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Investigations

Exposés, reports
and analysis.

Outrages & Insights

Muckraking blog
by Jim Heaney

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Environmental blog
by Dan Telvock

Tom Toles

Editorial cartoons
and commentary

Nov
12

Heaney discusses economy on WBEN

Jim Heaney discusses his story on the state of the Buffalo Niagara economy with Susan Rose and Brian Mazurowski on NewsRadio 930WBEN. Bottom line: fewer people are employed here than in 30 years and our recovery has slowed.

Nov
11

Record low employment in Buffalo Niagara

The coronavirus pandemic has stripped Buffalo-Niagara of so many jobs that the region employs fewer people in the private sector than it has in at least 30 years. The metro area was down 46,000 private sector jobs in September, compared with a year earlier. That amounts to a 9.6 percent drop. That leaves the labor […]

Feb
23

Buffalo trade unions lagging in diversity

  Construction in Buffalo is booming. SolarCity. Children’s Hospital. The University at Buffalo Medical School. Taxpayer-funded projects like these are employing thousands of union construction workers. But the boom has resurrected concerns that the unions have made little progress over the past decade in diversifying their membership. While minorities make up 17 percent of Erie […]

Dec
12

Lousy job projections for Buffalo – Niagara Falls

Forbes reports that a national jobs survey has found only one metropolitan region in the country is projecting negative job growth in the coming year. Yeah, you guessed where. Click the title of this post for the full survey.

Apr
09

Woeful wages for women – especially in the Buffalo area

The first study of its kind has found that women get shortchanged in their paychecks worse in Western New York than all but a handful of the nation’s 50 largest markets. Nationally, women working full time get paid an average of 77 cents for every $1 made by a man. Women in the Buffalo market […]

Jun
28

Economist story on Buffalo, Rochester

Esteemed magazine strikes a positive tone about economic fortunes of upstate’s two largest cities.