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Crossover vehicles answer call for better fuel efficiency

Fuel efficiency-primarily in the form of crossover vehicles-tops the list of features of new and redesigned luxury vehicles. Both Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp. have designed smaller sport utility vehicles-crossovers-to compete in the area of fuel economy, while ...

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Job advertising here remains flat

Help-wanted advertising in the Rochester area remained flat in August, the Conference Board Inc. reported. The index here was 15 last month, unchanged from July but down 2 points from a year ago. The Syracuse region’s help-wanted advertising hit a ...

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Job advertising here remains flat

Help-wanted advertising in the Rochester area remained flat in August, the Conference Board Inc. reported. The index was 15, unchanged from July. Nationally, the index fell one point.

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Meeting to focus on ways to boost business in India

Rochester-area companies next week will have an opportunity to learn more about doing business in India when the International Resource Group Inc. conducts a discussion titled, “The USA and India-Partners in the Global Economy.” A.R. Ghanashyam, deputy consul general and ...

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Monro expects earnings at low end

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. said today it expects second-quarter earnings per share to be at the low end of its previously announced range of 48 to 52 cents. Analysts were forecasting earnings of 51 cents a share on revenues of ...

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Monro expects earnings at low end

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. said Thursday it expects second-quarter earnings per share to be at the low end of its previously announced range of 48 to 52 cents.

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N.Y. workers see a weakening economy

Fewer workers in New York are confident about their employer’s future and they believe the economy is getting weaker, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows. The New York Employment Report shows employee confidence fell slightly in August ...

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N.Y. workers see a weakening economy

Fewer workers in New York are confident about their employer’s future and they believe the economy is getting weaker, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows.

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Unemployment eases, but number of jobs falls

The Rochester-area economy showed some improvement in August with a decline in the unemployment rate, but the number of non-farm jobs and employed persons declined since July. The jobless rate was 4.4 percent in August, down from 4.9 percent in ...

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Unemployment eases, but number of jobs falls

The Rochester-area economy showed some improvement in August with a decline in the unemployment rate, but the number of non-farm jobs and employed persons declined since July.

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August brings more automobile sales

New- and used-car sales climbed slightly in August, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported. Area dealers sold 3,922 new vehicles in August, up less than 1 percent from 3,904 in July, but for the first time this year, monthly ...

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August brings more automobile sales

New- and used-car sales climbed slightly in August, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported. For the first time this year, monthly new-car sales topped 2005 numbers.

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Local firms to hire, but pace to slow

Most Rochester-area businesses expect to continue hiring, but the pace should slow in the next quarter, a Manpower Inc. poll of employer work force plans shows. Some 30 percent of businesses interviewed for the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey said they ...

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Local firms to hire, but pace to slow

Most Rochester-area businesses expect to continue hiring, but the pace should slow in the next quarter, a Manpower Inc. poll of employer work force plans shows.

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General business conditions stable

General business conditions in the Rochester area remained stable last month in both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors, a monthly survey by the National Association of Purchasing Management-Rochester Inc. shows. Some 27 percent of businesses and individuals reported improved business ...

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