Business

Just One Word — Plastics

BROCTON — Toyota; GM; Browning and Crossman Knives; Tesla; Great Batch Medical — what do all of these well-known labels have in common? All of them have products manufactured by a 60-year-old thermal injection molding and packaging business, which has remained a constant in Chautauqua ...

Matching Persistence

FALCONER—Rand Machine is under new ownership and has a bright future for Falconer, according to company officials. The new owner is Premier Precision Machining, and while the corporate parent is different, the name of the plant in Falconer will not change. This is the result of recent ...

Phase Two Opens Foote Avenue Location

Everything old at Phase Two has a very new flavor for Jamestown. Upon walking into the store shoppers will find a wide variety of name brand clothing at low prices along with a complete stock of vintage clothing. However, the story of the new shop on Foote Avenue is not the normal course of ...

New Directions Honors Workers

RANDOLPH — New Directions Youth and Family Services recently honored recipients of the agency’s Years of Service awards, which recognize individuals who have dedicated their careers to helping children and families throughout Western New York. Individuals from New Directions’ Southern ...

Mortgage Rates Increase Slightly

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates were steady to slightly up this week, at their highest levels in nearly eight years and dampening home sales. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage was unchanged from last week at 4.94 ...

NYS Jobless Rate At 4 Percent

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials say the state’s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level on record, dipping to 4 percent for the first time in 30 years. The Department of Labor says Thursday that October’s 4 percent unemployment rate was last reached in May 1988. The ...

Black Friday: Shop It Or Skip It

A solid 70 percent of Americans plan to shop on Black Friday this year, according to a recent NerdWallet study conducted by The Harris Poll. But the nature of a day centered around shopping can almost inevitably lead to overspending. Here are three ways to tell whether participating in ...

Charged Compatability

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities flex-rate program, designed with the objective of local economic preservation and development, has renewed another agreement with a local manufacturer. On Tuesday, BPU and TitanX officials renewed their flex-rate agreement through Oct. 31, 2022. The ...

Chautauqua Institution Appoints New VP

CHAUTAUQUA — Shannon Rozner has been appointed Chautauqua Institution chief of staff and vice president of strategic initiatives effective Jan. 1. Rozner is now president of the financial planning practice Financial-360 LLC, which she co-founded. In appointing Rozner, Michael E. Hill, ...

Legal Mass. Pot Shop To Open

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts city with a youthful vibe and eclectic mix of culture is about to be home to the nation’s first legal recreational marijuana sellers east of Colorado. An existing medical marijuana dispensary in Northampton is opening within days for anyone 21 or ...

Subaru Recalls 400K Vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — Subaru is recalling nearly 400,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix two problems that can cause them to stall. The first recall covers about 229,000 Outback and Legacy vehicles from the 2018 model year. Government documents say a software problem can stop the low-fuel warning light ...

Mortgage Rates Trend Higher

U.S. mortgage rates jumped this week to the highest level in seven years, a trend that is pulling down home sales and slowing home price growth. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on a 30-year, fixed rate mortgage rose to 4.94 percent, from 4.83 percent last week. A ...

Coke Developing Energy Drink

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — Shares of energy drink maker Monster Beverage Corp. tumbled after the company said its partner Coca-Cola Co. is developing energy drinks of its own. Coke bought a stake in California-based Monster in 2014. At that time, Coke transferred its energy brands to Monster and ...

At What Age Can You Ignore Your Credit Score?

NEW YORK (AP) — At some point, you’ll buy your last car and refinance your last mortgage. Surely then you can stop worrying about your credit scores. Well, not really, although there are situations when credit scores shouldn’t be anyone’s main concern. Let’s start with some ...

Jefferson Terrace Salon and Spa celebrate 10th Anniversary

Happy 10th Anniversary Jefferson Terrace Salon and Spa! Today marks 10 years in business. Jefferson Terrace gives a big "thank you" to all of their clients that made the ten years possible. Stop in and say congrats today and tomorrow. www.jeffersonterrace.com

No Pain, No Gain

Anytime Fitness has been a staple of the gym community for six years. Having celebrated its six-year anniversary Thursday, the current owners are excited to reach out to new members at a Jamestown Rebels hockey game at Northwest Arena on Friday at 7:05 p.m. Members of the gym can take ...

County Unemployment Rate Down In September

The Chautauqua County unemployment rate has decreased more than a point in the last year. Earlier this month, the state Labor Department released preliminary numbers for September that indicated the unemployment rate is 4.2 percent in the county, which is 1.3 percent lower than the rate of ...

Lakewood Doctor Receives Award

LAKEWOOD — Dr. David Todd of Lakewood has received the Presidential Achievement Award from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. The award was given at the 100th annual meeting of the association in Chicago this month in “recognition and testament for important ...

US Factories Grew Slower In October

WASHINGTON (AP) — American manufacturers grew at a slower pace in October as factories contended with supply disruptions caused by trade disputes with China, Europe and other trading partners. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, says its manufacturing ...

Mortgage Rates Decline This Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, in a quiet pause after weeks of market anxiety over rising interest rates. Home borrowing rates still remain at their highest levels in more than seven years, dampening the outlook for prospective homebuyers. Mortgage buyer ...