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Confidence of N.Y. workers falters

Worker confidence in New York continued its descent in October, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows. The New York Employment Report fell—for the third consecutive month—to its lowest point in nearly a year. Worker confidence was down ...

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New, used auto sales rev up

Sales of new and used vehicles in Monroe County improved in October, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported. New-vehicle sales last month climbed more than 12 percent to 3,196 from 2,842 a year ago and roughly 2 percent from ...

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New, used auto sales rev up

Sales of new and used vehicles in Monroe County improved in October, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported.

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Confidence of N.Y. workers falters

Worker confidence in New York continued its descent in October, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows.

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Jobs decrease; unemployment rises

The Rochester-area economy weakened slightly in October, with a year-over-year decrease in the number of jobs and an increase in the ranks of unemployed.

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Jobs decrease; unemployment rises

The Rochester-area economy weakened slightly in October, with a year-over-year decrease in the number of jobs and an increase in the ranks of unemployed. The area’s jobless rate last month was 4 percent, compared with 4.2 percent in September and ...

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Monro board OKs stock buyback

Monro Muffler Brake Inc.’s board has authorized the repurchase of an additional $30 million in common stock. The company recently completed a similar plan with the repurchase of nearly 1.32 million shares at roughly $22.76 a share. “We are pleased ...

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Monro board OKs stock buyback

Monro Muffler Brake Inc.’s board has authorized the repurchase of an additional $30 million in common stock.

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Number of job ads holds steady

Rochester’s help-wanted advertising remained stable in October, the Conference Board Inc. reported. Some 11,800 job ads were posted here last month, unchanged from September but up from 10,900 a year ago. New, unduplicated ads increased to 8,300 from 8,100 in ...

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Business conditions show uptick

General business conditions in the Rochester area improved slightly in October, a monthly survey by the National Association of Purchasing Management-Rochester Inc. shows. Some 17 percent of area businesses and individuals reported improved business conditions last month, up from 13 ...

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Business conditions show uptick

General business conditions in the Rochester area improved slightly in October, a monthly survey by the National Association of Purchasing Management-Rochester Inc. shows.

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Number of job ads holds steady

Rochester’s help-wanted advertising remained stable in October, the Conference Board Inc. reported.

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Upstate consumers wary of the future

Future confidence among upstate consumers plummeted more than 11 points in October, the latest consumer confidence survey by the Siena Research Institute shows. Overall confidence, which includes both current confidence and future confidence, fell to 67.7 this month from 75.4 ...

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Upstate consumers wary of the future

Future confidence among upstate consumers plummeted more than 11 points in October, a recent consumer confidence survey shows.

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New facility, Lockheed talks rev up Torvec’s outlook

Torvec Inc. is gearing up to shift from a development-stage automotive technology company to one that is production-ready with several product negotiations in the pipeline and a move to a larger facility under way. Torvec in recent months began negotiations ...

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