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Gloversville may reduce outside water, sewer sales
GLOVERSVILLE

Gloversville may reduce outside water, sewer sales

Thursday, April 16, 2015
The city of Gloversville is looking to cut down on providing water and sewer services to properties outside the city, starting with the site of the former Loblaw’s grocery store on East Fulton Street where a new Stewart’s Shop is in development.
 
Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership chooses first president
SARATOGA COUNTY

Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership chooses first president

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
An economic development leader from Indianapolis has been named the first president of the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership.
 
SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Audit: Metroplex revenues top $8M

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority brought in revenues of more than $8.3 million last year, a historical high for the county’s 17-year-old economic development arm.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region's first-quarter foreclosure ‘noise’ seen as normal

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Foreclosure activity was mixed across the Capital Region in the first quarter of 2015, according to the most recent figures from RealtyTrac, a California firm that tracks foreclosures.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Sales tax dip drawing concern throughout Capital Region

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The Capital Region mirrored the rest of the state with about half its counties seeing a dip in sales tax receipts in the first quarter of the year.
 
Startup moves into Schenectady BizLab

Startup moves into Schenectady BizLab

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Tech startup SureDone has moved into the renovated New York BizLab at 251 State St. and is looking to hire locally to grow the business.
 
'Entopreneurs' feed growing appetite for edible insects
SAN FRANCISCO

'Entopreneurs' feed growing appetite for edible insects

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
They hop. They crawl. They squirm. And they could be coming to a dinner plate near you.
 

$51K raised for businesses affected by Jay Street fire

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp.’s fundraiser for businesses impacted by the Jay Street fire last month raised a total of $51,200.
 
Fight for $15 protests expand for low-wage workers
NEW YORK

Fight for $15 protests expand for low-wage workers

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The Fight for $15 campaign that began with fast-food workers expanded in size and scope Wednesday to include a range of workers who say their meager pay is a form of economic injustice.
 
Left, right ally against Cuomo's Start-Up NY
ALBANY

Left, right ally against Cuomo's Start-Up NY

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
An unlikely coalition from New York's political right and left has called for the suspension of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Start-Up NY economic development program following reports of modest initial success and significant marketing costs.
 
Saratoga businessman gets his licks in
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga businessman gets his licks in

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
There is math behind all this: the long lines, the ice cream, the fact that demand could be met without the masses becoming restless.
 
Gazette wins five AP awards for journalism
SCHENECTADY

Gazette wins five AP awards for journalism

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The Daily Gazette earned five awards in the 2014 New York State Associated Press Association contest, which recognizes excellent writing, presentation, photography and graphics by newspapers across the state.
 
This year's fight for the tech industry: Patent trolls
WASHINGTON

This year's fight for the tech industry: Patent trolls

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The same week that Alex Haro and Chris Hulls raised $50 million for their mobile app, Life360, the business partners got a letter. It said they had three days to pay licensing fees to a company they had never heard of because their app violated its patented technology.
 
The safety risk of shrinking airline seats questioned by DOT
WASHINGTON

The safety risk of shrinking airline seats questioned by DOT

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The shrinking space on airplanes is surely uncomfortable, but it might also be dangerous for passengers' health and safety.
 
Wanted: Uber in the Capital Region
CAPITAL REGION

Wanted: Uber in the Capital Region

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
A pair of Capital Region businessmen are urging local officials to encourage Uber to expand its crowd-sourced transportation service into the region.
 
 

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