Economic & Business Climate

Manufacturing Forum Ponders "A New Kodak"

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward explains how the forum looked to spread the word about the resources in the Rochester area that can help small to midsize manufacturers.

Are Occupy Wall Street, Tea Party Signs of Building Populist Movements?

PBS NewsHour looks at similarities in the liberal Occupy Wall Street and the conservative Tea Party movements through the lens of its Patchwork Nation Project.

Comptroller Predicts Weaker Wall Street Outlook Will Impact State Budget

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt looks at Comptroller Tom DiNapoli's annual report on the securities industry and its predicted impact on New York's finances.

Occupy Wall Street Movement Spreads Upstate

As the Occupy Wall Street anti-corporate protests continue in Manhattan, similar gatherings are happening in smaller cities upstate.

City To Pay More For Midtown

The City of Rochester will pay millions more for the former site of Midtown Plaza. The move nearly doubles what the city originally paid for the parcel.

Indian Point Closure Causes Power Dilemma for New York

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Emma Jacobs looks at how New York will make up for the loss of power if the downstate nuclear plant goes offline in the coming years.

Lawmakers Grill Environmental Regulators on Fracking

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Marie Cusick says lawmakers questioned whether the DEC is rushing the process, and relying on data from the natural gas drilling industry.

Regional Council Workshop Focuses on the Funding

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward looks at a local workshop that focused on the nuts and bolts of how specific projects would win state cash through the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council.

Kodak Retirees Meet to Discuss Health Care Benefits

Eastman Kodak Retirees met Tuesday morning to discuss concerns about health care benefits as the company's struggles, including a dramatic drop in stock price, continue to make headlines.

Kodak Stock Up As Company Fights Bankruptcy Rumors

Shares of Eastman Kodak closed up more than 70% Monday, rebounding after Friday's drop amid reports that the company was considering bankruptcy.