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Opponents of Ballston store ask for Wal-Mart zoning to be canceled
BALLSTON

Opponents of Ballston store ask for Wal-Mart zoning to be canceled

Thursday, March 5, 2015
The town of Ballston Zoning Board of Appeals is weighing whether the zoning that could allow a Wal-Mart store has expired due to lack of progress by the developer.
 
Schenectady County tourism agency pleased with video’s ‘wow’ appeal
SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Schenectady County tourism agency pleased with video’s ‘wow’ appeal

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Let Schenectady County Surprise You is the title of a promotional video that launched last week by the Schenectady County Visitors Agency, the centerpiece of an eventual $250,000 branding campaign for the county that will roll out over the next year and a half.
 
Area’s first Sonic set to open in June in Latham
LATHAM

Area’s first Sonic set to open in June in Latham

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Sonic Drive-In officially unveiled the first of an eventual eight locations in the Capital Region today at the site of the former Kings Buffet on Route 7 in Latham.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Jobs boosted 2.1 percent in Capital Region

Thursday, March 5, 2015
The Capital Region gained 9,300 jobs in January, up 2.1 percent from last January to 447,400 total jobs, according to preliminary figures released today by the state Department of Labor.
 
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake business, community leaders eye future
BURNT HILLS & BALLSTON LAKE

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake business, community leaders eye future

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Business and community leaders from the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake community gathered Wednesday to discuss the area’s business climate and what will impact it during 2015.
 
$40M Johnstown Industrial Park project abandoned
JOHNSTOWN

$40M Johnstown Industrial Park project abandoned

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Some city of Johnstown officials are looking for answers after plans for a $40 million whey processing plant in the Johnstown Industrial Park fell through last week.
 
Business leaders call on Cuomo to increase upstate economic funding

Business leaders call on Cuomo to increase upstate economic funding

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
A group of upstate business leaders are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to increase upstate economic development funding in the 2015-16 state budget from $1.5 billion to $2.5 billion.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Albany radio station says year-round holiday music no stunt

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
At midnight Wednesday, PopCrush 105.7 WQSH-FM stopped playing top-40 hits and started playing only Christmas music under a new name — 105.7 Santa-FM.
 
MALTA

Judge says suit against Stewart’s Shops can proceed

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
A class-action lawsuit brought against Stewart’s Shops last year alleging wage law violations will move forward, thanks to a new ruling issued Monday in federal court.
 
Use of bitcoin on the increase, but not without problems
CAPITAL REGION

Use of bitcoin on the increase, but not without problems

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
The number of merchants in the Capital Region who accept bitcoin has grown to an eclectic bunch of more than a dozen about a year after a Schenectady café became the first local business to accept the digital currency.
 
Bloomberg: GE's Immelt may step down within next year
NEW YORK

Bloomberg: GE's Immelt may step down within next year

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
General Electric chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt may step down within the next year, according to a report in Bloomberg late last night.
 
MALTA

Malta Town Board divided on tax breaks for tech campus

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A public hearing Monday made clear that the Malta Town Board remains divided on what to do to revive business interest in the Luther Forest Technology Campus.
 
SCCC grad set to open bakery
SCHENECTADY

SCCC grad set to open bakery

Monday, March 2, 2015
Think of a bakery in the Capital Region.
 
COLONIE

Albany Med to open urgent care in Colonie

Monday, March 2, 2015
Albany Medical Center is opening its second urgent care center in the Capital Region at the Hannaford Plaza on Wolf Road in Colonie.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Brokers sanctioned in McGinn, Smith case

Sunday, March 1, 2015
Seven brokers and one manager ordered sanctioned after they were found to have made material omissions and misrepresentations to clients as they recommended unregistered investments offered by McGinn, Smith & Co.
 
 

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