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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.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, DuPont is expanding its footprint at Eastman Business Park, a Webster-based automation company is expanding - which means more jobs, and a Fastrac gas and convenience stores have new ownership.

In this week’s WXXI Business Report:

--Paychex out with a new report on hiring growth at small businesses

--Controversy over unionization efforts at Spot Coffee in Buffalo

--Constellation Brands stands by its investment in the cannabis industry, but wasn’t thrilled with the recent financial report from Canopy Growth, in which it has a big stake.

Manpower is out with its survey of hiring over the next three months in the Rochester area, is there good news for job seekers? Also, Vuzix, a company making virtual reality and augmented reality glasses, has a new product allowing you to stream video services onto glasses you wear.

Plus, RIT announces the Herbert Vanden Brul Award winner, recognizing the leaders of Optimax.

In the latest WXXI Business Report: Find out if tariff concerns are having an effect on the hiring decisions made by small and medium-sized businesses.

Also, don't be surprised if you see the Kodak brand on a new instant digital camera and printer, plus there's a company at Eastman Business Park looking to get more efficient with its utilities.

In the latest WXXI Business Report: find out why workers at Spot Coffee in Rochester will unionize; learn about Monro Auto & Tire Centers' job growth at corporate headquarters; and find out where Fleet Feet Sports new location will be. 

In the latest WXXI Business Report, Randy Gorbman finds that there are efforts to get more businesses and nonprofit organizations to pay a livable wage, especially for people who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Plus, the latest employment numbers for the Rochester area show a modest gain in jobs, but it’s the continuation of a trend; and two local printing companies combine forces.

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