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Wal-Mart expands prescription drug program

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Monday it would expand its discounted prescription drug program to offer 90-day supplies for $10 and add several women’s medications at a discount. It also said it would lower the price of more than 1,000 over-the-counter ...

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Service sector grows unexpectedly in April

The U.S. service sector grew in April for the first time in four months, defying expectations and suggesting the slowdown may be less severe than feared, Reuters reported. The Institute for Supply Management on Monday said its non-manufacturing index was ...

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Gas prices slip slightly over weekend

Retail gas prices fell more than a cent over the weekend, AP reported. At the pump, the average national price of a gallon of regular gas slipped to $3.611 a gallon on Monday, down 1.1 cents from Friday, according to ...

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Yahoo shares tumble after Microsoft withdraws bid

Yahoo Inc. shares fell 17 percent in early trading Monday as hopes for the once-dominant search engine dimmed following Microsoft Corp.’s withdrawal of a $47.5 billion takeover bid, AP reported. Analysts believe Yahoo Inc.’s stock price will surrender most, perhaps ...

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Thousands killed as cyclone hits Myanmar

Almost 4,000 people were killed and nearly 3,000 others are unaccounted for after a devastating cyclone in Myanmar, a state radio station said Monday. Tropical Cyclone Nargis hit the Southeast Asian country, also known as Burma, early Saturday with winds ...

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Pictometry names new sales agents

Pictometry International Corp. announced Monday that Greenman-Pedersen Inc. of Babylon, Suffolk County, and it wholly owned subsidiary, Aerial Cartographics of America Inc., of Orlando, Fla., have become Pictometry sales agents. Henrietta-based Pictometry, which provides georeferenced aerial image libraries, last week ...

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Five Star Bank construction begins

Five Star Bank is beginning work on its newest branch, in Henrietta. Ground officially will be broken Tuesday for construction of a Five Star Bank branch on Calkins Road. The branch is one of two to be built in Monroe ...

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B&L announces new roles

Bausch & Lomb Inc. has named three ophthalmic industry veterans to senior management posts. The eye-care company Monday announced the appointments of Stuart Heap as global president of vision care, Andy Corley as global president of surgical products and Michael ...

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Oaks, Walsh endorse Sweetland for House

Onondaga Republican Dale Sweetland on Monday was endorsed by outgoing 25th District Rep. James Walsh as his replacement in the House of Representatives. State Assembly representative Robert Oaks, who had been campaigning for Walsh’s seat, withdrew from the race Monday ...

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$2M awarded to fight lead poisoning

The Greater Rochester Health Foundation announced Monday awards of more than $2 million over three years to three agencies to eliminate childhood lead poisoning in Rochester by 2010. “We feel very confident that these three programs will have the impact ...

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Citizens reports profit falls 33%

Citizens Communications Co., the Connecticut-based parent of Frontier Telephone of Rochester Inc., Monday reported first-quarter net income of $45.6 million on revenues of $569.2 million. Net income fell 33 percent from $67.7 million in 2007. Revenues increased more than 2 ...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 7 The August Group Networking Meeting—Free—9:30 – 11 a.m.—Bagel Bin Cafe, 2600 Elmwood Ave.—Visitors are welcome—Also offered May 8—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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$2M awarded to fight lead poisoning

The Greater Rochester Health Foundation announced Monday awards of more than $2 million over three years to three agencies to eliminate childhood lead poisoning in Rochester by 2010.

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Citizens reports profit falls 33%

Citizens Communications Co., the Connecticut-based parent of Frontier Telephone of Rochester Inc., Monday reported first-quarter net income of $45.6 million on revenues of $569.2 million.

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Oaks, Walsh endorse Sweetland for House

Onondaga Republican Dale Sweetland on Monday was endorsed by outgoing 25th District Rep. James Walsh as his replacement in the House of Representatives.

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