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Business owners welcome changes to Canadian duty-free rules

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Business owners on this side of the border are excited about easier duty restrictions set to go into affect this summer.

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Today in your Trail Mix:

A small paper company tries to stay relevant in a digital age. (No, we're not talking about The Office.)

An undocumented immigrant goes public in her support for the New York DREAM Act.

And big changes are coming to Canadian duty-free rules.


A fight is brewing over New York University's plans to expand its footprint (Nancy Scola, Capital New York). So the school has downsized some of those plans (Janet Babin, WNYC).

The Innovation Trail's Marie Cusick has this story of one teen who has stepped up in the fight for New York's DREAM Act, despite her rocky immigration status.

A new poll has found New Yorkers are nearly split on the expansion of casino gambling, something Governor Cuomo is pushing hard for (The Business Review).

Central New York congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle held a breakfast discussion with area business leaders to talk about energy costs (Ryan Delaney, WRVO/Innovation Trail).


Much like the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, the Capital Region's Mohawk Paper is looking to upgrade for the digital age, reports the Times-Union's Eric Anderson.

More convenience stores are trying get a bigger share of our food-on-the-go dollars (Bob Neidt, Post-Standard).

The president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank will speak in Syracuse Thursday, and then Buffalo Friday (Kevin Tampone, CNY Business Journal).

Southern Tier glass maker Corning has acquired a large portion of a labware company, reports the Star-Gazette.

Simulators are giving some Buffalo students a look at virtual cars (Matt Glynn, Buffalo News).


Melissa Holmes of WGRZ and Tom Tobin of the Democrat and Chronicle report on how changes to Canadian duty-free rules will affect western New York.

WAMC's Pat Bradley reports business owners in the North Country are looking forward to the changes.

In the Keystone State, a judge is set to hear a case on what powers local governments have in regulating drilling (Associated Press).

More New Yorkers from the Southern Tier are crossing the Pennsyvlania border in search of cheaper gas prices, the Press & Sun-Bulletin's Steve Reilly found.


WBFO's Mike Desmond reports there's renewed discussion over the Bills playing football in downtown Buffalo.

Rochester's professional soccer team, the Rhinos, are hoping their stadium loses its public assistance. The Democrat and Chronicle's Brian Sharp has details on how and why.

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