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.
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
Long-ago vinyl is back in vogue
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
Two nonprofits associated with the union at General Electric Co. in Schenectady will ask a judge next week for permission to merge, creating a new entity with $11.5 million in firepower focused on housing.
Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
Trans World Entertainment Corp., the Albany-based owner of the FYE music-video-games retail chain, has a new chief executive, who was just a month into the job last week when he participated in the company’s quarterly earnings call.
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
According to Richard Parsons, proponents of net neutrality don’t understand “how the capital markets work.”
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
The group looking to rid Saratoga Springs of single-use plastic bags expects to stage a dry run for some city officials of the presentation it will make to the City Council Dec. 2.
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
If you’re like John Buhrmaster, you’ve had a debit or credit card replaced at least twice this year because of data breaches at national retailers.
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
In the next decade, the share of grocery shopping occurring online will be as much as 17 percent, up considerably from today’s 4 percent, according to one industry survey.
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
I’ve been reading the history of Boscov’s in serial form, thanks to the vignettes the department store is publishing in its advertising circulars.
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
At last Friday’s annual meeting, Darden Restaurants shareholders voted out all 12 members of the company’s board and elected a dozen new directors nominated by Starboard Value L.P., an activist hedge fund.
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
More than 100,000 credit-card cases are filed annually in state courts, many of which result in what New York’s chief judge, Jonathan Lippman of the Court of Appeals, says are unwarranted judgments against ordinary people because the debt is old, undocumented or incorrect.
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
For many years in the Capital Region, if New York sneezed, we caught a cold. That seemed to be the case, too, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo decided in 2010 to cinch the state’s belt by moving office workers from leased quarters in privately owned buildings to vacant state-owned space.