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  • 3-D printing is revolutionizing the world.

  • The new edition of Explore Greater Rochester is here.

  • Re/Max Plus began with a single employee when it was founded in 2007.

  • Dean Jamal Rossi performs in a leadership role at the Eastman School of Music.

  • Sustainable features in residential properties are gaining popularity locally.

  • Arian Horbovetz finds what's great about a town and lets the world know.

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  • Region's unemployment rate drops
    A drop in the unemployment rate and a rise in the number of jobs have the Rochester area economy looking good the last several months.
  • Harris gives early look at Q3 results
    Harris Corp. announced Tuesday preliminary fiscal third-quarter financial results, in order to expand timing options for completing the permanent debt financing for its pending acquisition of Exelis Inc.
  • Gannett tops profit expectations, misses on revenue
    Gannett Co. Inc. on Tuesday reported $112.8 million in first-quarter net income, excluding special items, a 4 percent increase from a year ago.
  • ConServe exec wins HR Executive of the Year Award
    The Rochester affiliate of the National Human Resources Association on Tuesday named George Huyler the 2015 HR Executive of the Year Winner and Outstanding Strategic Leadership Award Winner.  The second annual luncheon was held at Monroe Golf Club in Pittsford.  
  • $1 million gift to transform UR Library
    Evans and Susanna Lam have committed $1 million to the River Campus Libraries to establish the Evans and Susanna Lam Library Revitalization Fund. The fund will support the modernization of the patron services area in Rush Rhees Library, which will be named Evans Lam Square.
  • State site lists record number of available jobs
    A record number of available jobs have been posted on the New York State Jobs Express website, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week.
  • Debut performance set for Lyric Theatre
    The Rochester Lyric Opera Inc. is holding its first performance at the newly announced Lyric Theatre on Friday. The concert will be a benefit to help raise funds for the new venue, organizers said.
  • Rochester ranks high for budgeting prowess
    Rochesterians know how to budget, a new report from WalletHub shows.
  • 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.

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