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Metroplex job numbers show ups, downs
SCHENECTADY

Metroplex job numbers show ups, downs

Friday, Aug. 21, 2015
Schenectady County’s economic development team has created more than 4,500 new jobs and retained nearly 5,000 in the 11 years since Ray Gillen came on board as Metroplex chairman.
 
Lottery gaming company moving to Schenectady
SCHENECTADY

Lottery gaming company moving to Schenectady

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015
The New York BizLab on State Street in Schenectady is welcoming a lottery gaming company as the business accelerator’s third tenant.
 
Albany Distilling to open in Schenectady
SCHENECTADY

Albany Distilling to open in Schenectady

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015
Albany Distilling Company is expanding into Schenectady, with a $750,000 investment to transform two vacant buildings downtown into a distillery and retail location.
 
Ellis nurses to announce plans for one-day strike
SCHENECTADY

Ellis nurses to announce plans for one-day strike

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015
Ellis Medicine nurses are preparing for a one-day strike in two weeks as contract negotiations with hospital management continue to be fruitless.
 
Saratoga Hospital eyes new office complex
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Hospital eyes new office complex

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015
Saratoga Hospital is looking at a major expansion northward, adding 16 acres of land north of the hospital and building a new large medical office building there.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Foreclosures up over past year in Capital Region

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015
Foreclosure activity was up across much of the Capital Region in the 12 months ending July 31, mirroring a national trend that experts say is the result of old, distressed properties making their way through the pipeline now.
 
Capital Region searches for a $500 million idea
SCHENECTADY

Capital Region searches for a $500 million idea

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015
A unified transportation system was the focus of discussion during a Tuesday afternoon meeting in Schenectady about ideas to transform the Capital Region’s economy.
 
Bechtel cuts health benefits for retirees
CAPITAL REGION

Bechtel cuts health benefits for retirees

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015
Another big employer in the Capital Region has decided to cut health benefits for retirees over the age of 65.
 
SCHENECTADY

Proposal would reopen Schenectady gas station

Monday, Aug. 17, 2015

The owner of the former USA gas station on Broadway plans to lease the property and reopen it, despite owing $115,000 in back taxes.
 
New York restaurants file objections to $15 fast-food wage
ALBANY

New York restaurants file objections to $15 fast-food wage

Monday, Aug. 17, 2015
Fast-food franchise owners in the state, in a prelude to a possible lawsuit, have filed objections to a proposal to raise the minimum wage of their workers to $15 an hour.
 
WASHINGTON

Manufacturing in New York shrinks by most since 2009

Monday, Aug. 17, 2015
Manufacturing activity in New York state contracted in August at the fastest pace since the Great Recession, pulled down by sharp declines in new orders and shipments.
 
'Star Wars' themed lands planned at Disney parks
ANAHEIM, Calif.

'Star Wars' themed lands planned at Disney parks

Monday, Aug. 17, 2015
Disney theme parks have their sights on a galaxy far, far away.
 
New life for long-shuttered landmark Amsterdam diner
AMSTERDAM

New life for long-shuttered landmark Amsterdam diner

Monday, Aug. 17, 2015
Carmel’s Free Diner Inc is a non-profit that aims to revive the 100-year-old diner with the aim of providing healthy, affordable food to residents of Amsterdam’s impoverished East End.
 
Thirsty travelers should hit the Schoharie County Beverage Trail
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Thirsty travelers should hit the Schoharie County Beverage Trail

Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015
Gregory Wilhelm, owner of Royal Meadery in Richmondville, had heard that someone had completed the Schoharie County Beverage Trail in 21⁄2 hours, but he was skeptical. “They couldn’t have done all the tastings,” he says.
 
Employment agency says Quirky owes it $77K

Employment agency says Quirky owes it $77K

Friday, Aug. 14, 2015
An Albany employment agency is taking legal action against Quirky in hopes of recouping more than $77,000 it says it’s owed for staffing the invention company’s Schenectady office.
 
 

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