9:19am

Fri August 24, 2012
Morning Trail Mix

Kodak to sell off imaging business and concentrate on printing and enterprise solutions

It's the Friday Trail Mix from the Innovation Trail team.

Kodak stock took a big leap after they announced future plans, but there's still no news on a patent sale.

Cuomo finds it hard to escape THAT issue at the state fair yesterday.

In a bind over batteries? A Korean company may have just the answer.

Natural gas may be all the rage today, but is it futureproof?

A bargain awaits train buffs in the market for a second-hand Turboliner.

Business

Here's what Kodak had to say, and here's Matthew Daneman's take on it from the Democrat and Chronicle.

The sale of its imaging portfolio is expected to raise $1.5 billion reports the RBJ and for a global perspective here's what the bbc made of it.

Houston-based energy company Direct Energy has acquired two energy retailers based in Rochester and Binghamton reports RedOrbit.com.

Twenty second-stage companies from the Rochester region are to benefit from a $200,000 grant through the Empire State Development Corp. reports the RBJ.

Albany consumers are feeling the pinch according to The Business Review.

Energy

The Brookings Institution challenges assumptions about "cheap and plentiful" natural gas.

Journalist Tom Wilber outlines some issues regarding the classification of hazardous chemicals associated with hydraulic fracturing.

Government

Governor Cuomo had a gaggle of anti-fracking protestors following him around the state fair in Syracuse yesterday reports Ellen Abbott for WRVO.

But he also had time to outline the scale of the flood relief provided by the state in the past year, WXGC.

Make me an offer. 1970's failed high-speed rail experiment stock going cheap reports the Times Union.

Environment

A rally in Watertown last night heard how information about pollution from the former New York Air Brake site was concealed. The site is now on the federal Superfund list for cleanup reports North Country Public Radio.

Technology

Technology Review reports on more interesting developments in the quest for battery power solutions, this one from Korea's LG Chem.