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U.S.-Canadian border could open as soon as mid-August (access required)

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday that fully vaccinated U.S. travelers could be allowed to cross the Canadian border as early as mid-August. On July 15, the prime minister’s office released a summary of Trudeau’s 33rd call with Canadian premiers regarding ...

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More than $200 million available for SNAP benefits statewide (access required)

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The state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) will continue to offer maximum food benefits to all Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, the agency said last week. The benefits distribution will push more than $200 million in federal ...

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Nazareth College of Rochester to require COVID-19 vaccinations (access required)

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Nazareth College of Rochester has joined a number of local colleges and universities in requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, staff and faculty for the fall 2021 semester. In a statement Friday, Nazareth officials said the college is “committed to ...

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State AG wants Kodak boss to testify about stock buy (access required)

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New York state Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday petitioned the court to force Eastman Kodak Co. CEO Jim Continenza to publicly testify about his stock purchase last year ahead of the federal government’s announcement that Kodak was in line ...

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Excellus BCBS awards funding to 14 area nonprofits (access required)

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More than one dozen area nonprofits will receive Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s Community Health Awards to help improve health and health care in the community. The awards are part of more than $200,000 the health plan is donating to 53 nonprofits ...

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Ortho Clinical Diagnostics receives $53.7 million COVID-19 testing contract (access required)

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Rochester’s Ortho Clinical Diagnostics has been awarded a $53.7 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to fund manufacturing capacity expansion dedicated to U.S. customers of the company’s COVID-19 antigen and two antibody tests and for the company’s VITROS ...

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Excellus BCBS offers educational COVID-19 vaccine website (access required)

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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is working to help the community become vaccine ready during National Minority Health Month. Excellus BCBS has created a dedicated COVID-19 website that offers up-to-the-minute information on what individuals need to know such as how to schedule ...

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Report: Small businesses still in precarious financial position (access required)

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New research from Paychex Inc. has found that three of the biggest obstacles businesses face are financial instability, bringing employees back to the office and developing a COVID-19 vaccine policy. The survey showed that small- and mid-size business owners continue ...

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