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Oct 10, 2012

Here's a roundup of regional news from WRVO:

Dalai Lama wrapped up the two-day world peace event at Syracuse University Tuesday night by joining musical artists from around the world to promote a message of peace.

A New York exchange program brings NYC wine connoisseurs to upstate wine country to help with the harvest.

A tainted shipment of steroid shots is suspected in a nationwide outbreak of meningitis. 425 New York residence received shots from the shipment, but there have been no reported cases of meningitis in New York state.

Despite the severe crop-damaging conditions of the past year, the New York state pumpkin crop is thriving, particularly in the Southern Tier.

A report by Comptroller Tom DiNapoli projects that Wall Street profits will  nearly double last year’s, but still remain below their pre-recession highs.

Anti-tax groups are giving Gov. Andrew Cuomo bad ratings for his taxing and spending policies of the past two years. The National Tax Foundation ranked New York 49th in its business tax climate index.

In the works: A western New York photonics manufacturing company has received a grant to develop a hand-held camera that captures images of the back of the eye.

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