Daily Archives: September 4, 2008

Cooper Cos. posts higher Q3 earnings

Cooper Cos. Inc. Thursday announced third-quarter net income of $17.9 million, or 67 cents a diluted share, on revenues of $285.9 million. It earned $8.2 million, or 71 cents a share, on revenues of $251.2 million in the same period ...

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Xerox names new execs, realigns operations

Xerox Corp. on Thursday announced new executive appointments, as well as the realignment of the firm’s North American operations. James Firestone was named president of corporate operations.

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SUNY Geneseo contractor fined $70,000

A Rochester roofing contractor faces $70,000 in fines from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for fall hazards at a worksite on the SUNY College at Geneseo campus.

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State lowers pension contribution rates

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Thursday announced that employer contribution rates for the Employees’ Retirement System and the Police and Fire Retirement System would decrease again in 2010, but he added a dose of caution.

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Market shrugs as GateHouse sells three more papers

Shares of GateHouse Media Inc. were virtually unchanged after news that a Pennsylvania newspaper chain has bought three newspapers from the Perinton publishing company.

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Online job listings reach record high

Rochester’s online help-wanted advertising reached a record high in August in terms of new ads and total ads, the Conference Board Inc. reported.

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 5 Rochester Professional Consultants Network Technology Forum—Free—7:45 a.m.—Pittsford Public Library, 24 State St., Pittsford—Call Carol McManus at 248-3886 for additional information. MONDAY, SEPT. 8 RochesterWorks! Job Network Meeting—Free—9 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.—255 N. Goodman ...

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Comcast appeals FCC Web traffic-blocking decision

Comcast Corp. is appealing an FCC ruling that the company is improperly blocking customers’ Web traffic, triggering a legal battle that could determine the extent of the government’s authority to regulate the Internet, AP reported.

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Sony recalls 438,000 laptops on burn concern

Japan’s Sony Corp. has launched a voluntary recall of 438,000 Vaio portable computers, citing a potential hazard that could cause the machines to overheat or possibly burn a user, Reuters reported.

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Oil down on lower-than-expected U.S. gas supplies

Light, sweet crude for October delivery fell $2.31 cents to $107.04 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange as traders digested the Energy Information Administration report that said a cooling economy is curbing fuel demand in the world’s thirstiest ...

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Online job listings reach record high

Rochester’s online help-wanted advertising reached a record high in August in terms of new ads and total ads, the Conference Board Inc. reported. Some 15,300 online job ads were posted here last month, up from 13,000 in July and 11,000 ...

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Market shrugs as GateHouse sells three more papers

Shares of GateHouse Media Inc. were virtually unchanged after news that a Pennsylvania newspaper chain has bought three newspapers from the Perinton publishing company. The announcement comes on the heels of another GateHouse sale last month. On Aug. 29, the ...

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Fairport man to serve on insurance board

A Fairport man has been named to the underwriting committee of the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board. David Dickson is an appointee of the AFL-CIO of New York State Inc. for a two-year term on the committee, officials said. ...

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