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Politicians and economic development leaders join Governor Cuomo on stage Wednesday in Albany. (Photo: State of NY)
Politicians and economic development leaders join Governor Cuomo on stage Wednesday in Albany. (Photo: State of NY)

The 8 O'clock Hour, 12/20/12

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Governor Cuomo awarded over three quarters of a million dollars for economic development projects at a ceremony Wednesday at the State Capitol. For the second year in a row, the North Country won top honors in the statewide economic development competition organized by Governor Cuomo. Leaders at Lake Placid's National Sports Academy say an outpouring of community support is helping the private school weather a financial storm. A new mobile app designed by researchers at the University of Rochester sifts through twitter feeds and alerts users to who around them might be contagious.

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