Daily Archives: September 27, 2007

Agency opens boomer-focused unit

Jay Advertising Inc. is launching a separate creative unit within the agency called Passageways dedicated to building brand loyalty among baby boomers, the company said Thursday.

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Paychex sales rise but fall short of forecasts

Paychex Inc. stock was trading down some 3 percent Thursday afternoon after the company reported lower than expected sales in the first quarter and revised its fiscal 2008 guidance after the market closed Wednesday.

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Restaurant owner to be honored

The 2007 Rochester Hispanic Business Association gala, featuring the Hispanic Business Person of the Year, is set for Oct. 18.

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3 The August Group Networking Meeting—Free—9:30 – 11 a.m.—Bagel Bin Cafe, 2600 Elmwood Ave.—Visitors are welcome—Also offered Oct. 4—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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With the Bills, it’s the system—not the players—that’s broken

“Don Shula, ’cause he can take his’n and beat your’n, or he can take your’n and beat his’n.” —Former NFL coach O.A. “Bum” Phillips, when I asked him who was the best coach in pro football Yeah, I know I’ve ...

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Brazil boots U.S., Wambach out of World Cup

The streak is over, and so is the United States’ bid for a third Women’s World Cup championship. Brazil cruised to a 4-0 victory in the semifinals Thursday, ending the U.S. unbeaten streak at 51 games and sending the Brazilians ...

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Bush inks legislation on college aid

President George Bush on Thursday signed legislation designed to make college more affordable for students from poor and middle-class families, AP reported. The legislation boosts the maximum Pell grant, which goes to the poorest college students, from $4,310 to $5,400 ...

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Sales of new homes fall in August

New-homes sales tumbled in August to the lowest level in seven years, a sign the credit crunch is aggravating an already painful housing slump, AP reported. Sales of new homes dropped by 8.3 percent in August from July, the Commerce ...

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Nine protesters die in Myanmar as security forces fire

Security forces fired automatic weapons into thousands of pro-democracy protesters in Myanmar for a second day Thursday, and the military government said nine people were killed and 11 wounded, AP reported. Tens of thousands defied the ruling military junta’s crackdown ...

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Sunni VP meets with top Shiite cleric in Iraq

Iraq’s Sunni vice president held a rare meeting with the country’s top Shiite cleric Thursday to seek support for a 25-point blueprint for political reform, the latest effort by both Islamic sects to promote unity amid unrelenting violence, AP reported. ...

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Restaurant owner to be honored

The 2007 Rochester Hispanic Business Association gala, featuring the Hispanic Business Person of the Year, is set for Oct. 18. Juan Contreras, owner of Juan & Maria’s Empanada Stop, will be honored as the 2007 Hispanic Business Person of the ...

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Kodak unveils smaller picture kiosk

Eastman Kodak Co. on Thursday launched an entry-level, self-service digital picture printing kiosk. The Kodak Picture Kiosk GS Compact targets new retail locations, including smaller and non-traditional environments, Kodak said. The countertop unit is designed for locations with print demand ...

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Local employment ad numbers fall

Rochester’s help-wanted advertising fell 6 points in August, the Conference Board Inc. reported. The local index fell to 14 from 20 in July and 15 a year ago. Nationally, the index was 23 in August, down from 25 in July ...

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