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   Lots of local in Business Today: - Templeton Landing replaces Shanghai Red's on waterfront - Samantha Maziarz Christmann/The Buffalo News   Templeton Landing will celebrate its grand opening Wednesday, as Specialty Restaurants Corp. takes another swing at success in the Buffalo waterfront location it has occupied since 1979.  …

   Not had enough of the World Cup? Here's a local tie-in:- Local work crowns World Cup - Matt Glynn/The Buffalo News   With the World Cup under way, the eyes of the sporting world have turned to South Africa. Birdair employees might be gazing at the soccer stadiums' roofs.   The company, whose corporate offices are in Amherst,…

What teenager couldn't use a better understanding of personal finance? Starting June 29, a five-week course called Money & Me will teach teens about financial responsibility. The free course will cover such basics as budgeting, credit advantages and pitfalls, responsible checking account habits, how to save for a big purchase and investing for the future. T…

    In Business Today today: - Big developer pays $42 million for plazas - Jonathan D. Epstein/The Buffalo News   The U.S. subsidiary of a European commercial real estate developer has acquired a pair of Tops Markets plazas in the City of Tonawanda and four others in upstate New York from Developers Diversified Realty in a whopping serie…

Megabus, a city-to-city express bus service with fares starting at $1, has announced it will give away 10,000 free tickets for travel to select cities July 21 and later. The eligible cities are Atlantic City, NJ; Baltimore, MD; Boston, Mass.; Harrisburg, Penn.; Pittsburgh, Penn; State College, Penn.; Syracuse, NY; Toronto, Ont. and Washington, D.C. Tickets must be b…

   What do all us environmentally aware consumers like? Local food and recycling.    In Business Today, there are reports of how the former is coming up radishes, while the latter still suffers from the fact that no matter how much we think it should be done, we often think it should be done somewhere else. - Tops taps into desire for local produce…

 American Standard, maker of  sinks, tubs and fixtures, will roll into town this week to share its portable showroom of water-conserving products for the kitchen and bath. The Responsible Bathroom Tour, which has made 300 stops around the country, brings a 44-foot long, walk-through mobile truck showroom. The public is invited to walk through fo…

   From the Buffalo News Business Today section: - Local business activism hones political edge for races in N.Y. - David Robinson/The Buffalo News   Buffalo Niagara Partnership President Andrew J. Rudnick doesn’t see the vote this November as just any election.   He sees it as a referendum on the political power of the upstate busines…

   The key to succeeding in business can be to see opportunities where others do not.   Which may be a strand that connects these two articles in today's Buffalo News: - Little love for the loonie over here - Stephen T. Watson/The Buffalo News   Buffalo Niagara region retailers and restaurateurs want Canadian customers. They just don…

   More on the business of medicine.   People succeed by inventing things that prolong and improve lives.   People face failure when they can't pay for the above. - Journal article highlights Greatbach - Henry L. Davis/The Buffalo News   Wilson Greatbatch didn’t invent the first artificial pacemaker.   He wasn…

   More drug-related news from Business Today: - IHA to administer specialty drug coverage - Jonathan D. Epstein/The Buffalo News   Independent Health Association is forming its own specialty drug benefits manager in a bid to rein in the soaring costs of sophisticated but expensive injectable and intravenous drugs used by its members.   …

   Durn investigative reporters. They even take the bright side out of a recession: - Scientists debate: Are recessions good for health? - Mike Schneider/AP/Buffalo News   During recessions, idled factories spew less pollution and fewer people commuting to jobs means fewer traffic deaths. Laid-off workers have more time to exercise and cook for the…

   Business news from P.1 and Business Today: - Booming sales outpace incentives, local car dealers say - Matt Glynn/The Buffalo News   Area new-car dealers reported strong sales in May, riding the wave of strong gains by Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co. and Chrysler. ...   Across the country, both Ford and General Motors saw double-dig…

   New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo took a break from his campaign for governor [or maybe not] by announcing another strike in his ongoing crack-down on unscrupulous debt collectors who seem to thrive in the Buffalo area.- State tries to close 2 local debt collectors - Dan Herbeck/The Buffalo News   State attorneys filed lawsuits Tuesday…

   Here's a victim of The Great Recession that may really do some long-lasting damage to the economy: A sense of responsibility about a family's mortgage: - Strategic defaults for mortgages on the rise - Tim Sheehan/McClatchy Newspapers/Buffalo News   ... In areas hardest-hit by plunging real estate values — including the San Joaqu…