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Share price puts Kodak at risk

Shares of Eastman Kodak Co. have dropped some 50 percent since April, clipping its market cap to below $1.2 billion. Chairman and CEO Antonio Perez and Kodak's board are concerned it makes the company a takeover target.

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Board battles Strong National Museum of Play has added a new game-actually an old game with an interesting history-to its collection: the second-oldest known version of Monopoly. It was created by a member of the Heap family between 1910 and ...

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Share price puts Kodak at risk

Shares of Eastman Kodak Co. have dropped some 50 percent since April, clipping its market cap to below $1.2 billion. Chairman and CEO Antonio Perez and Kodak’s board are concerned it makes the company a takeover target, Perez said in a wide-ranging interview with the Rochester Business Journal to be published Friday. “Of course it concerns me. It concerns the board, and we talk often about it,” he said.

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Late night at FLCC The upcoming album by singer-songwriter Zac Brown and his Zac Brown Band will have a local flavor. Zac, who had No. 1 country hits with "Toes," "Highway 20 Ride" and "Chicken Fried" from his last album, ...

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Unemployment rate improves;
job losses continue

The unemployment rate in the Rochester region improved to 7.5 percent in June compared with 8.2 percent a year ago, the state Labor Department reported Thursday.

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CEO Kaplan to retire from Pictometry

Richard Kaplan plans to retire Aug. 1 as president and CEO of Pictometry International Corp., the company announced Tuesday.

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Eastman Kodak pumps $1M into Golisano Institute

Eastman Kodak Co. is giving $1 million to the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology. The company Monday announced the disbursement from its Rochester economic development fund in support of the sustainability institute.

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Coneheads As Rochesterians have spread out across the nation and the world, they carry word of and hunger for some unique Rochester items. For decades, people in distant states bemoaned the inability to get a cold Genny beverage in their ...

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  Who said it first? The New York Post, in notes about the GOP state convention, details some back-and-forth between governor nominee Rick Lazio and conservative challenger Carl Paladino. One item involves ownership of what the newspaper’s Page Six column ...

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Here to stay It’s tough to follow in the footsteps of a billionaire, particularly one regarded locally as a larger-than-life personality. But Home Properties CEO Ed Pettinella took up the challenge last week as the keynote speaker at the 2010 ...

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Financial Executives of the Year honored

A trio of local financial executives won the 2010 Financial Executive of the Year Award Thursday at the annual event at the Hyatt Regency Rochester. More than 500 people attended the luncheon.

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Kodak CMO Hayzlett resigns

Eastman Kodak Co. on Friday announced its chief marketing officer, Jeffrey Hayzlett, has resigned  effective May 28 to pursue personal projects.

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Back to school Klein Steel chairman and CEO Joe Klein is heading to Harvard. Joe plans to spend nine months starting in August getting his master’s degree in educational policy from the Ivy League school. He remains chairman and CEO, ...

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  The biggest fish Wegmans is no longer the biggest fish in seafood sustainability. Target bumped Wegmans from the top spot in the fourth annual Greenpeace tally of seafood sustainability. Still, the local supermarket chain ranks No. 2 on the ...

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