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Upcoming college weekends feature celebrity speakers

The Rochester area’s two largest colleges will bring internationally known celebrities to town as they pack their versions of homecoming and parents’ weekends Oct. 12-15. Robin Roberts, from ABC’s Good Morning America, headlines the University of Rochester’s Meliora Weekend, speaking ...

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Sparks fly at first Parcel 5 public forum


As the first public forum on the future of Parcel 5 began, droves of attendees clad in green T-shirts, embossed with “Free Parcel 5” across the chest, flooded into the Rochester City Hall council chambers. Amid them, politicians, local activists, ...

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Pittsford’s Ryan Blackwell still pursuing his hoop dreams


Though born around the time Ryan Blackwell was taking his final shots and grabbing his final rebounds for Syracuse University, they’re well aware that their coach was once an Orange hoops star. The players on the Liverpool High School varsity ...

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Five men charged with defrauding Xerox of $25 million

Five Florida men have been arrested on charges they scammed Xerox Corp. out of $25 million. Robert Lee Fisher, Bryan Day, Jason Haynes, Kyle Haynes, and David Haynes, all of Daytona Beach, are charged by criminal complaint with mail and ...

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Kodak Q2 net income, revenues declined

Eastman Kodak Co. on Wednesday reported its second-quarter profit dropped by 50 percent compared with a year ago. The company posted net income of $4 million, down $8 million. Revenues fell 10 percent to $381 million for the quarter from ...

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Baldwin Richardson Foods plans $35M expansion, to add up to 30 jobs

Baldwin Richardson Foods Co. will expand its operations in Williamson, Wayne County, adding up to 30 new jobs to the local economy, state officials announced Wednesday. The firm has its headquarters in Illinois. The company, which specializes in creating custom ...

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U.S. awards $9 million to whistleblower

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday PHH Mortgage Corp. has agreed to pay the United States over $74 million to settle claims that loans originated by PHH that were insured by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s ...

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Report: Local tax collections climbing fast across the Finger Lakes

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Local sales tax collections across the Finger Lakes region climbed 4 percent during the first six months of this year, a report released Friday by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli states. That puts the region among the highest growth rates in ...

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Pittsford firm’s software chosen to help fight HIV

Pittsford firm iVedix  Inc.’s software platform has been chosen to power the UNAIDS HIV Situation Room program and its expansion to five African countries, officials said. The UNAIDS Situation Room is an initiative focused on ending HIV by 2030. It ...

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Xerox posts higher second-quarter net income

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Xerox Corp. reported Tuesday that its net income climbed 5 percent in second-quarter, but its revenue declined 8.1 percent. Shares of Xerox (NYSE: XRX) were trading midday around $31.62, up 3 percent from its Monday close at $30.67.  Xerox reported ...

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Bergmann Associates gets new CEO


Bergmann Associates has appointed Pietro Giovenco as CEO, officials announced Tuesday. Giovenco is the third person to take the helm of the architectural and engineering firm. He has served as president for the past nine months and he will remain ...

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White named chair of National Photonics Initiative steering committee

AIM Photonics’ Edward White, associate vice president of test, assembly and packaging and corporate outreach for the organization, has been named chair of the National Photonics Initiative Steering Committee. The NPI consists of scientists and industry members that seek to ...

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New evidence emerges on effectiveness of minimum wage hike


In November 2015, I wrote a column titled, “$15 Minimum Wage is Uncharted Territory,” discussing New York’s minimum wage law and speculating on its effects. Given how early we are in the process, however, we know very little currently. New ...

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