Associated Press

The Associated Press is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering, supplying a steady stream of news to its members, international subscribers and commercial customers. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, it's a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A recent report shows New York farm workers generally make more than the state minimum wage, unlike others in low paying jobs who have been the focus of an aggressive campaign to raise wages.


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Wegmans again has been named the top supermarket by the American Customer Satisfaction Index.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is tightening the rules on energy retailers who promise big savings to consumers who switch from traditional utilities.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  The sixth annual census by a nonprofit solar research and education group shows New York ranks fourth in the nation in solar technology jobs. 

The Solar Foundation reports in its 2015 census that 208,859 Americans now work in the solar energy sector, including 8,250 in New York. 

The foundation says it's the third consecutive year that solar jobs nationwide have grown by 20 percent or more.