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Payment saves Rotterdam Square from black Friday

Payment saves Rotterdam Square from black Friday

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
Just as the lights of the holiday shopping season were starting to shine, the lights almost went out at Rotterdam Square mall Friday after the owner failed to pay $300,000 in electric and gas bills.
 
ALBANY

NY comptroller says state receipts are up

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
New York's comptroller reports state tax collections through the first seven months of the current fiscal year were $38.4 billion, about $1.6 billion more than projected when the state budget was adopted at the end of March.
 
Wal-Mart hearing fills Ballston Spa auditorium
BALLSTON SPA

Wal-Mart hearing fills Ballston Spa auditorium

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
It’s a good thing the public hearing on the proposed Ballston Wal-Mart store was moved to the Ballston Spa High School auditorium; roughly 600 people turned out for the town Planning Board’s hearing on the controversial project, nearly filling the facility.
 
US unemployment aid applications fall to 291,000
WASHINGTON

US unemployment aid applications fall to 291,000

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits declined slightly last week, suggesting that job gains should remain solid.
 
Public hearing set on planned Ballston Wal-Mart
BALLSTON

Public hearing set on planned Ballston Wal-Mart

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
Supporters and opponents alike are gearing up for a public hearing Thursday night on a controversial proposal to build a Wal-Mart just south of Ballston Spa.
 

Norfolk Southern buys nearly 300 miles of rail

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
Norfolk Southern Corp. has agreed to pay $217 million to buy nearly 300 miles of track from a subsidiary of Canadian Pacific railroad.
 

Upstate casino site decision expected soon

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
The state Gaming Facility Location Board is close to making a decision on where to locate up to four casinos in upstate New York.
 
SCHENECTADY

Pioneer Bank plans branch in downtown Schenectady

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
Pioneer Bank has signed a lease to open its first downtown Schenectady branch in the building next to Bow Tie Cinemas.
 
Why airfare keeps rising despite lower oil prices
NEW YORK

Why airfare keeps rising despite lower oil prices

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014
U.S. airlines are saving tens of millions of dollars every week because of lower prices for jet fuel, their largest expense. So why don't they share some of the savings with passengers?
 
New York manufacturing grows at faster pace
WASHINGTON

New York manufacturing grows at faster pace

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014
Manufacturers in New York grew at a faster pace in November and their expectations for future growth rose to the highest level in nearly three years.
 
ALBANY

4 banks to use NY database against payday loans

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014
New York financial regulators say four more banks have agreed to use the state's new database to help identify and stop illegal, online payday lending in the state.
 
Overhaul continues at Congress Plaza in Saratoga Springs
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Overhaul continues at Congress Plaza in Saratoga Springs

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014
For years, Congress Plaza seemed to blend into the gentle slope meandering toward the city’s West Side.
 
‘Miracles on Lice’ so busy, advertising no longer necessary
BALLSTON LAKE

‘Miracles on Lice’ so busy, advertising no longer necessary

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014
The Sladers opened Miracles On Lice about two years ago, after being trained in the Shepherd Method — a strand-by-strand lice removal technique.
 
ALBANY

Unsettled market spurs speculation NY could go slow on casinos

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
After New York voters approved four upstate casinos last November, four Atlantic City casinos have closed, gambling profits plunged from Connecticut to Mississippi, and new casinos opened or were greenlighted in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.
 
BALLSTON

Ballston ordered to restart Dolomite review

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
A state Supreme Court judge has ruled that the town of Ballston must continue reviewing a controversial asphalt plant application, despite a new town law banning heavy industry.
 
 

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