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FastStart: Finally, a work space with windows- and more

Emily Carpenter will tell you that volunteering to learn something new at work pays off. As an editor at software provider West Group, a division of Thomson Corp., Carpenter offered to take on the role of Webmaster for a team ...

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Q4 profit lower than expected, Monro Muffler says

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. today said fourth-quarter earnings were lower than anticipated due to flat comparable-store sales resulting from unseasonably warm weather and drivers deferring big-ticket repairs. For the full year, ended March 26, the company expects diluted earnings per ...

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Q4 profit lower than expected, Monro Muffler says

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. Monday said fourth-quarter earnings were lower than anticipated due to flat comparable-store sales resulting from unseasonably warm weather and drivers deferring big-ticket repairs.

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Cadillacs drive to the top in high-end vehicle sales

The Cadillac CTS won the race for best-selling luxury- and near-luxury vehicles in Monroe County last year. Ranked by number of vehicles registered here in 2005, the CTS zoomed past the Cadillac DTS-the redesigned De-Ville-which had occupied the No. 1 ...

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Delphi, GM and union agree to pact

Some 13,000 Delphi Corp. workers may be eligible for early retirement or employment at General Motors Corp., the company announced today. Delphi reached an agreement with United Auto Workers and GM on a special hourly attrition plan that would give ...

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Delphi, GM and union agree to pact

Some 13,000 Delphi Corp. workers may be eligible for early retirement or employment at General Motors Corp., the company announced Wednesday.

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Online help-wanted ads dip

Rochester’s online help-wanted advertising dipped slightly in February, the Conference Board Inc. reported. Online job ads in the area—which includes Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne counties—were down 2 percent last month to 4,600 from 4,700 in January. The number ...

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Online help-wanted ads dip

Rochester’s online help-wanted advertising dipped slightly in February. Online job ads in the area were down 2 percent last month to 4,600 from 4,700 in January.

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Area firms optimistic on hiring

Nearly half of Rochester-area businesses expect to hire more employees over the next three months, signaling new optimism. For the first time in more than a year, the area fared better than the national outlook.

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Area firms optimistic on hiring

Nearly half of Rochester-area businesses expect to hire more employees over the next three months, signaling new optimism, according to a Manpower Inc. poll of employer work force plans. Some 47 percent of companies interviewed for the Manpower Employment Outlook ...

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February auto sales down versus ’05

Sales of new and used vehicles were down 10 percent in February compared with a year ago, but jumped nearly 10 percent from January, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported. Area dealers sold 3,749 new and used cars last ...

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February auto sales down versus ’05

Sales of new and used vehicles were down 10 percent in February compared with a year ago, but jumped nearly 10 percent from January, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported.

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Rochester economy regressed in January

The Rochester-area economy shrank in January, with an increase in the unemployment rate, and decreases in the number employed and the number of non-farm jobs. The unemployment rate rose to 5 percent in January from 4.6 percent in December, but ...

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Rochester economy regressed in January

The Rochester-area economy shrank in January, with an increase in the unemployment rate and decreases in the number of employed and the number of non-farm jobs.

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Business conditions slip in February

General business conditions in the Rochester area slightly in February. Some 13 percent of businesses reported better conditions, down from 26 percent in January. Seventy-four percent reported no change, up from 63 percent in January.

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