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ALBANY

Supporters of wage hike ask NY Gov. Cuomo to overrule panel

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015
Supporters of a pay increase for restaurant servers want Gov. Andrew Cuomo to overrule a state board opposed to giving tipped workers the standard minimum wage.
 
SCHENECTADY

Cold causes flood at Schenectady's Bombers

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015
Bitter cold over the last few days caused minor flooding at a downtown Schenectady business last night.
 
ALBANY

State gaming officials willing to reconsider fourth upstate casino

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015
State gaming officials are “willing to entertain” the governor’s request for a fourth casino in the Southern Tier to benefit the economically distressed region, prompting representatives in Schoharie County to argue that a casino at Howe Caverns should also be reconsidered.
 
2014 was best hiring year since '99; jobless rate 5.6 pct.
WASHINGTON

2014 was best hiring year since '99; jobless rate 5.6 pct.

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015
The United States capped its best year for hiring in 15 years with a healthy gain in December, and the unemployment rate hit a six-year low. The numbers support expectations that the United States will strengthen further this year even as overseas economies stumble.
 
Rotterdam Square Mall Macy's to close
ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam Square Mall Macy's to close

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015
The Rotterdam Square Macy’s is closing this spring, leaving town Supervisor Harry Buffardi concerned about the mall’s future and the impact on the local tax base.
 
WATERVLIET

Workshop for returning veterans interested in business

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
A five-day workshop for veterans interested in starting, buying or growing a business will be held in the Albany area.
 
WILTON

Pair purchase McGregor Links Country Club

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015
On Dec. 29, Blake Crocitto and William Ahl closed on a deal to purchase the course, clubhouse, pool and tennis courts from the Dennis and Arakelian families for $2.25 million.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Bonacio division merges with builder

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015
Bonacio Home Builders has merged with a smaller builder in the city in an effort to continue increasing the company’s custom-home business.
 
AMSTERDAM

Interest seen in FGI buildings

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015
City Economic Development Director Robert von Hasseln sounds enthusiastic about the future of two buildings that once housed the production facilities of Fiber Glass Industries.
 
NEW YORK

Don't know your credit score? You can see it for free

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015
Good news for those resolving to keep a close eye on their credit history in 2015: There's no need to pay a dime to do so.
 
WASHINGTON

FAA to require airlines use data to prevent accidents

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015
New federal rules announced Wednesday will require airlines to collect and analyze safety data in an effort to spot troubling trends and help prevent accidents.
 
Stewart's to open new Niskayuna store Wednesday
NISKAYUNA

Stewart's to open new Niskayuna store Wednesday

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015
A new Stewart’s store is set to open today at the busy corner of Balltown Road and Nott Street.
 
Tall buildings, large signage eyed in Alco zoning changes
SCHENECTADY

Tall buildings, large signage eyed in Alco zoning changes

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015
Proposed zoning changes for the former Alco site as part of Galesi Group’s $480 million Mohawk Harbor development include allowances for taller buildings, more signs and larger business offices.
 
County councilman threatens to sue MD newspaper over using name

County councilman threatens to sue MD newspaper over using name

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015
Kirby Delauter has had his name on the ballot. He has his own website — kirbydelauter.com. But he doesn't want to see his name in the newspaper.
 
SCHENECTADY

Daily Gazette names eight to new fiduciary board

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015
The family-owned Daily Gazette Co. has added an eight-person fiduciary board to its governance structure.
 
 

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