Customer Service | Subscribe | Place an Ad

The Business Page

Welcome to the business page, a blog where I'll take you behind the scenes of greater Rochester's fast-changing economy. My name is Ben Rand, and I intend to introduce you to some of the personalities, concepts and events that make news in business here. I've been a business reporter for eight years in Rochester and a journalist for 18, working in four states. I grew up in Pittsford, but moved away after college for about a decade. My wife and I live in Irondequoit with our two children.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Good reads, on a day when the sun finally shines:
  • Mega-airline time. US Airways is bidding to buy Delta Airlines. Cynics among us will point out that it's another sign that airlines aren't the best run businesses in the world: Delta is just emerging from bankruptcy court; if the bid is accepted, creditors will receive about 50 cents on the dollar, according to the NY Times.
  • The voice of commercialization at Christmas speaks. Target Corp. will make a donation to the Salvation Army, but don't expect to hear the bell-ringing outside the company's stores again this year. (Minneapolis Star Tribune.)
  • The debate over whether or not the world's oil supplies are now on a downhill slide continues. Here's a new study that challenges some previous assumptions about so-called "peak oil." (Kansas City Star.)
  • Cleveland's efforts to rebuild that area's economy, similar to those in Rochester, are starting to show signs of trouble. (Plain-Dealer.)
  • As Rochester pursues economic development through entrepreneurship, here is one community it might want to tap into. (Associated Press via Sun-Sentinel of Florida.)


Post a Comment

<< Home