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MONDAY, NOV. 1 Lyceum Toastmasters International Meeting—Free—6 – 7:45 p.m.—School Without Walls, 480 Broadway—Visitors are welcome—Also offered Nov. 15—Call Cathy Shannon at 334-6000, ext. 309, for additional information. Greece Community Education Classes for the Entrepreneur—“Marketing Your Business for Under $100”—$24—6:30 ...

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Genencor advances alternative fuel

Genencor International Inc. has achieved a 30-fold cost improvement to enable a commercially viable process of corn stalks, wheat and other materials to make ethanol.

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Area jobless rate improves over 2003

The unemployment rate in the Rochester area was 5.1 percent in September, up from 5.0 percent in August, but down from 5.9 percent a year ago.

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Xerox beats Street predictions in Q3

Xerox Corp. reported third-quarter earnings that beat Street expectations by three cents a share. Concerns linger in Latin American sales and iGen3 digital press installs.

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Soldier gests eight years in prison for role at Abu Ghraib

The highest ranking soldier charged in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal was sentenced to eight years in prison for abusing inmates at Abu Ghraib during a court martial Thursday in Baghdad, AP reported. Staff Sgt. Ivan Frederick also was given ...

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Leading indicators index shows slowing economic growth

A widely watched barometer of future economic activity edged lower in September, for the fourth month in a row, suggesting a slowing in economic growth, the Conference Board reported Thursday. The private research group said its Index of Leading Economic ...

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Court rules gymnast can keep gold medal

Paul Hamm can keep his Olympic gold medal. Sports’ highest court rejected a South Korean appeal Thursday, ruling that Hamm is the rightful champion in the men’s all-around gymnastics competition at the Athens Games, AP reported.

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Report: Presidential election spending to top $1 billion

The 2004 U.S. presidential election is set to break all spending records—an estimated more than a billion dollars will be spent on the race for the White House by election day, a study by the independent Center for Responsive Politics ...

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Area jobless rate improves over 2003

The unemployment rate in the Rochester area was 5.1 percent in September, up from 5.0 percent in August, but down from 5.9 percent a year ago. The state’s unemployment rate was 5.5 percent in September, down from 5.6 percent in ...

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Xerox beats Street predictions in Q3

Xerox Corp.’s chairman and CEO had a mostly upbeat analyst conference this morning after the company reported third-quarter earnings beating Street expectations by three cents a share. Ann Mulcahy did mention two possible areas of concern: worse than expected results ...

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Genencor advances alternative fuel

Genencor International Inc. has achieved a 30-fold cost improvement to enable a commercially viable process of corn stalks, wheat and other materials to make ethanol. The biotechnology firm and the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory Thursday acknowledged the ...

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Kodak gives $1 million to county for jobs and businesses

Monroe County Development Corp. is getting $1 million from Eastman Kodak Co. to assist local businesses and to attract new business. The Kodak grant will help local businesses create and retain jobs, Monroe County officials said Thursday. The $1 million ...

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Its glory is faded, but baseball is still the Grand Old Game

It’s not official, but it might as well be: According to a recent poll taken by Harris Interactive Inc., professional football in the United States is twice as popular as pro baseball. The poll found that 30 percent of us ...

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