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EPA awards $8.6 million to reduce Lake Erie algae
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- Three states will receive a combined $8.6 million in federal grants to reduce phosphorus runoff blamed for the kind of harmful algae growth in western Lake Erie that left more than 400,000 people without drinkable tap water for two days in August, officials said Monday....
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IBM 3Q disappoints as it sheds 'empty calories'
NEW YORK (AP) -- IBM disappointed investors Monday, reporting weak revenue growth again and a big charge to shed its costly chipmaking division as the tech giant tries to steer its business toward cloud computing and social-mobile services. Shares fell more than 7 percent as investors sold off sharply and the stock dragged the Dow 30 into the red....
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GlobalFoundries: No layoffs in IBM chip units
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- GlobalFoundries' chief executive said Monday the chip manufacturer plans no shutdowns or layoffs at the IBM semiconductor factories in New York's Hudson Valley and Vermont that it is acquiring....
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IBM plant sold, stays in Vermont
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont state and business leaders breathed a collective sigh of relief Monday after learning that micro-chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries was taking over IBM's micro-chip plant that has operated for decades in Essex Junction....
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Harvin not 'perfect,' happy for chance with Jets
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Percy Harvin has been called lots of things during his NFL career....
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Giants head into bye on 2-game losing streak
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has a message for anyone ready to give up on the New York Giants as they head into a bye week off disappointing losses to the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys....
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APNewsBreak: Connecticut FBI agent alleges abuses
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- FBI bosses retaliated against an agent for complaining about personnel decisions, managed by fear and were so dysfunctional that the bureau's director apologized to the Connecticut staff for problems with local leadership, according to a lawsuit filed Monday....
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New York favors high school graduation options
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- New York education leaders on Monday endorsed a plan to give students more flexibility in how they earn their high school diplomas with the goal of improving graduation rates and career readiness....
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Biden touts plans to fix 'Third World' NYC airport
NEW YORK (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden, who infamously dubbed New York City's outdated LaGuardia Airport "a Third World country," joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a news conference Monday to tout plans to improve the region's airports....
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NYC launching ad campaign seeking volunteers
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City wants more people to volunteer....
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