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The coronavirus pandemic is hitting small businesses hard, incluidng the Finger Lakes wine industry.

Also, Constellation Brands is looking at other options for increasing its brewing capacity in Mexico after a plant expansion plan was rejected. 

Plus, Wegmans changes plans for a new store in Westchester County due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, the CEO of Paychex explains how the company has offered to help distribute payments to Americans if the direct payments are part of the final relief package approved by Congress.

Plus, the CEO of Constellation Brands puts out a statement how about the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted the company. He does explain one way the Constellation Brands business has changed: Demand has shifted from bars and restaurants to grocery and convenience stores.

And, find out which iconic Rochester building has been sold.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, Paychex is out with a survey on how the owners of small and medium sized businesses feel about the coronavirus.

 Plus, we get an expert's take on what's next in the ongoing effort by Xerox to take control of HP, and there's some growing pains for Canopy Growth, the Canadian-based pot producer that has a major investment from Constellation Brands.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, we have reaction by area business leaders to the coronavirus and find out how it might affect local small businesses and other parts of the area's economy.

Plus, a new Wall Street Journal survey gives poor marks to the Rochester job market, but a couple of local experts have a different view; and Charter Communications sets up a $10 million community investment fund for the areas where Spectrum does business.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, Southern Tier manufacturer Alstom is producing dozens of train cars for Amtrak's new Acela fleet.

The HP-Xerox saga continues, as Xerox continues their attempts to buy HP; plus Monroe Wheelchair is under new ownership. 

In the latest WXXI Business Report, a new report from the New York Wine & Grape Foundation shows a multi-billion dollar impact on the state’s economy from wineries and related activities.

Plus, New York's Attorney General says the state will not appeal a court ruling which favors the T-Mobile – Sprint merger, and Xerox’s former CEO, Ursula Burns, donates $1 million to “The WomanMakers Initiative,” an effort that will focus on the accomplishments of African American women.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, Xerox is still pursuing HP, and is now increasing its acquisition offer for the company. Plus, a new report from Paychex shows continued wage growth among small businesses, and Kodak had a strong presence at Sunday's Oscars.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, Kodak will continue providng film to the major Hollywood studios, find out how important that relationsihp is to the comapny. 

Plus, even though there was job growth over the last year in Rochester, the latest monthly unemployment rate went up slightly. Also, get details on Bausch + Lomb teaming up with a non-profit organization to raise awareness about age-related macular degeneration.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, Randy Gorbman has the latest data from the New York state Labor Department, and there's good news - a record amount of job growth in December for the Rochester metro area.

Plus, a new report from the realty firm CBRE shows declining vacancy rates in the Rochester area for commercial space which points to companies looking to expand; and a security company expands through an acquisition.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, Randy Gorbman has details on the money Constellation Brands is spending to market its new hard seltzer product.

How do we keep more skilled employees in Rochester? A local coalition of economic development agencies is looking for ways to do that.

Plus, the Wegmans School of Pharmacy gets a big donation to help promote medical missions and other activities for students.

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