Daily Archives: September 30, 2004

Constellation’s Q2 sales top $1 billion

Constellation Brands Inc.’s fiscal second-quarter net sales topped $1 billion, up some 14 percent. The Fairport-based firm earned $80.6 million, or 69 cents a share, up from $35.5 million, or 34 cents a share, a year ago. Excluding charges, it ...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 6 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 Oct. 13—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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Firm unveils FDA compliance tool

Rochester-based ezGMP & Associates Inc. recently released a software tool to simplify the process of regulation compliance. The new program is being installed in laboratories and manufacturing and pharmaceutical sites in Puerto Rico, Europe and Central and South America.

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Business groups grade legislators

State legislators representing the Rochester region—with one exception— received passing grades in report cards issued by two business advocacy groups.

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Monroe County slated to receive $3.24 million for projects

Monroe County is slated to receive $3.24 million from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for housing rehabilitation, community development projects and assistance to first-time home buyers.

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Fire department expects security aid

The City of Rochester Fire Department is expected to receive $1.04 million from the Department of Homeland Security to help design emergency preparedness plans in the event of a terrorist attack.

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Kodak-Sun patent case goes to jury

An eight-member jury Thursday started deliberations after hearing U.S. District Judge Michael Telesca read a more than hour-long charge in Eastman Kodak Co.’s $1 billion patent infringement claim against Sun Microsystems Inc.

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Merck’s Vioxx to go off market

Pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. is halting worldwide sales of its blockbuster arthritis drug Vioxx because new data from a clinical trial found an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, AP reported. The firm’s stock price plunged more than ...

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Consumer spending flat, jobless claims rise

Consumers were tightfisted with their money amid soaring gasoline costs in August, and hurricane-related disruptions sent applications for jobless benefits to their highest level in seven months, AP reported. Overall spending was flat in August. But the Commerce Department reported ...

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Small eruption expected at Mount St. Helens

A flurry of earthquakes at Mount St. Helens in Washington has intensified, AP reported. One scientist put the chance of a small eruption happening in the next few days at 70 percent. Jeff Wynn, chief scientist at the U.S. Geologic ...

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Bush, Kerry ready for first debate

President Bush and Democratic rival John Kerry made final preparations for their nationally televised debate Thursday, Reuters reported. The 90-minute session on the University of Miami campus begins at 9 p.m. It will give voters their first chance to compare ...

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Kodak-Sun patent case goes to jury

An eight-member jury Thursday started deliberations after hearing U.S. District Judge Michael Telesca read a more than hour-long charge in Eastman Kodak Co.’s $1 billion patent infringement claim against Sun Microsystems Inc. Jurors have heard some two weeks of testimony. ...

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Fire department expects security aid

The City of Rochester Fire Department is expected to receive $1.04 million from the Department of Homeland Security to help design emergency preparedness plans in the event of a terrorist attack. The funding is part of $2.89 million in Metropolitan ...

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Monroe County slated to receive $3.24 million for projects

Monroe County is slated to receive $3.24 million from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for housing rehabilitation, community development projects and assistance to first-time home buyers. The funding, announced Thursday by County Executive Maggie Brooks, includes $1.79 million ...

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Business groups grade legislators

State legislators representing the Rochester region—with one exception— received passing grades in report cards issued by two business advocacy groups. Assemblywoman Susan John, D-Rochester, received a “D” from the Business Council of New York State Inc., in a report card ...

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