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Monro buys Broad-Elm in Buffalo

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. has inked a deal to purchase Buffalo’s Broad-Elm Tire & Service Centers. Financial details of the deal, which is expected to close this weekend, were not disclosed. John Van Heel, Monro executive vice president and chief ...

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Monro buys Broad-Elm in Buffalo

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. has inked a deal to purchase Buffalo’s Broad-Elm Tire & Service Centers. They will be rebranded as Mr. Tire stores.

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N.Y. workers cautious about economy

Worker confidence in New York reached its lowest level in more than three years, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows. The New York Employment Report fell to 48.2 in December from 53.6 in November and 52.2 a ...

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N.Y. workers cautious about economy

Worker confidence in New York reached its lowest level in more than three years, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows.

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Unemployment rises; jobs increase too

The Rochester-area economy showed mixed signals in December, with an increase in month-to-month and year-over-year jobless rates in each of the region’s six counties, but also growth in the number of non-farm and private-sector jobs. The unemployment rate last month ...

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Unemployment rises; jobs increase too

The Rochester-area economy showed mixed signals in December, with increases in both the unemployment rate and job numbers.

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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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