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Unemployment rates dips; private-sector jobs grow

The Rochester area economy showed improvement in September, with a decrease in the unemployment rate and an increase in private-sector jobs, the state Labor Department said Thursday.

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Former Ultralife executive takes CFO role at Torvec

Robert Fishback, retired vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Ultralife Corp., has joined Torvec Inc. as CFO. He previously served as a financial consultant to Torvec since July.

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Vehicle sales soar in September

New and used car sales in Monroe County skyrocketed in September, compared with a year ago, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported.

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Region’s consumer confidence sinks

Confidence among Rochester area consumers stumbled in the third quarter, dropping in both current and future confidence, the latest quarterly consumer confidence survey by the Siena Research Institute shows.

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Report shows Finger Lakes region jobs fell 3%

The Finger Lakes region lost nearly 19,000 jobs, or 3 percent, from 1993 to 2007, a new report from the Empire Center for New York State Policy shows. The region was one of four statewide to lose jobs during the time period.

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Kaplan named CEO at Torvec

Torvec Inc. has named Richard Kaplan as CEO. Kaplan most recently served as president and CEO of Pictometry International Corp.

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Saturn of Rochester to close on Friday

Saturn of Rochester will close its doors Friday after nearly two decades in business. The Penfield dealership, which has been in operation some 19 years, was forced to close following General Motors Corp.’s decision last year to eliminate the Saturn brand.

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Car sales drop from a year ago

New and used car sales in Monroe County were flat from July to August, but were down significantly from a year ago, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported.

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Monro narrows Q2 guidance; shares climb

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. on Monday narrowed its second-quarter financial guidance to the high end of its previously anticipated range.

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Upstate confidence edges up, still trails a year ago

Overall confidence among upstate consumers showed some improvement from July to August but lagged from a year ago, a monthly survey by the Siena Research Institute shows.

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