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Public health leaders in New York gathering Monday at UAlbany to discuss Ebola response
Public health officials in New York will gather Monday to discuss the response to the Ebola virus. The discussion is open to the public, and there is no charge to attend the 1 p.m. event at University at Albany School of Public Health Atrium, George Education Center, 1 University Drive, Rensselaer, New York. Speakers during the hourlong session include: Philip Nasca, dean of the UAlbany School of Public Health Martin Tenniswood, a professor and director of the Cancer Research Center at UAlbany…
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Politicans spent $303 million on TV ads referencing health care
With just days left until Election Day, more than 1 million advertisements focused on health care, including political campaign spots, have have aired on television airwaves in 2014. That's based to a new study of spending on political ads and health insurance marketing, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation. Spending on health insurance television advertising totaled about $482 million, the report shows. Political TV spots referencing health care issues totaled about $303 million. The data…
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Zak Inc. to begin making parts for aerospace industry following acquisition
Patrick J. Gruetzmacher says LAI International Inc. will spend the next few months preparing Zak Inc. to make parts for the aerospace industry for the first time. LAI International, an Arizona-based manufacturer of parts for aircraft engines, power generators and medical devices, acquired Zak Inc. in a deal announced last week. Zak Inc. is a Green Island, New York manufacturer of parts used in generators and turbines. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. "We need to bring the New York office up…
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Mohawk chairman scouting western Massachusetts for next manufacturing plant
A speedy approval and a strong labor pool are two of the biggest reasons Tom O'Connor Jr. is about to open a new envelope manufacturing plant in western Massachusetts. O'Connor is chairman and CEO of Mohawk, a fourth generation paper manufacturing company headquartered in Cohoes, New York. Mohawk has seen huge growth in its relatively new envelope-making business over the past year. The company has hired about 100 people at its envelope plant in Ohio, and production has grown from about 400 million…
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High drama comes to the fight for control of the New York state Senate
Both business groups and their liberal counterparts are frantically trying to swing control of the New York state Senate, the last bulwark against outright Democratic dominance in the state and many of Mayor Bill de Blasio's plans for the city. Gov. Andrew Cuomo a safe bet for re-election and the state Assembly is safely in Democratic hands, leaving the drama on Election Day for about half-dozen races that will decide who runs the closely divided senate. Outside interest groups have spent $13.9…
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Dollar General extends its tender offer for Family Dollar to Dec. 31
Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) has extended its tender offer to acquire all the outstanding shares of Family Dollar Stores Inc. until 5 p.m. on Dec. 31. The offer was previously set to expire at 5 p.m today. Dollar General is in the midst of a hostile takeover attempt to acquire the discount retailer (NYSE:FDO) and has taken its all-cash offer of $80 per share directly to Family Dollar's shareholders. It hopes to sway Family Dollar's shareholders to vote against a pending $8.5 billion merger with…
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New York state, city pledge to Ebola fighters: We've got you covered
New York will treat medical professionals who return from fighting Ebola in west Africa "like military reservists," Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday in a statement. That means they'd have their income, health insurance and employment status continue uninterrupted when they return. Also, they state will reimburse any costs related to quarantines that may be necessary -- to both the workers and their employers -- the officials said. The announcement came just six days after…
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Food truck co-owner sues New York state
A co-owner of the Wandering Dago, a Schenectady-based food truck, has filed a second lawsuit against New York state. The suit claims that Andrea Loguidice, one of the food truck's owners, was fired by the state Department of Environment of Conservation on false charges, according to a report by the Times Union. This comes a year after Loguidice and her business partner filed a suit against the Office of General Services and the New York Racing Association, for not allowing them to serve food at…
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Shirley Ann Jackson gearing up for next capital campaign at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Shirley Ann Jackson says Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is in the early stages of launching a comprehensive campaign to finance parts of her vision for the future of the private engineering school. The president of Rensselaer in Troy, New York has a plan for the university that includes increasing its global reach and impact, driving innovative research and introducing new learning platforms. During the 15 years she's led the university, Rensselaer has seen an increase in sponsored research, an…
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How to protect your company from legal pitfalls associated with exporting
Leslie Thiele is in Florence, Italy, meeting with distributors and fellow international trade attorneys this week as she looks for new opportunities to help New York companies export their products. Thiele is a partner at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP in Albany, New York, the region's largest law firm. She spent this week at the Union Internationale des Avocats, a conference for international lawyers. "It has been a very useful way for me to meet and work with other international attorneys we…
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