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Thieves have appetite for Malta restaurant signs
MALTA

Thieves have appetite for Malta restaurant signs

Monday, July 27, 2015
Anyone who is offered a local restaurant sign as a collector’s item — or sees one decorating a teenager’s man cave — should be on the alert that it might be stolen.
 
Cuomo announces new LaGuardia Airport
NEW YORK

Cuomo announces new LaGuardia Airport

Monday, July 27, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday introduced a plan to redesign and rebuild LaGuardia airport, replacing the cramped, outdated hub with a unified terminal that will have more than double the operational space for airliners.
 
Plastic bag foes make inroads in Capital Region
CAPITAL REGION

Plastic bag foes make inroads in Capital Region

Monday, July 27, 2015
Plastic, paper or canvas: In grocery and retail stores across the region, efforts to promote the use of one and completely eliminate another continue.
 
Saratoga Spring’s housing market ‘hot’
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Spring’s housing market ‘hot’

Sunday, July 26, 2015

If it seems like there’s been a lot of new construction around Saratoga Springs these days, that’s not just a summer construction boom you’re witnessing.
 
Wage hike for fast-food workers won't end debate in NY
ALBANY

Wage hike for fast-food workers won't end debate in NY

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Rather than ending New York's long debate over the minimum wage, the plan to give a big pay bump to fast-food workers guarantees the debate will continue in the halls of the state Capitol for years to come.
 
Transportation Chief: 5 Airlines probed for price-gouging
WASHINGTON

Transportation Chief: 5 Airlines probed for price-gouging

Friday, July 24, 2015
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Friday the government has opened a price-gouging investigation involving five airlines that allegedly raised airfares in the Northeast after a deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May disrupted rail service.
 
Anthem bids $48 billion for Cigna to create health giant
NEW YORK

Anthem bids $48 billion for Cigna to create health giant

Friday, July 24, 2015
Anthem is buying rival Cigna for $48 billion in a deal that would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment, covering about 53 million U.S patients.
 
Public won't review casino sign changes
SCHENECTADY

Public won't review casino sign changes

Friday, July 24, 2015
The city Planning Commission on Wednesday approved the site plan for the Rivers Casino, but some commissioners plan to review requested changes to the pylon sign, and exclude the public as they do so.
 
Golub Corp. names a non-Golub president for first time
SCHENECTADY

Golub Corp. names a non-Golub president for first time

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Golub Corporation on Thursday named a non-Golub family member president and chief operating officer for the first time.
 
COBLESKILL

Food hub eyed for former Cobleskill mill

Friday, July 24, 2015
Guilford Mills, the START-UP NY site promising to bring hundreds of jobs to the Cobleskill area, is being eyed for yet another potential use: hosting a food hub to connect Mohawk Valley farmers with downstate markets.
 
ALBANY

Metroland honors Gazette as best daily newspaper

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Daily Gazette was named the region’s best daily newspaper in Metroland’s annual Best of the Capital Region issue, out this week.
 
Japan's Nikkei lands Financial Times in $1.3 billion deal
LONDON

Japan's Nikkei lands Financial Times in $1.3 billion deal

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Japanese media company Nikkei Inc. is buying the Financial Times as part of an 844 million-pound ($1.3 billion) deal with Britain's Pearson PLC.
 
Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground on both coasts
SAN FRANCISCO

Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground on both coasts

Thursday, July 23, 2015
The push for a higher minimum wage gained momentum on both sides of the country, with New York embracing an eventual $15 an hour for the state's 200,000 fast-food workers and the huge University of California system announcing the same raise for its employees.
 
Trustco slammed for ‘unsafe or unsound’ practices

Trustco slammed for ‘unsafe or unsound’ practices

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The Comptroller of the Currency of the United States of America found “unsafe or unsound banking practices” at TrustCo Bank, headquartered in Glenville, according to an agreement between both entities.
 
NY: $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers
NEW YORK

NY: $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Fast-food workers in New York state could end up making $15 an hour, but it might take a few years.
 
 

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