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In the latest WXXI Business Report, with the new Brooklyn Wegmans opening up Sunday, we chat with a supermarket analyst about the opening. Plus, details on the efforts by Heritage Christian Services to promote a more diverse workforce, and a name change is coming for a popular sporting goods store.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, a recap of the latest job growth numbers from the New York State Labor Deptartment (they look good!), and the latest Empire State Manufacturing Index (which is also good!). 

Plus, find out which long-time Wegmans Executives are leaving the company.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, a recent conference focused on helping high-tech manufacturers become more competitive. Plus, there's a new chair of the board at Canopy Growth, the Canadian cannabis company partly owned by Constellation Brands. Then, we run down winners of this year's Ethie Awards. 

In the latest WXXI Business Report, small business owners feel pretty good about the future, according to a new survey from Paychex. 

Wegmans #100 opened up in Raleigh, NC on Sunday. It was the first store in North Carolina for Wegmans, which was greeted by lines of people waiting to get in. 

Plus, a cybersecurity and risk management consulting firm will be adding jobs at the Culver Road Armory.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, we hear about:

--The local impact of the just announced strike by the UAW against GM.

--Also, some positive news in a study about the risks of a housing downturn in Rochester if there is a recession.

--And leadership changes as part of a succession plan at LaBella Associates.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, a new survey of business leaders by the New York Federal Reserve shows continued expansion in the service sector. Plus, Kodak talks about a new Netflix series, Hyperdrive, which features fast cars running an obstacle course at the Eastman Business Park, and the University of Rochester gets a $1.5 million grant to work on quantum computing.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, RIT is getting a $150,000 grant to help come up with a plan that would accelerate quantum technology, which could then be used in developing faster computers.

Also, New York state announces new health insurance rates for next year, and some rate hikes were cut, while others will stay as the companies proposed. Plus, the U.S. Aerials Freestyle Championships are coming to Bristol Mountain next year.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, it's speculation no more, as Gannett and GateHouse Media, two media giants with local roots announced a merger plan. Gannett owns the Democrat and Chroncile and was founded in Rochester, while GateHouse is based in Perinton and owns publications across the country including the Rochester Business Journal and the Messenger Post in Canandaigua.

Also, a new survey on small business employment shows some growth in wages, plus the local home builders association is encouraging young people to consider a career in the skilled trades.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, The T-Mobile-Sprint merger could be bringing more than 1,000 jobs to Henrietta, and the town is preparing.   

Nu Look Collission has a new owner, plus news on expansion for a Yates County dairy manufacturer.

In the latest business report, Randy Gorbman discusses a new survey from M&T Bank that looks at the impact of possible tariff increases on small and medium-sized businesses, due to the trade battle with China.

Also, a local software company, ITX, is moving to downtown Rochester and adding jobs, plus the latest job growth numbers for the Rochester area from the New York State Labor Department show more gains.

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