Business

Nov. 27, 2016

As 'No Shave November' comes to an end, locals sheared their beards to raise money for cancer at the Celtic Harp in Utica on Sunday.

Nov. 26, 2016

Children from Rome and their families spent the day with Santa and some of his many friends at the Hampton Inn in on Saturday.

Nov. 26, 2016

The Parkway Recreation Center in Utica hosted the annual Indie Garage Sale, another way to support local businesses on Small Business Saturday.

Nov. 26, 2016

The Saturday after Thanksgiving is designated as small business Saturday.

Nov. 25, 2016

From the trees, to the lights, to shopping bags full of purchases, it's clear the holiday shopping season has begun.

Nov. 25, 2016

It’s one of the biggest shopping days of the year: Black Friday. While some stores opened early Friday morning, the annual retail mega-event began in many stores on Thanksgiving evening and will continue well into Friday.

Nov. 24, 2016

Ramar Liquors in Herkimer caught fire Thursday afternoon.

Nov. 23, 2016

The biggest shopping day of the year is almost here, and some stores will be opening even earlier than previous years to accommodate the crowds.

Nov. 22, 2016

The Dow Jones industrial average is closing above 19,000 for the first time as a post-election rally drives indexes further into record territory.

Nov. 21, 2016

Some varieties of Sabra hummus are being recalled amid concerns over possible listeria contamination.

Nov. 18, 2016

Stewart’s Shops at 1210 Culver Ave. in Utica had its grand opening Friday.

Nov. 18, 2016

Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed to merge after months of speculation and increasing regulatory scrutiny.

Nov. 17, 2016

A new restaurant is now open in Sangertown Square’s Center Court.

Nov. 17, 2016

An IRS investigation is underway at an income tax service office in Whitesboro.

Nov. 17, 2016

Local elected leaders met at the Kirkland Municipal Office Wednesday night, to figure out the best way to redistribute sales tax for cities and towns throughout Oneida County, without raising taxes.

Nov. 11, 2016

A local paper company that’s been in operation for nearly 100 years announced Friday that it will be selling its operations to two companies.

Nov. 11, 2016

Lower gas prices is good news for drivers, but for residents in Herkimer County it could be bad news.

Nov. 10, 2016

After seven times as finalists for the National Toy Hall of Fame, the tiny tenants of Fisher-Price's house, barn and school bus were enshrined on Thursday.

Nov. 9, 2016

Honorine Wallack from M. Griffith Financial Services was in the WKTV studio to break down the financial impact of the election.

Nov. 9, 2016

Starbucks will be unveiling its holiday coffee cups for this year with what look to be snowflakes and reindeer, after last year's more subdued red cups caused an uproar from critics who said the chain was part of a so-called war on Christmas.

Nov. 9, 2016

Stocks are moving solidly higher in midday trading on Wall Street following Donald Trump's upset victory over Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential election.

Nov. 8, 2016

Investors are unloading shares as prospects for a Trump presidency appear to be rising. Dow futures have tumbled 3.5 percent or 643.00 points to 17,647.00 and S&P 500 futures are down 4.1 percent or 86.50 points at 2,049.00.

Nov. 8, 2016

U.S. employers posted slightly more job openings in September, a likely sign that the steady job gains of recent months could continue.

Nov. 7, 2016

Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown was one of four New York breweries to take home a gold medal, the most won in New York since 2002.

Nov. 4, 2016

Are the political mailings worth doing?

Nov. 3, 2016

A new Stewart’s Shops in Utica is set to open soon, Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri announced Thursday.

Nov. 3, 2016

The Chenango County-based Greek yogurt company, Chobani has recently become the target of racist attacks, and local refugee advocates are calling the accusations 'un-American.'

Oct. 31, 2016

"Forgot 2 defrost early. What 2 do now?" Butterball, which has been fielding phone calls from Thanksgiving cooks for three decades, is letting people text their turkey-related questions this year for the first time.

Oct. 28, 2016

Thirty-nine new companies have joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Start-Up NY program, which waives taxes for new businesses that promise to create jobs.

Oct. 27, 2016

Apple says it needs "a little more time" before it starts selling the new wireless ear buds that are designed to work with its newest iPhones - the ones that don't come with a dedicated headphone jack.

Oct. 27, 2016

A new housing complex in the Madison County City of Oneida is a step in the right direction three years after that part of the city was hit with flooding in 2013 that caused roughly 200 people to lose their homes.

