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Fund lands $839K for new companies

Excell Partners Inc. is getting two grants totaling $839,000 from Empire State Development Corp. as part of $3 million in funding for upstate entities.

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Unemployment rises, but jobs see gains

The Rochester-area economy slipped in November, with an increase in month-to-month and year-over-year unemployment rates in each of the region’s six counties.

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VirtualScopics secures patent

VirtualScopics Inc. Thursday said it has received a key patent expected to further increase the accuracy of its analysis of medical images.

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Winery to be open for holiday tours

Casa Larga Vineyards & Winery in Fairport will be offering special tours of its winery operations during the last week of December.

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Xerox recaps year’s recognition

Xerox Corp. closed out 2007 having earned more than 190 awards and honors from industry publications and independent testing and research organizations.

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FRIDAY, DEC. 21 Rochester Professional Consultants Network Business Forum—Free—8 – 9:30 a.m.—Pittsford Library, 24 State St., Pittsford—Call 244-1060 for additional information. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 26 The August Group Networking Meeting—Free—9:30 – 11 a.m.—Bagel Bin Cafe, 2600 Elmwood Ave.—Visitors are welcome—Also offered ...

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For sports, it has been a year that will live in infamy

Well, Father Time, all I have to say is: You can take 2007 and shove it. I’m sure there have been worse years in sports, but I can’t remember one. Auld lang syne? Sorry, but I know of some old ...

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Xerox recaps year’s recognition

Xerox Corp. closed out 2007 having earned more than 190 awards and honors from industry publications and independent testing and research organizations, the document company said. “Xerox has launched 102 products in the last three years, including 39 launches in ...

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Winery to be open for holiday tours

Casa Larga Vineyards & Winery in Fairport will be offering special tours of its winery operations at 1 and 3 p.m. daily from Dec. 26 to Dec. 31. The standard tour season ends in November. Casa Larga has made it ...

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VirtualScopics secures patent

VirtualScopics Inc. Thursday said it has received a key patent expected to further increase the accuracy of its analysis of medical images. The company has technology that extracts complex information from ordinary computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging scans. The ...

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Unemployment rises, but jobs see gains

The Rochester-area economy slipped in November, with an increase in month-to-month and year-over-year jobless rates in each of the region’s six counties. The unemployment rate last month was 4.3 percent, up from 4 percent in October and 3.9 percent a ...

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Fund lands $839K for new companies

Excell Partners Inc. is getting two grants totaling $839,000 from Empire State Development Corp. as part of $3 million in funding for upstate entities, officials said Thursday. Excell, a non-profit, state-supported seed fund based in Linden Oaks, will use the ...

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FTC OKs Google purchase of DoubleClick

U.S. antitrust regulators approved Google Inc.’s $3.1 billion purchase of DoubleClick Inc. Thursday, removing a key obstacle to a formidable combination in the burgeoning online advertising sector, AP reported. The transaction still faces substantial antitrust scrutiny from European regulators and ...

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Zell takes control of Tribune Co. in $8.2 billion buyout

Tribune Co.’s $8.2 billion buyout closed Thursday after an 8 1/2-month wait to secure final approval and financing. The purchase takes the ailing Chicago-based newspaper and TV company private under the control of real estate billionaire Sam Zell, AP reported. ...

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Virginia Tech massacre ranks as No. 1 story in 2007

The massacre of 32 people at Virginia Tech by a mentally disturbed student gunman was chosen the top story of 2007 by U.S. editors and news directors in the Associated Press’ annual vote. It received 82 first-place votes out of ...

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