From Business Today:
If your paycheck is feeling a little light, you are not alone. News Business columnist David Robinson explains how wages in the Buffalo Niagara region has stagnated sine 2009.
Opening a business can be more than just a way to make money. For Bishop Perry Davis, opening Buckeye's Chicken in the former KFC on Michigan Avenue near Sheehan Memorial Hospital is a way to protect young people from the temptations and dangers of street life. By hiring young people from the neighborhood and teaching them the value of hard work for a paycheck, he hopes to remove the need to resort to illetgal activities. "If you take away the need, it will go away, said Perry, who also founded the Stop the Violence Coalition and leads New Life Harvest World Ministries. So far so good. the restaurant has been packed.
Pennsylvania is enjoying a natural gas boom that if bringing jobs to the sparsely populated central part of the state and money to the state coffers. But there is a price being paid - by the environment. The contaminated water used in the drilling process called fracking is too much for the rural water plants to handle and potential carcinogens are pouring into the state's streams. New York regulators are watching with interest as they consider whether to allow fracking.
The sudden closing of about 40 Allcare Dental and Dentures offices around the country has the Clarence-based firm under scrutiny by several Attorneys General. The company, headquartered in an office park on Main Street near Transit Road, has been silent.
KeyBank is continuing with its branch expansion in Erie County. The Cleveland-based bank bought a closed Mobil gas station on the corner of Hopkins and Klein roads in Amherst and will fifth new branch in the region. It plans one more branch in its recent expansion.