NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are rising sharply in early trading on Wall Street following hopeful signs that a budget impasse in Washington may break soon.
The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 154 points, or 1 percent, to 14,955 in the first few minutes of trading Thursday.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 19 points, or 1.1 percent, to 1,675 and the Nasdaq composite rose 50 points, or 1.4 percent, to 3,728.
President Barack Obama will meet with House Republicans at the White House to seek a path beyond a confrontation that has left the government shuttered for almost two weeks.
House Republican leaders appear to be ready to advance a short-term debt limit increase that would prevent the first default on U.S. debt next week.
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NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has obtained a court order to prevent a Buffalo woman from ever selling puppies again.
A 24-year-old man being sought after his mother and brother were found dead in their Lehigh Acres, Florida home may be heading to Buffalo.
Around 5 p.m. on Thursday near the corner of Model City Road and Rt. 104, police say 84-year-old Jose Martinez was hit by a car driven by 82-year-old Maura Nolan. Both are residents of Lewiston.
Some lake snow today, though the next system on Saturday will bring a more widespread coating
It appears snowy weather scared off about half the crowd expected at Thursday night's Common Core forum at WNED TV studios in Buffalo.
GingerBread Lane, a 300-square-foot village made entirely of edible gingerbread, icing and candy, has been designated world's largest gingerbread village by Guinness World Records.