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Consumer confidence hits 2-year low

Fourth-quarter overall consumer confidence in the Rochester area fell to its lowest point in two years, a Siena College survey shows. In the latest quarterly Consumer Confidence survey by the Siena Research Institute, overall confidence—which includes both current confidence and ...

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CEOs weigh in on biggest concerns

Nearly two-thirds of area CEOs say taxation is a top concern, a new report by the Siena College Research Institute shows. The Rochester metropolitan area ranked third of the four upstate areas canvassed in the Survey of New York State ...

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CEOs weigh in on biggest concerns

Nearly two-thirds of area CEOs say taxation is a top concern, a new report by the Siena College Research Institute shows.

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Consumer confidence hits 2-year low

Fourth-quarter overall consumer confidence in the Rochester area fell to its lowest point in two years, a survey shows.

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New and used car sales grow in ’07

Sales of new and used vehicles in Monroe County in December fell slightly from a year ago, but total sales for the year improved, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported. Area dealers sold 2,802 new vehicles last month, down ...

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Slower job advertising mirrors national trend

Rochester’s help-wanted advertising dipped in November, the Conference Board Inc. reported. The local index fell to 12 in November from 15 in October but was unchanged from a year earlier. Nationally, the index fell 1 point to 21 in November ...

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New and used car sales grow in ’07

Sales of new and used vehicles in Monroe County in December fell slightly from a year ago, but total sales for the year improved.

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The car lot is his field of dreams

He once dreamed of being a professional baseball player, but Gerald Vanderstyne Jr. opted instead to follow in his father’s footsteps and now satisfies his competitive drive leading one of the area’s top car dealerships. It was not an incredibly ...

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Business conditions hold steady

General business conditions in the Rochester area were little changed in December, a monthly survey by the National Association of Purchasing Management-Rochester Inc. shows. Some 8 percent of area businesses and individuals reported improved business conditions last month, down from ...

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Jobs, worker confidence stabilize

Worker confidence in New York rebounded slightly in November, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows. The New York Employment Report increased nearly 1 point to 53.6 in November from 52.8 in October but was down slightly from ...

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Jobs, worker confidence stabilize

Worker confidence in New York rebounded slightly in November, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows.

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Business conditions hold steady

General business conditions in the Rochester area were little changed in December, a monthly survey shows.

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Ultralife, Mississippi State collaborate

Ultralife Batteries Inc. has teamed up with Mississippi State University to develop portable fuel cell-battery power systems for the military under a $1.6 million award to the university by the Department of Defense. MSU awarded Ultralife a $475,000 contract to ...

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Ultralife, Mississippi State collaborate

Ultralife Batteries Inc. has teamed up with Mississippi State University to develop portable fuel cell-battery power systems for the military.

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