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The Xerox-Fuji merger saga continues, with breaking news about Xerox’s CEO response to the more than than $1 billion lawsuit filed last week by Fuji against Xerox for backing out of the merger deal.

Also, unemployment figures have dropped, and Manpower weighs in with what hiring should like over the next few months.

Another top ranking for Wegmans leads this WXXI Business Report. Also, find out about strong job growth numbers for the Rochester metro region, and a new executive appointment at Kodak.

This week, news about an upcoming opportunity for area small business, entrepreneurial firms to get federal grants, in an event organized through the SBA.

-Greenlight Networks says it is deploying new fiber technology

-And Kodak working on plans to relaunch Ektachrome film. (here's the link)

In this WXXI Business Report, Randy Gorbman explains the main findings from Paychex's latest Small Business Employment Watch - it shows a small increase in hiring, but a slight decrease in wage growth. Plus, Wegmans opens store number 97!

More Xerox news, but this time it's about a new product...a production printing press, that was developed with the help of engineers in Webster.

Plus, a survey on entrepreneurship by Paychex shows growth among small business start-ups, and Genesee Brewery celebrates its 140th birthday with a number of events, including an association with the Rochester Red Wings

There are major developments in the battle for control of Xerox, as the company announced management changes and that it will pull out of a deal that would have seen Fuji acquiring Xerox.

Plus, two local spirits companies announce plans to expand; one of them in South Bristol will grow crops needed for its products and another will expand a tasting room in Fairport.

In the latest Business Report, we take a look at where Xerox stands in terms of management and is the possible deal with Fuji still on after a tumultuous week?

More jobs are coming to Genesee County, including several associated with a ‘biogas’ facility. Plus, Key Bank is providing a boost to a new effort by the Urban League of Rochester and the Ibero-American Action League.

In the latest Business Report, we have some local businesses that are adding jobs, including a company that helps small businesses buy insurance online. There's also a business on the move from the suburbs to downtown Rochester and another is expanding in Henrietta.

Plus, a new survey of M&T bank  business customers shows optimism that the business climate is improving, and Mott's workers in Wayne County have a new contract.

In this WXXI Business Report, we bid arrivederci to Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano at Eastview Mall. Plus, some good news for small business job growth, and Hillside Family of Agencies says goodbye to a longtime leader who is retiring. 

Unemployment numbers are up a bit in the Rochester Metro, but overall, the rate is still at a relatively low level.

There's exciting news at the Genesee Brewery as the modernization of the brewing operations is on track to be completed soon, plus Harris Corporation is looking to fill some engineering positions.

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