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Wells Fargo's terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad week

Wells Fargo's terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad week

Last week, Wells Fargo was fined $185 million in penalties after employees, in effect, put money before customers.

Number of US railroad workers testing positive for drug use skyrockets

Number of US railroad workers testing positive for drug use skyrockets

Testing in 2016 has shown that nearly 8 percent of workers involved in rail accidents were positive for drug use, including marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, benzodiazepine, OxyContin and morphine.

Casino school: riffling, games, and lots of math

SCHENECTADY

Casino school: riffling, games, and lots of math

Rivers Casino – owned by Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming – is in the market for hundreds of new dealers, inviting Capital Region residents interested in getting a foothold in the gaming industry to interview for a spot in its dealer school beginning next month.

518 area code soon to have company

518 area code soon to have company

The 518 will soon have company: the state Public Service Commission on Thursday approved adding a new area code to the 17-county region now served exclusively by 518.

Bank robber gets 15 years to life for Schenectady theft

SCHENECTADY

Bank robber gets 15 years to life for Schenectady theft

A downtown Schenectady bank robbery last year resulted in a stiff sentence Thursday for the admitted robber and quick-change artist.

Schenectady to move to single-stream recycling

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady to move to single-stream recycling

The city of Schenectady will move Monday to single-stream recycling.

Scotia group meets about potential wastewater plant

SCOTIA

Scotia group meets about potential wastewater plant

A community action group has formed in response to the Village of Scotia’s decision to weigh construction of a wastewater treatment plant.

Townhouses at Mohawk Harbor receive approval

SCHENECTADY

Townhouses at Mohawk Harbor receive approval

Plans to build new townhouses at Mohawk Harbor will move forward after the $9 million project received approval this week from the Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority.

Alplaus apartment project seeks to move forward despite resident opposition

ALPLAUS

Alplaus apartment project seeks to move forward despite resident opposition

Developers of a possible apartment complex in Alplaus hope to submit a formal application next month despite strong opposition from neighborhood residents.

Fab 8 in Malta gearing up for 7-nano chips

MALTA

Fab 8 in Malta gearing up for 7-nano chips

GlobalFoundries officials announced Thursday the smallest computer chip circuits yet are being developed at Fab 8.

Uncommon Grounds brews up a new location in Clifton Park

CLIFTON PARK

Uncommon Grounds brews up a new location in Clifton Park

Uncommon Grounds, a local coffee and bagel joint, continues to expand its reach in the Capital Region with a new location in Clifton Park.

First cannabis labor agreement in state signed in Fulton County

FULTON COUNTY

First cannabis labor agreement in state signed in Fulton County

Medical cannabis company Vireo Health of New York, based in Fulton County, announced recently what they said is the first cannabis industry labor agreement in the state.

Sarah Goodrich appointed by state to development council

Sarah Goodrich appointed by state to development council

The executive director of Schoharie Area Long Term Inc., the non-profit disaster recovery organization formed to help Schoharie County recover from Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, has been appointed to the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council.

Schenectady startup receives almost $2M in local funding

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady startup receives almost $2M in local funding

Lottery Rewards, a startup based in the New York BizLab on State Street, has received almost $2 million in funding from local investors.

Heavy equipment transportation to close portion of I-890

ROTTERDAM

Heavy equipment transportation to close portion of I-890

A portion of Interstate 890 will close early Monday morning in Rotterdam while General Electric transports oversized equipment to nearby Lock 8 on the Erie Canal for shipment.

Niskayuna's SI Group to acquire Texas manufacturing facility

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna's SI Group to acquire Texas manufacturing facility

The SI Group, headquartered in Niskayuna, announced on Wednesday that it is expanding its production capabilities with an agreement to acquire the TPC Group manufacturing facility of Baytown, Texas.

Time Warner Cable to hire 100 for Colonie location

COLONIE

Time Warner Cable to hire 100 for Colonie location

Time Warner Cable will host a job fair Thursday to help the company fill 100 new jobs at its Colonie call center.

Charlton residents continue to oppose Verizon antenna plans

CHARLTON

Charlton residents continue to oppose Verizon antenna plans

People living near the Charlton town water tower continue to oppose plans for adding a cellular communications antenna to the tower, urging the town to consider a new alternative.

U.S. household income breaks pattern of stagnation

WASHINGTON

U.S. household income breaks pattern of stagnation

Household incomes for U.S. families rose strongly in 2015, breaking a yearslong pattern of income stagnation.

Dairy farmers think almond milk is bogus, but Americans love it

Dairy farmers think almond milk is bogus, but Americans love it

Milk, the kind from cows, is still Americans' favorite complement to a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich. But it's feeling the heat from milk, the kind from almonds.

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