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Wednesday, Sep 20

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Photos: Groundbreaking for urgent care facility

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Albany Medical Center held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for its new urgent care facility at the former Michael's Banquet House in Latham.

Number Of The Day

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That's the number of construction noise complaints called into New York City's 311 system in 2015, (most recent year cited) which is more than double the 14,259 called in during 2010.

Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'

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The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels toward acquiring its next billion users.

Slight gains drive markets to new records

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Wall Street capped a day of mostly listless trading Tuesday with a slight gain, good enough to lift the major U.S. stock indexes to another set of all-time highs.

Tuesday, Sep 19

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Banks lead markets higher

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Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stocks modestly higher Monday, nudging the stock market to another record high.

Number Of The Day

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That's the number of workers in "newly acquired, established or expanded foreign-owned businesses" in the U.S. last year. Canada, by far (105,900 workers), was the leader, followed by the United Kingdom (51,100) and China (49,400).

Cultivate connections in workplace each day

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I've always felt that the real title to every book I've written and most of my nationally syndicated columns is "Prepare to Win." But I have a fondness for catchier titles, so for my networking book, I went with "Dig Your Well Before You…

Saturday, Sep 16

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On The Move

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Jennifer Holt promoted to service team manager, Shannon McKeel to benefits department manager and James Dick to sales manager. Richard Hale joined the agency as director of marketing. Holt has been with the agency since 2009 as…

Get advice to help both of you mind family store

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Dear Jeanne & Leonard: I grew up working in my father's market and took it over when he retired three years ago. Then, six months ago, Mom died, and Dad decided to come back to work. It hasn't worked out. While Dad assures me (and himself)…

For The Record

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Berne Holdings Inc., buyer Seller: Steven Meyers and Jennifer Swatling-Meyers Amount: $130,000 Property: 113 Church Road Recorded: Aug. 18

Improvements will help keep port in ship shape

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Site work is under way for a new climate-controlled warehouse, dock and a roll-on, roll-off ramp at the Port of Albany as it prepares to handle bulkier, heavier cargoes as well as a wide range of commodities.

Dental coverage gives protection — within limits

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Don't forget about your teeth when you start considering 2018 insurance needs later this fall.

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S&P tops 2,500 mark

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U.S. stocks edged higher Friday as technology companies and banks rose. The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 2,500 for the first time as stocks had one of their best weeks this year.

Macy's trims holiday hires by nearly 4 percent

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Macy's is increasing the number of temporary workers it's hiring for distribution and warehouses for the holiday season as it chases fast-growing e-commerce sales. But overall holiday hiring will fall nearly 4 percent.

Friday, Sep 15

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Equifax fallout could affect iPhone sales

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Apple fans who froze their credit after the Equifax data breach may end up with another hassle on their hands if they try to get one of the new iPhones that can cost more than $1,000. People who did so and want to make any big purchase may…

Number Of The Day

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

Google faces lawsuit over gender pay gap

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Google faces a new lawsuit accusing it of gender-based pay discrimination. A lawyer representing three female former Google employees is seeking class action status for the claim.

Dow hits another record as other indexes struggle

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It was a split decision on Wall Street on Thursday as gains in a handful of industrial and health care companies largely outweighed sluggishness elsewhere in the market, including the technology sector.

Wisconsin Legislature approves $3B incentive for Foxconn plant

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The Wisconsin Assembly sent a $3 billion incentive package for Taiwan-based Foxconn to Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday, signing off on a deal to lure the electronics giant to the state with the biggest subsidy to a foreign company in U.S.…

Ban of Kaspersky causes concern

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Worries rippled through the consumer market for antivirus software after the U.S. government banned federal agencies from using Kaspersky Lab software on Wednesday. Best Buy and Office Depot said they will no longer sell software made by…

Thursday, Sep 14

Number Of The Day

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That's the revenue the Thruway Authority collected in tolls in 2016, up from $691.7 million in 2015 and $664 million in 2014. The rise came from higher traffic volumes, a shift in truck traffic from the George Washington to the Tappan Zee…

Former Chamber chief joins PR firm

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Linda Hillman, who stepped down in December 2015 after 15 years as president of the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce, has joined Albany-based Pierce Communications as executive advisor. The appointment was announced Wednesday…

Retailers, energy lead gains

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U.S. stock indexes finished with tiny gains Wednesday as retailers jumped after a strong hiring forecast from Target and energy companies rose along with oil prices.

Wednesday, Sep 13

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Apple unveils $999 iPhone X

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"One more thing." With that phrase, Apple paid homage to its late co-founder Steve Jobs for the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone on Tuesday when it unveiled its latest — and, at $999, its most expensive — new version of the device, the…

Number Of The Day

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That's an estimate from the Federal Aviation Administration of the number of drones and unmanned aircraft to be used by hobbyists in 2021, up from the current 1.1 million. The commercial fleet is forecast to grow from 42,000 to 420,000…

Cafe Madison to open second location

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A second location of the popular breakfast-and-lunch spot Café Madison is being developed for an opening in late fall in Loudon Plaza on Northern Boulevard in Albany near I-90 and Memorial Hospital. It is part of the plaza's $2 million…

Banks lead way to new highs

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U.S. stocks rose to record highs Tuesday as banks kept rising and retailers climbed after some encouraging job data.

Tuesday, Sep 12

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Tax breaks for Arnoff project OK'd

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The Saratoga County Industrial Development Agency approved $788,000 in tax breaks for the moving and storage company Arnoff for an expansion at its Malta facility.

Stocks set records as worries fade

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U.S. stocks rallied to record highs Monday as Hurricane Irma weakened without causing as much damage as many had feared, and a North Korean holiday passed without new missile launches. Financial and technology companies lead the way.

Always give 100 percent

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There's a good reason why Debbi Fields of cookie fame is so successful, and she summed it up in an aphorism I'll never forget:; "Good enough never is." Debbi told me how she coined that phrase after she visited one of her first stores. She…