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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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Watch her radar rental business pick up speed

After three years of training and preparing to race her Porsche Boxster at autocross events, Cassandra Rife has taken her racing enthusiasm and need for speed to a new level. In September 2007, the 25-year-old Henrietta resident founded Radars for ...

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Help-wanted listings down in March

Rochester’s help-wanted advertising fell in March for the third consecutive month, the Conference Board Inc. reported. The local index was 11 last month, compared with 12 in February and 12 a year ago. The Syracuse area’s help-wanted ad index increased ...

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Help-wanted listings down in March

Rochester’s help-wanted advertising fell in March for the third consecutive month, the Conference Board Inc. reported.

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Family dealer expands with small-town appeal

While others grumble about how big-box stores have begun to take over their small towns, Richard Spurr has used the increased traffic caused by a new Wal-Mart and a new Lowe’s to his advantage. In the year or so since ...

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Jobless rate unchanged in March

The Rochester area economy made little headway in March, with no change in the unemployment rate since February and flat year-over-year job growth. The jobless rate in the Rochester area was 5.7 percent last month, unchanged from February but up ...

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Jobless rate unchanged in March

The Rochester area economy made little headway in March, with no change in the unemployment rate since February and flat year-over-year job growth.

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Car sales rebound in first quarter

Retail sales of new and used vehicles in Monroe County rebounded in the first quarter, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported. Some 8,718 new cars and trucks have been sold here since Dec. 31, compared with 7,457 in the ...

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Car sales rebound in first quarter

Retail sales of new and used vehicles in Monroe County rebounded in the first quarter, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported.

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Consumer confidence plunges upstate

Overall confidence among Upstate New York consumers continues to take a beating, the latest consumer confidence survey by the Siena Research Institute shows, slipping to a record low last month. Overall confidence in upstate—which includes both current and future confidence—fell ...

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Consumer confidence plunges upstate

Overall confidence among Upstate New York consumers continues to take a beating, the latest consumer confidence survey by the Siena Research Institute shows, slipping to a record low last month.

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Monro Muffler announces president

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. has named a new president. John Van Heel, 42, has been with the company five years and most recently served as executive vice president and chief administrative officer. In his new role Van Heel will lead ...

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Monro Muffler announces president

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. has named a new president. John Van Heel, 42, has been with the company five years and most recently served as executive vice president and chief administrative officer.

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Rochester area’s help-wanted listings decline

Rochester’s online help-wanted advertising fell from February to March, mirroring regional and nationwide trends, the Conference Board Inc. reported. Some 12,300 job ads were posted online locally this month, down from 12,900 in February but up from 9,400 a year ...

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