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In the latest WXXI Business Report:

-A regional economist talks about the outlook for the Rochester area in 2019

-There’s a business competition in Livingston County in an effort to help entrepreneurs locate in the county’s villages

-A Super Bowl connection for a local architecture and engineering firm

The Photonics for Quantum Workshop is coming to RIT later on this week, and we give you a preview of what will be happening at the conference.

MCC is touting success, a new study by the college says students who get degrees or certificates in certain kinds of technical careers are doing quite well salary-wise five years after graduation.

Plus, RG&E and NYSEG are working on pilot projects involving energy storage.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, Kodak goes retro at the latest Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Find out about some instant print cameras that could be coming to market. 

Reports of a bid for Gannett, the parent company of the Democrat & Chronicle, by a company owned by a hedge fund raises some concerns on social media. What could be the future of the D&C?

Plus, there's one less Mazda dealership in Rochester.

In the latest Business Report, Windstream is selling off a portion of Earthlink, a telecom company that also has some local offices. What may happen to the employees there?

A new report from Paychex shows last year saw a trend - a slight slowdown in job growth with a modest increase in wages nationwide.

Plus, how are tariffs affecting certain businesses in the northeast and other parts of the country?

In the latest WXXI Business Report, a look at the latest numbers on local unemployment and there's some good news!

Also, what's new with the local photonics operation on Lake Avenue and find out how New York State is trying to encourage you to buy an electric vehicle. 

In the latest WXXI Business Report, there's a new fiber optic network provider headed to Western New York with a focus on commercial customers. 

Question: do you know what products are made by LiDestri? The company is launching a new marketing campaign to help Rochesterians learn how many different types of products the local company makes.  

And more good news for Wegmans, they get a high ranking in a 'Best Workplaces for Women' survey.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, Randy Gorbman touches on what issues business owners say are important to them for the upcoming election.

Good job news: a local sheet metal manufacturer is adding jobs. And, could Constellation Brands be looking to sell off some of its wine brands?

In this latest Business Report, we check the latest numbers from the state labor department, and it looks like job growth is strong in the region.

Also, what's in a name? The corporate parent of Genesee Brewery decides to change to FIFCO USA from North American Breweries, and St. John Fisher College launches an initiative aimed at supporting the needs of family businesses.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, we hear about the plans to create a ‘merger of equals’ between Harris Corporation and L3 Technologies.

Also, a new economic survey from M&T Bank shows a lot of mid-sized companies are optimistic about the U.S. economy over the next six months, but a lot of business owners are also having difficulty finding qualified applicants for job openings.

And Monro has expanded its collaboration with Amazon to provide tire installation services.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, there are strong job gains across the nation, but Paychex's CEO says wage increases still haven’t kept pace with job growth.

Also, a consumer sentiment survey says New Yorkers are feeling confident about the economy, and RIT gets a grant to preserve inkjet collections damaged by flooding.

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