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Uber Loses License to Operate in London

London’s transportation agency criticized Uber’s corporate culture, the latest setback for a company that has faced an array of controversies this year.

Strategies: The Best Investment Since 1926? Apple

Apple has generated more wealth for shareholders than any other of the top 50 companies, which account for 40 percent of stock market wealth.

Soft Surroundings to open at Eastview Mall

A Soft Surroundings store will open at Eastview Mall in Victor on Oct. 13. Soft Surroundings is “a leading luxury lifestyle brand for busy women of all ages.” The franchise is known for its use of soft, plushy fabrics and free cosmetic and skincare consultations within the store. In addition to selling apparel and beauty ...

Geneva hospital sponsors two sales

The Geneva General Hospital Auxiliary welcomes the general public to attend the “Collective Goods” sale on Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and “Bling & Things” on Oct. 13 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. At the “Collective Goods” sale, attendees can sift through brands like Marvel, Lego, Sharper Image and more. The ...

Bits: Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: A Very Bad Week for Digital Giants

Apple’s Watch has a bug, Facebook might be undermining democracy, and Amazon is telling us how to make bombs. Tech news is weird right now.

No clear path to success for Kodak

This story appeared in the RBJ’s commemorative 30th Anniversary section. See more content related to the RBJ’s anniversary here. Eastman Kodak Co. employs some 1,640 workers here, making it the 16th-largest employer in the region. If not for its history, the firm would simply be a decent size local company, currently making a profit and ...

Wegmans defying assumptions

This story appeared in the RBJ’s commemorative 30th Anniversary section. See more content related to the RBJ’s anniversary here. For over a century, Wegmans Food Markets Inc. has been an integral part of Rochester’s DNA. But these days, it’s far more than just a regional brand. In the last three decades the company has grown into ...

Pillars of the Economy

This story appeared in the RBJ’s commemorative 30th Anniversary section. See more content related to the RBJ’s anniversary here. For the residents of Rochester, several names have stood out in the annals of our history; Henry Lomb, George Eastman, Colonel Nathaniel Rochester, Frank Ritter, among others. These names spawned industries that rose to stratospheric heights before ...

The biggest 
business story

This story appeared in the RBJ’s commemorative 30th Anniversary section. See more content related to the RBJ’s anniversary here. When 1987 ended, Eastman Kodak employed nearly 45,000 local employees. It was a business icon globally and the Great Yellow Father locally. By 2012—when RBJ readers overwhelmingly said Kodak’s decline ranked as the top story of the ...

A Continued Evolution

This story appeared in the RBJ’s commemorative 30th Anniversary section. See more content related to the RBJ’s anniversary here. In the two centuries since Rochesterville was incorporated, the region has changed dramatically and has been influenced by a number of factors, from abolition and women’s suffrage to the rise and fall of Rochester’s Big Three employers. ...

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