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Monthly Archives: October 2000

Don’t get caught up in employees’ bad attitude

“I’m a new manager overseeing a small group of people in my company, and I can’t understand why they are so jaded. Every time I bring up what I think is a new idea or a new approach to something, ...

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Consumer focus is the key for AOL

Mark Hosbein, America Online Inc.’s vice president of interactive marketing, says that as consumers become more comfortable with new media, they will drive businesses to become savvy across the different media-creating “media convergence.” Hosbein is slated to be a keynote ...

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Analyst lowers Home Properties rating

A day after Home Properties of New York Inc. reported record earnings, the company’s stock was downgraded from a buy to outperform by Salomon Smith Barney Inc. The stock (NYSE: HME), however, appeared unaffected and was up 2.4 percent at ...

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Small-business advantage

— Fewer hoops to jump through — More effective and direct communication — Small businesses usually spend a lot less on data gathering and evaluation — Higher rates of employee participation — Small businesses have a greater likelihood of integrating ...

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Kim Hackett:
Turning a collection into a cohesive team

In grade school Kim Hackett had two paper routes: one before school and one after. Unlike his peers, however, he completed his on a unicycle, raking in tips. The CEO of Rochester Auto Collection has been refining the process of ...

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Medeva sees promise in ADHD treatment

Medeva Pharmaceuticals Inc. today reported results from a phase III study evaluating a new treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Results showed that a morning dose of the medication was sufficient to control the symptoms of ADHD throughout the school ...

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The potential benefits of wellness

The potential benefits of a well designed and properly implemented wellness program are legion, for both employee and employer. Consider the following items: Employees — Increased awareness of individual health status — Increased sense of empowerment from taking charge of ...

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Commercial Builders

1. The Pike Co. Inc. 1 Circle St. Rochester, N.Y. 14607 www.pikeco.com 271-5256 Total Dollar Volume Non-Residential(1) ($000): 230,000 Dollar Volume as G.C.(2)/C.M.(2)/D.B.(2) ($000): 133,925/93,470/2,605 No. of Construction Workers(3)/Office Employees: 450/80 Percentage of Non-Residential Work Done in Area(4): 24 Notable ...

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Savings rates and yields

The money market deposit account rates and yields and the certificate of deposit yields were effective as of 10/23/00. Rates may change daily. They’re based on the smallest opening deposit allowed. Annual yield on CDs indicates the effect of how ...

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Letter to the Editor

Casino would liven Rochester Dear Editor: Your profile of Ed Hall (RBJ, Aug. 18, 2000) was of interest to me. Rochester is my hometown, although I have lived in Manhattan for most of my life. I still make many trips ...

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Transmation results disappoint

Transmation Inc. today reported disappointing results for its second quarter and the first half of its fiscal 2001. Compared with last year, quarterly sales fell 12.2 percent to $17.2 million, resulting in a loss of $256,000, or 4 cents a ...

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Stock Performance

AT&T Corp. (NY-T) 27.63 24.00 3.63 15.1 15.52 1.78 0.88 21.25-61.00 Alstom S.A. (NY-ALS)(3) 21.50 22.00 -0.50 -2.3 13.78 1.56 0.50 20.50-34.25 BCE Inc. (NY-BCE)(3) 24.19 23.56 0.63 2.7 4.34 5.58(4) 0.81 13.90-32.56 Bausch & Lomb Inc. (NY-BOL) 37.06 37.50 ...

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Non-Profit Report: Compeer Inc.

Compeer Inc. was started in 1973 in Rochester. In 1982, the National Institute of Mental Health chose Compeer as a model program and funded the development of similar programs throughout the nation. Currently, there are more than 100 programs in ...

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Portfolio: Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

PORTFOLIO A weekly report compiled from the proxy statement and annual report of a publicly held company with local headquarters or a company with a major division in the area New York Stock Exchange-WMT Based in Bentonville, Ark., Wal-Mart Stores ...

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Homestore.com acquires Cendant portal

Homestore.com Inc. has agreed to buy Cendant Corp.’s real estate portal, move.com. The all-stock deal for 26.3 million shares is valued at approximately $761 million. Homestore.com said the deal combines the Internet’s two leading Web sites in the home and ...

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