Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013
A year ago, commercial landlords in the region were holding their breath as New York began rolling out a plan to “restack” its workforce — vacating privately owned office space as leases expired in order to fill empty floors in state-owned buildings. This year, it could be warehouse owners who are caught in the state’s crosshairs as New York looks to gain additional savings through real estate consolidation.
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013
The Facebook Card is the latest move by the social networking site to monetize its popularity.
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013
A drop in home prices — brought on by the rash of foreclosures that accompanied the housing bust — kept many prospective sellers on the sidelines because their homes wouldn’t fetch what they needed to trade up to new properties.
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013
As a job seeker nowadays, you’ve got to have a social media presence.
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013
Tiffany & Co., with 274 stores worldwide today, stumbled over the holidays, reporting last week that November-December sales were below expectations and likely meant full-year results also would suffer.
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013
Nationwide, an estimated 850,000 private student loans, totaling some $8 billion, currently are in default, according to a report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013
The folks at footnoted.com, the website that finds news nuggets in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings, bestowed its “worst footnote” honors — or the most eyebrow-raising disclosure by a public company in the past year to a filing with ties to the Capital Region: The announcement in July that General Electric Co. would pay $89,000 a month over the next decade to an executive whose job was eliminated in a reorganization of GE Energy.
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012
Return fraud is costly to retailers and is especially prevalent at year’s end.
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012
Burger King, bumped last year by Wendy’s from its long-held No. 2 spot among top hamburger chains behind McDonald’s, is testing home delivery in a handful of U.S. markets.
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012
I’m self-gifting this year, and I don’t intend to feel guilty about it.
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012
This isn’t a column about Hostess’ snack cakes, which, with a deep fan base, are certain to get a second chance with a new owner. Rather, it’s about the mechanics of closing down 36 bakeries, 565 distribution centers, some 5,500 delivery routes and 570 bakery outlet stores spread across the country.
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012
Penny Holmes sees the results of a national survey of nonprofits reflected in Schenectady, in her Hamilton Hill Arts Center: Donations are even with last year or down slightly, while the need for services in the community continues to grow.
Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012
The next time you see Walter Borisenok, slap him a high-five.
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012
Here are two things you should know about the upcoming holiday shopping season: It will be long, and retailers plan to do their darnedest to get you to part with your money.
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012
In a ripple effect from the Great Recession, hospitals are seeing a rise in so-called uncompensated care, defined by the American Hospital Association as the combination of bad debt — bills that patients can’t or won’t pay — and charity care: services to the poorest for which repayment is not expected.