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Help a Woman Fighting Cancer: Clean for a Reason

Help a Woman Fighting Cancer: Clean for a Reason

Have you ever wondered how to best help a family member, friend or colleague battling cancer?

While simply being there for them as an emotional support system can often be enough, one national non-profit organization works to help make their home life easier by offering them help where they most need it.

Cleaning for a Reason was developed just a few years ago as a free professional cleaning outlet for women undergoing treatment for any type of cancer.  With 547 partners currently signed up to provide the service across both the United States and Canada, this non-profit organization is continuously expanding its reach to help more and more affected women.

To sign-up, all a woman needs is to do is have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment of chemotherapy to the representatives at Cleaning for a Reason

National Grid Has Simple Tips to Cut Energy Use as Temps Rise

National Grid Has Simple Tips to Cut Energy Use as Temps Rise

NATIONAL GRID PREPARES FOR SUMMER DEMAND

June 23, 2011 – One way to make the lazy days of summer even more relaxing is to be ready for what the weather will bring.  National Grid has prepared its New York system to help customers beat the heat and urges customers to take steps to cut costs when the temperature rises.

"National Grid's increased investment in the upstate New York electric system in recent years directly supports our reliability during summer's peaks," said Kenneth D. Daly, National Grid president for New York.  "As the frequency and length of customer outages continue to improve, National Grid recognizes that ongoing investment in the system will provide our customers with the service reliability they deserve."

HSBC Selling Off Its Local Branches?

HSBC Selling Off Its Local Branches?

Is HSBC getting ready to unload its local branches? Looks like it, according to this just-published article in American Banker:

HSBC Holdings PLC has stepped up its retreat from the U.S. by officially putting its upstate New York retail franchise on the block in addition to its credit card portfolio.

Read the whole story here.

Rampant Speculation to Blame for Gas Prices?

Rampant Speculation to Blame for Gas Prices?

Here is an interesting theory why gas prices are spiking ... what do you think?

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The real culprit, it seems, is good old-fashioned, Enron-style manipulation of the oil market by speculators and hoarders.

Gas Prices Rising, But Slower Than National Average

Gas Prices Rising, But Slower Than National Average

BUFFALO, N.Y. - As of Monday, February 28, average retail gasoline prices in Buffalo have risen 13.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.47/g Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 17.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.34/g, according to gasoline price website BuffaloGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Buffalo during the past week, prices yesterday were 60.7 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 16.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 25.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 64.9 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

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