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One-family rentals fly off the lists

Like the hot new toy at Christmas, single-family rentals are snapped up almost as soon as they hit the market.

Experience still interns’ only payoff?

Many internships still are unpaid, seen as a kind of apprenticeship where real-world experience is the payoff.

Groceries likely to remain at Target

Breathe a sigh of relief if you like to buy groceries at Target because the food aisles aren’t likely to be outsourced like the pharmacy counter just was.

Manufacturing of a different kind shows growth

In case you were wondering, the Capital Region has recovered all of the private-sector jobs — and then some — lost during the recession, according to the state Department of Labor. And Jim Ross, the department’s labor market analyst for the region, credits manufacturing with “a key role in the Capital Region’s resurgence.”

‘Smart’  energy  project set  for launch

National Grid, the gas and electric utility serving the Capital Region, picked Clifton Park for a demonstration project to see how best to incorporate “smart” energy technology into residential life.

Merger could create grocery juggernaut

If European grocers Royal Ahold and Delhaize Group merge, bringing together some of the biggest regional supermarket names on the U.S. East Coast, don’t expect to see much change in the store aisle.

Mass Pike does what Thruway wouldn’t

A 10-site project MassDOT undertook with Ameresco Inc., a Framingham renewable-energy firm, expects to generate some 7.8 million kilowatts of electricity annually

Will Colonie store crack Macy's ‘Top 150’?

The initiative, announced by the retailer earlier this month, will tweak the inventory at the 150 best-performing Macy’s, dialing back on clearance racks to make room for some more upscale touches.

Wal-Mart key in growth of Plug Power

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has a fan in Andy Marsh, CEO of Latham-based Plug Power, credits retail colossus Wal-Mart with putting his company on the path to offering hydrogen fuel cells as an alternative to traditional batteries to power the forklifts that flitter around big warehouses moving product.

‘New York day’ proves costly to businessman

A “New York day” is a legal construct: that any part of a day spent in the state qualifies as a full day, or, in the vernacular, as a New York day. It’s important for income tax purposes.

Move would let shareholders track bang for CEO bucks

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced last week that it soon would put out for public comment a pay-for-performance metric that companies would have to use annually to give shareholders another way of seeing how CEO pay tracks company financial performance and how both compare to firms in a peer group.

Subprime concerns move to car loans

To some New York lawmakers, today’s subprime auto loans look an awful lot like yesterday’s home mortgages.

Proxy push for diversity making progress

LinkedIn and Sketchers are the only remaining public companies from a list of seven or so that haven’t acted ahead of their annual meetings on a recommendation from the New York State Common Retirement Fund to add more women and minorities to their boards of directors.

I-90 Corridor valuable to CSX

The I-90 line is an important one for CSX, which operates east of the Mississippi and in two Canadian provinces.

Holding out hope at HoJo’s

Soon, John LaRock could be running the last Howard Johnson’s restaurant in the country.

Albany seeking feedback on food truck rules

Albany wants to make food trucks “an integrated, celebrated part of city life,” but needs to keep in mind established restaurants, to make sure they “don’t feel threatened.”

Home remodels on the rise

If you’re finally ready to tackle those home renovations shelved during the Great Recession, better be prepared to get in line if you’re looking to engage a local remodeler.

Push for proxy access getting results

When General Electric Co. last week released material for its 2015 annual meeting, missing was one of this year’s hot-button issues: a “proxy access” proposal. The phrase denotes the demand that boardrooms become a bit more open by giving big shareholders a greater say in the election of directors.

Health centers compete for space

I’ll admit now that I was a bit skeptical when a commercial real estate broker predicted a year ago that a medical urgent-care center would take space on Wolf Road, the hot retail corridor that boasts so many hotels, restaurants and shopping plazas.

‘Zombies’ don’t make best neighbors

So-called zombie homes can rend communities large and small as they sit neglected, abandoned by their owners in foreclosure but not yet repossessed by the lender.

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