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Four projects approved for tax breaks

Four projects were approved Tuesday by Imagine Monroe, formerly known as the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency, officials said. The projects are to add 119 full-time jobs to the local economy. The approved projects are: Allied Frozen Storage Inc., ...

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Minnesota firm acquires Annese & Associates

Tech firm Annese & Associates Inc. has been acquired by Minnesota-based ConvergeOne, officials said Tuesday. Effective immediately, Annese & Associates–based in the Culver Road Armory–will be known as Annese, a ConvergeOne company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Annese ...

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Large majority backs the arbitration ban

This week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau decided to ban most types of mandatory arbitration clauses, which require credit card or bank customers to use a mediator when they have a dispute—often giving up their right to sue in court. Respondents to this week’s Rochester Business Journal Snap Poll strongly support the decision to ban the clauses.

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Anti-poverty initiative to get millions in funding

The Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative will receive nearly $5 million to support the expansion of early childhood anti-poverty initiatives. The programs target children and caregivers in the city of Rochester pilot neighborhoods targeted by the initiative, including the EMMA neighborhood of ...

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