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Meet Mac, the adorable baby Clydesdale joining Budweiser brood

Meet Mac, the adorable baby Clydesdale joining Budweiser brood

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016
A baby Clydesdale just joined Budweiser's storied herd of gentle giants.
 
Death Wish Coffee wins Super Bowl commercial
ROUND LAKE

Death Wish Coffee wins Super Bowl commercial

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016
Death Wish Coffee, the Round Lake company which claims to sell the “world’s strongest coffee,” has won the QuickBooks’ Small Business Big Game Competition.
 
Capital Region planning exec to retire
COLONIE

Capital Region planning exec to retire

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016
The longtime leader of the area’s regional planning advisory agency announced his retirement today.
 
Local counties' sales-tax numbers for 2015 mirror statewide split
CAPITAL REGION

Local counties' sales-tax numbers for 2015 mirror statewide split

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016
In 2015, about half the state experienced negative growth in sales tax revenue, and Montgomery County had the state’s largest decrease. “We expected to take a hit this year,” Matthew Ossenfort, the Montgomery County executive, said.
 
Longtime Schenectady restaurateur Mamma Rosa Ferrari dies
SCHENECTADY

Longtime Schenectady restaurateur Mamma Rosa Ferrari dies

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016
For Mamma Rosa Ferrari, God, family and work were the three most important things in life.
 

Jobless rate in region drops to 4 percent in December

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016
The Capital Region’s unemployment rate dipped to 4 percent in December, significantly lower than the state average, as nonfarm jobs here reached an estimated 465,200, state analysts said Tuesday.
 
Caffè Lena changes will make building accessible
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Caffè Lena changes will make building accessible

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016
Legendary music venue Caffè Lena will be getting an elevator and a mixed-use building in its parking lot as a part of a deal with Bonacio Construction.
 
McDonald’s reports strong earnings, helped by all-day breakfast

McDonald’s reports strong earnings, helped by all-day breakfast

Monday, Jan. 25, 2016
McDonald’s surprised even the most bullish investors Monday, reporting stronger-than-expected quarterly gains in earnings thanks to its introduction of all-day breakfast.
 
Twitter announces major executive shakeup

Twitter announces major executive shakeup

Monday, Jan. 25, 2016
Twitter announced a major shakeup late Sunday, as several top executives have left the company: senior vice president of engineering Alex Roetter, vice president of human resources Skip Schipper, vice president of global media Katie Stanton, senior vice president of product Kevin Weil and Vine general manager Jason Toff.
 
Exxon sees energy demand rising 25 percent by 2040

Exxon sees energy demand rising 25 percent by 2040

Monday, Jan. 25, 2016
Energy demand will climb 25 percent worldwide by 2040, an increase equivalent to all the power and fuel consumed currently in the Americas, according to Exxon Mobil Corp.
 
Developer proposes to redevelop former bank in Gloversville
GLOVERSVILLE

Developer proposes to redevelop former bank in Gloversville

Monday, Jan. 25, 2016
A former NBT Bank building on Gloversville’s North Main Street has a new owner this month, nearly a year after a plan to convert it into a rehabilitation clinic sparked public backlash that ultimately doomed the proposal.
 
Schenectady Planning Commission split on Dunkin’ proposal
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady Planning Commission split on Dunkin’ proposal

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016
The city Planning Commission is split on a proposal for a Dunkin’ Donuts on Upper Union Street, with concerns about the drive-thru and traffic flow.
 
Japan's robots take on growing range of jobs

Japan's robots take on growing range of jobs

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016
Humanoid robots, which move almost as naturally as humans do, are fulfilling an increasingly broad range of roles in Japan.
 
Capital Region housing market on upswing in 2015
CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region housing market on upswing in 2015

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016

The local housing market numbers from 2015 are out, and the Capital Region’s housing market is the best its been since the 2008 recession, according to a Realtors’ group.
 
Sunmark plans building at site of Rotterdam Friendly's
ROTTERDAM

Sunmark plans building at site of Rotterdam Friendly's

Friday, Jan. 22, 2016

The former Friendly’s restaurant building in Rotterdam is going down.
 
 

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