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GE studies scrapping annual raise in nod to shifting priorities

GE studies scrapping annual raise in nod to shifting priorities

GE executives are reviewing whether annual updates to compensation are the best response to the achievements and needs of employees. The company may also scrap the longstanding and much-imitated system of rating staff on a five-point scale.

Former Golub employees start own marketing firm, Sparkshoppe

ALBANY & SCHENECTADY

Former Golub employees start own marketing firm, Sparkshoppe

Four former Golub Corp. employees have set up a digital marketing firm specializing in the retail industry, with the Schenectady-based Price Chopper/Market 32 supermarket chain as their first client.

Gershon’s to open new deli in Latham

SCHENECTADY AND COLONIE

Gershon’s to open new deli in Latham

Gershon’s Deli has been on Upper Union Street for the past six decades. Now, it will begin a new chapter in Latham.

GE piece is a breeze for ASO

SCHENECTADY

GE piece is a breeze for ASO

Many things can inspire the sounds of a symphony, even the subtle rush of a gust of wind.

NY AG says Times Warner Cable misleads about internet speeds

NY AG says Times Warner Cable misleads about internet speeds

The ink is barely dry on Charter's massive acquisition of Time Warner Cable - a deal that just formed the nation's second-largest cable company -- but New York's attorney general is wasting no time pressing the firm on customer complaints about their Internet service.

Socha Plaza restaurant built with blend of old and new

GLENVILLE

Socha Plaza restaurant built with blend of old and new

The town of Glenville’s newest restaurant will be a mix of new and old. The Glass Tavern Restaurant will open next month on the ground floor of Socha Plaza 115, the newest in the cluster of buildings on Route 50 owned and operated by Socha Management.

Work begins on second track between Schenectady, Rensselaer

CAPITAL REGION

Work begins on second track between Schenectady, Rensselaer

Installation of the long-awaited second track has begun between the Rensselaer and Schenectady Amtrak stations, scene of many delays over the years as freight trains and passenger trains waited for each other to clear the single existing track.

Metroplex seeks hike in bond cap to continue operating

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Metroplex seeks hike in bond cap to continue operating

Metroplex is running into the limit of its ability to issue bonds, but state legislation is being pursued that would effectively double its bond cap and extend the agency’s life five years, to 2038.

D.C. lawmakers approve $15 hourly minimum wage

WASHINGTON

D.C. lawmakers approve $15 hourly minimum wage

The Washington Council unanimously approved a plan to ratchet up the city's hourly minimum wage to $15 on Tuesday, and Mayor Muriel Bowser pledged to sign the measure into law, likely lifting low-income pay rates in the District of Columbia to among the highest in the nation within four years.

SCOTIA

Scotia workshop planned on CVS changes

The Scotia Planning Board and developers for CVS will need a special workshop meeting to sort out remaining differences on changes to the store’s building on Mohawk Avenue.

MALTA

GlobalFoundries to supply Defense Department chips

GlobalFoundries will supply the advanced microchips used in satellites and U.S. military equipment despite the company's foreign ownership, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

TSA offers tips for quicker trips through security

COLONIE

TSA offers tips for quicker trips through security

The Transportation Security Administration had a record-breaking number of passengers pass through its checkpoints during the first five months of 2016, and it anticipates the summer to be even busier.

Public hearing up next for proposed Scotia hotel

SCOTIA

Public hearing up next for proposed Scotia hotel

The application for a new hotel in Scotia is complete and the project will be opened up for a public hearing at the next Planning Board meeting in July.

Glenville ropes course opens after some rocky moments

GLENVILLE

Glenville ropes course opens after some rocky moments

Mountain Ridge Adventure, a challenge course and zip line park in West Glenville, officially opened Friday after months of controversy and discussion.

Amphitheater lawns receive red-carpet treatment

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Amphitheater lawns receive red-carpet treatment

The crowds descending on the Saratoga Performing Arts Center this spring and summer will be enjoying something underfoot that they haven’t felt in awhile: lush, green grass on the amphitheater's sloped lawn.

SCHENECTADY

Highbridge Development files lawsuit against Superior Business Products

A local developer is suing a company for the more than $2 million it says the company owes it on a broken lease.

Next chapter coming for old Draper School

ROTTERDAM

Next chapter coming for old Draper School

The long-suffering former Draper School has started a new chapter in a new life.

Subcontractor blames Plank for Nicholaus destabilization

SCHENECTADY

Subcontractor blames Plank for Nicholaus destabilization

A subcontractor filed a lawsuit claiming Plank LLC is to blame for the destabilization and damage to a historic downtown building known as the Nicholaus building.

Hiring dropped sharply in May, the weakest in 6 years

WASHINGTON

Hiring dropped sharply in May, the weakest in 6 years

The U.S. job market slowed dramatically in May, according to government data released Friday, adding just 38,000 jobs despite other signs that the economy was picking up steam after a weak start to the year.

BALLSTON

Ballston Town Board approves controversial developments

Votes to provide public water to two new developments proposed in rural areas have split the Ballston Town Board and led to charges that the board doesn’t support preservation of farmland.

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