Officials in Atlanta say the city's computer systems are not yet fully operational after a ransomware attack hit the city last week and locked some city data behind a wall of encryption.

Tasnim Shamma of member station WABE in Atlanta tells our Newscast unit that cybersecurity experts are working around the clock to restore access to the city's data.

In this Business Report, you'll hear earnings news from Paychex, that came out Monday morning, plus job numbers are increasing in the Rochester metro region. And have you checked out the new brewery in Batavia, the first there in nearly a century. 

Whether you want to pay to park or not as you roam across Buffalo, there is an increasingly popular alternative to dropping quarters or wandering down the street to the computerized parking ticket vending machine.


Firearms manufacturer Remington Outdoor has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in hopes of staving off creditors amid a slump in sales and public outcry over gun violence.

Reuters reports that Remington's creditors, including Franklin Templeton Investments and JPMorgan Asset Management, have agreed to exchange debt for equity in the company.

Remington was founded in 1816 in upstate New York and is one of the largest and oldest U.S. producers of firearms. It was bought in 2007 by Cerberus Capital Management for $118 million.

Contract workers and freelancers have few legal rights, compared with those hired as employees. Under federal law, a contract worker lacks the right to sue for sexual harassment or gender discrimination, for example, because workplace civil rights laws do not apply.

There is renewed hope for continuing funding for the Laser Lab at the University of Rochester.

New York’s two U.S. Senators, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, say that the omnibus budget bill just released includes $75 million for the UR laser lab facility. That is an increase of $7 million over what the lab got in the previous fiscal year.

There had been concerns that the lab would lose its funding over the next three years because of language that was included in some initial federal budget proposals.

The City of Rochester and the owners of the Rochester Rhinos soccer team say they've reached a lease agreement.

David and Wendy Dworkin say while the efforts the past two months diverted a significant amount of time from their primary goal of using a one-year hiatus to solidify a foundation for sustained success, they can now shift their focus back to keeping professional soccer in the region, as well as providing a wide array of events at Capelli Sport Stadium this season.  

Amtrak has agreed to rename the Rochester Train Station after Congresswoman Louise Slaughter.

That information on Tuesday first came from New York’s U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, who say that the station will be named the Louise M. Slaughter Intermodal Station.

Slaughter died last Friday at the age of 88, after being injured in a fall at her Washington, D.C., apartment the previous week.

Rochester City Council on Tuesday night approved funding for a study of a proposal  performing arts center and residential complex on Parcel 5.

Council voted 8 -1 to have a consultant do additional research into the proposed Golisano Arts & Entertainment Complex.  Council member Molly Clifford cast the only ‘no’ vote.

She says she doesn't want to waste taxpayer money.

Robots have taken over many of America's factories. They can explore the depths of the ocean, and other planets. They can play ping-pong.

But can they pick a strawberry?

"You kind of learn, when you get into this — it's really hard to match what humans can do," says Bob Pitzer, an expert on robots and co-founder of a company called Harvest CROO Robotics. (CROO is an acronym. It stands for Computerized Robotic Optimized Obtainer.)

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