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Business

CHQ Opp Offering Essentials Class

Chautauqua Opportunities for Development Inc. is offering an informative workshop for budding and established entrepreneurs in Chautauqua County. “Small Business Essentials” is an eight-week course covering all issues involved in starting a business and making it successful. The course ...

Exxon Cuts Activity In Permian Basin As Oil Prices Drop

NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil plans to reduce the number of oil rigs operating in an oil-rich region in the Southwest and may cut planned capital expenditures as the spreading coronavirus saps energy demand. The price of a barrel of oil has fallen more than 20% since the start of the year, ...

New Record Low Mortgage Rates

WASHINGTON (AP) — The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage has hit a record low of 3.29%, driven down by investors shifting money into the safety of U.S. Treasurys as the viral outbreak deepens. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on the benchmark 30-year loan this week ...

Unlock The Debtor’s Prison Of Student Loans

Earlier this year, a judge denounced the myth that student loans can’t be erased in bankruptcy court as she excused a Navy veteran from having to pay $221,000 in education debt. Bankruptcy judge Cecelia G. Morris’ decision garnered plenty of headlines, along with speculation that the ruling ...

Fare Concessions

Local baseball fans are not the only ones excited for the inaugural season of the newly-formed Jamestown Tarp Skunks. After a brief hiatus, 3C’s Catering of Kennedy will return to Diethrick Park as the franchise’s official concessionaires for the upcoming season. Owners Robert and Karen ...

Southern Chautauqua Credit Union Makes Donation

Chautauqua County is home to several past and present members of the military, many of whom lack a memorial in their honor. The Chautauqua Hometown Heroes Veterans Memorial Committee is seeking to honor individuals who have earned a Purple Heart or other distinction such as POW/MIA, Killed ...

CHQ Center Adds Chiropractor

The Chautauqua Center has announced the addition of a chiropractor to their team of providers. Dr. Joel Newburg is accepting new patients at The Chautauqua Center’s Dunkirk and Jamestown sites. Newburg is originally from Portville and now resides in Dunkirk with his wife and family. He ...

US Mortgage Rates Decline

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates declined this week as growing concern over the economic impact of China’s viral outbreak spurred a steep downturn in global stock markets. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 3.45% from ...

Should You Shift To Cash Management Account?

High-yield cash management accounts are popping up at brokerages nationwide, promising customers much better returns and higher insurance limits than they can get from traditional banks. The accounts are a twist on the sweep accounts brokerages have long offered their customers, where idle ...

Family Tradition

A family’s heritage is continuing at a new Italian restaurant inside the Third Street Plaza. Danny B’s Italian Food, located at 708 W. Third St., Jamestown, opened on Valentine’s Day, which is appropriate because the new business carries on a family tradition of love for homemade ...

Young To Discuss Food At Incubator

DUNKIRK — The Fredonia Technology Incubator is hosting Cornell University’s Cathy Young to discuss entrepreneurial opportunities in the food, beverage and agricultural sector on Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the FTI conference room located at 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Young is the ...

Heritage Worker Earns HSE Title

Cheryl A. Farr, administrator at the Green, a Heritage rehabilitation and skilled nursing community in Greenhurst, recently earned the title of Health Services Executive from the National Association of Long Term Care administrator boards. The HSE is a national standard that qualifies ...

Victoria’s Secret Sold As Women Look For Styles Elsewhere

NEW YORK (AP) — Victoria’s Secret, which once defined sexy with its leggy supermodels prancing around in their bras and oversized angel wings, is being sold as women increasingly look for styles that more realistically fit their body types. The company’s owner, L Brands, said that the ...

Beware Of Overhyped Financial Strategies

A good rule of thumb when you’re trying to eat healthy is to beware of any food you see advertised. The most beneficial fare — whole grains, fruits, vegetables — tends not to have a marketing budget. Similarly, investments that are enthusiastically pushed by commission-earning ...

Crystal Clear

Audio Care Hearing Services, a longtime leader in Western New York audiology, underwent a change in name — but you can still expect the same high quality service. Moving forward the business will be known as Stone Audiology, with third-generation owner Dr. Leslie Stone taking over the ...

Marvin House Names Manager

The governing board of the Marvin Community House appointed Marlene Lucas as its house manager. “Marlene Lucas comes to us with a vast range of experience in the service industry,” said Rosemary Lombardo, Marvin House president. “She will be an integral part in fulfilling the Marvin ...

City Urgent Care Extends Hours

WellNow Urgent Care has extended its Jamestown facility’s hours of operation. The South Main Street facility is now open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days week. Patients can walk-in for care or check in online to help reduce their wait time. “WellNow Urgent Care recognizes that injuries and ...

How To Navigate Your Most Dangerous Decade

Losing a job is almost always traumatic. In your 50s, job loss can be devastating — and devastatingly common. More than half the workers who entered their 50s with stable, full-time jobs were laid off or pushed out at least once by age 65, according to an analysis of employment data from ...

Mortgage Rates Stay Mostly Flat

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates were flat to slightly higher this week after three straight weeks of declines, as the historically low levels continue as an incentive for potential homebuyers. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate for the 30-year ...

Falconer Electronics Recertified By SHARP

FALCONER — Falconer Electronics has been recertified into the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program, also known as SHARP, for maintaining a workplace safety and health program among the most-effective in the nation. The recertification involved a three-way effort between the ...