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   In Buffalo, we argue about whether the developers of Canal Side should be pushed to guarantee the project's future employees more than $10 an hour.- Canal Side chief recoils at wage/job pact - Phil Fairbanks/The Buffalo News   The fight over an agreement that could mandate wages, jobs and other benefits at Buffalo's Canal Side escalate…

   In Business Today: - M&T Bank Corp. reports profits more than doubled - Jonathan D. Epstein/The Buffalo News   M&T Bank Corp. said today that first-quarter profits more than doubled, driven by a higher profit margin following a pair of acquisitions in the Baltimore area and lower credit costs.   Related:- Citigroup earns $4.4B …

   In Sunday's Business Today:   Can Buffalo afford to pay its workers enough that they can afford to live in Buffalo? Can we make ethanol pay? Is Buffalo a good place to ride out a recession? - Feasibility divides ‘living wage’ debate - George Pyle/The Buffalo News   “It is but equity, besides, that they who feed, clothe,…

   In The Buffalo News Business Today:- Regional jobless rate drops below 9 percent - David Robinson/The Buffalo News   The unemployment rate in the Buffalo Niagara region dropped to 8.6 percent during March in a sign that the local job market is beginning to settle, the state Labor Department said Thursday.   Leading the City & Region:- V…

   In Buffalo, people are buying houses. One car dealer is buying the property of another. But, still, nobody wants the forlorn Statler Towers.   From Business Today: - Homebuyer tax credits boost pending sales - Jonathan D. Epstein/The Buffalo News   The federal homebuyer tax credits are bringing buyers and sellers out in droves, as…

   Some businesses are hoping for the government to do something:- Helping small business get products to market - George Pyle/The Buffalo News   Though many small-business projects walk through the valley of death, some of them are hoping that a new round of government grants will soon be with them.   Sen. Charles E. Schumer and Rep. Pau…

Starbucks is pouring out rewards for making it to Tax Day. Several Starbucks stores are offering free coffee all day today to customers who provide their own cup or purchase one in the store. Not all locations are participating, though, so find your closest locations here and call ahead to see if they're taking part. ---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

   This is one of those days when the Business Today section is just too far away from Page One.    By the time most readers got to:- Paladino project gets tax breaks - David Robinson/The Buffalo News [Page B6]   Developer Carl P. Paladino’s plans to turn the long-vacant Baker Shoe building on the 400 block of Main Street…

   From this morning's Business Today page: - Economic Survey sees slow recovery - Jeannine Aversa/AP/Buffalo News   The pillars of Americans’ financial security — jobs and home values—will stay shaky well into 2011, according to an Associated Press survey of leading economists.   The findings of the new AP Economy Survey…

Timothy Noe, a local native who just left his post as the Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America's Town of Tonawanda plant manager, has walked into a tough situation in his new assignment. Published reports say police arrested five employees of Goodyear's plant in Danville, Va., following a drug raid there. Noe was just named plant manager for the site after he…

   Leading the Business Today section of today's Buffalo News, a story about how a national accounting firm has ranked us high on a list evaluating the business climate in not-so-giant cities. - Hey, look us over, companies - David Robinson/The Buffalo News    As midsized cities go, the Buffalo Niagara region is a pretty inexpensive …

   A lot of money changing hands out there today. You are getting some of it. Well, your government is. - Government’s sale of Citi stock may reap profit of $7.5 billion - Associated Press/The Buffalo News    The Treasury Department said Monday that it will begin selling its stake in Citigroup at a potential profit of about $7.5 billion — not a…

   On Page One, another wrinkle in the long wait for Canal Side to get off the ground:- For Canal Side, a further complication - Phil Fairbanks/The Buffalo News   Community Benefit Agreements, legally binding contracts between developers and community organizations, may be new to Buffalo, but not to L.A., Pittsburgh, Seattle or Minneapolis.…

    Hey, Amherst retirees--did you know you were living the dream? Amherst came in ninth in a feature from Consumer finance site WalletPop.com and real estate Web site NeighborhoodScout.com ranking the top 20 "retirement dream areas." The survey specifically cited the neighborhood near Transit Road and Renaissance Drive as desirable. The li…