Wegmans is experimenting with new, heartier produce, and new ways of growing it, on over 200 acres of organic farmland and orchards, and they plan to pass that knowledge on to local farmers.

On the top of a hill, on a plot overlooking Canandaigua Lake, Wegmans Organic Farm and Orchard is growing 1800 cherry tomato plants. Some varieties are more popular than others.

Nate August, the farm's manager, pulls at a golf-ball sized Sakura tomato. He says customers haven't been wild about these bigger varieties. Turn out, people like tinier tomatoes.

Rochester's bus company wants its customers to "Reimagine RTS."

That's the name of a forthcoming study of public transit in Monroe County, according to Regional Transit Service CEO Bill Carpenter.

Carpenter says the current bus system was designed 40 years ago when downtown Rochester was the center of the community in a number of ways.

Federal, state and local officials came to Rochester Thursday to tout the progress being made at a photonics facility in the city.

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, Chamber of Commerce President (and AIM Photonics Leadership Council Chairman ) Bob Duffy, and various state officials put on their hard hats, and toured a couple of floors of a former Kodak building on Lake Avenue which will be the headquarters for what is called a TAP, or Testing, Assembly and Packaging facility.

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After the revelation that a cybersecurity breach at the international credit reporting agency Equifax exposed personal information of 143 million people, the company has confirmed an additional security incident with a payroll-related service in the months prior. It says the two are unrelated.

An estimated 133 billion pounds of food is wasted in the U.S. each year, enough to fill Chicago's Willis Tower 44 times. Globally, 1.3 billion tons of food is lost or wasted annually.

In light of the recent massive data breach at the credit reporting company Equifax, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration is taking steps to make sure that in the future, the credit agencies have better cybersecurity in place.

New numbers from the New York State Labor Department show a drop in jobs and a rise in unemployment in the Rochester area.

The figures from the state show the Rochester Metro saw a loss of 1,300 private sector jobs in August compared to a year ago. This area was one of only two metros in the state to see a drop in private sector jobs, Buffalo was the other, with a loss of 100 jobs.

State labor analyst Tammy Marino believes the method used to determine job growth has been undercounting the number of jobs being created.

Xerox is laying off some employees in the Rochester area and in other locations.

The company released a statement Monday saying that approximately 100 employees in Rochester, Webster, Wilsonville, Oregon and Lewisville, Texas have been notified.  Employees whose jobs may be impacted in the UK have also been notified.

The company did not break down how many of those affected jobs are in the Rochester area.

With a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, scientists from the University of Rochester & Rochester Institute of Technology are working to create an app that can alert doctors of the onset of atrial fibrillation or afib.

Afib is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke and heart failure.

Jean-Phillippe Couderc is an Associate Professor of Medicine at UR, he says the technology developed uses the camera in your phone or tablet and scans the way your face changes when your heartbeats.

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