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City wants Airbnb to respond to subpoena

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New York City asked a judge to order Airbnb Inc. to comply with a subpoena for information about its listings, just days after lawmakers demanded it share the names and addresses of hosts in the city.

Stocks drop, bonds jump

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U.S. stocks inched lower Friday as bond yields jumped, a shift that helped banks but hurt companies that pay big dividends. The dollar fell after President Donald Trump said China is manipulating its currency.

Friday, Jul 20

Dems rip Trump's Consumer Bureau nominee

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Senate Democrats on Thursday aggressively ripped into President Trump's nominee to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, saying her involvement as a White House aide in controversial administration policies disqualified her from…

Disney wins assets bidding war

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The high-stakes drama over who would capture much of Rupert Murdoch's media empire came to a close after Comcast Corp. said it was dropping out of the hunt for 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets.

Tariffs impact stock market

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Trade issues again weighed on the market Thursday as representatives of the auto industry told Congress they opposed tariffs on imported cars and car parts being proposed by the Trump administration. Banks and other large U.S. stocks fell,…

Wednesday, Jul 18

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Fed chief upbeat on economy

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told lawmakers Tuesday that strong economic growth will keep the central bank on a path to gradually raise interest rates. But he noted that President Donald Trump's get-tough trade policies run the…

Tuesday, Jul 17

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Harvey Mackay: Conquer your fear of success

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A famous trapeze performer and teacher was instructing his students. After full explanations and instruction in this complicated skill, he asked them to demonstrate. However, one of the students, looking up at the insecure perch upon which…

Saturday, Jul 14

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On The Move

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EDUCATION; MOUNTAIN ROAD SCHOOL; Lucy Gardner Carson joined as school administrator.

Soap firm finds a Rad enterprise

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Inside Rad Soap Co.'s 15,000-square-foot space on Wolfert Avenue, surrounded by canisters of essential oils and tanks of ingredients, workers busily stir coffee grounds into buckets of a thick, oozy yellow mixture.

Is 'organic' seal worth it?

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New York; Is paying more for organic milk, meat or a can of beans worth it?

Market investors enjoy the advances

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New York; This may be the best time in history to be an investor.

For The Record

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DeGraff-Bloom Custom Builders Inc., borrower Lender: Sunmark Federal Credit Union Location: 47 Vettura Court, Malta Purpose: New Amount: $265,440 Recorded: June 15

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Despite wobbles, stocks end week higher

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Stocks wrapped up another solid week Friday as industrial and energy companies ticked higher, but corporate earnings got off to a sluggish start as reports from several major U.S. banks failed to excite investors.

Friday, Jul 13

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Small businesses working to compete with Prime Day

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As Amazon gears up for its Prime Day promotion, other big-name retailers like Macy's and eBay are launching deals and sales of their own. But small businesses — including those that don't sell much online — shouldn't sit on the sidelines.

Around Tech Valley

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Southwestern Vermont Health Care announced that Mack Molding, a privately owned business of Don Kendall and his family, donated $5 million to its emergency department expansion and renovation project.

Tech rally leads Nasdaq to record

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Technology companies soared Thursday as major U.S. stock indexes recovered the ground they lost a day earlier. The Nasdaq composite closed at another all-time high.

Thursday, Jul 12

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Zeem Solutions opens in Schenectady

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SCHENECTADY -- A ribbon-cutting celebration was held at Zeem Solutions on Wednesday.

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Stocks skid as trade war worsens

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Global stock indexes sank Wednesday after the Trump administration released a list of $200 billion in goods that could be hit with tariffs and China said it would retaliate. The dollar spiked and big exporters plunged.

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Photos: Medical facility groundbreaking

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COLONIE — Three Albany-area medical providers broke ground Wednesday on a new 54,000-square-foot medical office building and ambulatory surgery center on Everett Road.

Facebook is facing U.K. fine

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Facebook is facing its first financial penalty for allowing the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica to forage through the personal data of millions of unknowing Facebook users.

Wednesday, Jul 11

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Photos: Apartment construction

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Construction work continues on the Electric City Apartments on State Street on Monday, July 9, 2018, in Schenectady, N.Y.

At 10 years old, phone apps are still reshaping our world

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A decade ago, Apple opened a store peddling iPhone apps, unlocking the creativity of software developers and letting users truly make their mobile devices their own.

Judge: Experts can link Roundup to cancer

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Evidence that Roundup weed killer can cause cancer seems "weak," but experts can still make that claim at trial, a U.S. judge ruled Tuesday.

Market highest since February

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U.S. stocks shook off some midday doldrums and rose for the fourth day in a row Tuesday as strong results from Pepsi helped household goods companies. The market is at its highest level since early February.

Tuesday, Jul 10

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UK government rocked by resignation

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British Prime Minister Theresa May dug in her heels Monday after the resignation of two top government ministers over Brexit negotiations whipped up a storm that threatened to topple her fragile minority government

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Photos: Schenectady train station

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Construction work continues on the Amtrak train station on Monday, July 9, 2018, in Schenectady, N.Y.The station is expected to be completed this fall.

Choose to respond instead of reacting

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A young woman was waiting for her flight at a big airport, so she decided to buy a book to read and a packet of cookies to snack on. She sat down in an armchair in a VIP lounge to relax and read in peace. A man sat down in the next seat,…

Earnings quiet trade worries

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New York; Never mind the trade war. Here comes earnings season.

Saturday, Jul 7

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TSA-approved ways to shorten waiting line time

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The summer air travel season is shaping up to be the busiest ever, which could mean lengthy lines at U.S. airport security checkpoints. But you can use the faster lanes if you belong to an expedited screening program, which could…

Others' fiscal mistakes good for bargain hunters

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Most of us have wasted money on ill-considered purchases or stuff we really couldn't afford. As we get more financially savvy, that happens less often. But we can still profit from other people's bad choices.