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Patrick Pontiac gets Buick franchise

The Dorschel Automotive Group has abandoned its 56-year-old, trademark brand, selling its Buick franchise back to General Motors Corp., and Patrick Pontiac has been awarded the franchise, the two companies announced. The move will allow Dorschel to focus on its ...

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Patrick Pontiac gets Buick franchise

Patrick Pontiac has been awarded the Buick franchise abandoned by the Dorschel Automotive Group when it sold its 56-year-old, trademark brand back to General Motors Corp., the two companies said.

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Area jobless rate improves since September

The Rochester area economy showed mixed signals in October, with a year-over-year loss in non-farm and private-sector jobs but an improvement in the jobless rate since September. The unemployment rate in Rochester fell to 5.5 percent last month from 5.9 ...

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Area jobless rate improves since September

The Rochester area economy showed mixed signals in October, with a year-over-year loss in non-farm and private-sector jobs but an improvement in the jobless rate since September.

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New car sales plunge in October

Sales of new vehicles in Monroe County fell sharply in October, resulting in the largest month-over-month drop in more than three years, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported. Mirroring national trends, area dealers sold 2,444 new cars and trucks ...

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New car sales plunge in October

Sales of new vehicles in Monroe County fell sharply in October, resulting in the largest month-over-month drop in more than three years, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported.

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Do-it-yourself attitude propels her business

Frustration, lack of offerings and passion led Kelly Sabetta to go into business for herself. Sabetta, 25, had written a book she wanted to get published but was unable to find the right venue; some publishers would accept only certain ...

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Rochester area online job listings decline

Rochester’s online help-wanted advertising fell for the second consecutive month in October, the Conference Board Inc. reported. Some 13,700 online job ads were posted here last month, down from 14,400 in September, but up from 12,000 a year ago. New, ...

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Growth is ‘huge’ for this CEO

He has a bobble-head doll fashioned after him, a MySpace page devoted to him, and video parodies of his commercials appear on YouTube. Whether you find his advertising shtick amusing or annoying, there is no question that Billy Fuccillo’s persona ...

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Business conditions stable this month

General business conditions in the Rochester area were relatively stable in October, a monthly survey by the National Association of Purchasing Management-Rochester Inc. shows. Six percent of area businesses and individuals reported improved business conditions this month, down from 18 ...

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Business conditions stable this month

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

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Monro Muffler sales increase 7%

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. on Tuesday reported record second-quarter net income and sales, beating Street estimates. The company also reported it is working on a midsize acquisition, expected to be announced later this quarter. Net income was $7.7 million, compared ...

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Monro Muffler sales increase 7%

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. on Tuesday reported record second-quarter net income and sales, beating Street estimates.

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Survey: NYers say recession is here

More than three-quarters of New Yorkers say the country is in a recession, and nearly 60 percent say we are headed into a global economic depression, a new survey by Siena Research Institute shows. SRI’s October Financial Meltdown survey reports ...

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