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Job growth continues in region

Westchester, Rockland and Putnam experienced job growth over the past year, particularly in education and health services.

NY job growth offset by rise in unemployment

New York’s Labor Department announced that 29,600 jobs had been added in January, the 17th consecutive month with private sector job, a new record, while unemployed rose slightly.

M&T Bank announces management restructuring to help pending merger

M&T Bank has promoted and added responsibilities for three executives to facilitate its pending merger with Hudson City Savings Bank.

Few businesses take advantage of SBA loans post-Sandy

Only a handful of businesses in the Hudson Valley have had loans approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Luxury hotel proposed in Nyack

WY Management L.L.C. is working with NYLO Hotels on transforming an abandoned plastics manufacturing warehouse into a luxury hotel in Nyack.

Rockland Ponzi schemer gets prison term

A self-employed Rockland accountant was sentenced to three years in federal prison for bilking friends and clients of $6 million in a Ponzi scheme.

Uniqlo expands into Westchester and Rockland

Uniqlo, a global clothing retailer, will open stores this spring at the Palisades Center in West Nyack and at Ridge Hill in Yonkers.

Verizon Wireless to add 135 jobs

Verizon Wireless announced it is adding 135 jobs throughout the New York metro area.

Job market in HV improves in 2012

New York and the Hudson Valley gained jobs in 2012 and area residents are hoping 2013 will be a banner year for the economy.

NY adds almost 6,000 jobs, unemployment rate in HV increases

New York state's job market continues to improve, though unemployment in the Hudson Valley increased year to year.

NY Sandy damage estimated at $42 billion

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that Hurricane Sandy caused almost $42 billion in damage in New York state.

FEMA opens Rockland center

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has added a Rockland County location to its disaster recovery centers in the metropolitan area.

Student loan relief offered to Sandy victims

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he is directing the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) to grant temporary student loan relief to New Yorkers.

Gov. Cuomo announces reopening of bridges

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the re-opening of the Tappan Zee Bridge this morning, and that MTA bridges are open to emergency personnel.

State jobs count at all-time high

There were some encouraging numbers in New York State’s job report, released by the State Department of Labor today.