Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
Home / COVID-19 Coverage (page 30) /

COVID-19 Coverage

Liability immunity proposals raise concerns for lawyers (access required)

As Congress continues negotiations on the next federal relief package, Republicans are pushing legislation that would provide immunity for businesses from COVID-19 liability lawsuits. The American Bar Association hasn’t taken an official stance on the matter, but there are plenty ...

Read More »

Rochester Biz Conversations: Jaime Saunders, United Way

United Way President and CEO Jaime Saunders chats with the RBJ about changing leadership styles to adapt to COVID-19, the challenges of working during a pandemic, the work United Way has done to help the community throughout this crisis and more.

Read More »

Complications from COVID ignite creativity for Grow-NY competition (access required)

Since winning a portion of the $3 million Grow-NY competition last year, the Perfect Granola LLC has expanded operations, moved into a larger warehouse with office space and more than doubled its staff. The small agricultural business now has a ...

Read More »

Local job market beginning to pick up traction (access required)

As enhanced federal unemployment benefits expire, one private employment firm is working to fill some 250 jobs across the Rochester region for employers in a range of industries. Lindsay McCutchen, president and founder of Career Start Workforce Management Group, said ...

Read More »

Indus confident Microtel brand will thrive as economy rebounds (access required)

Drive along Route 332 in Farmington and, behind the Taco Bell just south of the intersection of Route 96, you’ll see construction is underway on a new Microtel by Wyndham hotel. That someone would be building a hotel as a ...

Read More »

Monro sales, earnings fall in Q1 (access required)

Monro Inc. on Wednesday reported a 22 percent drop in sales and an 87 percent plunge in earnings in the first quarter. For the quarter ended March 27, the Rochester-based undercar repair and tire service company reported revenues of $247.1 ...

Read More »

Data from ‘high-frequency’ index suggests long road to recovery (access required)

Traditional economic indicators are hampered by being both “backward looking” and having appreciable time lags. Rapid changes in economic activity during the COVID-19 recession have magnified these shortcomings, necessitating a shift to more “real time” methods of tracking business and ...

Read More »

Kodak to begin making generic drugs; stock price triples (access required)

Eastman Kodak Co. shares (NYSE: KODK) tripled Tuesday on news that the photo giant will receive a $765 million loan from the U.S. International Development Finance Corp. to begin producing pharmaceuticals. Kodak stock closed at nearly $8 Tuesday, up from ...

Read More »

Xerox revenues slump in second quarter (access required)

Xerox Holdings Corp. on Tuesday reported a significant drop in second-quarter sales and earnings, falling short of Street estimates for revenues by $80 million. For the quarter ended June 30, the printer giant posted revenue of $1.47 billion, down $798 ...

Read More »

COVID-19 concerns greatly impacted second-quarter home sales (access required)

Restrictions on how real estate agents could conduct business, along with hesitancy of buyers and sellers to venture into the market during a pandemic, led to a dramatic drop in new listings of homes and closed sales during the second ...

Read More »

Golisano Foundation awards $230,000 in COVID-19 grants (access required)

The Golisano Foundation has awarded nearly $230,000 in the fourth round of its COVID-19 Response Grants to six organizations in Western New York and Southwest Florida. Grants totaling more than $215,000 have been awarded to agencies that serve individuals with ...

Read More »

COVID-19 adds challenges to legal requirements for special education (access required)

An attorney with Harris Beach PLLC is using her wide-ranging professional expertise to help school districts navigate the challenges they are facing with meeting students’ special education needs during the COVID-19 outbreak. “COVID changed everything for school districts,” said Anne ...

Read More »

Business insurance: Take steps to reduce uncertainty (access required)

COVID-19 is likely to have an impact on business insurance moving forward, with area experts saying it could be a balancing act between providing additional coverage for a global pandemic while keeping premiums at a manageable rate. Skip Pleninger, president ...

Read More »

Now’s a good time to consider better air filters (access required)

As the Rochester region and the state slowly begin to stabilize from the pandemic and businesses consider how and when they might reopen under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s directives, experts say air quality and filtration play a crucial role in those ...

Read More »