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Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski is the Washington bureau chief for The Buffalo News. He joined the News in 1984 as a business reporter and moved to Washington in 1989. Zremski served as president of the National Press Club in 2007 and won a Nieman fellowship in journalism at Harvard University in 1999. A native of Elkland, Pa., he is a graduate of Syracuse University.


Cellular Products Inc. of Buffalo Wednesday announced an agreement with Cetus Corp., an Emeryville, Calif.-based biotechnology company, under which Cellular Products will market one of Cetus' products.Under the deal, Cellular Products will have exclusive worldwide marketing rights for Cetus' Recombinant Colony Stimulating Factor (RCSF) for the research market.RCSF is …

The eye makeup is supposed to make them look like their hated rival, the Japanese, but to me it makes them look more like Joan Crawford. And every time I see pictures of these Buffalo Building Trades Council picketers at the local Dunlop plant, I imagine hundreds of Japanese-Americans protesting at the union's headquarters, all decked out like Bozo the Clown, or Harpo,…

DENNIS J. Galucki wants investors to do good -- and well. And he says they can do both at the same time by "investing in life." Galucki, a vice president at Dean Witter Reynolds Inc. in Buffalo, has set up what he calls "The Invest in Life Foundation" to promote the idea of investing in companies that provide the necessities of life: food, shelter, clothing, health c…

TRICO PRODUCTS Corp. might be worried about the future of its manufacturing operations in Buffalo, but it sure could use another 25 toolmakers."We just can't find them," says Timothy J. Keating, vice president for Trico's Buffalo operations. "We have to send some of the work to a small machine shop, even though we'd rather do the work ourselves" and give jobs to a few…

A lot of people have a few plants around the office, but Gerhard J. Neumaier has 1,600 of them.And if Neumaier gets tired of all those plants in the atrium of his company's headquarters, he can look out his window and maybe see deer, foxes and wild turkeys roaming by.Neumaier is president of Ecology & Environment Inc., which has just moved into a new headquarters in L…

The Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to release a report within a few weeks on a possible insider-trading case involving three Buffalo stock brokers and a local law firm.Meanwhile, the three brokers are in business at the new PaineWebber Inc. brokerage office they have started in Empire Tower, and have been given titles as executives of PaineWebber.U.S. …

Trico Products Corp. will not close its Buffalo plant through 1990, although the plant's unprofitability could threaten its existence further in the future, a company executive said Thursday.In addition, the failure of labor negotiations at the plant could mean that new contract work might go to Trico operations in Texas and Mexico instead of Buffalo, said Timothy J. …

Trico Products Corp. has sent a letter to employees warning of "very serious" problems in its remaining Buffalo plant, and a company executive said those troubles could lead to the plant's closing.In the letter, dated Monday and obtained Wednesday by The Buffalo News, Trico Vice President Timothy J. Keating complained about the failure of a recent round of union negot…

HOWARD EWERT imagines going into a broker age office and saying that he'd like to buy 100 shares of a stock, "and hearing the broker say: 'Do you want them bundled, or unbundled?'" No, Ewert -- who writes an East Aurora-based stock newsletter called Sixth Sense -- is not just imagining things.Two weeks ago, that "bundled or unbundled" question would have made no sense.…

A dispute with Marine Midland Bank is preventing the owner of Marine Midland Center from building a new office tower on the center's plaza.S. Jon Kreedman of Los Angeles, the center's owner, said Friday that the bank's objections stand in the way of his building a nine-story building on the site.Kreedman repeatedly has mentioned his desire to build the structure at Se…

The stock of Mark IV Industries Inc. skyrocketed today on the New York Stock Exchange, apparently because of Wall Street rumors about the company paring down its debt load.The stock, which closed up 7/8 to $10 1/4 on Thursday, was up 1 3/8 to $11 5/8 a share at noon today. The stock reached $12 3/8 in the first few minutes of trading today before falling bel…

Ecology & Environment Inc., an environmental consulting firm headquartered in Lancaster, announced Tuesday that its earnings remained essentially flat during its first fiscal quarter.For the quarter ended Oct. 29, E&E reported that net income increased to $975,000 from $949,000 a year ago. Earnings per share for the quarter increased to 25 cents from 24 cents.Net reve…

Taylor Devices Inc., a North Tonawanda-based defense contractor and industrial parts manufacturer, is for sale."The state of the company is that we're concerned. The bank expressed that to us," Chairman Paul H. Taylor told shareholders at the annual meeting Wednesday in the Grand Island Holiday Inn.As a result, Taylor Devices has discussed a potential acquisition with…

POISON never tasted this good. According to a recently published study, the anti-takeover tactic called the "poison pill" actually might boost stock prices -- which is exactly the opposite of what the tactic's critics have said it does. The study, by the New York investor relations firm of Georgeson & Co. Inc., shows that stocks equipped with poison pills outperfor…