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  • GM injection: The automaker has invested $150 million here since 2011.

  • East High School teacher and blogger Kelly LaLonde speaks out about education.

  • HBT Architects took a risk and parted with some clients on its new path.

  • Placing a loved one in an elder care facility is not an easy decision for caregivers.

  • Robert W. Hurlbut heads a 1,400-employee business started by his grandparents.

  • The new edition of Explore Greater Rochester is here.

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  • Valeant files complaints with U.S., Canadian regulators against Allergan
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. has lodged complaints with U.S. and Canadian regulators to take Allergan Inc. to task for claiming Valeant vastly is overstating Bausch & Lomb’s sales performance, Valeant officials said Monday.
  • Xerox names chief marketing officer
    Xerox Corp. said Monday it has named John Kennedy as chief marketing officer and vice president, effective July 28. Kennedy, who will be based at Xerox’s Connecticut headquarters, previously worked for IBM Corp.  
  • $250M contract with URMC prompts firm's move
    Medline Industries Inc.’s plans to put a distribution center in Brockport stem from a contract it inked with the University of Rochester Medical Center, Medline officials said Monday.
  • Q2 net income declines for Northwest Bancshares
    Second-quarter profit at Northwest Bancshares Inc. fell 6 percent, the result of deterioration in several commercial credits, with earnings per share falling 2 cents short of Wall Street estimates.
  • N.Y. proposes framework for virtual currency
    A regulatory framework has been proposed for New York’s virtual currency businesses to protect consumers, and to prevent money laundering and breeches to cyber security, officials announced last week.
  • Runnings to open in Canandaigua
    Runnings—a Minnesota-based home, farm and outdoor retailer—is opening three new stores in Upstate New York this September. The new locations will open in Canandaigua, Gloversville and Rome, adding a combined roughly 240 jobs to the upstate economy.
  • Pike executive named Hispanic Business Person of the Year
    Mauricio Riveros, an executive vice president at the Pike Co. Inc., has been named Hispanic Business Person of the Year for 2014, the Rochester Hispanic Business Association announced Friday.
  • Redskins name should stick, most say
    More than three-quarters of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents oppose the federal decision to cancel trademark protection for the Washington Redskins. Slightly fewer respondents—71 percent—say franchise owner Daniel Snyder should not change the team’s name.
  • Fundraising for Letchworth center tops $1 million
    Fundraising for a $4.8 million nature center at Letchworth State Park has surpassed the $1 million mark, officials announced this week.
  • Car sales continue to outpace 2013 level
    New-car sales in Monroe County continue to outpace 2013 sales, Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported.
  • Workshops focus on Chinese tourism market
    Three workshops are scheduled for Upstate New York, including one in Perinton, as the state’s industry leaders seek to expand tourism marketing into China, officials announced this week.

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Redskins name should stick, most say
More than three-quarters of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents oppose the federal decision to cancel trademark protection for the Washington Redskins. Slightly fewer respondents—71 percent—say franchise owner Daniel Snyder should not change the team’s name.

Getting more loans to underserved entrepreneurs
As we make SBA loans easier and more affordable, more lenders will join our program, more small businesses will have access to our lending products, and more entrepreneurs will succeed.
A needed review
It seems hard to argue with his statement that the current laws governing the activities of certain authorities "are in need of review and reform."
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