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Scientists have found the fossilized claw of an 8-foot sea scorpion, a nightmarish creature living before the age of dinosaurs, Reuters reported. The discovery of the 390-million-year-old specimen in a German quarry suggests prehistoric spiders, insects and crabs were much ...

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Poll: Economy is top election issue

Readers participating in this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll picked the economy and jobs as the No. 1 issue in the 2008 presidential race, and the war in Iraq finished a close second.

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ViaHealth nixes adult-care plan

ViaHealth said Wednesday it is dropping a plan that would have had St. Ann’s Community take over ViaHealth’s Independent Living for Seniors program.

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Spitzer taps local energy expert

Paul DeCotis, a graduate of SUNY College at Brockport and adjunct professor at Rochester Institute of Technology and other institutions, has been named deputy secretary for energy with the state.

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Bankruptcies rise in Oct., year to date

October bankruptcy filings in the Rochester region were up 24 percent over the same month last year. Year-to-date filings through October were up 29 percent compared with the prior year.

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28 The August Group Networking Meeting—Free—9:30 – 11 a.m.—Bagel Bin Cafe, 2600 Elmwood Ave.—Visitors are welcome—Also offered Nov. 29—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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Finally, Bonds is headed for the Hall of … Justice

Now that Barry Bonds has been indicted for perjury and obstruction of justice and could find himself batting cleanup for a federal prison team, the rationales are spewing hotter and louder than the lava erupting from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano. Hmmm, ...

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Bankruptcies rise in Oct., year to date

October bankruptcy filings in the Rochester region were up 24 percent over the same month last year. Year-to-date filings through October were up 29 percent compared with the prior year. The Western District of New York U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s nine-county ...

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Spitzer taps local energy expert

Paul DeCotis, a graduate of SUNY College at Brockport and adjunct professor at Rochester Institute of Technology and other colleges and universities, has been named deputy secretary for energy in the state executive chamber, Gov. Eliot Spitzer announced. DeCotis most ...

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ViaHealth nixes adult-care plan

ViaHealth today said it is dropping a plan announced last year that would have had St. Ann’s Community take over ViaHealth’s Independent Living for Seniors program. ILS maintains two clinics and adult day care sites. It provides in-home health, medical ...

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CooperVision, Novartis unit agree on patent rights

Contact lens maker CooperVision Inc. on Friday said it has reached a global settlement agreement with CIBA Vision, the eye-care unit of Novartis AG, regarding patent disputes. The agreement resolves current patent infringement litigation between the firms. Fairport-based CooperVision had ...

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Poll: Economy is top election issue

Readers participating in this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll picked the economy and jobs as the No. 1 issue in the 2008 presidential race, and the war in Iraq finished a close second. Taken together, security issues—the Iraq war, ...

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Wall Street extends slide

Stocks dropped on Wednesday on concerns about the impact of credit losses on the economy. The S&P 500 index turned negative for the year, Reuters reported, and Nasdaq fell more than 2 percent for the session. High oil prices added ...

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Poll: Oil prices may force Americans to conserve

Rising oil prices could force more than three-quarters of Americans to tighten up their budgets by cutting fuel use or by slashing spending elsewhere, according to a Reuters/Zogby poll. Some 32.5 percent of people surveyed said they would drive less ...

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