Supreme Court Win For College Sports Athletes Vs. NCAA

June 22, 2021

Score one for the student athletes over the NCAA in college sports. The Supreme Court ruling will end the NCAA’s nationwide limits on education-related benefits athletes can receive for playing college sports. Athletes playing Division I men’s or women’s basketball or Bowl Subdivision football will be able to receive benefits from their schools that include cash or […]

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El Salvador Will Be The First Country In The World That Recognizes Bitcoin

June 11, 2021

Cryptocurrency has been one of the biggest things people around the world have been investing in with Bitcoin being one of the popular Crypto Currencies. El Salvador has just became the first country in the world to recognize Bitcoin as a legal tender. Earlier this week of El Salvador passed the law after the country’s […]

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President of El Salvador Proposes Bitcoin To Be Their Legal Currency

June 7, 2021

At a Bitcoin conference Saturday, June 5th, President Nayib Bukele announced in a recording that he would send proposed legislation to El Salvador’s congress to change the country’s legal tender to cryptocurrency. Bukele also mentioned that El Salvador partnered with Strike, a digital finance company to come up with the decision. Strike CEO Jack Mallers […]

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Biden Visits Oklahoma For Centennial Of Tulsa Race Massacre

June 2, 2021

To commemorate the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre, President Biden toured the Greenwood Cultural Center. Plus, met with the remaining three survivors of the violence and racist mob of whites that attacked a thriving Black community. “For much too long the history of what took place here was told in silence, cloaked in darkness,” […]

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Gas Prices To Hit 7 Year High This Memorial Day Weekend

May 27, 2021

Get ready for Memorial Day weekend gas prices to go up. The national average for the price of gas is just over $3 per gallon. That’s the same for Monroe County and highest since 2014. AAA predicts 37 million Americans will travel by road and air this holiday weekend. The forced shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline after a […]

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Mayor Lovely Warren Proposes Budget Focusing on Public Safety

May 15, 2021

Yesterday, Mayor Lovely Warren presented her budget proposal for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. For this proposal, public safety and raising equity among citizens are some highlights of the key elements of the budget. Warren stated that the $560.8 million budget keeps the property tax levy at $187.6 million. There are also no added fee increases […]

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Jay-Z Investing In Home Workout Company

May 2, 2021

Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z is adding to his portfolio by investing in the fitness company Lit Method. Jay’s venture capitalist firm Marcy Venture Partners invested in the Los Angeles-based fitness company for an undisclosed amount. Lit Method, founded by Justin and Taylor Norris, specializes in low-impact, high-intensity training using their signature Strength Machine. The machine works […]

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President Biden To Rasie Minimum Wage To $15 For All Federal Contract Workers

May 1, 2021

President Joe Biden signed an executive order requiring employers to be paid $15 minimum wage to workers covered under a federal contract. Right now, the minimum wage for workers under federal contact is $10.95 per hour. All federal agencies will be required to incorporate a $15 minimum wage in new contract solicitations starting Jan. 30, 2022. […]

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Heritage Christian Services Starting All Base Positions at 15/HR

April 30, 2021

Heritage Christian Services announced that it will be raising its workers’ base wages to $15 an hour, including residential staff that will raise to $15.75 an hour. Heritage Christian Services is the seventh-largest employer in Rochester. A quote from the President and CEO Marisa Geitner: “This is a social justice commitment. People who choose a […]

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$28.6 Billion Available For Restaurant and Bar COVID-Related Losses In NYS

April 26, 2021

Federal aid is available for restaurant and bar owners in New York in a COVID relief package. $28.6 billion is available, and the money is to cover COVID-related losses from this year and last.  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says hundreds of restaurants in NY are at risk of closure without these funds. Each […]

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