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Baseball’s caste system is sure to kill the game

News item: Baseball commissioner Bud Selig proposes a “competitive balance draft,” by which the eight teams with the lowest winning percentage over a three-year period would be able to take players from the eight teams with the highest winning percentage ...

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State/County Court Judgments

This information is obtained from the Monroe County Clerk’s Office. E. Porter General Contractor Inc. P.O. Box 1907, 101 Louise St., Rochester, N.Y. 14603 Amount: $9,107.98 Creditor: Carey Lathing and Acoustical Co. Inc. Date filed: Nov. 13 Ozziduro Computers 3943 ...

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Imported-beer sales fuel growth at Constellation

Analysts tracking Constellation Brands Inc. expect imported beer to fuel most of the company’s growth when it reports third-quarter earnings. The Fairport-based Constellation is expected to release the numbers on Jan. 4. “Imported beer is their most important business from ...

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Choice of Words

In late 1992, the federal government released a series of upbeat economic reports. Among other things, the numbers showed durable-goods orders were at the highest level in a year, consumer confidence had posted a sharp rebound and economic growth was ...

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Departing execs add to upheaval at ailing company

Mary Quin’s early retirement was only one in a series of high-level departures from Xerox Corp.’s executive ranks in 2000. Others included the firing of CEO Richard Thoman. Company officials declined to provide a list of senior executive departures, but ...

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Natural Wonders closes Internet operations here

Natural Wonders Inc., the new owner of World of Science Inc., has closed its local Internet division and filed for bankruptcy. The Internet operation, which was expected to provide the e-commerce service worldwide for the California-based company, employed 14 workers. ...

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Windsor Street puts creative people on front line

There are no account executives at Windsor Street Design Associates Inc. Originally a pure design studio, the firm has evolved into a full-service advertising agency, devoid of account managers-a traditional staple at most ad shops. “We don’t have the kinds ...

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Restoring the details of the past

When Eric Field goes to work every morning, he also travels back in time. At least it seems that way. As the North Rose businessman behind Old House Restoration, Field specializes in restoring landmark properties in the Rochester area to ...

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Xerox Corp. warns its losses to grow despite restructuring and asset sales

Xerox Corp. stock fell below $5 last week after the company warned investors to expect its fourth-quarter results to be worse than its dismal third quarter and revealed it had exhausted a $7 billion line of credit. The stock was ...

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Harris Interative to assess efforts of advertising firms

Harris Interactive Inc. plans to provide businesses with an assessment of the advertising agencies. The Brighton-based research firm plans to release the results in March of its 13th bi-annual advertising agency reputation study. The survey will measure the attitudes of ...

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Twelve months of shifting fortunes for area firms

A year that began with millennium fever and fear of the Y2K computer bug is coming to a close with more prosaic concerns revolving around a slowing economy. The top Rochester business news stories of the past 12 months-a mixed ...

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Investing in tomorrow’s technology

Suppose you knew, in 1950, how computers and information technology would evolve in the next 50 years. Would it have made economic sense to invest in institutions that did research and development in computing-related fields? Of course. This technology propelled ...

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Persistent entrepreneurs still able to find capital

When the dot-com boom went bust last spring, venture capitalists lost some of their bravura, along with a few billion dollars. But there are still investors out there looking for strong businesses with solid, experienced management and potential for growth. ...

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Online shopping rises sharply, but e-retailing challenges remain

Online holiday purchases are rising, research studies by Harris Interactive Inc., U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray Inc. and the Boston Consulting Group Inc. show. A joint study by Harris Interactive and U.S. Bancorp found that U.S. shoppers in November spent an ...

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Samuel Villanti: Business is the ultimate Career for this CEO

Ultimate Technology Corp. president Samuel Villanti has spent his entire professional life becoming a sort of renaissance man in the business world. His degree is in marketing, but his first job after college was in process management at NCR Corp. ...

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