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Businesses seeking essential status

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Although Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered all non-essential businesses to close temporarily to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, state officials are considering applications from many firms to have their classification changed, at least partly, to the essential ...

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Excellus BCBS waiving COVID-19 costs for members

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To ensure costs don’t deter members from seeking testing, diagnosis and treatment for COVID-19, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield will waive out-of-pocket costs for its fully insured employer groups, individual market qualified health plans and Medicare Advantage members for the next 60 ...

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CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival canceled

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The CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival’s 19th edition will not take place as scheduled June 19-27 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Festival producers Marc Iacona and John Nugent said they hope to reschedule this year’s festival for the fall, and would offer all ...

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CARES Act has holes for workers

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The newly signed CARES Act was designed to help stimulate the economy while offering much-needed relief to both businesses and workers. On the whole, the package is looked at favorably, but some experts are saying CARES leaves certain workers vulnerable. ...

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Local banks well stocked to survive, back up customers

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Banks might want to tweak Arby’s catch phrase. Instead of “We have the meats,” they could be spreading their message of calm in the face of  COVID-19-related economic downturn by saying “We have the money.”  While other companies were announcing ...

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