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Daily Archives: December 1, 2005

Harley School selects new head

Brighton’s Harley School has appointed Timothy Cottrell as its next head. Effective July 1, Cottrell will replace Paul Schiffman, who announced his retirement last March.

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Bank CEO Belden set to retire in July

Community Bank System Inc. president and CEO Sanford Belden will retire on July 31 and be replaced by executive vice president and chief operating officer Mark Tryniski.

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City power includes renewable energy

The city of Rochester has signed a two-year contract with Constellation NewEnergy to supply the city’s power, including 15 percent from renewable energy, officials said Thursday.

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B&L signs product development deals

Bausch & Lomb Inc. Thursday announced deals with two companies to develop products to help fight and inhibit the abnormal growth of blood vessels, also known as angiogenesis.

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Vincor urges shareholders to reject Constellation bid

Vincor International Inc. is once again urging its shareholders to reject a bid from Constellation Brands Inc. Earlier this week, the Perinton firm upped its bid for the Canadian wine firm to $28.22 a share.

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7 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 Dec. 14—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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The NCAA’s latest brilliant idea simply won’t work

Well, I see where the NCAA—the National Collegiate Asinine Association—is gearing up to enforce the profound new policy it calls the Academic Progress Rates. It is the latest incredibly brilliant brainchild boo-boo (can you hear me laughing yet?) from the ...

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Report: Trio of firms mulls bid for newspaper group

Three private equity firms are considering a bid for Knight Ridder Inc., the newspaper publisher whose three largest shareholders are pressing for a sale, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The Blackstone Group L.P., Providence Equity Partners Inc. and Kohlberg ...

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Retailers report mixed start to holiday shopping

The nation’s retailers reported on Thursday that they had a mixed start to the holiday shopping season. The biggest winners were stores that heavily discounted over the Thanksgiving weekend, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and mid-priced department stores such as J.C. ...

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Personal spending rises in October

Personal spending edged up modestly in October, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. It rose by 0.2 percent in October, a slowdown from a 0.5 percent increase in September but better than the 0.5 percent decrease recorded in August, AP reported.

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Discounts lift auto sales in November

Auto sales rose in November compared to a dismal October, but the results were still disappointing to automakers who introduced a flurry of discounts to lure buyers to showrooms, AP reported. Sport utility vehicle sales slid again. Ford Motor Co. ...

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Vincor urges shareholders to reject Constellation bid

Vincor International Inc. is once again urging its shareholders to reject a bid from Constellation Brands Inc. Earlier this week, the Perinton firm upped its bid for the Canadian wine firm to $28.22 a share. Constellation Brands officials said the ...

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B&L signs product development deals

Bausch & Lomb Inc. today announced deals with two companies to develop products to help fight and inhibit the abnormal growth of blood vessels, also known as angiogenesis. The company signed an agreement with Pennsylvania-based Cephalon Inc. for a worldwide ...

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City power includes renewable energy

The city of Rochester has signed a two-year contract with Constellation NewEnergy to supply the city’s power, including 15 percent from renewable energy, officials said Thursday. The Constellation Energy Group Inc. subsidiary will provide eight megawatts of peak load to ...

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Bank CEO Belden set to retire in July

Community Bank System Inc. president and CEO Sanford Belden will retire on July 31 and be replaced by executive vice president and chief operating officer Mark Tryniski. Community Bank System (NYSE: CBU), based in the Syracuse suburb of DeWitt, is ...

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