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Daily Archives: December 9, 2004

Kodak to close Toronto manufacturing operations

Eastman Kodak Co. plans to close its manufacturing operations in Toronto by June 30. The closure will affect 360 employees and the work will shift to other Kodak plants.

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Manufacturing plan ends first phase

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies has completed the initial phase of Roadmap, an effort to develop strategic action plans to improve the competitiveness of regional manufacturing.

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Xerox promotes five executives, adds VP

Xerox Corp. has promoted five executives and hired a new vice president. Quincy Allen, Stephen Cronin, David Cameron Hyde and Ivy Thomas McKinney were promoted, and Kathleen Fanning is to join from GE Commercial Finance.

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SPX appoints new president, CEO

SPX Corp., a manufacturer of power transformers and road compactors, today named Christopher Kearney president and CEO, succeeding John Blystone, who has retired. The board also named Charles Johnson II chairman.

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Total Identity to spin off subsidiary

Total Identity Corp. today said its wholly owned subsidiary Total Digital Displays Inc. is being spun off at the end of December.

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THURSDAY, DEC. 16 The Eastside Marketers Networking Group—Free—7 – 8:30 a.m.—70 Linden Oaks—Visitors are welcome—Also offered Dec. 23—Call Andrea Monnat at (800) 867-0513, ext. 308, for additional information. Baysiders Chapter of Business Network International Meeting—Free—7 – 8:30 a.m.—Hawthorne’s Restaurant, 3500 ...

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Soon, the record books will be filled with asterisks

The sad steroid saga plaguing sports in general and Major League Baseball in particular is a painful-yet-pleasant reminder of how wonderful the world was when we were naïve. Back then—when “back then” was depends on your age—we all spent several ...

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Folgers hikes coffee prices by 14 percent; others likely to follow suit

Folgers, a brand of Procter & Gamble Co., boosted the price of its roast-and-ground coffee by 14 percent on Thursday, affecting 75 percent of its retail coffee line, Reuters reported. Other coffee companies may follow suit, because Folgers historically has ...

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New claims for jobless benefits climb

New claims for jobless benefits moved higher last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The number of new applications filed for unemployment insurance rose by a seasonally adjusted 8,000 to 357,000 for the week ending Dec. 4. That marked the ...

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Bush rules outs increase in payroll taxes for Social Security

President George Bush on Thursday flatly ruled out raising payroll taxes to ensure the solvency of Social Security, as he opened a push for historic changes in the retirement program. Bush renewed his call for legislation that would let workers ...

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Gunman charges stage, kills guitarist and three others

A gunman charged onstage at a nightclub in Columbus, Ohio, and opened fire on the band and crowd, killing top heavy metal guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott and three other people before a police officer shot him to death, authorities said, ...

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Total Identity to spin off subsidiary

Total Identity Corp. today said its wholly owned subsidiary Total Digital Displays Inc. is being spun off at the end of December. Total Identity shareholders (OTCBB: TIDC) will receive one share of Total Digital Displays for every 20 shares of ...

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Sales-tax distributions rise 4.3 percent

Sales-tax distributions for the six-county Rochester metropolitan area rose 4.3 percent in October compared with a year ago. October distributions were $38.9 million, up from $37.3 million a year ago, the state Department of Taxation and Finance reported. Monroe County’s ...

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SPX appoints new president, CEO

SPX Corp., a manufacturer of power transformers and road compactors, today named Christopher Kearney president and CEO, succeeding John Blystone, who has retired. The board also named Charles Johnson II chairman. The company owns the Rochester-based manufacturers SPX Process Equipment– ...

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