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Soda taxes gain acceptance, city by revenue-hungry city

Soda taxes gain acceptance, city by revenue-hungry city

Public momentum is rolling, and a soda tax may be coming to a city near you.

A dozen eggs are really cheap right now - what's going on?

TAMPA, Fla.

A dozen eggs are really cheap right now - what's going on?

Last summer, it was hard to find a carton of a dozen regular eggs for under $3 at the grocery store. Today, some grocers are selling eggs for as low as 79 cents a dozen.

More people shopped over Thanksgiving weekend than last year - but spent less

More people shopped over Thanksgiving weekend than last year - but spent less

About 154 million shoppers made purchases at stores or on e-commerce sites this holiday weekend, the National Retail Federation reported Sunday, a bump up from the 151 million people who last year participated in the annual barrage of Black Friday deals, but spending was down.

Amsterdam office supplier suing competitor

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam office supplier suing competitor

Amsterdam-based Hill & Markes Inc. is suing office supply giant and competitor W.B. Mason Co. for allegedly poaching six sales employees in what H&M calls a “corporate raid,” according to court documents.

Venezuela's currency is so devalued it no longer fits in ordinary wallets

CARACAS, Venezuela

Venezuela's currency is so devalued it no longer fits in ordinary wallets

Inflation of the Venezuelan bolivar is expected to reach 720 percent this year and the biggest bill in circulation - 100 bolivars - is worth about 5 U.S. cents on the black market.

As season ramps up, brick-and-mortar stores try to lure with service

As season ramps up, brick-and-mortar stores try to lure with service

Between now and Christmas, some of the biggest names in retail are taking their own new steps to ease the hassles of shopping in an actual store.

Capital Region parking at premium on Black Friday

CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region parking at premium on Black Friday

On normal shopping days, parking lots are nothing but a place to park. But on Black Friday, they are transformed into highly competitive versions of stalk-and-seek.

Federal appeals court upholds ruling in favor of Schenectady inspection law

SCHENECTADY

Federal appeals court upholds ruling in favor of Schenectady inspection law

A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of the city of Schenectady, upholding previous decisions regarding its rental inspection law.

Members of Johnstown Police Department being sued by bank manager

ALBANY

Members of Johnstown Police Department being sued by bank manager

Members of the Johnstown Police Department are being sued by a bank manager who was arrested after destroying a forgotten bank card.

Black Friday merchants see Americans exhaling after election

Black Friday merchants see Americans exhaling after election

Now that Election Tuesday is over, retailers are counting on Americans turning their attention to Black Friday.

A less-frenzied Black Friday as millennials opt to stay in

A less-frenzied Black Friday as millennials opt to stay in

If you’re in the retail business in the United States, you probably really care about these two things: millennials and Black Friday.

Capital Region merchants hopeful for Small Business Saturday

CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region merchants hopeful for Small Business Saturday

The impact of holiday spending isn’t limited to big chain stores. Local business owners are hoping to drive customers to their shops on Small Business Saturday, the day after Black Friday.

New overtime rules temporarily blocked; won't take effect on Dec. 1

New overtime rules temporarily blocked; won't take effect on Dec. 1

A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked the Department of Labor's new white-collar overtime rules from taking effect on Dec. 1.

Six things to watch for on Black Friday

Six things to watch for on Black Friday

Here are six things about this year's shopping season you need to know.

Give thanks: Thanksgiving dinner prices lower than 2015

CAPITAL REGION

Give thanks: Thanksgiving dinner prices lower than 2015

Anyone looking for something else to be thankful for this week might try taking a look at their Thanksgiving grocery receipts; according to the New York Farm Bureau, there should be some savings there.

How much to spend on holiday gifts

How much to spend on holiday gifts

What to spend on family, friends and everyone else on your list.

Snow has Capital Region ski centers fired up about season

CAPITAL REGION

Snow has Capital Region ski centers fired up about season

Regional ski centers welcomed the first significant snow of the season by firing back.

Gaffney’s Restaurant changing hands, remaining open

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Gaffney’s Restaurant changing hands, remaining open

Caroline Street’s landmark Gaffney’s restaurant is changing hands but will remain open and probably remain virtually unchanged.

Capital Region entrepreneurs to open gaming studio in Troy

TROY

Capital Region entrepreneurs to open gaming studio in Troy

A couple of Capital Region entrepreneurs are launching a new independent gaming studio in Troy.

Something to give thanks for: Falling turkey prices

Something to give thanks for: Falling turkey prices

Here's another excuse to pig out this Thanksgiving: turkey prices are down.

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