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Scrap high-value notes to fight crime, says ex-bank chief

Scrap high-value notes to fight crime, says ex-bank chief

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016
High denomination banknotes such as the 500-euro ($556) note and the $100 bill should be eliminated to make it harder for criminals, terrorists, tax evaders and corrupt officials to transfer funds, according to Peter Sands, the former chief executive officer of Standard Chartered.
 

Many Super Bowl commercials stick to the script

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016
Advertisers dusted off their well-worn playbooks for Super Bowl 50, deploying a combination of humor, celebrities and plenty of animals in their annual appeal for the attention of the game’s more than 100 million viewers.

 
Plenty of e-tailers are hitting the mall

Plenty of e-tailers are hitting the mall

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016
Amazon's plans to open as many as 400 brick- and-mortar bookstores, revealed Tuesday by a mall executive, may seem an unlikely turn of events. But should Amazon proceed, it will have plenty of company.
 
Obama: Falling jobless rate evidence his policies worked
WASHINGTON

Obama: Falling jobless rate evidence his policies worked

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016
President Barack Obama said on Friday that the nation's 4.9 percent unemployment rate, the lowest since February 2008, shows that his economic policies have succeeded.
 
Schenectady Armory to host dodgeball tournament
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady Armory to host dodgeball tournament

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016
Dodgeball is coming to the Schenectady Armory this spring as part of a statewide corporate challenge.
 
Super Bowl ad expected to boost business for Death Wish Coffee
ROUND LAKE

Super Bowl ad expected to boost business for Death Wish Coffee

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016
First comes the promotion — and the commercial. Next, hopefully, come the orders.
 
Walmart's closures leave gaping voids throughout small-town America

Walmart's closures leave gaping voids throughout small-town America

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
To hear Mary Francis Matney tell it, Walmart didn't kill the once-vibrant cluster of shops next to a railroad and a creek in the faded old coal town of Kimball, W.Va. - the disappearance of the mines had pretty well taken care of that already. But now that Walmart is leaving, too, as one of 154 U.S. stores the company closed in January, the town might be snuffed out for good.
 
Schoharie County updating agricultural plan
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Schoharie County updating agricultural plan

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
A lot has changed in the farming world since Schoharie County last drafted an agricultural and farmland protection plan in 2000. In the past five years alone, the craft beverage industry has exploded across the state, putting new pressure on farms while also opening new opportunities.
 
Rotterdam BJ’s property headed to auction
ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam BJ’s property headed to auction

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016
The property where the BJ’s Wholesale Club in Rotterdam is located is going to auction in just over two weeks, but a spokesman said the store doesn’t plan on closing any time soon.
 
BizLab in Schenectady to host seminar for start-ups
SCHENECTADY

BizLab in Schenectady to host seminar for start-ups

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016
The New York BizLab is hosting Sandler Training on Monday for a two-hour seminar for start-ups.
 
CAPITAL REGION

3 people appointed to Workforce Development Board

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016
Three people have been appointed to the Capital Region Workforce Development Board. Activities of the board will include gathering and circulating information about the area’s labor market and businesses’ employment needs.
 
Residential development project in Niskayuna to add extra land
NISKAYUNA

Residential development project in Niskayuna to add extra land

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016
Peter Luizzi, the contractor of the planned $30 million upscale residential development for the Williams Auto Scrap Yard site in Niskayuna, said the project is right on schedule.
 
Daily Gazette planning redesigned website
SCHENECTADY

Daily Gazette planning redesigned website

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016
The Daily Gazette announced Wednesday that it will be redesigning its website to provide both improved content and an easier, more enjoyable experience for readers.
 
Sage Colleges develop 'Career Closet' to help students
ALBANY

Sage Colleges develop 'Career Closet' to help students

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016
The Sage Colleges have announced the formation of its “Career Closet,” which will directly benefit students at both the Sage College of Albany and the Russell Sage College campus in Troy.
 
Rivers Casino to open in early 2017, ahead of schedule
SCHENECTADY

Rivers Casino to open in early 2017, ahead of schedule

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016
Construction of the Rivers Casino & Resort at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady is ahead of schedule and is expected to open in early 2017, Rush Street Gaming CEO Greg Carlin said.
 
 

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