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Morning Roundup: Wednesday, Dec. 29

Good morning.

The high temperature will hover around freezing today, but temperatures are forecast to climb into the 50s by New Year's Day, according to the National Weather Service.

If you're heading to Buffalo's ball drop on New Year's Eve, expect a low of about 41 degrees with a chance of showers after 1 a.m. 

Here's a look at a few of the latest headlines:

- The World Junior Hockey Championship tournament continues today at HSBC Arena with Germany taking on Finland and Canada facing Norway.

Fans who attended Tuesday's games at the arena got sticker shock when they arrived to find parking prices as high as $60. A frontpage story by News Staff Reporter Gene Warner explains "Economics 101" surrounding the tournament.

Parking prices weren't the only headache hockey fans endured Tuesday. Canadians heading to HSBC Arena to watch Team Canada found wait times as long as two hours at the three international bridges, writes News Staff Reporter Jay Rey.

- Developer Rocco Termini warned Tuesday of a "real estate tsunami" if HSBC Bank USA leaves the city's tallest building when its lease expires in October 2013, News Staff Reporter Mark Sommer reports.

- One of two investors hoping to re-open the Statler Towers has withdrawn from the the partnership because of the length of time the effort was taking to finalize, News Business Reporter Jonathan D. Epstein reports.

For more on what's happening today, visit Good Morning, Buffalo.

--Denise Jewell Gee

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