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Business

Free communication workshop for businesses upcoming

SARANAC LAKE — Small business and nonprofit staff are being invited to join a free workshop presented by the Adirondack North Country Association and the Adirondack Diversity Initiative, in partnership with the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. “Building Welcoming and Belonging in ...

Businesses employing creative strategies to attract workers

Whether it’s offering prospective employees subsidized housing, college tuition reimbursement or simply a workplace that no longer has staid oil paintings on the walls, local employers have been using a variety of creative strategies to entice workers in a labor market that heavily favors job ...

‘What recession?’: US employers add 528,000 jobs in July

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added an astonishing 528,000 jobs last month despite flashing warning signs of an economic downturn, easing fears of a recession and handing President Joe Biden some good news heading into the midterm elections. Unemployment dropped another notch, from 3.6% to ...

Retail sales up 1% in June, easing fears of a recession

NEW YORK — Consumers picked up their spending from May to June, underscoring their resilience despite painfully higher prices at the gas pump and in grocery aisles and allaying fears that the economy might be on the verge of a recession. U.S. retail sales rose 1% in June, from a revised ...

US inflation surges again in June, raising risks for economy

WASHINGTON — U.S. inflation surged to a new four-decade high in June because of rising prices for gas, food and rent, squeezing household budgets and pressuring the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates aggressively — trends that raise the risk of a recession. The government’s ...

Tupper names 17 top DRI projects

TUPPER LAKE — There are 17 projects up for a piece of the $10 million in Downtown Revitalization Initiative grants the Tupper Lake village was awarded last year. Now, all the applicants have to do is wait several months for the state to get back with its final selections of projects it ...