for the end of ArtsWeek in Syracuse, preparations are underway for over a 165 artists to display and sell […]

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Milennials should take a closer look at what's not inside their wallet (c) 2017 Tommy Farrell
Business , Central New York , Consumer

Millennials Should Look into Owning Credit Cards

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By Tommy Farrell SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — If you are a millennial, there is an unconventional way to deal with spending habits: credit cards. The consumer financial service company, Bankrate.com, issued a new study that found millennials are spending more than older generations in groceries, gas, and technology. However, according to Bankrate.com, nearly two-thirds of […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , History

New Apartments Could Be Coming to Historic Downtown Building

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By Odeya Pinkus SYRACUSE (NCC News) – More than a million dollars in renovations could soon turn an old building into a new living space. Armory Boys LLC., the company which owns the Piper-Phillips building in Armory Square, is planning to create new apartments within the historic site. Located W. Fayette Street, the italianate-style structure was […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , Jobs

Housing Development Company is Developing Careers

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By Stefan Oliva SYRACUSE (NCC News) – Jubilee Homes, a housing development company in Southwest Syracuse, is shifting gears by guiding its residents toward building a career path. Jubliee’s Build to Work program provides economically disadvantaged people with services like job training, a program to get their G.E.D. and job fairs. “There’s such a high need for […]

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