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Anyone who casually peruses the list of "jobs you may be interested in" on their LinkedIn notifications likely already knows what the unemployment figures are telling us: unemployment is down and job openings are up. As the Times Union launches the eighth annual Top Workplaces nominations period, unemployment in the greater Capital Region was below 4 percent this summer, according to the latest statistics from the New York state Labor Department, a 17-year low. And in New York state, unemployment is at 4.2 percent, its lowest level since 2007. That means workers have options, and employers offering what... [Read More]
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A new study from the University of Vermont says snowmobile riders in Vermont are taking notice that fewer days are good for riding... [Read More]
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Ronald M. Bowers, age 75, of Blountville, Tenn., passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019, at his residence. He was born on December 7, 1943, in Bluff City, Tenn., a... [Read More]
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MARION, Va. James Morgan Jones, age 78, passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2019, at his home. Mr. Jones was born in Floyd, Va., to the late John Paul Jones... [Read More]
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Shirley Mae Rutherford Lady, 87, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019, at Ballad Hospice House in Bristol. Arrangements will be announced by Oak Hill Funeral &... [Read More]
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A foul ball struck and killed a fan at a Dodgers-Padres game during the 2018 season, which could renew calls for even more extended netting at MLB stadiums. [Read More]
Anthony Davis' representatives have informed the New Orleans Pelicans that the star big man would sign a long-term contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Milwaukee Bucks or Los Angeles Clippers if traded, according to The Athletic. The list was reportedly provided just days before... [Read More]
The number of protesters who were detained in Venezuela during mass rallies has increased to 966, Alfredo Romero, the head of Venezuelan human rights organization Foro Penal, said on Tuesday. [Read More]
A scholar from Purdue University in Indiana could become the next president of the University of Vermont. A memo sent to the UVM community on Monday, said that Suresh Garimella, a Purdue vice president, is the sole finalist for the job that will become vacant when current UVM President Thomas Sullivan leaves the post later this year to finish a book. At Purdue, Garimella serves as the Goodson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He was appointed by President Donald Trump to serve on the National Science Board, which advises the president and Congress on science policy issues. UVM Trustee... [Read More]
For the seventh consecutive year the Salt Lake Bees are sending their "beeloved" mascot Bumble to your special someone to ask if they will "Bee Your Valentine." [Read More]
Live recording to VOD. [Read More]
During an interview with Face the Nation's moderator Margaret Brennan, President Trump said that using the U.S. military in Venezuela is "an option." by Warren Mass... [Read More]
Google tech giant has deleted two applications, which were used by the Forex dealers unauthorized in Russia, at the request of the Russian Central Bank, Valeriy Lyakh, the head of the bank's Department for Countering Misconduct, told Sputnik. [Read More]
Hurricane Maria had a stronger effect on the mental health of Puerto Ricans who moved to Central Florida than those who relocated to South Florida or who remained on the island, according to a new... [Read More]
State police say they dealt with nearly 1,100 crashes and issued more than 600 travel ban tickets during the snowstorm last week in New York. [Read More]
Emma Willard may have had only four scorers Monday night, but that was still enough to pull out a 51-45 win against Albany Academy for Girls. Emma Shields had 16 points and Khairat Raji added 15, while Molly Zahnleuter had 11 and Angelina Ferritto had nine in the road game. Mianna Jackson had 16 points in the defeat, while Cydney Owens chipped in with 12. Albany Academy took a one-point lead to halftime but was outscored 15-9 in the third quarter as Emma Willard led 42-37 entering the final eight-minute period. Emma Willard ung on despite shooting 7-for-15 at... [Read More]
Two top-15 finishers boosted the Hampshire Regional girls alpine ski team to a first-place finish in the South division team race Monday at Berkshire East.Taya Gilman-Soloman placed14th in the giant slalom, clocking 26.8 seconds, while Summer Duda was right behind her in 15th at 26.95.Amherst Region... [Read More]
A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. The State of the Union is typically a US president's most-watched speech of the year. So Tuesday night is a big stage for President Trump. And I'm wondering: Are the networks and their fact-checking teams …... [Read More]
Japan's deputy prime minister has come under fire after apparently blaming childless women for Japan's demographic woes. [Read More]
An evening walk turned tragic for a Clearwater couple Monday when a vehicle drove onto the sidewalk and killed one of them. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say the driver of a Jeep veered off Feather Sound Drive, at the corner of Vizcaya Drive, just... [Read More]
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