Recent Articles from Mike Dickinson
This story appeared in the RBJ’s commemorative 30th Anniversary section. See more content related to the RBJ’s anniversary here. Eastman Kodak Co. employs some 1,640 workers here, making it the 16th-largest employer in the region. If not for its history, the firm would simply be a decent size local company, currently making a profit and […]
Editor’s note: This is the fifth of a series of stories, each looking at key news events over the past 30 years in Rochester. The series accompanies the Rochester Business Journal marking its 30th anniversary. Shortly after 1 a.m. on Jan. 19, 2012, Eastman Kodak Co. announced its filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Kodak […]
Apple of your pie This is going to sound pretty un-American. I’m good with motherhood, but I don’t like apple pie. Apples, applesauce and variety of apple drinks, but apple pie, meh. Actually, I don’t like pie—pumpkin to cherry to mincemeat—period. Just give me the a la mode. Still, I know a lot of people […]
Late last month, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, President Donald Trump suggested a plan for residents in ailing upstate counties—leave. This week’s RBJ Snap Poll asks readers their views on Trump’s comments. A plurality—45 percent—disagree with the president.
Eastman Kodak Co. on Wednesday reported its second-quarter profit dropped by 50 percent compared with a year ago. The company posted net income of $4 million, down $8 million. Revenues fell 10 percent to $381 million for the quarter from $423 million. Revenues were down 9 percent on a constant currency basis, the company said. […]
Cutting the mustard News this week that spices firm McCormick & Co. had agreed to buy Reckitt Benckiser Group’s food business for $4.2 billion brought to mind a onetime local firm many longtimers here remember well. The Reckitt’s unit portfolio includes an array of products, but one, French’s mustard, rose to fame here. The Frenches […]
This week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau decided to ban most types of mandatory arbitration clauses, which require credit card or bank customers to use a mediator when they have a dispute—often giving up their right to sue in court. Respondents to this week’s Rochester Business Journal Snap Poll strongly support the decision to ban the clauses.
Watkins Glen-based Lakewood Vineyards Inc. will receive three custom-made 2,500 gallon stainless tanks on July 20, officials said. The transportation of the tanks will be along the west side of Seneca Lake from Vance Metal Fabricators Inc. in Geneva, Ontario County, to Watkins Glen in Schuyler County. Lakewood will track the journey and host a […]
Baseball tips in aisle 7 Everybody in the Rochester area knows that you never know who you’ll see when you stroll into Wegmans. It could be a celebrity, an athlete, an ex or a politician. As Wegmans expands through the Northeast and beyond, so does its legendary people watching and spotting. Tim Kelly, Sports Talk […]