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ALBANY

Unsettled market spurs speculation NY could go slow on casinos

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
After New York voters approved four upstate casinos last November, four Atlantic City casinos have closed, gambling profits plunged from Connecticut to Mississippi, and new casinos opened or were greenlighted in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.
 
BALLSTON

Ballston ordered to restart Dolomite review

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
A state Supreme Court judge has ruled that the town of Ballston must continue reviewing a controversial asphalt plant application, despite a new town law banning heavy industry.
 
Astria sets its sights on a new downtown home
SCHENECTADY

Astria sets its sights on a new downtown home

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
The co-founder of Astria Solutions Group is on the hunt for a new location in a downtown area, but he needs to sell the company’s suburban Schenectady location first.
 
Price Chopper CEO takes to Facebook
SCHENECTADY

Price Chopper CEO takes to Facebook

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
Price Chopper president and CEO Jerry Golub took to Facebook on Friday to answer questions for more than an hour about the company’s $300 million rebranding to Market 32.
 

GE to build 3-D printing facility near Pittsburgh

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
General Electric plans to build a $32 million facility near Pittsburgh International Airport to develop three-dimensional printing and other high-tech manufacturing processes.

 

Pittsburgh-area firm gets NFL concussion grant

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
A Pittsburgh-area firm has received a $500,000 grant from the NFL and two sponsors as the company tries to develop a device to help doctors diagnose concussions.

 
Summit aims to get creative with economy
CAPITAL REGION

Summit aims to get creative with economy

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
Communities across the region have to unite and decide on a regional brand that conveys to the rest of the world this is a place to come for creative industry.
 
TROY

HVCC gets $2.1M federal grant for tech programs

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
Hudson Valley Community College’s Technology Education Center received a $2.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to build on the school’s nanotechnology and semiconductor programs.
 

Study: Casino gaming adds $3.6B to NY economy

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
Casino gaming contributes $3.6 billion to New York’s economy and supports about 14,600 jobs in the state.
 
'Ghetto Chopper' reference sparks online controversy
CAPITAL REGION

'Ghetto Chopper' reference sparks online controversy

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
Ghetto Chopper is a term that's long circulated in casual conversation, a tasteless reference to Price Chopper stores in the region's more urban locations like Delaware Avenue in Albany and Eastern Parkway in Schenectady.
 
LATHAM

Fidelis Care plans coming to Schenectady County

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
Fidelis Care, the state’s Catholic Health Plan, will begin offering its marketplace health plans in Schenectady County.
 
LATHAM

Plug Power sees revenue jump in third quarter

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
Fuel cell maker Plug Power more than quadrupled its revenue in the third quarter of the year, posting a record $19.9 million as of Sept. 30, the company announced this week.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Foreclosure activity drops across region

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
A drop in foreclosure activity across most of the Capital Region last month mirrored national trends, but month-over-month activity varied widely, according to the latest figures from RealtyTrac, a California firm that tracks U.S. foreclosure activity.
 
All eyes on GlobalFoundries
MALTA

All eyes on GlobalFoundries

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
A media roundtable at GlobalFoundries’ Fab 8 was dominated by reporters from East Fishkill and Burlington, Vermont, curious to learn what’s been happening recently in Saratoga County, halfway between them.
 
Experts: New name reflects change in focus for Price Chopper
SCHENECTADY

Experts: New name reflects change in focus for Price Chopper

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014
When the Golub Corp. announced Tuesday it would be changing the name of its 135 Price Chopper stores to Market 32 over the next few years, industry and marketing experts were not surprised.
 
 

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