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Business

In ‘SIM Swap,’ Criminals Have Your Number

If you’re not familiar with SIM swap fraud, prepare to be terrified. This scam, also known as port-out or SIM splitting fraud, allows criminals to hijack your cell phone number. Once they have your number, the bad guys can clean out your financial accounts, confiscate your email, delete ...

Legacy Continues

In its 60th year, Bush Industries Inc. is turning a profit while evolving to keep pace with a consumer who is unrecognizable from when the business began. Bush Industries, a Jamestown-based furniture manufacturer, was founded by Paul Bush in 1959 in Little Valley. The manufacturer ...

Family Health Announces Westfield Office Location

WESTFIELD — Family Health Medical Services has announced plans to expand with a new location in Westfield. The new 6,900-square-foot office will be located at 216 E. Main St., just a short distance from Westfield Memorial Hospital, with plans to open in spring 2020. Family Health Medical ...

Fed Plans More Treasury Purchase To Control Lending Rates

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says it will buy roughly $60 billion a month in Treasury bills through mid-2020 to inject cash into the banking system and make it easier to control overnight lending rates. The action marks the Fed’s latest response to a shortage of cash reserves ...

Subaru Recalls Forester Vehicles

Subaru is recalling more than 350,000 Forester vehicles with heated seats because an electrical connection in the front passenger seat may loosen and deactivate the airbag even though the seat is occupied. Subaru said the recall includes Forester vehicles from 2015 to 2018. The automaker ...

United Won’t Ground Plane

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines is the third and final U.S. airline to give up plans to return a grounded Boeing plane to service this year. United said Friday it will keep its Boeing 737 Max jets out of its schedule until Jan. 6, about three weeks longer than previously planned. Without ...

Tariffs Increasing On Parm Cheese

MILAN (AP) — U.S. consumers are stocking up Italian Parmesan cheese ahead of an increase in tariffs to take effect next week. The agricultural lobby Coldiretti on Friday said sales of both Parmigiano Reggiano and Grana Padano, aged cheeses defined by their territory of origin, have ...

Oil Prices Jump After Missile Hit

LONDON (AP) — Energy prices are up after an apparent attack on an Iranian tanker revived concerns about instability in the oil-rich region. The international benchmark for oil rose 1.6% to $60.05 a barrel Monday after Iranian officials said two missiles had hit a tanker off the coast of ...

Wake Up To The Truth About ‘Dream Schools’

The college admissions scandal — which recently led to a 14-day prison sentence for actress Felicity Huffman — exposed a group of wealthy parents’ obsession with getting their kids into the “right” school. Prosecutors say the families paid bribes, faked test results and pretended ...

Jamestown Market, Deli, Spirits Shop Closes

The brick oven pizza and sub shop and downtown Jamestown convenience store has closed. Brick City Market and Deli, and its correlating spirits store, is no longer open. The business, which was located at 101 W. Fourth St., had been opened since July 2015. According to a post on Brick City ...

New Hardware Store Opens Along Fluvanna Avenue

North side residents of Jamestown now have a hardware store closer to home. Pro Hardware opened its 176 Fluvanna Ave. store on Labor Day weekend and celebrated with a ribbon cutting Thursday. The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi, Assemblyman Andy Goodell and ...

New Directions Honors Employees With Milestone Award

RANDOLPH — New Directions Youth and Family Services recently honored recipients of the agency’s Milestone Years of Service awards. The awards help recognize individuals with the group who have dedicated their careers to helping Western New York children and families receiving New ...

Workforce Development

Manufacturing, with a focus on its educational and economic components, will be celebrated during Manufacturing Month in October at Jamestown Community College. The programs are sponsored by JCC, the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier and Dream It Do It Western New ...

J Edwards Insurance Celebrates Anniversary Move

J. Edwards Insurance Agency will be celebrating its merger with The Johanson Agency on Oct. 1. The agency acquired The Johanson Agency one year ago and is located at 800 W. Third St., the previous location of Trinity Guitars. The agency also has a second location at 9 E. Main St., Panama. ...

COI Announces New Coordinator

Chautauqua Opportunities Inc. has announce the hiring of Michael Michalski as its economic development coordinator for Chautauqua Opportunities for Development Inc. A lifetime resident of Dunkirk, Michalski has more than 20 years of lending and customer service experience in the financial ...

Business Award Winner Named

The Business Teachers Association of New York State has announced John Felton, CEO of Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union, as the winner of the Hobart H. Conover Friend of Business Education Award for 2018-2019. The award recognizes an individual or organization outside the field of ...

Is Premium Economy Airfare Worth The Money?

As coach travel gets more cramped, airlines have added “premium economy” sections that promise more space and comfort — often at a substantially higher price. Air carriers have discovered many travelers are willing to pay two or even three times the prevailing economy fare to escape the ...

Sweet Surprise

MAYVILLE — The Sweet Spot cafe and bakery is a well-known spot to locals in Mayville for its lunch menu and baked goods. Darlene Wendell and her husband, Tim, opened up the shop, located at 4 N. Erie St., Mayville, a little more than eight years ago, selling homemade soups, salads, ...

Road Ready System Offered On Stoughton Trailers

FALCONER — Truck-Lite Co. LLC, a worldwide leader in LED lighting, telematics, engine protection, safety and visibility systems, has partnered with Stoughton Trailers to offer the Road Ready trailer telematics system on new trailer builds. Released in 2017, Truck-Lite's Road Ready system ...

WellNow Urgent Care Adds Veterans Affairs Dept.

BUFFALO — WellNow Urgent Care — one of New York state's fastest-growing urgent care providers — has added Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) TriWest to its network of accepted insurance plans. Through this partnership, WellNow Urgent Care has been named a VA authorized urgent care ...