WBEN Buffalo Business Report - Thursday, November 14th 2019

Randy Bushover
November 14, 2019 - 4:01 am

If you fly or drive for the Thanksgiving holiday, you're expected to have plenty of company.  The AAA anticipates there will be 55 million travelers this year.  That would be the second-highest Thanksgiving travel volume since AAA began tracking in 2000.  Overall, an additional 1.6 million more people will travel compared with last year.

Perhaps timed for the season, Jet Blue is offering a new low-fare option.  The Jet Blue "Blue Basic" plan allows one carry-on bag - space permitting - and free seat selection 24 hours before the flight.  The New York Business Journal reports the new fare options are expected to boost revenue in 2020 by $150 million.

Roswell Park has received more than $21.8 million in recent competitive grants and contracts to launch new investigations or continue major research efforts that have shown promise.  This includes a five-year, $4.1 million allocation from the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Moonshot program.

The Financial Times notes that Google is interested in entering the banking world.  Google has been talking to U-S banks about offering current accounts to its customers.  Google plans to work with existing financial services providers, including its first partners Citigroup and Stanford Federal Credit Union.

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