In response to the soaring costs of college tuition and stagnant graduate incomes, many are seeking high-paying careers that don’t require a degree. Rochester offers a range of such opportunities, with lucrative positions available across various sectors. This shift towards high-demand, well-paying jobs accessible without higher education underscores a changing employment landscape in New York […]

Oprah Winfrey is done at Weight Watchers and planned to leave its board and donate her stake in the company.  Winfrey said she would continue to “advise and collaborate” with Weight Watchers and its chief executive, Sima Sistani, to bring greater awareness to obesity and reduce the stigma surrounding it. “Weight health is a critically […]

This prestigious list shines a light on companies that excel in fostering inclusive, supportive work environments where employee wellbeing and development are at the forefront. Forbes magazine’s recent ranking of America’s Best Midsize and Large Employers highlights several top companies in the Rochester region: Midsize Employers in Upstate NY: Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Rochester: Ranked as […]

Americans are increasingly skeptical of the value of a post-secondary education at a time when college attendance costs are soaring. In some cases, those doubts may be justified, according to a new analysis of earnings data from almost 4,000 colleges and other higher education programs. A decade after enrolling, attendees of 1 in 4 higher education […]

At Sneaker Con Philadelphia, Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate and former president, launched his Never Surrender High-Tops, a line of golden sneakers priced at $399. These sneakers, adorned with an American flag and a “T” symbol, mark Trump’s entry into the sneaker market, a venture he claims to have considered for over a decade. […]

AltBar, a popular nonalcoholic pop-up bar founded by Meg and Bob Hartman in late 2021, is set to establish a permanent location in Rochester at 1947 E. Main St. in North Winton Village. Targeting a summer opening, the Hartmans aim to address the growing demand for nonalcoholic social spaces, reflecting a broader trend among younger […]

Capital One is buying Discover Financial in a deal worth $35.3 billion, the financial institution. Capital One shareholders will own 60% of the newly merged company, while Discover shareholders will own 40% of the company. The acquisition allows both companies to improve their technology and expand their payment networks, Capital One CEO Richard Fairbank said. Discover […]

The Freedom Plaza proposal in New York City introduces a groundbreaking architectural concept featuring two skyscrapers connected by a cantilevered “skybridge,” complete with a rooftop infinity pool. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), this megaproject located just south of the United Nations headquarters will encompass four high-rises, including two hotels within the 615-foot-tall towers, residential […]

A popular coffee shop in Rochester, N.Y., Spot Coffee, was temporarily shut down last week due to health violations. A New York State inspection report highlighted 14 violations at the establishment, including one critical issue. The violations encompassed the presence of insects and rodents, the discovery of spoiled and unapproved foods, and inadequacies in kitchen […]

The Downtown Canandaigua Fire & Ice Festival, now in its eighth year, is set to bring a blend of warmth and chill to New York with a weekend full of activities slated for February 17 and 18. Recognized by as a must-visit winter event, the festival offers an array of attractions that cater to […]

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