- Region's unemployment rate falls
to 7 percent in January
The Rochester metro area economy showed marked improvement in January, with an increase in jobs and a decline in unemployment since January 2013, the state Department of Labor reported Tuesday.
- German firm to lease Xerox building in Webster
Xerox Corp. has signed an agreement with German firm TUV Rheinland to lease a building at its Webster campus and manage a 10,000-square-foot electromagnetic compatibility lab there.
- Sydor Instruments gets federal grant
Sydor Instruments LLC has been awarded a $150,000 federal grant to develop a camera that will help scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island investigate the interactions of materials at the atomic scale.
- UR, RIT programs lauded
Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester are getting praise for their academic programs, with two national lists singling them out among the nation's best.
- Annual Addy Awards event slated for Thursday
The 23rd American Advertising Awards, known as the ADDYs, is slated to take place Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.
- Teachers union sues over performance reviews
In rating Rochester public school students’ and teachers’ performance, state officials erred by not properly factoring in the effects of severe poverty, a lawsuit filed Monday claims.
- VirtualScopics posts bigger loss, stronger sales in Q4
VirtualScopics Inc. reported a net loss of more than $1 million in the fourth quarter, compared with a loss available to common stockholders of $814,892 for the fourth quarter 2012.
- N.Y. to launch bus service from Toronto to ski resorts
A state-sanctioned bus service from Toronto to be launched next winter will connect to six ski resorts in Upstate New York, including Bristol Mountain Winter Resort, officials announced.
Plurality says free trade pacts are bad for Rochester economy|
The plurality of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll—43 percent—says the North American Free Trade Agreement has been bad for the Rochester economy. This compares with 40 percent who say it has helped and 17 percent who say its effect has been neutral.
SAFE Act bad for business and N.Y.|
Regardless of one’s opinion of the SAFE Act, all New Yorkers should be very concerned about how this law was written and passed in the dead of the night.
NAFTA at 20|
Remaining competitive globally is even more important today than it was 20 years ago.
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