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Nate McCabe
Construction worker Nate McCabe saws a board at a single family home construction site in Omaha, Neb., Monday, March 16, 2009. The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that housing construction surged 22.2 percent in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 583,000 units. Even with the big gain, which took economists by surprise, construction activity is 47.3 percent below the level of a year ago as the housing sector remains mired in its worst slump in decades. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Buffalo Business Report - Monday, May 13th 2013

Gas prices are now going back up in the Buffalo metro region.  The AAA reports the current cost for a gallon of unleaded is $3.73, back to where it was a week ago today.

New York State Homes & Community Renewal awarded affordable housing grants to three area non-profit groups.  People United for Sustainable Housing, Lackawanna Housing Development Company and Bridges Development Incorporated collectively will be able to build over 100 units with the grant money.

KeyCorp's real estate arm is poised to enter the commercial and multi-family loan business.  Last week, it was announced that KeyCorp would like to purchase Bank of America's commercial mortgage servicing portfolio.  No terms of the potential deal were made public.

A second nursing home-based hospice unit will be opened this fall by Niagara Hospice.  The unit will open in the Schoellkopf Health Center.

Management consulting company Straight Forward Consulting, LLC is celebrating its fifth year in existence today.

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