In this week's report, WXXI's Randy Gorbman takes a look at the ongoing efforts of the organization Causewave, former the Ad Council,  to look for community approaches to solving problems. The discussion keys off a recent presentation at the Causewave meeting with the leader of an anti-smoking movement across the nation.

Also, Xerox acquires an office equipment company in Ohio.

When the National Security Agency lost control of the software behind the WannaCry cyberattack, it was like "the U.S. military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen," Microsoft President Brad Smith says, in a message about the malicious software that has created havoc on computer networks in more than 150 countries since Friday.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  A proposal before state lawmakers would allow Uber and Lyft to start service in upstate New York in time for the Fourth of July holiday.

The two ride-hailing apps had been limited to the New York City area until lawmakers voted earlier this year to allow them to move into cities including Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany and Rochester.

But under that law, Uber and Lyft won't be able to begin picking up passengers upstate until July 9.

The new legislation would let them start 10 days earlier - on June 29.

Updated Sat. May 13 at 10:10 a.m. ET

Cyber security experts are still scrambling to contain a global ransomware attack that has infected tens of thousands of computers in nearly 100 countries, including the U.S., U.K., Russia, China, Ukraine, and India.

The world's largest sponge-making facility is located right here in Western New York - and now the 3M plant in Tonawanda is expanding.

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo talked a lot about jobs and the economy in her first State of the County address on Wednesday night.

She delivered it at the site of what will be MCC’s new downtown campus this fall, next to Kodak’s headquarters on State Street. Dinolfo first took office in January 2016, but did not give a State of the County address last year.

What Governor Andrew Cuomo describes as the nation’s largest hydroponic commercial greenhouse will locate its operations at the Eastman Business Park.

Clearwater Organic Farms will build a 650,000 square foot facility that will produce fresh, locally grown, organic baby leaf greens year-round. The project is expected to create 137 new full-time jobs, most of which will be in packaging, shipping, receiving and warehousing. 55 of those jobs are reserved for veterans or those who are underemployed.

Groundbreaking was held Wednesday for a seven-story addition to Rochester General Hospital.

The new building, the Sands-Constellation Center for Critical Care is a part of a $300 million dollar system wide campaign at Rochester Regional Health, which runs Rochester General and several other hospitals.

Constellation Brands President & CEO Robert Sands, the Sands family foundations and Constellation Brands made a $20 million gift to support construction of the new building.

Kodak is reporting another profitable quarter.  Even though it wasn’t a large profit, the first quarter saw $7 million in net income,  that compares to a $15 million dollar loss during the same quarter a year ago.

Sales however, were down about five percent. The drop is being attributed mainly  to pricing pressures and the expected continued decline in the legacy inkjet printer cartridge business.

Conduent, the New Jersey based company which used to be part of Xerox, is reporting its first quarter of earnings as a stand-alone company.

The company, which focuses on business services, saw adjusted operating income of $89 million. Earnings of 16 cents a share matched analysts’ average estimate.

Sales of $1.55 billion were slightly less than the analysts’ estimates.

But CEO Ashok Vemuri says the first quarter results were in line with the company’s expectations, reflecting the seasonality of the business and the ramp up of Conduent’s strategic transformation.


U.S. Photonics Hub Coming To Rochester

What does this mean for the economy of the Rochester region?