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International Paper to acquire Pulp Assets for $2.2 billion

Annual cost savings from the all-cash deal will be about $175 million by the end of 2018, Memphis, Tennessee-based International Paper said Monday in a statement. The company expects to realize a $300 million tax benefit from the transaction.

SCHENECTADY

BizHub created to advise Schenectady entrepreneurs

The BizHub team of advisers will work out of the BizLab, a technology accelerator on State Street, to help start-up companies in the areas of accounting, human resources, legal and recruiting services.

Hulu is said to plan full cable and broadcast channel streaming

Hulu is planning to introduce the service early next year. While pricing details are still being determined, the new service is expected to cost about $40 a month.

Quaker Oats’ 100% natural claim questioned in lawsuit

Quaker Oats’ 100% natural claim questioned in lawsuit

While the level of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the popular weed killer Roundup, detected in the oatmeal falls well below the limit set by federal regulators for human consumption, the lawsuit accuses Quaker of false advertising because it markets the oatmeal as “100% natural.”

Greenmarket returns to outdoor location

SCHENECTADY

Greenmarket returns to outdoor location

The Schenectady Greenmarket is back outdoors — and vendors and customers are thrilled, even if the weather wasn’t helping Sunday.

Cruise ship heads to Cuba; first from US in 50 years

Cruise ship heads to Cuba; first from US in 50 years

The cruise ship Fathom Adonia left port in Miami Sunday to begin the first cruise service between the United States and Cuba in more than half a century.

World's biggest windmills now make jumbo jets look tiny

World's biggest windmills now make jumbo jets look tiny

Often derided as a blot on rural landscapes, wind turbines got bigger and stronger than ever anyway. The next generation are even larger and designed to withstand an Arctic battering.

Trump or Clinton? Buffett sees U.S. business as fine with either

"If either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton becomes president, and one of them is very likely to be, I think Berkshire will continue to do fine," Buffett, 85, said at the company's annual shareholders meeting Saturday in Omaha, Nebraska.

In Glens Falls, finding revenue in bottled water

Tetra Pak, a food packaging and processing company, creates the Just Water packaging and ships the containers flat to Glens Falls, where they are shaped and filled.

Bastion of folk music toasts its future

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Bastion of folk music toasts its future

Caffe Lena this weekend hosted Folkathon!, a musical festival featuring dozens of artists that is part of their $1.5 million capital campaign in support of the renovation.

Florists get busy with Mother's Day on the way

CAPITAL REGION

Florists get busy with Mother's Day on the way

Flowers will be front and center this week as kids of all ages get ready for Mother’s Day, which runs neck-and-neck with Valentine’s Day as the biggest day of the year for giving flowers to loved ones.

For Eurozone economy, it’s back to the future

For Eurozone economy, it’s back to the future

On Friday, the European Union released data showing that the overall economy of the 19 countries that use the euro advanced 0.6 percent over the first three months of the year, compared with the previous quarter.

Petta’s Restaurant says goodbye after 65 years

SCHENECTADY

Petta’s Restaurant says goodbye after 65 years

People have been ordering off the menu — and off the walls — at Petta’s Restaurant. The photos leave today. So will Petta's.

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli gets tour of Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli gets tour of Schenectady

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli visited Schenectady to tour progress in the city with local officials on Friday, who said the focus will shift to development in the neighborhoods.

CDTA bus ridership increases for third year in a row

CAPITAL REGION

CDTA bus ridership increases for third year in a row

The Capital District Transportation Authority carried 17.1 million riders in the last fiscal year, setting another ridership record, authority officials said this week.

Broadband coming to Adirondacks, state says

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Broadband coming to Adirondacks, state says

The state’s rural broadband initiative should lead to more and better Internet service in the Adirondacks by the end of 2018, Adirondack local government leaders were told Thursday.

Carmax site prep underway in Colonie

COLONIE

Carmax site prep underway in Colonie

Construction has begun for the Capital Region’s first location of CarMax, a superstore chain that is the nation’s largest used-car dealer and third-largest wholesaler.

Wage gap widening for young workers, study finds

Wage gap widening for young workers, study finds

Pay disparities between men and women start earlier in their careers than widely assumed and have significantly widened for young workers in the past year, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute.

Comcast buys DreamWorks Animation in $3.8 billion deal

Comcast buys DreamWorks Animation in $3.8 billion deal

Hollywood’s smallest publicly traded entertainment company, DreamWorks Animation, threw in the towel Thursday after a turbulent 12 years, agreeing to sell itself to Comcast’s sprawling NBCUniversal in a deal valued at a hefty $3.8 billion.

Bright idea: Investing in roofless solar

HALFMOON

Bright idea: Investing in roofless solar

Capital Region residents have a chance to cut down on their electric bills without slapping solar panels on their roofs by buying into the state’s first shared renewable solar project based in Halfmoon.

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