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Sunday, Nov 19

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Progress made in climate talks

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As the first glimmer of dawn appeared across the Rhine River, delegates stumbled out of an all-night negotiating session at this year's global climate talks, expressing satisfaction Saturday at the progress made toward creating a…

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Long-term care should factor into planning

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Many Americans have a blind spot when it comes to retirement planning: long-term care costs. Even though the majority of Americans will need long-term care, few are planning for it. Many underestimate the costs and mistakenly believe…

Saturday, Nov 18

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Money Manners: It's time for your grandson to return generosity

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DEAR JEANNE & LEONARD: Is it ever acceptable to take back a gift? Please let me explain: I am a widow, now in my late 80s. My husband left money in two trusts for our family, with the income from both going to me during my lifetime. About…

On The Move

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Aleeya Healey, a developmental behavioral pediatrician, joined the Department of Pediatrics and was appointed assistant professor of pediatrics at Albany Medical College and director of the developmental behavioral pediatric residency…

For The Record

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DeGraff-Bloom Custom Builders Inc., borrower Lender: Ballston Spa National Bank Location: 8 Ushu Court, Wilton Purpose: New Amount: $250,000 Recorded: Oct. 17

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Retailers jump, but tech slumps

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Retailers and smaller U.S. companies jumped again Friday as they continued to report strong third-quarter results, but technology companies and other big U.S. corporations couldn't add to the previous day's gains.

VW recall faces probe over efficacy of repairs

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U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a Volkswagen recall may not fix a wiring problem that can stop the front driver's air bag from inflating in a crash.

Number Of The Day

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That's the number of marriages in August 2015 in Albany County, the most popular month of the 1,623 marriages that year (most recent available). Most popular in Rensselaer County was also August, in Saratoga it was May and in Schenectady…

Friday, Nov 17

Number Of The Day

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That's the average price of a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline in the Capital Region.

Around Tech Valley

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Wallace Pickworth, a research leader at Battelle Memorial Institute, was appointed to the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences' Board of Trustees.

Barnes & Noble shares soar on privatization plan report

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An activist investor has proposed taking Barnes & Noble private but the company does not consider the offer genuine, the book chain said Thursday. Its shares soared on the report.

Strong earnings propel stocks

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U.S. stocks closed sharply higher Thursday, snapping a two-day losing streak.

Thursday, Nov 16

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Leonardo da Vinci's Christ painting sells for record $450M

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NEW YORK (AP) — A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million (380 million euros) at auction on Wednesday, smashing previous records for artworks sold at auction or privately.

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Amazon giving its Prime members taste of discounts

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Ahead of Thanksgiving, Amazon is giving Prime members their first taste of special discounts at its recently acquired Whole Foods stores.

Number Of The Day

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That's the U.S. gold reserve as of September, which has stayed stable at least since 2014, according to the Federal Reserve.

Stocks decline on tech losses

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Technology companies led U.S. stocks lower Wednesday, giving the market its biggest loss since early September.

Electric trucks emerging but have a long haul

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Electric trucks are having a moment in the spotlight, but they won't replace diesel-powered trucks in big numbers until they overcome costs and other limitations.

Wednesday, Nov 15

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Deaths blamed on lax standards

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Two maintenance workers who were struck and killed by a speeding Amtrak train near Philadelphia last year were the victims of a lax safety culture that had permeated the government-owned railroad, federal investigators said Tuesday.

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Team Amazon or Walmart? Retailers are choosing sides

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Store chains feeling the upheaval in retail are making strategic alliances — and that can mean picking sides.

Number Of The Day

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That's the rise in funeral expenses nationwide from December 1986 to September 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics — almost twice as fast as consumer prices for all items over those 30 years, which was 123.4 percent.

Stock markets dip as oil price drops

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Energy companies led U.S. stocks modestly lower Tuesday, erasing the small gains the market made a day earlier.

Tuesday, Nov 14

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Consumer goods firms lead gains

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The major U.S. stock indexes capped a day of mostly subdued trading with slight gains Monday.

Number Of The Day

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That's the total wealth of the world's billionaires in 2016, up from $5.1 trillion the year before, according to the UBS/PwC Billionaires Report. Asian billionaires numbered 637; the U.S. had 563, though total U.S. billionaire wealth…

Getting things done must be urgent matter

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The founder of a highly successful company was asked what it took to succeed. He answered: "The same thing it took to get started: a sense of urgency about getting things done."

Sunday, Nov 12

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Will your store credit card survive?

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Stroll your local mall and you may spot some empty storefronts where mannequins once stood draped in the latest fashions — possible casualties of what some have dubbed the "retail apocalypse."

Tips to find good prices on cosmetics

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New York; Want that charcoal mask or the smoky-eye look but don't want to spend a lot?

On The Move

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Rachel Crisafulli joined as a regional sales director to help spearhead business development in the Capital Region and increase brand awareness. Crisafulli previously served as a marketing manager at the Ayco Co.

For The Record

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Hanifin Home Builders Inc., buyer Seller: R.D.A. Associates Inc. Amount: $100,000 Property: 36 Eduardo Court, Bethlehem Recorded: Oct. 12

Money Manners: Friend's effort to be self-reliant deserves respect

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Dear Jeanne & Leonard: A woman I know from the PTA recently suffered a painful financial setback. To help make ends meet, she's begun preparing jams and jellies, which she sells to friends and neighbors. Since I want to help her, I've been…

Saturday, Nov 11

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Markets take a dip as health firms slump

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So that's what a losing streak feels like. Stocks fell for the second day in a row Friday, which hadn't happened in a month, as Amazon put a scare into yet another industry: medical device and health care equipment companies.