bankruptcy en 7/31/13 - Panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock and WAMC newsman Ray Graf and special guest - Professor Christine Chung, co-director of the joint Albany Law School / University at Albany Institute for Financial Market Regulation. Joe Donahue moderates.</p><p>Topics include:<br>Detroit's Bankruptcy<br>Other recent notable bankruptcies<br>Upstate New York municipalities' economic straits</p><p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 70403 at Comptroller DiNapoli: We Can't Let NY's Cities Go Bankrupt <p>The City of Detroit’s declaration of bankruptcy has left some in New York wondering whether any upstate cities will be next. State officials say they are trying to help with financial planning guidance, but local governments say more needs to be done.</p><p>State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has created a fiscal stress monitoring system that measures the financial health of New York’s local governments. A preliminary report found two dozen cities, counties and villages are moderately to severely fiscally stressed.&nbsp; DiNapoli say he hopes they can avoid the fate of Detroit.</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 16:10:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 70074 at Comptroller DiNapoli: We Can't Let NY's Cities Go Bankrupt Friendly's Restaurant Chain Begins Transformation <p>Just over a year after emerging from bankruptcy, the Friendly’s restaurant chain on Monday introduced redesigned stores and updated menus.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Friendly’s , which lost business over the last decade to casual dining competitors, is hoping&nbsp; to get people back into its booths in renovated restaurants that have a retro-look. A new menu includes classic best sellers and new items.&nbsp; CEO John Maguire says there is an emphasis on better food quality and faster service.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 10:50:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 57177 at Friendly's Restaurant Chain Begins Transformation Atari US files for Chapter 11 to separate from parent <p></p><p>NEW YORK (AP) -- Video game maker Atari's U.S. operations have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in an effort to separate from their French parent company, which is filing a similar motion separately in France.</p><p>In a statement, Atari says the move is necessary to secure investments it needs to grow in mobile and downloadable video games.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 15:22:38 +0000 Associated Press 56231 at Atari US files for Chapter 11 to separate from parent Schilling Taking Leave of Absence from ESPN <p>Curt Schilling is taking a leave of absence from his job as an analyst for ESPN after his video gaming company filed for bankruptcy.</p><p>ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys says on Twitter that the network and retired pitcher &quot;mutually agreed&quot; to the leave as he works through &quot;his business issues.&quot; He says Schilling is expected to return to the air later this season.</p><p>Schilling&#39;s 38 Studios filed for bankruptcy June 7. Federal and state authorities launched probes into the studios, which received a $75 million loan guarantee deal from the state of Rhode Island.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 11:34:20 +0000 41230 at Schilling Taking Leave of Absence from ESPN