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Proxy push for diversity making progress

Thursday, April 23, 2015
LinkedIn and Sketchers are the only remaining public companies from a list of seven or so that haven’t acted ahead of their annual meetings on a recommendation from the New York State Common Retirement Fund to add more women and minorities to their boards of directors.
 

I-90 Corridor valuable to CSX

Thursday, April 16, 2015
The I-90 line is an important one for CSX, which operates east of the Mississippi and in two Canadian provinces.
 

Holding out hope at HoJo’s

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Soon, John LaRock could be running the last Howard Johnson’s restaurant in the country.
 

Albany seeking feedback on food truck rules

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Albany wants to make food trucks “an integrated, celebrated part of city life,” but needs to keep in mind established restaurants, to make sure they “don’t feel threatened.”
 

Home remodels on the rise

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.
 

Push for proxy access getting results

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.
 

Health centers compete for space

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.
 

‘Zombies’ don’t make best neighbors

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.
 

FTC wary of Sysco-US Foods merger

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.
 

Online security still no easy task

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.
 

Odds officially against startups

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.
 

Barbie must get back to business

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

The holidays were tough on Barbie.
 

Dissolving Johnstown EDC might be best move

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.
 

Canada effort way off Target

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.
 

Upstate becoming worth the venture

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.
 
 

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