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Racing begins Friday night at Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel

The 62nd year of live harness racing opens at Vernon Downs on Friday. Officials said this season will feature world class stake races and a variety of fun promotions for fans.

Walmart to temporarily close five stores

Walmart customers can't understand what's plaguing the "plumbing problems" of Walmart stores from Florida to California.

New York eliminates 57 "nuisance" fees

New York is eliminating dozens of small fees the state had imposed on things ranging from boiler inspections to ski lifts to workers' compensation disputes with podiatrists.

Tech Talker: Gift registries aren't just for weddings anymore

Online wish lists can make it easier than ever to buy and receive gifts, and businesses are banking on it.

The Oneida Nation announces second SāvOn location to offer slot machines

Following the enthusiastic response to adding Vegas-style cash slot machines at its Canastota SāvOn Convenience Store last November, the Oneida Nation today announced an expansion of its SāvOn gaming to the 5233 Patrick Road location in Verona.

Latest on Apple Watch release: Shoppers get personal

In London's Covent Garden, a tourist hotspot, a buzz is growing in the Apple flagship store as dozens of fans come to check out the new Apple Watch. Some crouch over glass counters to play with sample watches, while others who had pre-booked appointments try them on their wrists.

US safety agency may reopen Jeep fire investigation

The U.S. government's highway safety agency may reopen an investigation of Jeep gas tanks that can rupture and cause fires in rear-end crashes.

Judge: Settlement payment to dairy farmers is inadequate

A judge has rejected a proposed settlement between cooperative Dairy Farmers of America and Northeast dairy farmers over an alleged effort to drive down prices paid to farmers.

Walgreens aims to close about 200 US stores

Walgreens plans to close about 200 U.S. stores as the nation's largest drugstore chain expands on a $1 billion cost-reduction plan it announced last August.

Rome councilors vote yes to funding water and sewer projects

ROME, NY - A new water and sewer project in Rome is getting the green light to move forward.

Public hearing to be held on luxury hotel construction in downtown Cooperstown

Officials will meet next month for a public hearing on the luxury hotel in downtown Cooperstown.

NYSERDA and Vincent's Heating announce rapid growth of renewable heat projects

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Vincent’s Heating and Fuel Service announced the kickoff of 15 commercial and residential high-efficiency, low-emission wood pellet-fired heating projects and the availability of bulk pellet delivery in the Mohawk Valley and North Country.

Sling TV updating its core functions; postpones adding HBO

Sling TV was to add HBO to its offerings today but the move has been briefly postponed. That's because Sling TV is updating its core functions.

NY state overtime reported at record $661 million in 2014

New York's comptroller reports state agencies racked up a record $661 million in overtime pay in 2014, up almost $50 million from the year before.

New push to stop unfair payroll card fees in New York

There's new momentum behind a proposal to regulate payroll cards to prevent employers from imposing unfair fees on their own workers.

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches now open in New Hartford

Sandwich lovers rejoice, Jimmy John's is now open in New Hartford.

Better Business Bureau warns to look out for fake reviews

Well, lots of people read online reviews when looking for a business or vendor. But the Better Business Bureau has a warning about some of those reviews.

Jimmy Jazz, a leading urban retailer, now open at Sangertown

Sangertown Square is happy to announce that Jimmy Jazz, a leading urban apparel and footwear retailer, is now open in the JCPenney Wing across from H&M.

Oneida Indian Nation to Gaming Commission: Deny new casino developer a license

The Oneida Indian Nation says the state Gaming Commission should deny an upstate New York casino developer's application for a license, in part because the competition would "cannibalize" business from the tribe's popular casino.

Women in tech experience gender gap and discrimination

There has been a recent wave of gender discrimination lawsuits coming out of Silicon Valley. It has shined a light on the tech industry and employment equality.

No charges in Snow Kone Joe-Mr. Ding-a-Ling ice cream fight

A judge has dismissed stalking and harassment charges filed against an ice cream truck operator who had been accused of trying to run his rival, Mr. Ding-A-Ling, out of their small New York town.