Thursday, March 26, 2015
If you’re finally ready to tackle those home renovations shelved during the Great Recession, better be prepared to get in line if you’re looking to engage a local remodeler.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
When General Electric Co. last week released material for its 2015 annual meeting, missing was one of this year’s hot-button issues: a “proxy access” proposal. The phrase denotes the demand that boardrooms become a bit more open by giving big shareholders a greater say in the election of directors.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
I’ll admit now that I was a bit skeptical when a commercial real estate broker predicted a year ago that a medical urgent-care center would take space on Wolf Road, the hot retail corridor that boasts so many hotels, restaurants and shopping plazas.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
So-called zombie homes can rend communities large and small as they sit neglected, abandoned by their owners in foreclosure but not yet repossessed by the lender.
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
The Capital Region made a cameo appearance in the administrative complaint filed last week by the Federal Trade Commission against the Sysco-US Foods merger.
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
Friday the 13th also was the day President Obama convened a White House summit on cybersecurity at Stanford University in California to promote public-private collaboration on many online fronts, including payment technologies. Everyone promised to play nice and pull on the same oar, but after my own Friday the 13th experience, I remain skeptical.
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015
Here’s a sobering statistic from Gallup: Since 2008, more businesses have been dying annually in the U.S. than have been forming.
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
The holidays were tough on Barbie.
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
The Johnstown Economic Development Corp. is one step closer to dissolving, filing a petition for court approval under state nonprofit law to go out of business and turn its assets over to the city of Johnstown.
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
Minneapolis-based Target Corp. pushed into Canada in 2013, opening store after store in rapid succession. Last week, the cheap-chic discounter admitted the foray was a flop and announced plans to leave the country, shutting all 133 of its Canadian stores.
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
For many years, upstate was a “flyover” zone for venture capital: a region ignored by big East Coast investment firms on their way to promising deals elsewhere. That thinking may be changing.
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
With a new Congress seated this week and promises of wrangling on big issues like the Keystone pipeline, Obamacare and immigration, it’s anybody’s guess whether a new version of the Marketplace Fairness Act will catch attention.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015
Here’s a tidbit from the year just concluded: Restaurant IPOs are hot.
Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014
Stores like HomePlace, Circuit City, Borders and Builder's Square, once among the feared “category killers” of retail, have all been, well, killed off.
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
A typewriter! I thought that office workhorse had been sent to the museum years ago by the computer.