The city of Rochester is looking for a new operator for the Blue Cross Arena.

The city has notified longtime operator of the arena, SMG, that it is looking to terminate their contract in the near future. The city’s corporation counsel, Tim Curtin, says that SMG has performed below expectations in terms of generating enough revenue so that taxpayers are not on the hook to provide subsidies to keep the facility running.

A Colorado-based company is the winner of the first round of New York State’s Luminate NY competition.

The announcement was made Thursday at a demonstration event held at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.

Seneca Foods will be closing a plant in Marion, Wayne County which employs 45 people.

The company’s Chief Financial Officer, Tim Benjamin, says that the reason is due to the fact that canned vegetables have been in steady decline in terms of consumption in recent years, so the demand for producing those cans has dropped.

He says besides any severance package for the affected employees, Seneca Foods will work to see if it can place some of those workers in other positions.

The cans being made in Marion will now be manufacturing at the company’s plant in Wisconsin.

A top state regulator has some harsh words for Charter Communications, the company that sells Spectrum cable and internet services.

The CEO of the New York State Department of Public Service, John Rhodes, has written to the CEO of Charter, Thomas Rutledge, condemning what he says is the company’s “false advertising and misleading of New York consumers.”

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In a blow to organized labor, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers who choose not to join a union cannot be charged for the cost of collective bargaining.

The vote was a predictable 5-4. Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion with the court's conservatives joining him.

Lois Gibbs became a symbol for grassroots environmental activism in the fight again toxic waste at Love Canal in Niagara Falls in the late 1970s. But there are others who have continued the grassroots fight. Women like Jackie James-Creedon of Kenmore. She is literally digging up dirt and grass to look for toxins.

Operations are now up and running at American Packaging Corporation’s new 215,000 square foot facility in the Town of Chili.

The company has already hired 70 new employees, of which 40 are working at the new site.  American Packaging also has about 200 employees working at its long-established plant on Driving Park Avenue in Rochester.

The company plans to create up to 260 jobs over the next five years in this area.

Ten large tech companies did not employ a single black woman in 2016, according to a new report from The Center for Investigative Reporting.

Even after “Lean In,” written by Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, Silicon Valley can still be hostile to women, and women are still diverted from STEM careers. Why?

Xerox is firing back with a strongly worded letter after it was reported last week that Fuji is suing Xerox for more than a billion dollars.

That’s after Xerox backed out of a proposed merger between the two companies that would have seen Fuji take majority control of Xerox.

On Monday, Xerox’s new CEO, John Visentin, who was named to that post in May, released a letter he sent to Fuji Chairman Shigetaka Komori in which he calls the lawsuit a “desperate and misguided negotiating ploy to save their takeover attempt.”

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York regulators are requiring credit reporting agencies to register with the state in the wake of last year's Equifax security breach that exposed the personal information of about 148 million Americans.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the state Department of Financial Services has issued new regulations aimed at protecting the private data of millions of New Yorkers. The Democrat says state financial services regulators now have oversight for the first time over credit reporting agencies operating in New York.


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