Area colleges go international

December 2, 2011 Updated Dec 2, 2011 at 8:21 AM EDT

By WKBW News

December 2, 2011 Updated Dec 2, 2011 at 8:21 AM EDT

Area colleges are anticipating a decline due to fewer college-age students in New York and in the U.S. so they're looking to boost international enrollment. A report in today's Business First shows how area colleges are ramping up international recruitment efforts. D'Youville College is well-established in Canada and is now turning to China and India. Daemen College plans to boost its foreign-student population to 10 percent of enrollment. And SUNY Fredonia wants to bring 200 total overseas students to Chautauqua County. This winter, 95 Koreans will arrive on campus as transfer students.

Health insurers are ready to go public by allowing public access to pricing information for health plans across the state. A report in today's Business First says the plans, including the three local ones, put up a fight initially, but are now on board.

Paddock Chevrolet is number one across the country for total retail sales in November, with 382 autos sold. This is the first time Paddock has lead the nation in the month of November. Paddock credits the Black Friday sales event that included Visa gift cards for consumers.

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