Daily Archives: September 20, 2007

Area jobs grow; unemployment flat

The Rochester-area economy improved in August with a year-over-year increase in jobs while there was no change in the unemployment rate.

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Rural/Metro, union OK pay boost

Union workers have ratified a contract with Rural/Metro Corp. to immediately increase pay by 10 percent, with additional increases over the next three years.

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Xerox subsidiary buys Calif. firm

Global Imaging Systems Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox Corp., has acquired California-based Inland Business Machines Inc.

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B&L to buy back bond debt

Bausch & Lomb Inc. has commenced tender and consent solicitations to buy back bond debt with outstanding principal amounts totaling some $2 billion, the company said late Wednesday.

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Firms reveal pay-raise plans

Rochester area employers plan average pay raises of 3.4 percent next year, the Rochester Business Alliance Inc. said Thursday.

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Nominations sought for Athena Award

The Women’s Council of the Rochester Business Alliance Inc. is seeking nominations for its 22nd annual Athena Award.

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Worker confidence falls from high point

Worker confidence in New York fell in August after reaching its highest level in 2007, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26 The August Group Networking Meeting—Free—9:30 – 11 a.m.—Bagel Bin Cafe, 2600 Elmwood Ave.—Visitors are welcome—Also offered Sept. 27—Call Tracey Aiello at 259-0610 for additional information. The Early Birds Chapter of Business Network International Meeting—Free—7 – 8:30 a.m.—The ...

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Dollar slumps on currency markets

The dollar took another fall on currency markets Thursday, reaching 1-to-1 parity against the Canadian dollar for the first time in 30 years and hitting a new low against the 13-nation European currency, AP reported.

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Panel rules Landis must give up Tour de France title

Floyd Landis lost his expensive and explosive doping case Thursday when the arbitrators upheld the results of a test that showed the 2006 Tour de France champion used synthetic testosterone to fuel his spectacular comeback victory, AP reported. The decision ...

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FedExCup playoffs need some serious tweaking

Except for next week’s President’s Cup, the professional golf season might as well pack it in, unless you have a relative playing in one or more of the ho-hum events left on the schedule. Otherwise, it is done. Kaput. All ...

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Worker confidence falls from high point

Worker confidence in New York fell in August after reaching its highest level in 2007, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows. The New York Employment Report shows employee confidence fell more than 7 points to 57.4 last ...

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Nominations sought for Athena Award

The Women’s Council of the Rochester Business Alliance Inc. is seeking nominations for its 22nd annual Athena Award. The award recognizes local women for their professional and personal contributions to the Rochester community. The recipient is chosen by a committee ...

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Firms reveal pay-raise plans

Rochester area employers plan average pay raises of 3.4 percent next year, the Rochester Business Alliance Inc. said Thursday. A total of 153 member companies, representing 64,100 employees, responded to its annual pay trends survey, the RBA said. The respondents ...

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