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Verizon and unions reach contract agreement ending strike

After striking for more than six weeks, 39,000 Verizon workers will return to work.

Business

Insurance fund protecting millions of pensions running out of cash

Insurance fund protecting millions of pensions running out of cash

A federal program created to back up multi-employer pension plan is going broke.

Verizon and unions reach contract agreement ending strike

Verizon and unions reach contract agreement ending strike

After striking for more than six weeks, 39,000 Verizon workers will return to work.

Schenectady restaurant a family affair after 50 years

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady restaurant a family affair after 50 years

A neighborhood institution is turning 50 this year, with a lot of pride and not a lot of change in philosophy from decades past.

Saratoga firm balances emotion, aesthetics as it designs veterans’ cemeteries

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga firm balances emotion, aesthetics as it designs veterans’ cemeteries

To fully appreciate one of our national cemeteries is to not just see it, but feel it — even if you never knew any of the veterans buried there.

Doctors fire back at bad Yelp reviews - and reveal patient info online

Burned by negative reviews, some health providers are casting their patients' privacy aside and sharing intimate details online as they try to rebut criticism.

Home health business moving to Hagaman

HAGAMAN

Home health business moving to Hagaman

Home Helpers and Direct Link of Amsterdam recently secured a $284,000 grant from the state Department of Homes and Community Renewal that will help the company move to Hagaman and create two-dozen jobs.

Bank of America rolling out cardless ATMs in Capital Region

CAPITAL REGION

Bank of America rolling out cardless ATMs in Capital Region

Bank of America is bringing its new cardless ATMs to the Capital Region, enabling customers with digital wallets to get cash using their mobile devices.

CAPITAL REGION

Pending new, existing home sales up in April

April was a busy month for Realtors in the Capital Region.

More than 500 take part in Bike to Work Day Challenge

CAPITAL REGION

More than 500 take part in Bike to Work Day Challenge

More than 500 people pedaled more than 5,000 miles Friday as part of the Bike to Work Day Workplace Challenge, the Capital District Transportation Committee announced Wednesday.

Ex-McDonald's CEO says raising minimum wage will help robots take jobs

Ex-McDonald's CEO says raising minimum wage will help robots take jobs

A former McDonald's chief executive has warned that raising the minimum wage will spur unemployment as companies will instead employ robots that work for less.

Rotterdam company pleads guilty to two felonies

SCHENECTADY & ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam company pleads guilty to two felonies

The lengthy investigation into a scheme to bilk a local company out of nearly half a million dollars ended Tuesday as another local company pleaded guilty to related crimes in court.

SCHENECTADY

Chinese Consulate reps to visit Schenectady

Representatives from the Chinese Consulate will be visiting Schenectady on Wednesday to discuss the city’s economic development.

Twitter adds flexibility around 140-character limit

Twitter adds flexibility around 140-character limit

Say goodbye to all '.@' as Twitter gets rid of some of its rules. Among other changes, people will be able to retweet themselves, and media attachments will no longer count as characters against the limit.

GE signs $3 billion Saudi deal

General Electric Co. agreed to participate in as much as $3 billion of investments across industries in Saudi Arabia as the desert kingdom seeks to diversify its economy away from oil.

Facebook is making some big changes to Trending Topics

Facebook is making some big changes to Trending Topics

Facebook said Monday it will stop relying as much on other news outlets to inform what goes into its Trending Topics section - a part of Facebook's website that despite its small size has grown into a national political controversy amid accusations that the social network is stifling conservative voices on its platform.

Stewart's Shops recalls store brand trail mix

Stewart’s Shops has issued a recall on all 5 ounce bags of its private label Stewart’s Shops Sunshine Cranberry Delite.

GE signs $3 billion investment deal in Saudi shift from oil

GE signs $3 billion investment deal in Saudi shift from oil

General Electric Co. agreed to participate in as much as $3 billion of investments across industries in Saudi Arabia as the desert kingdom seeks to diversify its economy away from oil.

‘Misfits’ look odd, taste fine, cost less

CAPITAL REGION

‘Misfits’ look odd, taste fine, cost less

Northeast supermarket chain Hannaford is testing a pilot program in Capital Region stores whereby misshapen, discolored or off-sized fruits and vegetables — just as good to eat but not as uniformly attractive as regular produce — are offered at a special display bearing the name of the program: Misfits.

New questions arise over Redstone’s competency after he alters trust

The renewed scrutiny over Redstone’s capacity came less than two weeks after a California judge dismissed a case on a similar issue without ruling on whether Redstone was mentally competent.

Sneak peek: Gaming executive shows casino layout

SCHENECTADY

Sneak peek: Gaming executive shows casino layout

The Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor is 18 percent complete and is on target to open at the end of the first quarter of 2017.

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