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Daily Archives: September 4, 2008

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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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. The strength of the $153.9 billion ...

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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. A.M. Stern Inc. was cited for five alleged ...

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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. His new responsibilities include research, strategy, information management, human resources and ethics, marketing ...

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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. The company—reporting after the markets closed—said it earned $8.2 million, or 71 cents a share, on revenues of ...

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Productivity up strongly; labor costs dip

The Commerce Department reported Thursday that productivity, the amount of output for every hour of work, jumped 4.3 percent at an annual rate in the second quarter, a full percentage point higher than economists expected, AP reported. At the same ...

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