Business

Saving On Health Care Expenses

Americans on average spend more on health care than they do on groceries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest Consumer Expenditure Survey. Saving money on medical care is a lot tougher than saving money on food, however. Two big culprits: opaque pricing and ever-changing ...

Celebrating Care

Aftercare Nursing Services in Jamestown recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for their grand reopening at their 411 W. Third St. location, gathering local dignitaries who commemorated the occasion Tuesday. “We want to be more predominant in Jamestown,” said Dawn ...

Magazine Names TRC’S Jones Women Of Influence

Denise Jones has been recognized with one of 25 2018 Women of Influence awards by Buffalo Business First magazine. A total of 138 nominations were received this year. Eight judges (all past recipients of a Women of Influence award) determined the winners. Jones was one of five women ...

Watchdogs Want Currency Rules

PARIS (AP) — A global financial body says governments worldwide must establish rules for virtual currencies like bitcoin to stop criminals from using them to launder money or finance terrorism. The Financial Action Task Force said Friday that from next year it will start assessing whether ...

Teachers Can Also Score Few Tax Breaks

The flood of education-related tax advice that seems to crest during back-to-school season often centers on students or their parents. But teachers can score a few tax breaks, too — if they do their homework. Three tax pros share their own lesson plans for cutting teachers’ tax ...

Stocks Surge, Dow Climbs 547

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rocketed to their biggest gain in six months Tuesday following strong earnings from major financial and health care companies as well as encouraging reports on the economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 547 points. Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and ...

Motor Knowledge

NAPA Auto Parts is a staple of many communities in the U.S., with more than 6,000 stores nationwide, and Jamestown’s new location is showing customers what the chain’s future has in store. Alicia Beal, sales manager for the NAPA Buffalo distribution center, said the new 1024 Washington ...

Rand Machine To Host Grand Reopening, Job Fair

FALCONER — Premier Precision Machining is pleased to announce the grand reopening of Rand Machine Products. Rand has been in the manufacturing business for nearly three quarters of a century. In October 2017, Rand was purchased by Premier Precision Machining. Through strong leadership, ...

Ewalt Promoted To Chautauqua VP

Matt Ewalt has been promoted to Chautauqua Institution vice president and Emily and Richard Smucker chair for education, effective Sept. 24. Ewalt has served Chautauqua in various capacities since 2006, most recently as chief of staff. In his new role, Ewalt continues to lead the ...

Safety Group Calls Out Hyundai, Kia

DETROIT (AP) — A nonprofit auto safety group is demanding that Hyundai and Kia recall 2.9 million cars and SUVs due to consumer complaints that they can catch fire. The Center For Auto Safety says there have been more than 220 complaints to the government since 2010 about fires without ...

How To Pay College Tuition Bills

If college tuition bills are looming and you don’t have nearly enough saved, you have plenty of company. But you also have options for making it more affordable. Four out of 10 families who hope to send kids to college aren’t saving for that goal, according to student loan company Sallie ...

Electric Connection

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities has resigned another local manufacturer to an agreement to offer lower electric rates for investment in the community. On Sept. 28, officials from both the BPU and Anderson Precision gathered to sign the new flex-rate contract. The BPU’s flex-rate ...

Acme-The Appliance Store Receives Award

Acme-The Appliance Store of Jamestown was named the 2018 BrandSource Dealer of the year for the North Atlantic Region at the BrandSource National Convention & Expo at Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Co-owners Dan and Beth Hocking were on hand to receive the award at the ...

J. Edwards Gains Johanson Agency

Two long-standing, family-owned local insurance agencies are now one. On Oct. 1, the J. Edwards Insurance Agency acquired The Johanson Agency, formerly of 917 Washington St. The two agencies came together in new offices located at 800 W. Third St., Jamestown, and existing offices at 9 E. ...

Mortgage Rates Slightly Lower

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged slightly lower this week, taking a pause after five straight weeks of increases. Costs for would-be homebuyers have been climbing, and the key 30-year rate has been running at its highest levels in more than seven years. Mortgage buyer ...

How Not To Inherit Mom’s Timeshare

Timeshare owners James and Barbara Ruh enjoy their annual vacations in Hawaii, but they don’t want their daughters to be obligated to take over the contracts when they die. So the Ruhs, who are attorneys with offices in Santa Barbara, California, and Edwards, Colorado, created a trust to ...

Powell Says Gradual Rate Hike Is Best

BOSTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that he sees no need to drop the central bank’s current gradual approach to raising interest rates. Powell said the combination of steady, low inflation and very low unemployment shows the country is going through ...

Urban Development For Google Raises Concerns

TORONTO (AP) — Heated streets will melt ice and snow on contact. Sensors will monitor traffic and protect pedestrians. Driverless shuttles will carry people to their doors. A unit of Google’s parent company Alphabet is proposing to turn a rundown part of Toronto’s waterfront into what ...

Fairmount Financials

LAKEWOOD — After moving locations, Kathryn Colvin, financial adviser, is looking to put her own touch on the new office space of Edward Jones Investments while expanding their visibility on Fairmount Avenue in Lakewood. Edward Jones is a St. Louis-based Fortune 500 company that provides ...

County Unemployment Rate Decreases 1 Percent

The unemployment rate during the last year dropped 1 percent in Chautauqua County. In August 2017, the unemployment rate in the county was 5.5 percent. In August, the rate was 4.5 percent. The drop in the county’s unemployment rate correlates with what is happening nationally and ...