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Matt Glynn

Matt Glynn has been a business reporter with The Buffalo News since 2000. He is a native of Youngstown, N.Y., and lives in Buffalo.


The Buffalo Niagara region's job growth will continue to lag this year, but it has great economic potential in its biotechnology research, said Hugh Johnson, chief investment officer with First Albany Asset Management Corp.Johnson, an Amherst native and Nichols School graduate, visited Buffalo on Tuesday to offer an economic forecast at a presentation hosted by the New Yor…

Private sector labor relations under the National Labor Relations Act will be the focus of a day-long program on Friday in Depew.The program is being put on by Region 3 of the National Labor Relations Board, the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and the New York State Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section. It is scheduled for 8:15 a.m…

Nurses trading medical equipment for picket signs have become a more common sight around the country.Registered nurses at St. Joseph Hospital in Cheektowaga have been on strike for more than two weeks, making them part of a recent rise in job actions by people in that line of work.Some of the walkouts in the past two years have lasted several weeks, or even months. Others …

Striking nurses and administrators at St. Joseph Hospital in Cheektowaga will resume talks Monday for the first time since the walkout began April 6.The two sides last met April 3, when they came up with a revised contract offer that the registered nurses subsequently rejected, triggering the strike. The nurses, represented by Communications Workers of America Local 1168 N…

The Zenger Group plans to add Partners' Press to the family-owned company's lineup of printing-related businesses.The two companies have entered into an agreement and expect to close the deal June 1. The Buffalo-based Zenger Group will continue to operate Partners' Press as a separate entity, keeping all 38 of its employees and maintaining its plant on Kenmore Avenue in Ke…

Buffalo was once the nation's flour-milling king.Though the city has lost that crown, it remains among the country's top milling centers. But the planned closing of ConAgra Maple Leaf Milling's plant in June would leave only General Mills and ADM to keep the industry's legacy alive here.State and city officials are trying to assemble an economic incentive package to change…

State and local officials are stepping up their drive to keep ConAgra Maple Leaf Milling's plant alive in Buffalo.They're urging executives of the Omaha, Neb.-based mill to reconsider their plan to close the flour mill in late June. A shutdown would eliminate about 70 jobs.Assemblyman Brian Higgins, D-South Buffalo, who's taken a lead role in the effort, said ConAgra execu…

Labor unions are critical of a Denver-based company that has sent replacements to help St. Joseph Hospital during its strike.When registered nurses at St. Joseph Hospital in Cheektowaga went on strike Friday, administrators turned to a company that hospitals nationwide facing labor trouble have used: U.S. Nursing Corp.The Denver-based company flew in registered nurses from…

ConAgra Maple Leaf Milling said it will shut its flour-milling plant on the Buffalo waterfront in late June, eliminating about 70 jobs.High energy costs and the facility's inefficiency due to its old age contributed to ConAgra's decision to close the Childs Street site, officials of the Omaha, Neb.-based company said. ConAgra also said overcapacity in the industry was a fa…

Carol Szyklinski of Clarence has worked as a registered nurse at St. Joseph Hospital for 28 years.So it was an unusual feeling for her to spend Friday on a picket line instead of treating patients."We love this hospital. That's why we've been here so long," Szyklinski said.The registered nurses rejected a revised three-year contract offer from the hospital Thursday by a tw…

Registered nurses at St. Joseph Hospital in Cheektowaga went on strike early today after rejecting a revised contract offer from the hospital Thursday.The nurses, represented by Nurses United Local 1168, Communications Workers of America, voted down the contract, 96-51, said Patrick J. Wiles, the hospital's president and chief executive officer. About 170 nurses are in the…

Registered nurses at St. Joseph Hospital in Cheektowaga will vote Thursday on a revised contract offer, which may avert a strike.The nurses union -- Nurses United Local 1168, Communications Workers of America -- and hospital officials met Tuesday with a federal mediator in a last-effort bargaining session to try to stop a walkout, which had been set to begin this morning.T…

While dot-coms struggle to persuade shoppers to buy new cars over the Internet, the automakers have found that an effective Web site can bring customers into the showrooms.Manufacturers' Web sites are the third most-used source of information for car shoppers, following prior experience with the vehicle make and talking to the dealers and salespeople, according to a Consum…

Steel bar maker Republic Technologies International filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday, blaming difficult market conditions that have "made it impossible to meet our financial obligations."The Ohio-based company operates a mill in Lackawanna that employs about 300 people. Republic's steel bars are used in automobiles, heavy equipment and other products.Jo…

St. Joseph Hospital officials and union leaders huddled today to try to avert a strike by registered nurses there.A walkout by members of Communications Workers of America Local 1168 Nurses United could start early Wednesday morning. The nurses last month rejected a final contract offer from the hospital by a ratio of more than 2 to 1.If a strike occurs, the hospital is pr…