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Green Bay firm acquires Label World

Chili’s Label World Inc. has been acquired by WS Packaging Group Inc., a Green Bay, Wisc.-based label manufacturer. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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Upbeat year in store for Rochester’s businesses, consumers

Rochester-area businesses and consumers can look forward to an upbeat year in 2013, economists and pundits say, with job growth in several areas and continued rise in incomes.   "As a percentage, we’re leading the charge in private-sector job growth, ...

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Region adds jobs in November

The Rochester metropolitan economy continued its upswing in November, with an increase in both private-sector and non-farm jobs, the state Department of Labor said Thursday.

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Vehicle sales continue to outpace 2011 level

New and used car sales in Monroe County last month continued to improve on 2011 sales, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported.

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Firm teaches mechanics to keep trucks rolling

At an early age, Jack Schickler learned the importance of keeping equipment well-maintained.   “I grew up on a farm, and I took care of fixing the tractors and trucks,” he says. “If they didn’t work, we didn’t eat.”   ...

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Marketplace Suzuki transitions to warranty-and-repair provider

As part of an agreement between American Suzuki Motor Corp. and its more than 200 dealers, Marketplace Suzuki Inc. will transition from auto sales to warranty, service repair work and parts for Suzuki owners.

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Area unemployment rate at 7.8%

The jobless rate in Rochester again increased in October, despite an improvement in the number of private-sector and non-farm jobs, the State Department of Labor reported Tuesday.

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His company is more than the sum of its parts

When cars break down, Michael Gordon’s company benefits.   "When people hold onto their cars longer, they need to fix them," says the 61-year-old president and CEO of Monroe Motor Products Corp. "Our industry for the most part is recession-proof." ...

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