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RBJDaily.com

This is a recap of news reported first on the Rochester Business Journal’s Web site. To receive the Daily Report e-mail, go to rbjdaily.com/dailyform.htm. Wednesday, Dec. 27 Kodak delays announcement The future of two key pieces of Eastman Kodak Co. ...

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Hackers benefit from lax security at small firms

A small local financial firm recently had its system hacked and its Web site copied and then posted in North Korea. It took three to five days before the firm learned its home page was running somewhere else, explained Jeff ...

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The Loop

The final tally New York finally certified its statewide election results. Yup, Eliot Spitzer and Hillary Clinton still won. But the Gov.-elect didn’t deliver for the Working Families Party, in its bid to take the D line. Every four years, ...

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Odd news of the week

Kimberly Shepard in New Hampshire was dreaming of a white Christmas—and she got it. It was not exactly snow, but it was white. And it covered her front yard, AP reported. On Christmas Eve, Shepard’s daughter, Courtney Shepard, and James ...

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Help-wanted index declines

Rochester’s help-wanted advertising index in November declined two points from a year ago, the Conference Board Inc. reported. The index fell to 12 last month from 14 a year ago, and 15 in October. Nationally the index was down from ...

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Constellation shares near 52-week high

Constellation Brands Inc. stock climbed to near its 52-week high on Friday. The stock surged in morning trading as high as $29.07, two cents from its high close of $29.09. The climb comes as the Perinton company is slated to ...

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Poll: Ferry is year’s top story—again

For the third time in the three-year history of the Rochester Business Journal survey on the biggest local business news story of the year, the fast ferry is the winner going away—literally. Newly elected Mayor Robert Duffy’s Jan. 10 announcement ...

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Poll: Ferry is year’s top story—again

For the third time in the three-year history of the Rochester Business Journal survey on the biggest local business news story of the year, the fast ferry is the winner going away—literally. For 2006, newly elected mayor Robert Duffy’s Jan. ...

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Constellation shares near 52-week high

Constellation Brands Inc. stock climbed to near its 52-week high on Friday. The stock surged in morning trading as high as $29.07, two cents from its high close of $29.09. The stock’s low over the past year was $23.32. The ...

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Help-wanted index declines

Rochester’s help-wanted advertising index in November declined two points from a year ago, the Conference Board Inc. reported. The index fell to 12 last month from 14 a year ago, and 15 in October. Nationally the index was down from ...

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North Carolina D.A. faces ethics charges

The North Carolina bar association filed ethics charges Thursday, accusing District Attorney Mike Nifong of violating four rules of professional conduct by making misleading and inflammatory comments about Duke University athletes under suspicion, AP reported. The bar said it opened ...

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New York City firm buys the John Hancock Tower

Boston’s tallest skyscraper, the John Hancock Tower, was sold to a New York City real estate firm as part of a $3.3 billion deal for a package of buildings in four cities, AP reported. Beacon Capital Partners LLC sold the ...

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Goodyear workers approve pact, going back to work

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. workers voted to end their 12-week strike Thursday night, agreeing to a three-year pact with the company, AP reported. Some 10,000 out of 14,000 striking United Steelworkers members from 12 Goodyear plants in 10 states ...

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NYSE, Nasdaq to close Tuesday in honor of President Ford

The New York Stock Exchange said Friday it will close on Tuesday as part of a national day of mourning to mark the funeral of President Gerald Ford, AP reported. The NYSE joined the Nasdaq Stock Market, which made a ...

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Viva Midtown

Officials from the Italian province of Parma have been looking for a U.S. shopping center since at least early this year, and after setting their sights on New York State, Parma officials now are focusing on Midtown Plaza. “Made in ...

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