The latest Labor Department figures show the U.S. unemployment rate fell in September to 3.7 percent - the lowest level since December 1969. That's causing challenges for some businesses. But a new survey shows optimism about the economy continues to grow.
The Buffalo skyline is changing. Crews have started removing the old red Adam's Mark signs from the drab concrete building at the Church Street exit off the I-190 downtown. The new owner is planning to restore the hotel's grandeur and expand it to fill the need for a new Convention Center.
A new national Data Management and Resource-Sharing Center to fight cancer is being established on the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus. Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has been awarded $6.28 million for the project from the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot Initiative.
For many local residents 998 Broadway is synonymous with the former Sattler's Department store. After closing in the early 1980s the old building was demolished to make way for a big box retailer. But it also closed and the site across from the Broadway Market's been vacant for more than a dozen years. Now a design competition is underway that could help breath new life in to the property on Buffalo's East Side.
Summer may be winding down - but planning continues moving forward for future improvements along Buffalo's Outer Harbor. A recent survey is being used by the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation to guide the agency's work on three projects.
Ceremonies were held across the region Tuesday to commemorate the 17th Anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. In Buffalo, fire fighters held a large American flag from the pedestrian bridge over the Sqajaquada Expressway, in Delaware Park.
The Thruway Authority is catching flack over cashless tolling well beyond the Grand Island bridges. The company running EZPass, in New York, has been having problems with its system across the state and around the nation.
Bringing cashless tolling to the Grand Island Bridges was supposed to make crossing the spans easier on drivers. But some motorists are paying through the nose - and the push is on for change in Albany.
There is no end in sight to trade tensions between the U.S. and Canada. Last week, on the one-year-anniversary of the start of NAFTA's renegotiation, President Trump said, "we're not even talking to Canada right now." But at least one local distiller is pleased by the spirit of U.S. tariffs on Canadian products.
While Republican leaders in the eight counties of New York's 27th Congressional District go about trying to replace Rep. Chris Collins (R-Clarence), Democrats are planning to fight any changes to the November ballot.