Oct. 27, 2016

Deer hunting season is on the way, but fans of venison might not have to trek out into the woods this year to get their fix.

Oct. 27, 2016

The Kirkland Town Board unanimously approved to adopt a budget that makes changes to the police department.

Oct. 26, 2016

Stewart’s Shops is recalling some of its Stewart’s Sportade Fruit Punch Isotonic Beverage because they may contain undeclared milk, Stewart’s announced Wednesday.

Oct. 26, 2016

Central New York Generation Xers and Baby Boomers are struggling to afford basic necessities such as housing and utilities and are massively unprepared for retirement, with just one in 10 Gen Xers having done basic planning while 64% of both generations worry often about having enough money to retire.

Oct. 25, 2016

Anheuser-Busch says it has completed the world's first commercial shipment by self-driving truck, sending a beer-filled tractor-trailer on a journey of more than 120 miles through Colorado.

Oct. 24, 2016

Customers will be paying more for water services starting Jan. 1, 2017.

Oct. 21, 2016

After 31 years (almost 170 dog years) as the face of insurance giant MetLife Inc., the company said Thursday that it is launching a new global branding effort, marking the end of a long relationship with Charlie Brown's beagle and the Peanuts crew.

Oct. 21, 2016

A local restaurant owner is celebrating 14 years of business and attributes her success to an ever-changing menu for her customers.

Oct. 20, 2016

The Gene London Costume Collection will be on display at Boscov’s at Sangertown Mall beginning on Saturday.

Oct. 19, 2016

T-Mobile, the country's No. 3 wireless carrier, will pay $48 million for not clearly telling customers how "unlimited" data plans weren't really, well, unlimited.

Oct. 19, 2016

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 200,000 Jeep Wrangler SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because the air bags may not inflate in a crash.

Oct. 18, 2016

Another new business will open in the Bagg's Square district in Utica.

Oct. 18, 2016

An ALDI grocery store is going to be coming to North Utica, Mayor Robert Palmieri announced Tuesday.

Oct. 17, 2016

Galaxy Communications President and CEO Ed Levine has purchased six radio stations in the Berkshires area of western Massachusets, Levine announced Monday.

Oct. 14, 2016

Since shopping malls began opening in the 1970's businesses in downtown Utica struggled to survive. But there's new momentum downtown, with new business stores continuing to pop up including a unique home good boutique, A Beautiful Mess.

Oct. 11, 2016

McDonald's says Ronald McDonald is keeping a low profile with reports of creepy clown sightings on the rise.

Oct. 10, 2016

NEW YORK, NY - You probably already use Facebook at work. Now, Facebook is creating a separate version aimed at helping you do actual work instead of catching up on baby photos and political chatter.

Oct. 10, 2016

Nestle is recalling packages of drumstick ice cream due to possible Listeria contamination.

Oct. 7, 2016

New Hartford, N.Y. - Boscov's will hold its official grand opening on Saturday at Sangertown Square in New Hartford, and many are excited the store will open, including Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente. That's because Oneida County will see its share of sales tax revenue from every sale at Boscov's, and since Sears moved out of the location over a year ago, a tax void has been left for the county.

Oct. 6, 2016

It may be a little late but as Old Forge prepares for Columbus Day weekend, the fall foliage is hitting peak colors. One of the best ways to see the colors is by riding the chair lift to the top of McCauley Mountain.

Oct. 5, 2016

Rocket company Blue Origin has pulled off a double success.

Oct. 4, 2016

Google is introducing a new line of smartphones in its most aggressive challenge yet to Apple and Samsung.

Oct. 3, 2016

Outdoor gear giants Bass Pro and Cabela's will combine in a $4.5 billion deal announced Monday.

Oct. 1, 2016

State grants are available to local farmers to help them deal with severe weather events, such as droughts or flooding.

Sep. 30, 2016

New York City's iconic Carnegie Deli is closing its flagship location on Dec. 31.

Sep. 28, 2016

Rome Mayor Jackie Izzo presented her 2017 spending plan to the Common Council Wednesday evening. This is Izzo's first budget, she took office in January 2016.

Sep. 23, 2016

CoreLife Eatery officially opened Thursday at 11 a.m.

Sep. 23, 2016

The many local businesses in the Mohawk Valley were on display today at MVCC Thursday, a new location for this year's business expo.

