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   Someone once made the mistake of asking humorist James Thurber "How's your wife?" His comeback: "Compared to what?"   The non-humorists at The Brookings Institution take that approach to composing their quarterly Metro Monitor report, rating the economic health of the nation's 100 largest metro areas. Reluctant to d…

OK, speech made. Official White House transcript [Full video may show up later here.]  Unfortunately, there are some in the financial industry who are misreading this moment.  Instead of learning the lessons of Lehman and the crisis from which we're still recovering, they're choosing to ignore those lessons.  I'm convinced they do so no…

   Barack Obama, who ran for president only to find himself the world's biggest stockholder, travels to Wall Street today to visit your money.- Obama touts Wall St. changes on Lehman anniversary    Pushing Congress to act on proposed financial regulations, President Barack Obama is going to the heart of Wall Street on the first anniversary of…

   Yahoo! is hot.   Lockport is cool.   First Niagara Financial is big enough to move to Buffalo without leaving Pendleton.   But they aren't going to make salad dressing in Wilson any more.   That's a lot of news coming down Transit Road.    From P.1 of today's Buffalo News:- First Niagara mo…

   The superstars of business get big play in today's Buffalo News Business Today section. - CDs, video game reignites Beatlemania   It's been nearly 40 years since John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr announced their breakup, but the new game and discs caused a worldwide buzz as the Beatles returned to the top of …

As summer winds down, we've got lots of chilly nights at home to look forward to. Redbox, those movie rental kiosks you find at grocery, drug and convenience stores, offer $1 rentals with no late fees. But for those of you clinging to every penny, a Web site called InsideRedBox.com compiles coupon codes that can be used for free, one-day redbox rentals. …

Peruse today's Business Today section of The Buffalo News, and connect these dots: - East Aurora firm awarded ESDC grant    A debt collection agency specializing in student loans is getting a $280,000 capital grant from the state to offset the cost of a $2.3 million expansion in East Aurora that will add 140 jobs. - Smooth transition for First Niag…

We've heard some pretty big numbers getting tossed around lately. But have you ever really tried to wrap your head around how much a trillion dollars really is? This video from free money management site Mint.com gives it a shot. ---Samantha Maziarz Christmann  

   On Labor Day, most of us do not work. Even the president went to a big picnic.   But we published some stories about working. Which you can now read. As a way to avoid working. [We know what the Internet is for.] - Connecting with young professionals    All about Buffalo Niagara 360, a project of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, …

   The centerpiece of today's Buffalo News Business Today section has the subhead "Unemployment rate expected to rise."   It did. The jobless rate is now 9.7 percent. The best guess had been 9.5 percent. That's bad.    But the number of jobs lost in August was 216,000, less than expected and the smallest number of casualtie…

Calling all Bills fans! M&T Bank is giving away free Buffalo Bills bumper magnets at each of its Buffalo and Rochester-area stores. The giveaway is part of a promotion which celebrates the team's 50th season, for which the bank created a fan-chosen, limited edition Visa check card bearing the Buffalo Bills retro logo, but you don't h…

   Two stories in today's Buffalo News Business Today section -- one national, one local -- say the same thing: Corporate productivity and production are up. But even those corporations know that, unless unemployment eases and consumer spending picks up, this could be a recession that's slow to end. [Forget what that guy from Chicago said the other day.…

   There be pirates out there. From P.1 of today's Buffalo News:- Pfizer to pay record $2.3 billion    Federal prosecutors hit Pfizer with a record-breaking $2.3 billion in fines Wednesday and called the world's largest drugmaker a repeat corporate cheat for illegal drug promotions that plied doctors with free golf, massages and resort j…

   The Business Today section of The Buffalo News has some good news, and an argument from a prominent economist that it was never really so bad. Viz: - August best month of year for auto sales  Ford, Toyota, Hyundai and Honda were the big winners as consumers snapped up their fuel-efficient cars. Rivals Chrysler Group LLC and General Motors Co. endured…