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    Poll: Confidence by execs increasing

    01/29/2015 08:37 PM EST
    LOUDONVILLE >> Regional CEO confidence has hit an eight-year high, but faith in both state and federal government is low, according to one local college's study on upstate business leaders. Based on interviews with 524 business leaders of private, for-profit companies from Buffalo, the Capital Region, Rochester and Syracuse, the Siena College Research Institute revealed this week that CEO 
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    McDonald's CEO steps down as sales decline
    01/28/2015 09:59 PM EST - NEW YORK >> McDonald's CEO Don Thompson is stepping down as the world's biggest hamburger chain fights to hold onto customers and transform its image. The company said Thompson, who has been CEO for two-and-a-half years, will be replaced by Steve Easterbrook, its chief brand officer. Easterbrook has led efforts related to marketing and menus and served as president of McDonald's Europe. Full Story

    Biz Break: Apple, Yahoo, Facebook and Google highlight big earnings week
    01/26/2015 07:08 PM EST - Today: Prepare for a flood of holiday-quarter earnings reports this week from some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley. Also: Informatica stock gains amid activist investor challenge. Full Story

    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to answer $38 billion question
    01/26/2015 05:01 PM EST - Mayer has made strides reviving Yahoo's business, but many shareholders care less about the Internet pioneer's core products than they do about its huge assets in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba, which went public in September.
     
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    From families to states, cheap oil forces budget reshuffling
    01/19/2015 01:58 PM EST - In ways large and small, plummeting oil prices are now reverberating through businesses, towns, schools and family budgets, causing confusion and changing plans. Full Story

    Wolverton: What Microsoft didn't say about Windows 10 is important to know
    01/23/2015 09:14 PM EST - Microsoft’s new operating system has plenty of attractive new features, but the company left unanswered some important questions, such as how its update program will actually work. Full Story

    Spending choices that offer most bang for your buck
    01/23/2015 09:25 PM EST - Rather than simply cut back on dinners out or trips to the mall, think instead about how to spend more meaningfully.  Full Story

    Berkshire Medical Center set to reopen concussion clinic
    01/25/2015 09:24 AM EST - PITTSFIELD - Berkshire Medical Center is reopening its concussion clinic with a new director and a streamlined method of gathering patient referrals. Full Story

    Google wireless service could disrupt carriers
    01/23/2015 09:10 AM EST - Reports that Google plans to sell its own mobile-phone plans this year sent a warning to the telecom industry and were met with enthusiasm from consumers, officials and analysts hoping the move will push down prices and inspire better service.
     
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    Windows 10: What Microsoft is changing in its free OS upgrade
    01/23/2015 07:30 PM EST - Microsoft unveiled its upcoming Windows 10 operating system last week, here are some of the key features that are expected to debut by the end of the year. Full Story

    Bernice Gordon, crossword puzzle constructor, dies at 101

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bernice Gordon, a prolific crossword constructor whose puzzles were published in major newspapers and brain-teaser books, has died at the age of 101. Full Story
    Eddie Murphy returning to 'Saturday Night Live'

    The actor and comedian will appear on “SNL’s” 40th anniversary episode, marking his first time on the show in 31 years.