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Vendors slow to adopt smart card technology

Oct. 1, 2015, marked the deadline for U.S. merchants to convert to EMV chip card technology. Those businesses that failed to convert are now liable for any losses resulting from credit or debit card fraud at the point of sale, ...

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Fast break The Rochester Americans brought hockey to this town for good in 1956. Playing in what was then the Rochester Community War Memorial, the team established itself as one of the pre-eminent American Hockey League franchises. On Feb. 16, ...

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Quote of the week

“While I was at art school I was introduced to computer animation and digital tools and fell in love with that and went deep down that rabbit hole.” —Andrew Phelps, founding director of the Media, Arts, Games, nteraction and Creativity ...

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Retrotech sold for $40M Retrotech Inc. will be acquired by the German-based KION Group AG in a $40 million deal that is expected to close in the first quarter, officials said Monday. Retrotech will be held by Egemin Group Inc., ...

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Gilda’s Club Rochester Nov. 21:  Gilda’s Club Rochester held its Heroes Ball: Celebrating the Power of Hope, Courage, and Commitment at the RIT Inn & Conference Center. About 300 people attended the event, which raised $125,000 to benefit the men, ...

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Job openings rate on the rise in most regions

Three of four U.S. regions had statistically significant increases in the job openings rate—the number of job openings as a percent of total employment plus job openings, for nonfarm industries—over the 12 months ending in December, according to a report ...

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Compliance and ethics training can and should be fun

There are few cures for insomnia more potent than a good old-fashioned compliance and ethics training session. Mind-numbingly boring topics like anti-trust, bribery, labor laws, SEC regulations, conflicts of interest and company policies consistently anesthetize all but the most caffeinated. ...

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Non-Profit Report: The American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke, two of America’s top killers. The organization teams with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools ...

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Fast Start: Harris YPs honored

Ten young leaders at Harris Corp.’s Communication Systems segment have been cited for their professional success and leadership chops at work and in their communities. In a ceremony at Strasenburgh Planetarium, the defense contractor’s Ten Under Ten awards recognized achievements ...

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Growth in compensation costs slowed in 2015

The increase in total compensation costs for U.S. private industry workers—including wages, salaries and employer benefit costs—slowed to 1.9 percent between December 2014 and December 2015, after a 2.3 percent increase the prior year,  according to the Employment Cost Index ...

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Quote of the week

“While I was at art school I was introduced to computer animation and digital tools and fell in love with that and went deep down that rabbit hole.” —Andrew Phelps, founding director of the Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity ...

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New owners for Hyatt Local developers Morgan Management LLC and Christa Cos. have closed on the Hyatt Regency Hotel downtown in a $16 million deal. “We are excited to add this iconic property to our current portfolio,” Christa CEO David ...

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A decidedly mixed picture clouds the 2016 outlook

The Federal Open Market Committee’s December discussion on whether to raise or let stand short-term interest rates reminded me of a classic Yogi Berra statement: “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” The FOMC raised rates, ...

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