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GloFo building work slows
MALTA & STILLWATER

GloFo building work slows

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015
More than 1,000 construction jobs have been phased out at GlobalFoundries Fab 8 in recent months, part of what GlobalFoundries says is a natural transition as heavy construction that has been continuous at the site since 2009 winds down.
 
US airlines ban shipment of hunting 'trophies'
NEW YORK

US airlines ban shipment of hunting 'trophies'

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015
The big three U.S. airlines have all this week banned the shipment of hunting trophies, although it is unclear how many — if any — they have been carrying in recent years.
 
State: Insurance rate denials will save policyholders $430M
CAPITAL REGION

State: Insurance rate denials will save policyholders $430M

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015
Health insurance premiums will rise next year, but not as much as Capital Region insurers would have liked.
 
GE: Life left in battery plant
SCHENECTADY

GE: Life left in battery plant

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015
GE is still fighting for a leading role in the fast-growing market for energy storage. If it succeeds, it could mean more jobs for a Schenectady plant that was clobbered earlier this year with huge staff reductions and a public announcement that the Durathon battery the company had hoped to produce in droves there was not so economical.
 
Quirky founder Ben Kaufman out as CEO
NEW YORK

Quirky founder Ben Kaufman out as CEO

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015
Quirky founder Ben Kaufman is no longer CEO of the beleaguered invention company, according to a blog post on the company's website Friday
 

GE hit by loss of Export-Import Bank financing

Friday, July 31, 2015
General Electric is taking steps to move manufacturing work in the U.S. overseas after Congress failed this week to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank before its summer recess.
 
Company lands medical marijuana license for Fulton County facility

Company lands medical marijuana license for Fulton County facility

Friday, July 31, 2015
The state Department of Health today announced the five companies that will be allowed to produce and dispense medical marijuana in the state, including a company with plans for a manufacturing facility in Fulton County.
 
Hamburg Street merchants want sewers as part of street upgrades
ROTTERDAM

Hamburg Street merchants want sewers as part of street upgrades

Friday, July 31, 2015

Toni Bascue will lose a few parking spots in front of her hair salon if the state Department of Transportation’s safety improvements for Hamburg Street go through as planned.
 
Shell icebreaker retreats after showdown with protesters
PORTLAND, Ore.

Shell icebreaker retreats after showdown with protesters

Thursday, July 30, 2015
A Shell Oil icebreaker retreated Thursday after a showdown with environmental activists dangling from Portland, Oregon's tallest bridge.
 
Quirky on its last legs?
SCHENECTADY

Quirky on its last legs?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The New York City-based startup that received a hero’s welcome in Schenectady last spring when it announced it would open an office downtown and create 180 local jobs is facing massive layoffs and dwindling funds.
 
HAGAMAN

40 to lose jobs with Hagaman plant closing

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The GreenFiber insulation plant in Hagaman, the village’s largest employer, plans to shut down by the end of the summer, putting nearly 40 employees out of work.
 
BALLSTON

Dolomite sues over town's blocking of Ballston asphalt plant

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The asphalt company involved in a long-running dispute with the town of Ballston over a proposed asphalt plant has sued the town in federal court.
 
Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?
SAN FRANCISCO

Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm.
 
From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes
WASHINGTON

From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.
 
GE cuts last of post-65 retiree health care plans
SCHENECTADY

GE cuts last of post-65 retiree health care plans

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
General Electric’s current post-65 retiree health care plans won’t exist come 2016.
 
 

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