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Monthly Archives: March 2008

The mortgage mess

With every passing day, the urge to “fix” the mortgage crisis grows stronger in Washington. Lawmakers are weighing various proposals to purchase delinquent mortgages and replace them with federally guaranteed fixed-rate loans. Indeed, there are some scary numbers out there. ...

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RBJDAILY

This is a recap of news reported first on the Rochester Business Journal’s Web site. To receive the Daily Report e-mail, go to rbjdaily.com/dailyform.htm. Tyco Electronics to close Henrietta plant Tyco Electronics Corp. will close its Henrietta facility this summer ...

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Community Events Calendar

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2008 3rd Annual Dine Out – Help Out; Enjoy an evening of dining with friends while helping to raise money to fight AIDS. AIDS Rochester Inc. and 33 restaurants in Rochester have grouped together to help fight ...

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People

The Rochester Business Journal welcomes photos with press releases three weeks before desired publication date. Prints of digital photos cannot be used, however. If you would like your photos returned, please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Nixon Peabody LLP has ...

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Calendar

The Rochester Business Journal welcomes press releases. Notices of calendar events should be submitted three weeks before the event date to ensure timely publication. FRIDAY, MARCH 7 Rochester Professional Consultants Network Technology Forum-Free-7:45 a.m.-Pittsford Public Library, 24 State St., Pittsford-Call ...

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APPLICATIONS FOR AUTHORITY MONROE COUNTY Mill Steel Corp. Processing address: 62 Maple St., Manchester, N.H. 03103 Filer: Robert Dahlinger Jr. Quality Sourcing Solutions LLC Processing address: c/o Harris & Moure PLLC, 720 Olive Way, Suite 1000, Seattle, Wash. 98101 Filer: ...

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The Loop

Let the dogs out The famous paintings, known collectively as “Dogs Playing Poker,” have appeared on shows ranging from “Cheers” to “The Simpsons.” The popular works of Cassius Marcellus Coolidge are a matter of taste-more fitting perhaps in the den ...

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Cooper Cos. report jump in earnings

The Cooper Cos. Inc. late Thursday reported a 12 percent increase in first-quarter revenues and a 28.5 percent jump in earnings.

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Majority pessimistic about future of U.S. economy

Nearly two-thirds—65 percent—of readers participating in this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll are pessimistic about the U.S. economy looking toward the next year. But 59 percent are optimistic about their own family’s financial situation for the next year.

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Xerox named ’08 Channel Champ

Xerox Corp. has been named the 2008 Channel Champion in the Workgroup Color Printers and Multifunction Printers categories by CNR magazine.

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Ultralife announces new VP

Ultralife Batteries Inc. has named a new vice president of business development. Philip Fain’s responsibilities will include supporting the integration of the company’s recent acquisitions and managing its new business and strategic alliance opportunities, the Newark firm said.

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Harris unit gets Air Force contract

Harris Corp.’s RF Communications division in Rochester has received a $45.2 million order to supply the U.S. Air Force with a complete suite of Falcon tactical radios for its fleet of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles.

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RIT to replace provost who plans to return to teaching

Rochester Institute of Technology officials plan to announce the school’s next provost on Monday. Finalists to replace 13-year provost Stanley McKenzie visited campus at the end of February, information at the university’s Web site states.

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Odd news of the week

The mayor of a village in southwest France has threatened residents with severe punishment if they die, Reuters reported, because there is no room left in the overcrowded cemetery to bury them. In an ordinance posted in the council offices, ...

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Time Out

Technology for all Esquire calls him one of the 21 most important people for the 21st century. Electronic art visionary John Maeda will speak at Rochester Institute of Technology March 12. Maeda is a computer scientist, graphic designer and visual ...

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