Daily Archives: September 9, 2004

Flooding closes roads around county

The rain overnight and this morning has prompted a continued flood watch until 4 p.m. Thursday throughout Monroe and neighboring counties. As of 1:50 p.m., Monroe County Department of Transportation reported 11 roads closed due to flooding.

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Firm’s Fla. property OK after Frances

Home Properties Inc.’s new Florida property, the Hamptons, suffered no damage from Hurricane Frances except for minor storm effects on its landscaping.

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Tel Aviv firm to open Israel office for GRE

Greater Rochester Enterprise Inc. has signed a contract with a Tel Aviv firm to establish an economic development office in Israel that will recruit businesses interested in operating in Rochester.

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Harris acquires Virginia firm for $41.8 million

Harris Interactive Inc. has acquired privately held WirthlinWorldwide in a $41.8 million stock and cash deal. The acquisition will add $50 million in annual revenues and 300 clients to Harris Interactive.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 15 Premier Professionals Chapter of Business Network International Meeting—Free—7 – 8:30 a.m.—Hawthorne’s Restaurant, 3500 East Ave.—Visitors are welcome—Also offered Sept. 22—Call Sue Cook at (315) 986-2444 for additional information. The Green Drivers Chapter of Business Network International Meeting—Free—7 ...

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For nail-biting drama, nothing beats the Ryder Cup

Now that summer is winding down and King Football is back on the throne, I practically hear all you alumni and other assorted end-zone addicts out there hyperventilating. Tell me, have you taped your ankles and painted your faces yet? ...

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Florida begins evacuation as Ivan heads toward state

Tourists and residents were told Thursday they will have to leave the Florida Keys to avoid mighty Hurricane Ivan, even as the state still struggled with the misery left by Hurricanes Frances and Charley, AP reported. Forecasters said Ivan—which strengthened ...

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The cost of health care still rising

Health care costs continued to surge this year as family premiums in employer-sponsored plans jumped 11.2 percent, the fourth year of double-digit growth, according to a new study, AP reported. The cumulative effect of rising health care costs is taking ...

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No surprise: New Yorkers pay the highest taxes in nation

New Yorkers pay the highest state and local taxes in the nation, shelling out nearly $131 for every $1,000 of income in 2002, according to a new study, Reuters reported. Tennessee taxed its citizens the least—they paid just under $84 ...

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Initial jobless claims see biggest drop since late 2001

Far fewer Americans made initial jobless claims than expected last week, the Labor Department reported. First-time claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 44,000 to 319,000 in the week ended Sept. 4 from 363,000 the previous week. It was the steepest ...

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Harris acquires Virginia firm for $41.8 million

Harris Interactive Inc. has acquired privately held WirthlinWorldwide in a $41.8 million stock and cash deal. The acquisition will add $50 million in annual revenues and 300 clients to Harris Interactive. The Brighton market research firm has issued 3.5 million ...

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Tel Aviv firm to open Israel office for GRE

Greater Rochester Enterprise Inc. has signed a contract with a Tel Aviv firm to establish an economic development office in Israel that will recruit businesses interested in operating in Rochester. Business consultant Systematic Inventive Thinking Ltd. will identify and target ...

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Firm’s Fla. property OK after Frances

Home Properties Inc.’s new Florida property, the Hamptons, suffered no damage from Hurricane Frances. While some residents’ cars were damaged by debris and strong winds, the newly acquired property sustained minor storm effects on its landscaping, which company officials said ...

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Flooding closes roads around county

The rain overnight and this morning has prompted a continued flood watch until 4 p.m. Thursday throughout Monroe and neighboring counties. The official rainfall at the Greater Rochester International Airport exceeded 3 inches with as much as another inch expected ...

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