Sep. 22, 2016

The owners of the Creekside Mobile Home Park in German Flatts are shocked and disappointed with the ruling made in Herkimer County Court, to close to park.

Sep. 22, 2016

Construction is underway on the newest Stewart's Shops location in the Mohawk Valley.

Sep. 21, 2016

Voss’s Bar-B-Q will be back to business as usual on Thursday.

Sep. 21, 2016

Evenflo is recalling nearly 30,000 combination booster seats because children can loosen the harness without an adult's knowledge.

Sep. 20, 2016

The design and construction phases of the new Mohawk Valley Health System hospital are being set in motion.

Sep. 20, 2016

Windy Hill Orchard in Cassville is having success this year where some other orchards are suffering.

Sep. 20, 2016

What if your computer or smartphone could tell if you're happy or sad?

Sep. 20, 2016

A new report concludes the income gap between black and white workers has widened, and that the main reason is racial discrimination.

Sep. 20, 2016

The former owner of a sandwich company in central and northern New York is being charged for defrauding investors out of millions of dollars.

Sep. 19, 2016

Kellogg Co. is recalling about 10,000 cases of its Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles because they could be contaminated with the bacteria listeria.

Sep. 19, 2016

A new farm-to-table bistro has opened at Villa Verona Vineyard & Bistro.

Sep. 17, 2016

UPDATE: WKTV settles agreement with DirecTV

Sep. 16, 2016

GE Appliances is recalling about 222,000 top-loading clothes washers due to a fire hazard.

Sep. 16, 2016

New York's private sector unemployment rate edged up slightly in August to 4.8 percent from 4.7 percent a month earlier.

Sep. 15, 2016

GlobalFoundries says it will invest more than $2 billion to produce cutting-edge 7 nanometer computer chips at its upstate New York facility.

Sep. 15, 2016

Hyundai is recalling about 41,000 small SUVs in the U.S. because a software glitch can stop the vehicles from accelerating.

Sep. 15, 2016

Manufacturing in New York state remained weak in September as factories reported fewer new orders, lower shipments and reduced staffing levels.

Sep. 14, 2016

Ford Motor Co. says it's moving all of its U.S. small car production to Mexico.

Sep. 14, 2016

It's not even fall yet, but delivery companies and retailers are making their hiring lists for the holiday season.

Sep. 14, 2016

Turner networks TNT and TBS will be the exclusive basic-cable homes for all the "Star Wars" feature films, thanks to a multiyear deal with the films' studios.

Sep. 13, 2016

A majority stake in Carbone Auto Group, which operates 11 stores in New York and Vermont, has been sold to Lithia Motors of Medford Oregon in a long-rumored deal officially announced on Tuesday.

Sep. 13, 2016

Samsung plans a software update for its Galaxy Note 7 designed to prevent the battery in the mobile phone from exploding or catching fire.

Sep. 13, 2016

The Fisher-Price Little People and Care Bears will square off against Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots and Transformers for a place in the National Toy Hall of Fame.

Sep. 12, 2016

Two new restaurants will open soon on Commercial Drive in New Hartford, and town officials believe that the current traffic pattern is sufficient.

Sep. 12, 2016

The man who turned the Crazy Eddie electronics stores into a retail giant before it collapsed amid federal fraud charges has died.

Sep. 12, 2016

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the electric car company is making major improvements to the Autopilot system used by its vehicles, which will dramatically reduce the number and severity of crashes they're involved in.

Sep. 9, 2016

The owner of a Texas mattress store has closed his store after apologizing for what he called a "tasteless" advertisement promoting a 9/11 anniversary sale.

Sep. 9, 2016

General Motors Co. is recalling about 4 million vehicles worldwide to fix an air bag software defect that has been linked to one death.

Sep. 9, 2016

Sen. Charles Schumer says a survey by his office has identified more than 4,000 cellphone dead zones in upstate New York.

Sep. 9, 2016

Lobster prices in North America recently reached their highest point in more than 10 years and could become the typical bottom line as demand for processed lobster meat grows.

Sep. 8, 2016

The Mohawk Valley Health System Little Falls Medical Office continues to be closed due to a water main issue.

Sep. 7, 2016

The proposed asphalt and concrete plant at 201 Leland Ave. was voted down 6-2 Wednesday night during a Utica Common Council meeting.

Sep. 7, 2016

You'll now be able to order a Sunday mimosa, bloody mary or pint of beer two hours earlier in New York state.

