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NEW YORK

GE sees profit jump

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
General Electric Co. posted strong third-quarter results, issued an upbeat forecast for the fourth quarter and said U.S. industrial activity is at its highest level since the financial crisis.
 
Morrette’s to reopen by month’s end
SCHENECTADY

Morrette’s to reopen by month’s end

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
Morrette’s King Steak House is on track for a late October reopening under new ownership, five months after the previous owners announced they would close the iconic Schenectady eatery.
 
Crucial ruling due on Taj Mahal casino's future
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.

Crucial ruling due on Taj Mahal casino's future

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
A federal bankruptcy court judge was expected to issue what the owners of Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort consider a life-or-death decision for the financially-troubled gambling hall.
 
Rural retailer Runnings welcomed in Gloversville
GLOVERSVILLE

Rural retailer Runnings welcomed in Gloversville

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
The 92,000-square-foot Runnings boasts that it tailors to the needs of rural America.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Area adds jobs despite public-sector cuts

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
The Capital Region continues to lose public-sector jobs, but still had a net gain of 3,100 jobs over the past year, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by the state Department of Labor.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Increase in foreclosures bucks nationwide trend

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
While foreclosure activity fell across most of the country in the past year, most of the Capital Region saw an increase in activity, according to the latest figures from RealtyTrac, a California firm that tracks foreclosure activity nationwide.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Springs church sells rectory for $1.05M

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
The owners of the Adelphi Hotel closed Thursday on a deal to purchase the Bethesda Episcopal Church rectory, increasing their holdings within close proximity of the iconic Victorian-era building that has been under renovation for more than two years.
 
iPad Air 2, Apple Pay, new Macs debut

iPad Air 2, Apple Pay, new Macs debut

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand.
 
COLONIE

Nordstrom Rack store set for Colonie Center

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
Seattle-based fashion retailer Nordstrom announced Wednesday it plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at Colonie Center next fall.
 
Markets skid as anxiety abounds
NEW YORK

Markets skid as anxiety abounds

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
Fear drove Wall Street to one of its most dramatic, dizzying days in years on Wednesday.
 

Monolith Solar expanding to Slingerlands

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
Rensselaer-based Monolith Solar is expanding its operations with a new headquarters at the Vista Technology Campus in Slingerlands, the company announced today.
 

Commerce & Community for Oct. 15

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
News and notes from the area business community.
 
ALBANY

Fidelis to move Albany regional office, add 40 jobs

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014
Fidelis Care, the state’s Catholic Health Plan, will add 40 new jobs and relocate its regional office to a space three times as big in Latham in the coming months.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Increase in gas pipeline capacity eyed in region

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

A company’s proposal to expand the capacity of a 200-mile gas pipeline poses public health and environmental threats across upstate New York, including in Schenectady and Montgomery counties, critics say.
 
NISKAYUNA

Former GE exec writes book, encourages taking risks

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014
Walter Robb, the former General Electric executive and minor league hockey team owner, believes young people and corporate employees should become more entrepreneurial and willing to take reasonable risks, while lamenting corporations have become too risk-averse.
 
 

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