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Reports ranks city of Rochester near bottom

Rochester ranks among the most inefficient cities nationwide, a new report from WalletHub contends. In its 2017’s Best- & Worst-Run Cities in America, the online personal finance website ranked 150 of the nation’s largest cities based on 33 key performance ...

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Mark IV sells Legacy

One of the region’s largest real estate developers has divested its senior living communities. Mark IV Enterprises Inc. has sold its 10 Legacy senior living communities to Tucson, Ariz.-based Watermark Retirement Communities. Terms of the deal, expected to close Aug. ...

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Consumer confidence upstate falls in second quarter

Confidence among upstate consumers dropped in the second quarter, mirroring both statewide and national sentiment, a quarterly report from Siena College Research Institute shows. Overall confidence—which includes both current and future confidence—was 90.1 in the second quarter, down from 96.7 ...

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Ridesharing arrives in the region

While Uber Technologies Inc. and its recently ousted CEO combat a backlash from stakeholders and in the media, Lyft Inc. has motored into neighborhoods around the country, including Rochester. This week, Rochester became one of the upstate regions to welcome ...

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Jazz Festival prize recalled

A prize handed out at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival is being recalled. Roughly 200 lighted fidget spinners were part of a giveaway at the merchandise tent at the festival. The toys could potentially create a fire hazard, officials ...

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