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Edamame Recall Should Not Have a Significant Effect on CNY Restaurants

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By Biko Skalla SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – A national brand of edamame is being pulled off central New York grocery store shelves because of fears it has been contaminated by potentially fatal listeria bacteria. Advanced Fresh Concepts announced the recall after random testing of their edamame showed a potential listeria monocytogenes contamination. Listeria can be deadly […]

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Business , Central New York , Consumer , Jobs

Manufacturing Industry Has Lack of Awareness in Central New York

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By Lauren Sinatra SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Manufacturing is one of the largest industries across New York State, especially Central New York. Businesses across the state bring in close to $75 billion annually through the 450,000 jobs that are offered. Despite the high numbers and economic success, there are still problems surrounding the knowledge most people have about […]

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Consumer , Technology

WikiLeaks Publishes Thousands of Classified Documents

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By Lauren Anderson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – WikiLeaks has published thousands of documents revealing secrets about CIA practices. Officials say the revealed files were classified, and included information that the CIA uses hacking tools to break in to targeted computers, cellphones, and even smart TVs. The hacking tools appeared to affect desktop and laptop computers […]

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Business , Central New York , Consumer , Health

Change in SU Health Care Insurance Causes Controversy

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By Kayla Spector SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — There have been issues in the past with United Healthcare, with different lawsuits filed against them, including fraud, discrimination, and underpayment for out-of-network insurance reimbursements. Now these issues could be brought to Syracuse University, as United Healthcare is the new primary insurance for employees. All of these […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , Consumer , Jobs , Politics

Made in America: Local Company Reaches out to White House

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By Bridget Chavez (NCC News) SHERRILL, N.Y. – Coming off the heels of an intense election cycle, there’s one campaign promise on both sides of the aisle that’s sticking, and that is to keep jobs in the United States. Sherrill Manufacturing in Central New York is the only remaining flatware manufacturing company that is made entirely […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , Consumer , food , tourism

Downtown Dining Weeks Added the “Sleep Over” Package With Special Deals

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By Chai Lin Kim SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Starting of Syracuse Downtown Dining Weeks is a good news for people who love to go visit restaurants with having good deals in Syracuse area. Syracuse resident, Bratt Liedka, loves to spend time with his family and friends with having a great deal of meal. “I am out here because […]

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Central New York , Consumer , holiday

Valentine’s Day Promotions Attract Shoppers to the Mall

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By A.J. Gersh SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)  There’s more to Valentine’s Day than just roses and chocolates. This year on February 14 Destiny U.S.A. promoted the love-inspired holiday with deals on food, romantic music and free carousel rides. Many shoppers like Gio Marerro, a second year student at Syracuse University, packed the mall early Valentine’s morning hoping to […]

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Central New York , Consumer , Government , Health , Politics

What the Future of Medicare May Look Like for Recipients

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By Meghan Mistry SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– When 84-year-old Mary Doyle’s husband’s health rapidly deteriorated, Medicare paid for and arranged his in-home hospice care. But it may be more difficult for Medicare users to access coverage and medical services like this if new Republican leadership successfully privatizes Medicare. House Speaker Paul Ryan has pushed to privatize Medicare […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , Consumer , Transportation

I-81 Plan Could Demolish Smith Housewears and Restaurant Supply

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By Brittany Ehrlich SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) —M. John Kuppermann and his business, Smith Housewears and Restaurant Supply, are still waiting to find out the future of the business and its building. After having 16 options on what to do with an old I-81, only two possible plans remain for the highway. The choices are to […]

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