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N.Y. worker confidence rebounds

Worker confidence in New York rebounded in April from a record low in March, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows. The New York Employment Report employee confidence index increased to 47.3 last month from 39.4 in March, ...

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Car sales up in April

Sales of new and used vehicles in Monroe County improved last month from March and a year ago, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported. A total of 3,612 new cars and trucks were sold in April, up from 3,486 ...

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Car sales up in April

Sales of new and used vehicles in Monroe County improved last month from March and a year ago, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported.

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N.Y. worker confidence rebounds

Worker confidence in New York rebounded in April from a record low in March, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows.

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Consumer confidence hits record low

Overall confidence among upstate consumers again mirrored statewide confidence, falling to a record low in April, the survey by the Siena Research Institute shows. Overall confidence in upstate—which includes both current and future confidence—fell to 51.3 last month from 53.1 ...

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Consumer confidence hits record low

Overall confidence among upstate consumers again mirrored statewide confidence, falling to a record low in April, the survey by the Siena Research Institute shows.

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Confronted with reality, retirees bust myths wide open

Retirement signals a much deserved break from the daily grind of work obligations-relaxing, traveling, perhaps playing some golf or bridge, having coffee and catching up with old friends. Not necessarily. “Everybody tells you how wonderful retirement is and you’re doing ...

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Monro plans to meet expectations

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. on Thursday said it expects fourth-quarter and full-year earnings to be in line with previous expectations. Monro expects sales in the fourth quarter of $107 million, with a comparable-store sales increased of 0.8 percent, adjusted for ...

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Survey: Price of gas causing hardship

Some 70 percent of people statewide are spending more money on gas and food, causing a financial hardship in the majority of households, a new survey by the Siena Research Institute shows. Forty-one percent of respondents said the price of ...

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Survey: Price of gas causing hardship

Some 70 percent of people statewide are spending more money on gas and food, causing a financial hardship in the majority of households, a new survey by the Siena Research Institute shows.

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Monro plans to meet expectations

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. on Thursday said it expects fourth-quarter and full-year earnings to be in line with previous expectations.

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Report: worker confidence at record low

Worker confidence in New York fell to a record low in March, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows. The Employee Confidence Index in the New York Employment Report fell to 39.4 last month from 50.2 in February ...

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Online job listings in area decline

Rochester’s total online help-wanted advertising fell from March to April, mirroring both regional and nationwide trends, the Conference Board Inc. reported. Some 11,500 online job ads were posted here in April, compared with 12,300 in March and 11,200 a year ...

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Online job listings in area decline

Rochester’s total online help-wanted advertising fell from March to April, mirroring both regional and nationwide trends, the Conference Board Inc. reported.

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Business conditions improve slightly

General business conditions in the Rochester area improved slightly in April, primarily in the manufacturing sector, a monthly survey by the National Association of Purchasing Management–Rochester Inc. shows.

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