New York's Attorney General is encouraging state residents to test their internet speeds and let his office know if they are not living up to the performance promised by their internet provider.

The suggestion by Eric Schneiderman comes after his office filed suit earlier this month against Charter Communications and its subsidiary Spectrum, formerly known as Time Warner.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  New York State will soon have new rules intended to protect bank and insurance customers from hacking. 

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that new regulations will take effect March 1 that require financial institutions to create and maintain cyber security programs intended to prevent illegal access to sensitive personal information. 

Many banks and insurers already have cyber security programs in place but the new regulation would make them mandatory. 

RochesterWorks! is bringing its employment and job training initiatives to the Monroe County Correctional Facility.

Thanks to a $500,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, RochesterWorks! Reentry Connections will open an American Job Center affiliate at the jail.

RochesterWorks!, an employment and training initiative, also runs two career centers on North Goodman Street and Waring Road in Rochester.

Thousands of people took part in protests across the country Thursday in response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration.

Immigrants across the U.S. were planning to stay home from school and work to show how critical they are to the American economy and way of life.

Irene Sanchez of the Worker Justice Center in Rochester doesn't think any local migrant farm workers joined the protest, but she says their absence would be noticed if they did walk off the job.

In cities around America, thousands of construction companies, restaurants and other businesses are bracing for "A Day Without Immigrants," a combination boycott/strike that highlights the contributions of immigrants to U.S. business and culture.

WASHINGTON (AP) Manufacturing in New York state expanded at the fastest pace in more than two years as factories received more new orders and stepped up hiring. 

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Wednesday that its Empire State manufacturing index in February rose to 18.7 from 6.5, reaching the highest level since 2014. Any reading above zero indicates expansion. 

Wegmans is facing pressure from some people in Virginia to stop selling Trump Winery products.

The Rochester-based supermarket chain cannot sell wine inside its supermarkets in New York, but in Virginia it does, and spokeswoman Jo Natale says the company offers a number of Virginia wines in stores there as part of a commitment to work with suppliers near their stores.

Wegmans has been carrying wines from Kluge Winery since 2008. That winery was sold to Donald Trump in 2011.

Students from across the state are gathering in Albany today to encourage elected officials to commit more resources to student financial aid programs.

The WXXI Business report looks at business and economic issues facing the Rochester area including Western New York and the Finger Lakes.

In this report: Greater Rochester Enterprise celebrates their 15th anniversary, what kinds of manufacturing jobs are being created in the Rochester area, and how politics is part of the statewide discussions on economic development funding.

Computer users get daily warnings about the vulnerability of their personal data or their own identities if their device is not secure.

But for those who use a medical device such as an insulin pump, hacking threats could be a matter of life and death. 


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