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Dow passes 26,000 milestone

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A broad rally on Wall Street propelled the Dow Jones industrial average to close above 26,000 points for the first time Wednesday.

Wednesday, Jan 17

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Apple to build second campus, hire 20,000

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Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. that will be partially financed by an upcoming windfall from the country's new tax law.

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Number Of The Day

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That's the number of U.S. fish stocks that came off the overfishing list in 2015 (most recent year available) including the thorny skate and the windowpane flounder in the Gulf of Maine, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric…

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Wraps are off new small cars, but will anyone buy?

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Among the many shiny models vying for attention at Detroit's North American International Auto Show are the revamped Volkswagen Jetta, Hyundai Veloster and Kia Forte.

Dow flirts with new milestone, recedes

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Losses by industrial and technology companies helped pull U.S. stocks lower Tuesday, pulling the market back from its latest record highs.

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Around Tech Valley

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Jason A. Little, a partner at the Albany-based law firm of Deily & Glastetter LLP, was appointed to Leadership Tech Valley's Steering Committee, an initiative of the Capital Region Chamber. Little will serve a two-year term.

Tuesday, Jan 16

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Number Of The Day

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That's the number of fitness and recreational sports centers in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy market as of June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They employed 1,780 people.

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A smile adds face value

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Readers of this column know that I am a big fan of Dale Carnegie, the master of making friends. I carry an excerpt from one of his books with me and often share it when I am speaking to groups. It's about the value of a smile, and I hope…

Sunday, Jan 14

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Millennials and baby boomers want these things in apartments

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Millennials and baby boomers may have different views when it comes to technology, politics, marriage and avocado toast, but when it comes to housing they tend to want the same things: maintenance-free apartments with affordable rent in…

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Job fair Monday looks for a match

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Job seekers will be able to choose from more than 50 recruiters and exhibitors at Monday's Times Union Job Fair.

Leverage great credit without any borrowing

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As average credit scores for Americans continue to rise, the question for many becomes how to use their excellent credit rating to optimize their lives without borrowing money or adding risk.

Medical credit cards can create aches and pains

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Few people look forward to a trip to the doctor or dentist, especially if they're not sure how they will pay for it.

On The Move

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Joseph Geddings joined as an employee benefits consultant. Geddings previously served as an account executive at Marshall & Sterling.

Immigrants help boost economic development

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Some of the Capital Region's most advanced technology employers would suffer disproportionately from a tightening of immigration rules, local officials say.

For The Record

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W. Dealtry LP, buyer Seller: New York Becknell Investors LLC Amount: $1,750,000 Property: 766 Watervliet Shaker Road, Colonie Recorded: Dec. 11

Money Manners: No carte blanche on bagging gift from husband

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DEAR JEANNE & LEONARD: My husband gives me terrible Christmas presents. "Hal" is a great guy, but he's cheap, and he pays no attention to what I like. Meanwhile, for the 10 years we've been married, I've always given him thoughtful,…

Number Of The Day

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Bed bugs appear to be the most worrisome pest among Americans, according to that number, representing the total U.S. online search volume in a Terminix report from January to September 2017. They are followed by scorpions, spiders, then…

Saturday, Jan 13

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Number Of The Day

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That's the number of loggers who died on the job in 2016, up from 67 in 2015 and the highest fatal injury rate, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Work continuing on new Marriott in Troy

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Construction of the $18.7 million, 132-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel is under way on River Street in downtown Troy. The five-story project, developed by First Columbia of Latham, is expected to be completed in the summer.

Friday, Jan 12

Sam's Club locations closing

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Walmart confirmed Thursday that it is closing dozens of Sam's Club warehouse stores — a move that a union-backed group estimated could cost thousands of jobs — on the same day the company announced that it was boosting its starting salary…

Stocks back on record-setting course

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U.S. stocks brushed aside their first wobble of the year and got back to setting records on Thursday. Energy stocks led the way after the price of oil touched its highest level since 2014.

Thursday, Jan 11

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Cheaper to buy in Schenectady and rent in Saratoga, report finds

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It's more affordable to buy a median-priced home in Schenectady County and to rent a three-bedroom property in Saratoga County, according to a report by ATTOM Data Solutions.

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Perfect start for stocks in 2018 stalls after rates rise

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The stock market's fantastic start to 2018 stalled on Wednesday after real-estate companies and other dividend payers sank on concerns about rising interest rates.

Wednesday, Jan 10

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Number Of The Day

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In billions of cubic feet that's the estimated U.S. natural gas demand on Jan. 1, beating the previous single-day record set in 2014 of 143.3 billion, according to estimates from PointLogic and the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Boeing sets record for aircraft deliveries

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Boeing is riding a strong air-travel market and airline profitability to deliver a record number of new planes.

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Intel CEO: Fixes on way for chip flaws

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Intel has big plans to steer toward new business in self-driving cars, virtual reality and other cutting-edge technologies. But first it has to pull out of a skid caused by a serious security flaw in its processor chips, which undergird…

Around Tech Valley

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Hodgson Russ LLP earned the following rankings in Albany on the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2018 "Best Law Firms" list: Metropolitan Tier 1 — public finance law and banking and finance law; and Metropolitan Tier 2 — corporate…

Kodak enters 'cryptocurrency' field

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Kodak, which traces its roots to the early days of film-based photography, is getting into the digital licensing and cryptocurrency market as part of a partnership with WENN Digital.

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S&P 500 continues onward

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Stocks pushed further into record territory Tuesday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index's immaculate start to the year extended to a sixth day.

Tuesday, Jan 9

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Retailers alter worker tasks to combat 'Amazon effect'

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With new options and conveniences, there's never been a better time for shoppers. As for workers ... well, not always.