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Overall upstate consumer confidence declines

Confidence among upstate consumers was relatively stable in March, with an increase in current confidence and a decrease in future confidence, a monthly survey by the Siena Research Institute shows. Overall confidence—which includes current and future confidence—in Upstate New York ...

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Overall upstate consumer confidence declines

Confidence among upstate consumers was relatively stable in March, with an increase in current confidence and a decrease in future confidence, a monthly survey by the Siena Research Institute shows.

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Online job listings decline in March

Rochester’s online help-wanted advertising fell in March, continuing to lag year-ago postings, the Conference Board Inc. reported. Some 8,800 online job ads were posted here this month, down from 9,800 in February and 13,100 a year ago. Rochester continued to ...

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Online job listings decline in March

Rochester’s online help-wanted advertising fell in March, continuing to lag year-ago postings, the Conference Board Inc. reported.

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Employee confidence declines

Worker confidence in New York fell in February, following a rebound in January, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows. The New York Employment Report employee confidence index fell more than 7 points to 38.4 last month. Some ...

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Employee confidence declines

Worker confidence in New York fell in February, following a rebound in January, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows.

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Rochester jobless rate continues climb

The Rochester-area economy continued to slip in February, with an increase in the unemployment rate and a loss of nonfarm and private-sector jobs. The jobless rate climbed to 8.5 percent last month from 7.9 percent in January and 5.7 percent ...

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Rochester jobless rate continues climb

The Rochester-area economy continued to slip in February, with an increase in the unemployment rate and a loss of nonfarm and private-sector jobs.

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Van Bortel to receive entrepreneurial award

Twenty-five years ago, Kitty Van Bortel was out of a job, a thirty-something former car saleswoman with $500 to her name. Today Van Bortel owns one of the area’s top car dealerships. She oversees some 150 employees at two locations, ...

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GM sales rev up locally for high-end models

Domestic vehicles were back in the driver’s seat as the luxury vehicles of choice among Rochester-area drivers last year. Ranked by the number of new vehicles registered in Monroe County in 2008, the GMC Envoy-making its debut on the Rochester ...

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Survey finds increasingly concerned consumers

A majority of New Yorkers expect the national financial crisis to have a serious effect on their household, a survey by the Siena College Research Institute shows. Some 81 percent of New Yorkers anticipate a very or somewhat serious impact ...

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Delphi, RIT get $2.4M for research

Delphi Corp. and Rochester Institute of Technology will receive $2.4 million in federal funding for their joint efforts to develop cost-effective fuel-cell auxiliary power units. Researchers at Delphi and RIT’s Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies said the funds, which were ...

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Delphi, RIT get $2.4M for research

Delphi Corp. and Rochester Institute of Technology will receive $2.4 million in federal funding for their joint efforts to develop cost-effective fuel-cell auxiliary power units.

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Survey finds increasingly concerned consumers

A majority of New Yorkers expect the national financial crisis to have a serious effect on their household, a survey by the Siena College Research Institute 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, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported. Area dealers sold 2,139 new cars and trucks last month, a 6 percent ...

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