Apr 18, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The state labor department says the unemployment rate was up slightly to 6.9 percent in March from 6.8 percent in February.
It says New York City also saw a slight increase to 8 percent from 7.9 percent a month earlier. In March 2013, the unemployment rate was 7.9 percent overall and 8.8 percent in New York City. Go to full article
Apr 18, 2014 — The St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce has a new executive director: Brooke Rouse.
Rouse graduated from St. Lawrence in 2006 and went on to get a masters in tourism management. She and her husband own 24 East Main, a bed and breakfast in Canton. She works for the Small Business Development Center at SUNY Canton. And she's also a village trustee. Go to full article
Apr 18, 2014 — Ice floes slowing ships in the St. Lawrence River are delaying the opening of the shipping season at the Port of Oswego till next week.
Executive director Zelko Kirincich says the shipping season was scheduled to begin last Friday. But ships waited in line earlier this week as thick ice forced the Canadian Coast Guard to send out ice breakers to reopen shipping lanes. Go to full article
Apr 17, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The New York Comptroller's Office reports stopping more than $24 million in questionable personal income tax refunds so far this year, saying it has found... Go to full article
Apr 17, 2014 — During a visit to Glens Falls yesterday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand stopped by the campus of Adirondack Community College to meet with local economic development leaders. Unlike... Go to full article
Apr 16, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The Washington-based Tax Foundation says recent changes in New York law would raise the state's corporate tax climate ranking from 25th to fourth best in... Go to full article