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Polls opened Thursday in Britain's closest general election for decades -- but voters may have to wait days for a new government as politicians battle to take power. The election looks set to deliver a minority government for the first time since 1974 but could also push Britain closer to leaving the European Union and hasten Scottish independence. Prime Minister David Cameron's centre-right Conservatives, who have led a coalition government since 2010, are fighting to stay in office but are locked in a dead heat with Ed Miliband's centre-left Labour, according to the final opinion polls before election day. While the leaders of both main parties insist in public they can win a clear majority in the 650-seat House of Commons, they will almost certainly have to work with smaller parties to form a government.
(Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday he would create a so-called Wage Board, a move apparently designed to allow him to raise the minimum wage without the approval of state lawmakers. Cuomo in his January budget recommended raising the minimum wage to $11.50 an hour in New York City and $10.50 elsewhere in the state, only to see that proposal rejected by the state legislature. "On Thursday, I am directing the commissioner to impanel such a board, to examine the minimum wage in the fast-food industry," Cuomo said in the editorial. "The board will return in about three months with its recommendations, which do not require legislative approval." Cuomo said the Wage Board could "set fast-food workers on a path out of poverty" as well as ease the financial burden on taxpayers and create a new national standard.
POTSDAM - Art Market - Meet local artists, view their work, buy directly from the artists. Free & open to the public. At Potsdam Town Hall, 18 Elm St. Info, SLC Arts: 315-265-6860, www.slcartscouncil.org.
The 2015 Canton Canoe Weekend and Rushton Memorial Races will continue to be a historic event, marking 54 years of hosting this event in Canton. This is one of the oldest canoe races in the country and one of the earliest in the season. There are events for every type of paddler and every age and all types of canoes and kayaks and SUP's. For more information email Chuck Bolesh at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the website at www.slvpaddlers.org
The Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Crafters will hold a patriotic craft sale on from and on from in the hospital lobby.
There will also be a homemade pie sale on starting at until all are sold. The craft sale will feature red, white and blue items as well many other locally made crafts for summer. There will be a large selection of household items, doll clothes and baby items.
Tickets for their quilt raffle, "Uncle Carl’s Garden", will be available.
All proceeds benefit the hospital auxiliary.
The Ogdensburg Elks Lodge presents Cinco de Mayo on Saturday May 2, from 7pm - 12am. Enjoy Mexican fair, a cash bar with drink specials, and live music performed by Jourdan & David. Tickets are $10 each and the event is open to the public.
Free sombreros to the first two couples to arrive!
Ogdensburg Elks Lodge address: 332 Caroline Street Phone: 315-393-5430
Australia's NAB said it plans to raise A$5.5 billion in a rights issue as it looks to demerge and float its troubled British unit.
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Keurig Green Mountain, the maker of K-Cup single-serve coffee pods, reported a 4 percent fall in quarterly profit due to higher costs.
The Fed is looking for consumer spending to accelerate, with any rate hikes contingent on a pick-up, Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart said.