- M&T profit rises, misses expectations
M&T Bank Corp., the deposit leader in the Rochester market, saw its net income and total revenue grow in the first quarter, but failed to meet analysts’ expectations.
- RF Communications gets $74 million in orders
Harris Corp.’s Rochester-based RF Communications has received $74 million in orders from an undisclosed international customer to deliver tactical radios as the next phase of the country’s tactical communications modernization program.
- Xerox wins $565 million Medicaid contract
Xerox Corp. will work with New York to update its Medicaid claims processing system, a move that will help manage expanding Medicaid rolls, the company said Monday.
- Report shows N.Y. small-business owners upbeat
Small-business owners in New York have a positive outlook for business prospects over the next six months, but hiring plans are down, a new report from American Express Open shows.
- Daily Messenger to launch Saturday paper
The Daily Messenger newspaper based in Canandaigua will launch a Saturday paper next month, but eliminate its Monday offering.
- Report ranks N.Y. as third-most eco-friendly state
New York ranks as one of the most eco-friendly states, a new report from WalletHub shows.
- Q1 net income grows at parent of Northwest Savings Bank
Northwest Bancshares Inc., parent of Northwest Savings Bank in the Rochester market, grew its net income by nearly 11 percent in the first quarter. The growth, bank officials said, came through strong loan growth and improvement in asset quality.
- Splyce eSports wins 2015 Rochester Venture Challenge
The winner of the 2015 Rochester Venture Challenge is Splyce eSports, a gaming company that builds websites to stream information for fans, game developers and event organizers.
- M&T, Hudson City extend deadline for merger
M&T Bank Corp. could be taking a bit longer to move forward on a planned merger with New Jersey-based Hudson City Bancorp Inc.
- Rooney's again tops fine-dining picks
RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents appear to really enjoy Rooney’s Restaurant. The Rochester eatery again this year ranks as readers’ favorite place for fine dining in the Rochester area.
- New car sales up in March, flat for Q1
New-car sales in Monroe County continue to keep pace with 2014 sales, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported.
- RIT named among top 'green colleges' by Princeton Review
Rochester Institute of Technology has been named one of North America’s greenest universities by the Princeton Review.
- Jewelry shop program aims to boost student attendance
The Mother’s Day Jewelry Shop program, which aims to encourage Rochester City School District students to meet attendance goals, will offer students the chance to pick out jewelry for their mother on May 7.
- Open house to highlight planned improvements to public market
City officials will hold an open house at the Rochester Public Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, with architects and engineers on-hand to discuss scheduled improvements to the site.
- Vuzix acquires pair of patents
Vuzix Corp. has acquired two patents for an undisclosed price. One patent covers gesture controls of 3-D virtual objects; the other focuses on ambient light management in see-through wearable displays.
- Hart's Local Grocers expands delivery area
Hart’s Local Grocers has a new three-mile delivery radius that encompasses 29 zip codes. The reason for the expansion was to reach more Rochester neighborhoods, officials said.
- St. Paul, Minn., officials to speak about city's transformation
The public is invited to hear about how St. Paul, Minn. was transformed around a river, at the Community Design Center of Rochester’s Reshaping Rochester luncheon Tuesday.
- Event looks at future of visual communications
The Harley School is holding a presentation, “Eyes on the Prize: Shaping the Future of Visual Communications,” at the Briggs Center for Civic Engagement on April 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Most say personal income taxes too high|
Two-thirds of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say in terms of fairness, the amount of federal income tax they personally pay is too high. Just 3 percent say they believe they’re paying too little in federal income tax, and 31 percent say the portion they pay is about right.
A higher hurdle|
Everyone knows the tax code needs to be fixed. But how? That’s the vexing question.
Ridesharing is what Rochester residents need|
Lyft gives people who need flexible work hours a chance to make a little extra money and get to know our neighbors at the same time.
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