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Daily Archives: December 27, 2007

Book praises retired Excellus chief

Howard Berman, the retired CEO of Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, is an unsung economic hero, a book released Thursday by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and area resident David Cay Johnston states.

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Omnibus bill will assist area projects

More than $3.8 million is earmarked for projects in the Rochester-Finger Lakes region as part of the federal fiscal year 2008 Omnibus Appropriations bill signed into law Wednesday.

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2 The August Group Networking Meeting—Free—9:30 – 11 a.m.—Bagel Bin Cafe, 2600 Elmwood Ave.—Visitors are welcome—Also offered Jan. 3—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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Look what was stuffed in some stockings this year. Ho, ho, ho!

Christmas has come and gone (sigh). Santa’s back in the North Pole and the elves are in Florida for a couple of weeks, reportedly playing golf. Rudolph and his pals are playing reindeer games. And kids everywhere are ecstatic over ...

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Fewer seeking mortgages in U.S.

U.S. mortgage applications sank last week to the lowest level since the end of last year despite falling borrowing costs, AP reported. The Mortgage Bankers Association’s said Thursday that seasonally adjusted mortgage application index fell 7.6 percent in the week ...

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Report: Police charge couple in killings

Detectives painstakingly picked their way Thursday through the rural property in Washington state where six people were killed Christmas Eve, and prosecutors prepared charges against the property owners’ daughter and her boyfriend, authorities said, AP reported. Hours after the bodies ...

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Factory orders edge up in November

U.S. factories saw orders for costly manufactured goods rise marginally in November—falling short of expectations for a much bigger gain and underscoring the strains to the economy from housing and credit problems, AP reported. The Commerce Department said Thursday orders ...

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Assassin kills Bhutto, 20 others in Pakistan

Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday by an attacker who shot her after a campaign rally and then blew himself up. Her death stoked new chaos across the nuclear-armed nation, an important U.S. ally in the war on ...

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Confidence grows among consumers

Consumers grew slightly more confident in December despite underlying concerns about the country’s economic health, AP reported. The Conference Board said its Consumer Confidence Index rose to 88.6 in December, from 87.8 in November. It was the first increase since ...

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Omnibus bill will assist area projects

More than $3.8 million is earmarked for projects in the Rochester-Finger Lakes region as part of the federal fiscal year 2008 Omnibus Appropriations bill signed into law by President George Bush on Wednesday. New York senators Hillary Clinton and Charles ...

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Book praises retired Excellus chief

Howard Berman, the retired CEO of Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, is an unsung economic hero, a book released Thursday by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and area resident David Cay Johnston states. In “Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves ...

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Local spending by tourists rises 11 percent in ’06

Visitors to Monroe County in 2006 spent $897.6 million, up 11 percent from $811.2 million in 2005, a recent study shows. The data was compiled by the state Department of Economic Development’s Division of Tourism in conjunction with research by ...

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