FlightAware says more than half the schedule flights have been canceled today at LaGuardia, Baltimore, Newark, Philadelphia, Cleveland and both Dulles and Reagan in Washington.
And three days of huge jumps has ended for Famous Dave's this morning. DAVE is down .22% in the opening minutes after rising 15% Monday, 5% Tuesday and 6% yesterday. The barbecue restaurant company reported earnings yesterday that beat on profits and missed on revenue. Executives will discuss results with analysts at 10 this morning.
The Comcast acquisition of Time Warner Cable won’t affect consumers in the Twin Cities. As long-time cable customers will recall, Comcast took over the West Metro Twin Cities operations of Time Warner Cable in 2006 as part of an agreement by the firms to let each other be the main cable provider in certain metro areas. The Twin Cities deal was struck after Comcast and Time Warner Cable jointly acquired the assets of a bankrupt cable TV company, Adelphia Communications Corp.
The first question from an analyst to executives on the Famous Dave's conference call asks what everyone has been wondering since their CEO change was announced on Monday. Why did John Gilbert leave? And will the interim CEO, board member Ed Rensi, be more than interim?
The response: No elaboration on Gilbert's reasons. And on Rensi, an executive said, "We will begin a search but we are under no pressure since we have such a talent in Ed."
Tinkerers and creative types, listen up! The 3D printing gurus at Stratasys's MakerBot are offering summer internships for the first time in New York City. Positions are available in engineering, manufacturing, production, customer support, sales, marketing, public relations, software and business development. Interested college and grad students should visit makerbot.com/careers. Stratasys is based in Eden Prairie, Minn and its MakerBot subsidiary is the retail/consumer outlet that lets kids and businesses alike design and manufacture complex plastic parts and products on demand.
3M has gone color crazy with a new line of Post-It-Notes designed to invoke the spirit of other countries. Calling its new line "modern, adventurous, authentic and expressive" 3M's new Colors of the World collection offers sticky notes that mirror "the style and culture" of Bangkok, New York City, Rio de Janeiro and Mykonos on the Aegean Sea. The new line was designed by fashion stylist Brad Goreski. Don't know if it will drive me to the store, but it sure makes me want to get my passport out.