Unemployment numbers are up a bit in the Rochester Metro, but overall, the rate is still at a relatively low level.

There's exciting news at the Genesee Brewery as the modernization of the brewing operations is on track to be completed soon, plus Harris Corporation is looking to fill some engineering positions.

Tech stocks were a growth engine for the market when the economy was tepid, but recently they've been sputtering and their troubles are helping drag the entire market lower.

Some of the biggest names in technology have been swooning.

More than 9 million New Yorkers had their personal data exposed last year. This includes social security numbers, financial information and driver license records.

During a stop in Rochester,  NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday that his office received 1,583 reports of data breaches in 2017, affecting people across the nation and roughly 9.2 million New Yorkers. He says these numbers have been on the rise since 2015.

Constellation Brands is reporting profits and sales for its fourth quarter that beat Wall Street estimates.

The Victor-based producer of beer, wine and spirits saw net income rise to just over $925 million, up from $452 million a year ago.

The company’s bottom line was helped by a $363 million dollar gain due to the recently enacted federal tax legislation.

Earnings per share of $4.64 beat estimates as did sales of $1.77 billion, which were up 8 percent.

The company saw a 12% increase in beer sales, while wine and spirits sales rose 8%.

The proposal for the Whole Foods project in Brighton has taken a big step forward.

On Wednesday night the Town Board approved what is known as “a Findings Statement” under the State Environmental Quality Review Act, which addresses potential environmental impacts,  and it also approved the incentive zoning application for the project.

The del Lago Resort and Casino in Seneca County is looking for financial help from the state. Principal owner Tom Wilmot was in Albany Tuesday looking for assistance from state leaders after the casino reportedly ended its first year in operation with about 44 percent lower revenue than projected.

The Strong Museum’s World Video Game Hall of Fame in Rochester on Tuesday announced the 12 finalists for induction: AsteroidsCall of DutyDance Dance RevolutionFinal Fantasy VII, Half-Life, John Madden Football, King’s Quest, Metroid, Minecraft, Ms. Pac-Man, Spacewar!, and Tomb Raider.

(WXXI News & AP) More than $80 million has been awarded to dozens of municipalities as part of New York state's efforts to revitalize local communities. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the state funding has been awarded to 71 municipalities through the fifth round of the Restore New York Communities Initiative. The funding intended to restore downtowns and spur new economic activity was included in the current state budget for the fiscal year that ends Saturday. 

Paychex reported fiscal 3rd quarter results on Monday, and CEO Marty Mucci says it was a solid earnings report.

The company saw net profits of about $260 million, up 29%. The adjusted profit numbers, after one-time items, indicated earnings of $227 million, up 14% from a year ago. Earnings per share of .63 matched Wall St. estimates.

Revenues of $866 million were up 9% were the highest in six quarters, according to Mucci. They came in above the analysts' estimates.

The del Lago Resort & Casino will need to look for a new manager.

A statement from that Seneca County resort says that Executive Vice President and general manager Jeff Babinski, who has led the operation since it began a couple of years ago, is moving back to the Midwest. He says that he and his family miss their friends, family and the Midwest, and his last day at del Lago will be March 31st.


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