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Mix of business conditions reported

General business conditions in the Rochester area were mixed in February, a monthly survey by the National Association of Purchasing Management-Rochester Inc. shows. Some 11 percent of area businesses and individuals reported better conditions last month, up from 5 percent ...

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Survey: Hiring outlook stays steady

The hiring outlook among Rochester-area businesses remains stable for the coming quarter, a Manpower Inc. poll of employer work force plans shows. Some 19 percent of businesses interviewed for the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey expect to increase their staff in ...

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Survey: Hiring outlook stays steady

The hiring outlook among Rochester-area businesses remains stable for the coming quarter, a Manpower Inc. poll shows.

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Mix of business conditions reported

General business conditions in the Rochester area were mixed in February, a monthly survey of purchasing managers shows.

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Vehicle sales rise but lag 2008

Sales of new and used vehicles in Monroe County improved from January to February but continued to lag 2008 numbers.

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Upstate consumer confidence falls

Overall confidence among upstate consumers fell in February, lagging both statewide and national confidence, a monthly survey by the Siena Research Institute shows.

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Upstate consumer confidence falls

Overall confidence among upstate consumers fell in February, lagging both statewide and national confidence, a monthly survey by the Siena Research Institute shows. Overall confidence in upstate—which includes current and future confidence—fell to 55.6 last month from 57.1 in January ...

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Worker confidence rebounds in January

Worker confidence in New York rebounded in January, after falling to a 12-month low in December, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows. The New York Employment Report employee confidence index increased to 45.5 in January from 35.9 ...

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Area unemployment continues to rise

The Rochester-area economy continued its descent in January, with an increase in the unemployment rate and a loss of private-sector jobs. The jobless rate in the Rochester metropolitan area grew to 8 percent in January from 6.7 percent in December ...

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Area unemployment continues to rise

The Rochester-area economy continued its descent in January, with an increase in the unemployment rate and a loss of private-sector jobs.

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Worker confidence rebounds in January

Worker confidence in New York rebounded in January, after falling to a 12-month low in December, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows.

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Online job listings improve

Rochester’s online help-wanted advertising improved from January to February but continued to lag year-ago postings, the Conference Board Inc. reported. Some 9,800 online job ads were posted here in February, up from 8,600 in January but down from 13,200 in ...

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Online job listings improve

Rochester’s online help-wanted advertising improved from January to February but continued to lag year-ago postings, the Conference Board Inc. reported.

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Third generation builds on success

Michael and Mark Doyle had no intention of making careers out of car sales, but more than two decades after joining their father in the family business, both say they cannot see themselves doing anything else. “Did I always want ...

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Webster restaurant mixes Asian influences

Persistence, patience and a potpourri of home-style dishes helped make Sue Xaisanasy-Chen’s dream a reality. Xaisanasy-Chen, 40, and husband Lee Chen, 51, own Jasmine’s Asian Fusion, a two-year-old upscale restaurant near the village of Webster. Xaisanasy-Chen previously was a production ...

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