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Roberts wins Blues account in Minnesota

By MARY STONE Roberts Communications Inc. has landed a major contract win with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota that will catapult the local agency closer to its long-term goal of $100 million in annual billings, Roberts officials said ...

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Oil dependence drains potential of Venezuelan market

Oil is the biggest inhibitor to balanced economic development in Venezuela, Latin American issues expert Gustavo Coronel says. But if that nation develops other assets, it could result in opportunities for foreign investors, including those in Rochester. Coronel, a Washington, ...

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Venezuela at a glance

Population: 25,730,435 Median age: 26 years Economy: The petroleum sector accounts for roughly one-third of GDP, 80 percent of export earnings, and more than half of government operating revenues. Exports: $52.73 billion (2005 est.) Chief of state: President Hugo Chavez ...

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Firm to take CPAC private in $50 million deal

The planned acquisition of CPAC Inc. in a nearly $50 million deal will take the company-which went public in 1981-private. The move will have no impact on local operations, leaders said this week. But it does put control of the ...

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Fast ferry departs after three years as the biggest local business story

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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Merrill Lynch heads for Route 96

Rochester offices of Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc., including its 2005 acquisition, Advest Inc., are expected to be consolidated in Perinton next summer. “We’re shooting for July,” said Michael Fullen, business manager for the firm here. “If the weather holds ...

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Q4: Robert Radley, president of FRA Engineering P.C.

Q: The ethanol plant proposed for Caledonia is an $80 million project. Can you describe the key components? A: Key components in the conversion of corn to ethanol include: bulk handling, milling, liquefaction, saccharification, fermentation, distillation, evaporation, and denaturing. Each ...

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Lumetrics, other optics firms focus on growth

Lumetrics Inc. is bursting at the seams. The firm soon will be able to spread out in larger space at the Lennox Tech Enterprise Center, where it is based. Lumetrics is one of four optics-related firms expanding their locations. Lumetrics ...

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Biotech firms team up to build ethanol facility

Genencor International’s partnership with Mascoma Corp. is playing a key role in the Cambridge, Mass. firm’s decision to build and operate-through a state contract-a $20 million cellulosic ethanol demonstration facility here. Mascoma has received a $14.8 million award from the ...

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Exodus of young adults traces to absence of jobs

Many young people leave Rochester because they cannot find well-paying, entry-level jobs and they believe prospects are limited for future opportunities. More than 900 people replied to a RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll, with three-quarters of them identifying lack of ...

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Charles Giunta has worked as port director in Rochester for 10 years

Charles Giunta recalls an elderly Mexican lady, hunched over, with a black shawl over her head, walking slowly across the bridge to El Paso, Texas, where Giunta worked as a border patrol officer. “You take her into an interview room ...

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Charles Giunta

Title: Port director, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection Age: 62 Home: Pittsford Education: Graduated from Edison Technical and Occupational Center, 1962 Family: Son, Christopher, 33; daughter, Cattina, 31 Hobbies: Mediating, photography Quote: “Most people are not ...

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Their restaurant honors their mothers wishes

Siblings’ experiences combine in food service When Carol Ferreri died unexpectedly of a stroke before heart surgery last December, her children knew what they needed to do. Daughter Tricia Miller and sons Salvatore and Jeffery Ferreri would open a restaurant ...

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Interactive data offers many benefits, some risks

What image does “Philadelphia Freedom” evoke in your mind? Does the phrase conjure up Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell? Perhaps you imagine Elton John, while his song wafts through your mind? The Securities and Exchange Commission recently hailed a ...

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Post-holiday sales loom large for retail industry

Bargain hunters and latecomers flocked to stores last weekend as the retail industry made its last big push for pre-Christmas sales with increased discounts and other come-ons. But the late-buying binge was not enough to meet sales goals, and retailers ...

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