Author Archives: Mike Dickinson

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Apple of your pie This is going to sound pretty un-American. I’m good with motherhood, but I don’t like apple pie. Apples, applesauce and variety of apple drinks, but apple pie, meh. Actually, I don’t like pie—pumpkin to cherry to ...

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Kodak Q2 net income, revenues declined

Eastman Kodak Co. on Wednesday reported its second-quarter profit dropped by 50 percent compared with a year ago. The company posted net income of $4 million, down $8 million. Revenues fell 10 percent to $381 million for the quarter from ...

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Cutting the mustard News this week that spices firm McCormick & Co. had agreed to buy Reckitt Benckiser Group’s food business for $4.2 billion brought to mind a onetime local firm many longtimers here remember well. The Reckitt’s unit portfolio ...

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Large majority backs the arbitration ban

This week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau decided to ban most types of mandatory arbitration clauses, which require credit card or bank customers to use a mediator when they have a dispute—often giving up their right to sue in court. Respondents to this week’s Rochester Business Journal Snap Poll strongly support the decision to ban the clauses.

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Tanks headed to Lakewood Vineyards

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Watkins Glen-based Lakewood Vineyards Inc. will receive three custom-made 2,500 gallon stainless tanks on July 20, officials said. The transportation of the tanks will be along the west side of Seneca Lake from Vance Metal Fabricators Inc. in Geneva, Ontario ...

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Baseball tips in aisle 7 Everybody in the Rochester area knows that you never know who you’ll see when you stroll into Wegmans. It could be a celebrity, an athlete, an ex or a politician. As Wegmans expands through the ...

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Bucket List Many people in Rochester—particularly young people—already have notched a checkmark next to an item in a new bucket-list book. “100 Things to Do in America Before You Die” features a Rochester-only activity: “Find your favorite toy at the ...

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Keegan and Xerox One of the most viewed stories on the Rochester Business Journal website over the final week or so of May was one that rumbled with echoes of the Big Three era in Rochester. Xerox, with the retirement ...

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