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Auto sales continue to lag 2005

New- and used-car sales in July continued to lag 2005, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported. Sales of new vehicles were down more than 14 percent in July compared with last year. Area dealers sold 3,904 new cars and ...

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Auto sales continue to lag 2005

New- and used-car sales in July continued to lag 2005, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported. Total vehicle sales were down in July to 5,601, compared with 5,864 in June and 6,479 in July 2005.

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Dealer moves to new digs, complete with a Starbucks

In a year when car sales have sputtered, Patrick Pontiac Inc. is banking on a new, larger facility to entice customers-and possibly job candidates. Patrick moved south from its former location at 3600 W. Henrietta Road two weeks ago, Vice ...

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This leader drives growth at auto dealership

John Holtz has walked over hot coals-literally-on three separate occasions. It is a metaphor for life, he says. “If you can walk on fire, what can’t you do?” explains the 58-year-old president of Holtz House of Vehicles, whose last trek-in ...

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‘Huge’ dealer begins selling Hyundai here

If inundating car buyers with loud, in-your-face television commercials increases sales, Billy Fuccillo could rev up the slumped local market. While he has yet to begin his usual aggressive ad campaign here, Fuccillo, owner of the newly opened Fuccillo Hyundai ...

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Floods, rising prices dampen upstate confidence

Overall confidence among upstate consumers fell in July, the latest Consumer Confidence survey by the Siena Research Institute shows. Overall confidence, which includes current and future confidence, dropped nearly 4 points this month to 70.7 from 74.4 in June. Overall ...

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Floods, rising prices dampen upstate confidence

Overall confidence among upstate consumers fell in July, spurred in part by late-June floods across much of the region, the latest Consumer Confidence survey by the Siena Research Institute shows.

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Help-wanted ads unchanged from May

Rochester’s help-wanted advertising index remained stable last month, the Conference Board Inc. reported. The index was unchanged from 16 in May, but was down slightly from 18 a year ago. The Syracuse area’s index was up 1 point last month ...

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Help-wanted ads unchanged from May

Rochester’s help-wanted advertising index remained stable last month, the Conference Board Inc. reported. Help-wanted ad volume here was unchanged from May but down slightly from a year ago.

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Indian company to buy Element K

Brighton’s Element K LLC has agreed to be purchased by India’s NIIT Ltd., a classroom and e-learning solutions firm. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The two companies expect to close on the deal within two weeks. Element ...

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Indian company to buy Element K

Brighton’s Element K LLC has agreed to be purchased by India’s NIIT Ltd., a classroom and e-learning solutions firm. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

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Jobless rate improves from ’05

The region’s year-over-year unemployment rate fell slightly in June, but the Rochester area has lost some 6,000 jobs since June 2005. The jobless rate was 4.5 percent last month, unchanged from May and down from 4.6 percent a year ago. ...

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Worker confidence in N.Y. economy falls in June

Worker confidence in New York fell to its lowest level in more than a year, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows. The New York Employment Report showed employee confidence dropped 6.6 points from 55.2 in May to ...

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Jobless rate improves from ’05

The region’s year-over-year unemployment rate fell slightly in June, but the Rochester area has lost some 6,000 jobs since June 2005.

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