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Consumer confidence up in upstate

Overall confidence among upstate consumers continued to rise in August, a monthly survey by the Siena Research Institute shows.

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Employee confidence falls in N.Y.

Worker confidence in New York fell in July, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows. The New York Employment Report employee confidence index fell 3.4 points to 40.4 last month and was down more than 24 points from ...

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Area business conditions improve

General business conditions in the Rochester area improved this month for the first time since April, a monthly survey by the National Association of Purchasing Management-Rochester Inc. shows. One-quarter of area businesses and individuals reported improved business conditions in August, ...

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Area business conditions improve

General business conditions in the Rochester area improved this month for the first time since April, a monthly survey by the National Association of Purchasing Management-Rochester Inc. shows.

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Dealers face end of leases

Drivers who like to pull away from a car dealership every three or four years in a new vehicle may have to rethink their game plan as the nation’s Big Three automakers and their financing arms move away from leasing. ...

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Area unemployment rate rises to 5.6%

The Rochester area economy in July continued to decline, with an increase in the unemployment rate and a decrease in the number of jobs. The jobless rate in Rochester grew to 5.6 percent last month from 5.4 percent in June ...

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Area unemployment rate rises to 5.6%

The Rochester area economy in July continued to decline, with an increase in the unemployment rate and a decrease in the number of jobs.

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Area car sales decline in July

Sales of new and used vehicles in Monroe County were down in July, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported.

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Area car sales decline in July

Sales of new and used vehicles in Monroe County were down in July, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported. Some 3,297 new cars and trucks were sold here last month, down nearly 9 percent from 3,615 in June and ...

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Survey finds concerned consumers

Three-quarters of New Yorkers say gas prices are having a somewhat or very serious impact on their financial conditions, a new survey by the Siena Research Institute shows. Some 81 percent of residents statewide say they are feeling the effects ...

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Survey finds concerned consumers

Three-quarters of New Yorkers say gas prices are having a somewhat or very serious impact on their financial conditions, a new survey by the Siena Research Institute shows.

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A business whose roots run deep

For many years Randall Farnsworth’s grandmother welcomed customers into her home, negotiating car sales and closing deals from her kitchen table. That personal touch is what drives the third-generation president of Randall Farnsworth Auto Group in his dealings with both ...

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Report: N.Y. roads rank among worst

The state’s road conditions are among some of the worst in the country, a new report released by Reason Foundation states. The 17th annual report on the Performance of State Highway Systems ranks New York 45th for overall highway performance, ...

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Report: N.Y. roads rank among worst

The state’s road conditions are among some of the worst in the country, a new report released by Reason Foundation states.

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