Monday, January 18, 2016

PA in the WSJ

These are PA related articles I noted in the Wall Street Journal over the last two weeks.  I didn't include anything Cosby related or articles that mention in passing former PA senator Rick Santorum (currently one of the many Republicans running for president).  There is a good chance I missed some other things -- blame reduced mental capacity due to a cold.

PA Businesses

In “Change in the air promises tv bonanza,” by Thomas Gryta  (1/06), the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is mentioned as one of the media outlets owned by Block Communications.  Pittston’s PBS channel WVIA is also mentioned.  The article discusses an upcoming FCC airwave auction.

Another article on the FCC auction highlights a collection of Pittsburgh area stations which are now owned by tech billionaire Michael Dell.  See “Dell to reap billions from FCC,” by Thomas Gryta and Kate Linebaugh (1/13)

“Vanguard hauls in record,” by Sharah Krouse (1/06) notes that investors are favoring index funds these days, instead of managed funds.

Fear not the chocopocalypse!  Hershey and other chocolate companies are working with cocoa farmers to increase output, in “Chocolate makers fight melting supply,” by Alexandra Wexlar (1/14)

Toll Brothers is building apartments, as are many other builders, in “Builders bet on booming rents,” by Laura Kusisto (1/13)

John Touey, of Radnor search firm Salveson Stetson Group, Inc. is quoted in “Dow, DuPont strive to get chemistry right,” by Jacob Bunge and Rachel Feintzeig

There is a short note on the Philadelphia papers on 1/13 “Newspapers donated to a foundation,” by Lukas I. Alpert.

“Insurance-fraud case yields prison term,” is an AP story on the Bucks County Playhouse (1/12).
George Gatto, a Harley dealer in Pittsburgh, is quoted in “Harley sputters in efforts to widen appeal,” by James R. Hagerty (1/12)

PA People

Pittsburgh Steeler Kelvin Beachum is highlighted in the car column “My Ride,” by A. J Baime (1/06).  Beachum drives a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe.

Hal Shorey, psychologist and associate professor for the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener, is quoted in “Surprise, your best friend brought along a crowd,” by Elizabeth Bernstein (1/12)

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