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  • Q1 home sales decline 4.1% in region
    Area home sales dropped 4.1 percent in the first quarter compared with a year ago, the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors Inc. reported Friday.
  • 'A lot of hard work': Garth Fagan on 45 years
    In 1970, Garth Fagan launched a dance company with untrained dancers--the first of many dauntless steps taken by the renowned choreographer over the last 45 years. See the full-length Q&A from today's print edition of the Rochester Business Journal.
  • Xerox sales, profit down in Q1, matches expectations
    Xerox Corp. stock was trading down roughly 10 percent Friday after the company reported first-quarter financial results in-line with analyst estimates, but saw profit and revenue decline. The company also lowered its outlook for earnings for the year.
  • Majority against opting out of state tests
    Fifty-seven percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll think parents who chose to opt their children out of the Common Core standardized tests made the wrong decision.
  • Federal data: Rochester area workers make less
    Workers in the Rochester area make less money on average than their counterparts across the country, new data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics shows.
  • Q1 net income declines at First Niagara
    First Niagara Financial Group Inc. saw a drop in net income for the first quarter, but bank officials said the company made important progress toward goals of providing an easier and more secure banking experience and continues to move forward on strategic plans.
  • SUNY Brockport surpasses campaign fundraising goal
    SUNY College at Brockport has surpassed its $25 million fundraising goal for its first major comprehensive campaign—16 months ahead of schedule.
  • RGRTA to hold public session on upcoming plans
    Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority plans to hold a public information session on Monday to discuss upcoming plans for RGRTA.
  • Optimax president to participate in White House summit
    A local business leader is participating in a White House national summit Friday focused on the need to “upskill” America’s workforce.
  • CNB's Roberts receives 2015 tech woman honor
    Digital Rochester Inc.’s 2015 Technology Woman of the year is Sandra Roberts, senior vice president and chief information officer of Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Co.
  • Schumer says DOT proposal would hurt area manufacturers
    Sen. Charles Schumer is urging the U.S. Department of Transportation to reconsider and clarify a proposal that could hurt Rochester-area manufacturers of buses and trains and put hundreds of jobs at risk.
  • University of Rochester creates Humanities Center
    The University of Rochester announced the creation of a Humanities Center. The fundamental goal of the multi-disciplinary center is to enhance the study of the humanities while strengthening the ties to related disciplines.
  • RIT honors Purdue dean with first Kate Gleason Medal
    A dean from Purdue University is the first to receive the Kate Gleason Medal for Leadership in Engineering Education.
  • Programs to help low-income homeowners
    The Rochester Area Community Foundation and a Syracuse non-profit plan to help launch new programs to help low-income Rochester-area and central New York homeowners make energy saving repairs and improvements, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday.
  • Renovations complete at hotel in Greece
    The DelMonte Hotel Group announced Thursday the completion of major renovations to its Rochester Residence Inn West. The work involved 90 guest rooms and the lobby.
  • State attorney general sues tanning firms
    Two New York indoor-tanning chains are under fire from the state’s top legal officer for allegedly hiding skin cancer risks.
  • Black Button to launch Lilac Gin next week
    Black Button Distilling plans to launch its limited edition Lilac Gin on May 1. The first grain-to-glass craft distillery in Rochester is launching the product as a tribute to city’s botanical heritage and the annual Rochester Lilac Festival.

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Majority against opting out of state tests
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