Sep. 7, 2016

About 20 workers at Dominion gas in Frankfort, and nearly a thousand in six states, are off the job today.

Sep. 7, 2016

New York's comptroller says state and municipal contribution rates to New York's pension fund for public workers will remain relatively flat next year.

Sep. 6, 2016

New York's attorney general says his office is investigating Mylan Pharmaceuticals, which has been criticized for steep price increases for its emergency allergy treatment EpiPen.

Sep. 6, 2016

A coalition of New York-based advocates is launching a national campaign to press large retailers, restaurant chains and other companies to end on-call and last-minute scheduling, which allows companies to assign shifts to workers with only a few hours' notice.

Sep. 6, 2016

New York state is investing $1.8 million in several projects in the North Country, including water and sewer upgrades, a fish hatchery and an effort to attract manufacturing jobs.

Sep. 6, 2016

Tioga Downs is taking another step in its plans to expand into a resort casino.

Sep. 6, 2016

More than 1 million people passed through the turnstiles at Saratoga Race Course, where the historic track just wrapped up its 148th season of thoroughbred racing.

Sep. 2, 2016

This week that tax was supposed to be repealed everywhere in the state, but some women are still being asked to fork over the extra cents anyway.

Sep. 2, 2016

Two local high school friends who went their separate ways after school are now finding a way to connect again through music.

Sep. 1, 2016

Two summers ago the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge dominated social media raising awareness and millions of dollars to fight the disease, now there's a new local center dedicated to providing patients with long-term care.

Sep. 1, 2016

Put down the Little Bites. The maker of the snacks is recalling some varieties of its fudge brownies and chocolate chip muffins because they may contain pieces of plastic.

Sep. 1, 2016

A New York county is suing the makers of OxyContin and other drug manufacturers alleging that the companies are misleading the public and doctors about the addictiveness of painkillers.

Sep. 1, 2016

We invited Frank Elias on NEWSChannel 2 at Daybreak and Sunrise to talk about the pumpkin craze and it's impact on fall business on September 1st, the first day of meteorological fall,

Aug. 31, 2016

After weeks of contract negotiations and threats of strike and lock outs, registered nurses at St. Elizabeth Medical Center have ratified a new contract with hospital management.

Aug. 30, 2016

Federal agriculture officials have declared 15 upstate New York counties as "primary natural disaster areas" because of this summer's drought.

Aug. 30, 2016

New York state gambling regulators have formally awarded a casino license to Tioga Downs, a racetrack and electronic gambling facility in the state's Southern Tier.

Aug. 30, 2016

Victory Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram in Rome has been awarded a prestigious customer service award by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Aug. 30, 2016

The state's Department of Health says Tuesday that it will soon allow nurse practitioners to authorize the drug for patients, and allow dispensaries to make deliveries to help patients who cannot leave their homes.

Aug. 30, 2016

U.S. home prices rose modestly in June, pushed up by strong sales and a limited supply of available properties.

Aug. 29, 2016

A water main break in the sub-basement at the Hotel Utica, which had almost 50 percent occupancy Monday night, caused some big problems.

Aug. 29, 2016

Mylan says it will make available a generic version of its EpiPen, as criticism continued to mount over the price of its injectable medicine.

Aug. 29, 2016

A midlevel state court has ruled that a suburban Syracuse strip club's dancers are employees and the company owes unemployment insurance payments on their behalf.

Aug. 27, 2016

The New York State Nurses Association and the Mohawk Valley Health System reached an agreement early this morning on a new contract for nurses at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

Aug. 26, 2016

A City of Utica property that has been vacant for years and recently approved for purchase is now the subject of some controversy.

Aug. 26, 2016

The former director of the Central New York SPCA and a co-worker were in DeWitt Town Court Friday morning, arraigned on charges that they stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from the animal advocacy organization.

Aug. 26, 2016

Upstate New York continues to trail downstate as well as the nation as a whole when it comes to job growth following the economic downturn.

Aug. 26, 2016

WKTV “Back to Work” Job Orders for August 29 – September 2, 2016

Aug. 25, 2016

Authorities have released a few new details on the fire that destroyed the landmark Cooperstown Motel earlier this month.

Aug. 25, 2016

Mylan, now in the crosshairs over severe price hikes for its EpiPen, says it will expand programs that lower out-of-pocket costs by as much as half.

