Business

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 ...

How To Travel For Less

Let’s shatter one myth right now: Airline passengers typically can’t talk their way into upgrades from the cheapest coach seats to first class just by dressing up and asking politely. Travel providers usually save their best experiences — comfortable seats, spacious hotel suites, quick ...

Stocks Tumble Again On US Tariff Plans

NEW YORK (AP) — Fear that the Trump administration will announce tariffs on all remaining imports from China helped knock U.S. stocks from a strong early gain to another sharp loss Monday. Technology companies sank again after Bloomberg News reported that the U.S. is planning new tariffs if ...

Destiny Location

Karma has a new meaning for Jamestown beauty goers. Karma is defined as the path of destiny or fate. For 10 years a beauty salon has provided health and beauty procedures in a laid back environment. Rachael Olson has owned and operated Karma Salon at the intersection of Hallock and Front ...

When Employees Don’t Get Along

NEW YORK (AP) — When four of Zach Hendrix’s staffers couldn’t get along or even speak to one another, he tried talking, cajoling and negotiating with them. But nothing worked. He couldn’t fire any of the staffers — they’re too critical to the success of GreenPal, a business that ...

GROWMARK FS Gains Certification

KENNEDY — GROWMARK FS recently achieved certification from ResponsibleAg, the only program in the nation that provides a voluntary comprehensive assessment of agricultural facilities that store and handle farm input supplies such as fertilizer, crop protection products, seed and fuel. ...

Tractor Supply Closed Nov. 22

LAKEWOOD — Tractor Supply Company, located at 201 E. Fairmount Ave., will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22, in observance of Thanksgiving. Tractor Supply, which operates more than 1,725 stores nationwide with more than 28,000 team members, will reopen Friday at 6 a.m. “Tractor Supply stores ...

Home Sales Rose A Bit Last Month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pending home sales rose slightly in September, but contract signings are depressed from a year ago as affordability has become a greater challenge for would-be buyers. The National Association of Realtors says that its pending home sales index increased 0.5 percent last ...