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Love business thrives in Niagara Falls

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The Honeymoon Capital of the World is still in the business of making marriages merry - at least to begin with.

Today in your Trail Mix:

Our Valentine to you - and upstate New York!

Kodak gets to keep confidential its bankruptcy credit line details.

A Niagara Falls Air Force base could see more jobs.

Love in the air

We asked our users what they love about upstate, to help us compile a Valentine for the other New York.  Here's the result:

Happy Valentine's Day upstate!

Niagara Falls' downtown may be faded but this former honeymoon capital still does a bustling business in marriages around Valentine's Day (Michelle Kearnes, Buffalo News).

Florists in Syracuse use a pool system to make sure that everyone's bouquets and love notes get delivered on time (Catie O'Toole, Post-Standard).

The Buffalo-area transportation authority is looking for some love from the state government, in the form of low-cost hydropower and subsidies (Robert J. McCarthy, Buffalo News).

The couple behind "Divorce Music" met at the University of Rochester (James Barron, City Room).

The President is showing some love for fracking in his budget proposal, by slotting in $14 million for research into the environmental effects of the drilling process (Susan Phillips, State Impact PA).

The governor says "it's not about chocolates and candies and love" when it comes to his relationship with the legislature (Liz Benjamin, State of Politics).

Love to eat? Binghamton University is sponsoring a monthly film series about food (Jennifer Roganti, Pipe Dream).

GE's CEO Jeffrey Immelt smothered Schenectady with affection in an interview with the Times Union (Eric Anderson, Times Union).

Zack Seward's latest Company Town profile looks at a firm that hires people with disabilities, arguing "they are some of the most phenomenal people you will ever meet - their stories are great, their work ethic is great."

Andrew Willoughby says a vision from a dream helped him to "decode" music, and he evangelizes about his method using a hand-drawn mandala (Daniel Robison, WNED/Innovation Trail).

Business

Kodak will get to hold close to its vest details about its bankruptcy line of credit from Citigroup (Will Astor, Rochester Business Journal).

A light bulb recycler in Troy is booming (Brian Nearing, Times Union).

Members of Buffalo's Occupy movement demonstrated at a board meeting of Erie County's industrial development agency (IDA).  IDAs, you may recall, give away $500 million in tax breaks a year, but half of those deals promise to create 10 jobs or fewer (David Robinson, Buffalo News).

Government

Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station could see an additional 400 jobs under the President's budget proposal (WNED).

New York's top financial officer appeared on WXXI's 1370 Connection with Bob Smith yesterday, arguing for increased growth and continued balance in the state's budget.

The "State of Lake Ontario" is coming up at the end of February (AP).

It's Syracuse mayor Stephanie Miner's turn to complain that state mandates are making it too difficult to balance her city's budget [VIDEO] (Maureen McManus, State of Politics).

Pennsylvania's governor has signed an "impact fee" on natural gas drilling into effect (Angela Couloumbis, Philadelphia Inquirer).

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