Alain Kaloyeros
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Kaloyeros, Co-Defendants Guilty In Bid-Rigging Case

A federal jury in New York has convicted key players of corruption in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" economic redevelopment program. The jury in Manhattan federal court returned its verdict Thursday after a month-long trial that put a spotlight on how lucrative contracts were awarded for redevelopment projects in Syracuse and Buffalo that were worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

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China Is Better Able To Withstand A Trade War Than In The Past

As President Trump threatens to heap more tariffs on Chinese imports, he's got one important fact on his side: The United States remains China's biggest single export market, buying some $500 billion in goods last year alone. But China is less dependent on the American market than it was even a decade ago and in some ways is better able to withstand a trade war than the United States. "The question is less whether we can do harm to them than, which one can endure the pain the better? And...

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New Paltz, NY – Hudson Valley college, high school, and middle school students were among the thousands nationwide to walk out of class in protest of a war against Iraq. Some are being punished for their actions. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Lisa Phillips reports.

Montpelier, VT – Critics of genetically engineered foods are declaring victory in non-binding Town Meeting referenda Tuesday in Vermont. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

Cambridge, NY – The only hospital in Washington County NY has announced that it will close. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

Guilderland, NY – One of the largest shopping malls in upstate New York was the focus of controversy today. On Monday night, a man was arrested at the Crossgates mall in the suburb of Guilderland after refusing to take off a T-shirt that had an anti-war message. Today, 100 people wearing similar shirts went to the mall at lunchtime as a show of protest against the mall's policy. WAMC's Senior correspondent,Brian Shields reports.

Albany, NY – Joining us this week in the Congressional Corner is The Massachusetts Democrat, John Olver to discuss some district and state level transportation projects. Alan asks John about his position on the House Appropriations Subcomittee of Transportation.

Albany, NY – The book 'Congress And Its Members' is still on the table in the Congressional Corner. Today it's opened to the section on Vermont and New York and we start with NY's Maurice Hinchey. Alan wraps up the tour of our northeastern representatives with Congressional Quarterly Legislative Affairs Editor, David Hawkings.

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