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CAPITAL REGION

Companies glad to add their 2 cents through social media

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015
Everyone wanted to be part of the discussion/argument, it seemed. And when that many people are virtually gathered, companies now feel compelled to jump into the conversation. So they did.
 
STILLWATER

Stillwater hydroelectric facility bought

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
Gravity Renewables, the Colorado-based company rebuilding a Columbia County dam to help power Skidmore College, has purchased a hydroelectric facility on the Hudson River in Stillwater.
 
Survey: People happy with downtown Schenectady
SCHENECTADY

Survey: People happy with downtown Schenectady

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
A Siena Research Institute survey found Schenectady County residents are visiting downtown more than they were seven years ago and saying downtown has come back to life in the past few years.
 
For sale: Cappiellos in Schenectady
SCHENECTADY

For sale: Cappiellos in Schenectady

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
The land and buildings occupied by longtime Italian specialty store Cappiello Foods Inc. is up for sale.
 
AMSTERDAM

Printer plans to stay in Amsterdam, expand

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
A 116-year-old printing company will stay in Upstate New York and plans to create jobs after being offered $3.25 million in performance-based incentives from the state.
 

Facebook adds new gender option for users: fill in the blank

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank.
 
FCC OKs 'net neutrality' for Internet providers
WASHINGTON

FCC OKs 'net neutrality' for Internet providers

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile now must act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under rules approved Thursday by a divided Federal Communications Commission.
 
Army Corps of Engineers OK's Mohawk Harbor
SCHENECTADY

Army Corps of Engineers OK's Mohawk Harbor

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed off on a permit allowing the Galesi Group to move forward with a key component of the developer’s plans to revitalize the old Alco site — a 50-slip harbor.
 
Wanted: Digital billboards in Schenectady
SCHENECTADY

Wanted: Digital billboards in Schenectady

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
Digital billboards could be coming soon to a roadside near you.
 
Mazzone, Lias hope to BurgerFi region
LATHAM

Mazzone, Lias hope to BurgerFi region

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
Better burgers are in, and two big names in the Capital Region are hoping to cash in on that trend by bringing in a new burger chain this spring.
 
SCHENECTADY

Bribery alleged in Schenectady fraud case

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
One of the three people charged in a lengthy investigation into alleged fraud committed against a local contractor is now accused of taking bribes, authorities said.
 
ALBANY

NY governor's administration to raise tipped wage to $7.50

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
Restaurant servers, hotel housekeepers and other tipped workers in New York state will soon make $7.50 an hour before tips.
 
Schenectady’s HOMES program appears to be helping
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady’s HOMES program appears to be helping

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
Local real estate agents say Schenectady’s home ownership program is helping them to sell homes in the city, and statistics show it appears to be working.
 
Saving for retirement: Obama proposal sets up Wall St. fight
WASHINGTON

Saving for retirement: Obama proposal sets up Wall St. fight

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
Tapping the anxieties of aging baby boomers, President Barack Obama on Monday called for tougher standards on brokers who manage retirement savings accounts, a change that could affect the investment advice received by many Americans and aggravate tensions between the White House and Wall Street.
 
JOHNSTOWN

Johntown Economic Development Corp. to dissolve

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

After more than 30 years in existence, the Johnstown Economic Development Corporation is preparing to dissolve and turn over about $100,000 in assets to the city.
 
 

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