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New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood is suing the Donald J. Trump Foundation and its board of directors over what she calls "extensive and persistent violations of federal law," her office announced Thursday.

The directors of the foundation named in the suit are President Trump and three of his children: Donald J. Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump.

Eastman Kodak has announced a new president for its Consumer and Film Division.

Eric-Yves Mahe will take that role effective immediately. He will also continue in his role as president of the Software and Solutions Division.

Mahe will replace John O’Grady, who was named President of the Print Systems division earlier this year.

Members of a U.S. Consumer Advisory Board say they plan to fight a recent decision that led to all of them being fired.

Genesee celebrates 'new' brewery

Jun 7, 2018

The Genesee Brewing Company marked its 140th year in business by celebrating the grand opening of its new brewery on St. Paul Street.

Officials from North American Breweries and its parent company, FIFCO, welcomed Genesee employees and local and state officials to a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the new $48.5 million Brewhouse and Cold Block.

FIFCO CEO Ramon Mendiola says this is a landmark project for the brewery that will secure the future of this business for years to come.

One of this area’s largest advertising agencies is moving. But officials at Partners + Napier say they want to stay in the downtown area, so they aren’t going too far.

The agency has been in the High Falls area for a couple of decades, and now they will be moving to The Metropolitan, which used to be called Chase Tower.

Courtney Cotrupe is the president of Partners + Napier. She says occupying two floors of The Metropolitan will provide a more efficient space for their people to collaborate. Cotrupe also says the Center City has a lot of energy.

Fujifilm Holdings says the company may consider giving up its proposed $6.1 billion merger with Xerox if there is no progress on talks with the company within the next several months.

Wells Fargo is laying off more than two dozen people at its operation in Pittsford.

The company says that Wells Fargo Home Mortgage  is cutting 28 people in its Retail Fulfillment Unit.

A spokesman says that after “carefully evaluating market conditions and consumer needs, we are reducing 28 team members to better align with current volumes. We are committed to retaining as many team members as we can, and where possible we are working to identify opportunities within Wells Fargo.”

Plans for getting an IKEA store in the Rochester area may be a little dimmer. It involves the company’s growth strategy.

The iconic furniture brand has been much sought after by a number of communities, and hopes were raised earlier this year in Henrietta with word that the Swedish company was possibly considering a location near Marketplace Mall.

Town Supervisor Steve Schultz says back in February, it was his understanding that IKEA was moving on to the next step in looking at Henrietta for a potential location.

Health insurance companies in New York State have submitted their rate requests for 2019, and on average, the 14 companies are requesting a 24% hike for individuals.

That varies quite a bit among the specific companies; Excellus, which has a large presence in the Rochester area, requested an 8.9% increase. MVP Health Plan, another company with a number of customers locally, requested a 6.5% increase for individuals.

A battle over contract negotiations continues at Jordan Health.

Janice Harbin, CEO of the health center says she is saddened and disappointed at how negotiations with 1199SEIU have turned, and believes that what they have offered is fair.

"I have been in community health for 30 years and there’s no game in healthcare. It’s serious and I think we are beginning to feel bullied by this massive organization."


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