Aug. 25, 2016

Some changes are coming to the popular Bagg's Square bakery Utica Bread.

Aug. 24, 2016

Local patients won't receive the optimal care they need if St. Elizabeth Medical Center locks out nurses following a one-day strike, according to a local nurse.

Aug. 24, 2016

The cost of EpiPens has skyrocketed, and people are calling on Congress to intervene.

Aug. 24, 2016

Mohawk Valley Health System officials have released more information on their plans to staff St. Elizabeth Medical Center should a strike and subsequent lockout move forward next week.

Aug. 24, 2016

St. Elizabeth Medical Center officials "notified the New York State Nurses Association of its intent to lock out nurses on the day of their planned strike, and for the four days following the strike through Monday, September 5, 2016."

Aug. 24, 2016

Ford is recalling more than 88,000 cars and SUVs in North America because the engines can stall without warning due to a fuel pump problem.

Aug. 24, 2016

McDonald's is recalling millions fitness bands that had been given away in Happy Meals because they might cause skin irritation or burns to children.

Aug. 24, 2016

Lawmakers are demanding more information on why the price of lifesaving EpiPens has skyrocketed.

Aug. 23, 2016

Just one day after the Utica Comets’ 2016-17 schedule was released, we now know who will call those games on the radio this year.

Aug. 23, 2016

One of the last two Howard Johnson restaurants will close in a couple of weeks, taking with it its fried clam strips and ice cream - and a slice of roadside Americana.

Aug. 23, 2016

New York is raising the fines for misbranding fur, whether it came from an animal or consists of synthetic fibers that look the part.

Aug. 22, 2016

DraftKings, FanDuel and other daily fantasy sports companies have been cleared to resume business in New York State.

Aug. 22, 2016

With a week and a half to go before a scheduled strike of St Elizabeth's 500 nurses, it's back to the negotiating table tonight.

Aug. 22, 2016

Hospice & Palliative Care is once again hosting their Summer Happy Hour at Aqua Vino Restaurant in Utica this evening from 5-8 p.m.

Aug. 22, 2016

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is questioning whether the money approved last week for the Nano Complex in Utica will be enough to complete the job.

Aug. 22, 2016

The NY State Department of Transportation is set to start another overnight project this week.

Aug. 22, 2016

Ryan Lochte lost his first major sponsor when Speedo USA announced it is dropping the swimmer over a drunken incident during the Rio Olympics that he initially described as an armed robbery.

Aug. 22, 2016

An animal welfare organization is urging New York state to end a longstanding milk promotion at the upcoming state fair.

Aug. 22, 2016

New York's farmers give millions of pounds of apples, squash, melons and other agricultural products to the state's food banks every year. Now some of those farmers are hoping to get some credit - a tax credit.

Aug. 22, 2016

New York's comptroller reports that state tax collections of $24.2 billion for the first four months of this fiscal year are down $1.1 billion from last year and more than $500 million below initial budget projections.

Aug. 19, 2016

Michelle Klosek, a trustee with the Landmarks Society, stopped by to talk about their upcoming Antiques Road Show event at Hotel Utica.

Aug. 19, 2016

Stewart's Shop is celebrating the grand opening of a new shop, and the whole community is invited.

Aug. 19, 2016

The Madison County Hop Fest surpasses all of the other fests out there because it is the only one of its kind that can proudly declare that it celebrates over 200 years of hop heritage that began in Madison County!

Aug. 19, 2016

New York labor officials say the number of private sector jobs in the state edged up to an all-time in July while the unemployment rate held steady at 4.7 percent.

Aug. 19, 2016

Gawker.com, the brash New York website that broke new ground with its gossipy, no-holds-barred coverage of media, culture and politics, is shutting down after nearly 14 years, brought low by an unhappy, but deep-pocketed, subject.

Aug. 18, 2016

Macy's plans to close 100 of its department stores it calls struggling. And just today, a credit ratings firm has identified 28 stores that are likely at the top of that list. Macy's at Sangertown is listed at number nine.

Aug. 18, 2016

We all know the feeling of losing someone close that we love. It can be our darkest time but as Andrea Olson found out, one funeral home in Spokane, Washington has made it their mission to make people smile.

Aug. 17, 2016

Local leaders and law enforcement agencies in Herkimer County plan cut down on costs, by sharing services.

Aug. 17, 2016

The Rome Rescue Mission is running short on food items, and is asking for your kindness and generosity to replenish their supply.