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Car buyers take a breather

From Business Today:


Local new car sales were down in January, according to the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association. Auto sales dropped 5.1 percent compared to the same month last year. Dealers reported selling 2,810 units during the first month of 2012. That's down from the 2,964 with which they kicked off 2011. Ford sold the most cars--688 of them--followed by Toyota, Honda and Jeep.


New York State is getting ready to examine health care insurance premium rates in the state. Regulators will conduct an audit to make sure the data insurance companies use to calculate rates are accurate. Regulators will be looking to make sure insurers are allocating administrative costs and commissions properly, among other things, and look for ways costs might be better controlled.


Moog Inc. is getting a piece of a new jet being built by China's state-owned aircraft company. The Elma motion-control equipment maker will supply major flight-control systems for Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China's Comac C919 jetliner. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Moog said the contract represents a key opportunity for the company.


Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, a Syracuse biker hangout turned food pilgrimage destination, may soon open its doors in Buffalo. The restaurant's CEO said Wednesday that he is looking for a spot within the city of Buffalo for his next location. Deals haven't been finalized, so CEO John Stage was mum on details, but he did say he has been trying to make a Buffalo location happen for the past two years.

Who is getting hired, promoted and honored?

Here's a little taste of Dinosaur BBQ winning "Best BBQ in America" on "Good Morning America":



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