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Record sales mark Monro’s Q3

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. on Tuesday reported a 20 percent increase in net income and record third-quarter sales. Net income in the quarter increased to $4.9 million from $4.1 million a year ago. Earnings per diluted share increased nearly 19 ...

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Record sales mark Monro’s Q3

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. on Tuesday reported a 20 percent increase in net income and record third-quarter sales.

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A leader who drives growth

Ask David Hoselton about selling cars and he likely will say it is not on his list of favorite things to do. “I hated sales,” says the 66-year-old chairman of Hoselton Auto Mall. “At (University of Rochester) I took a ...

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Victor’s Eastview merges with Filer’s PowerSports

Two of the area’s leading retailers of personal recreational and utility vehicles have joined forces. Filer’s PowerSports LLC, which sells all-terrain vehicles, utility vehicles and snowmobiles, has merged with Eastview Power Products and added to its roster more of the ...

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Auto sales slump to 15-year low

Monroe County auto dealers sold fewer new and used vehicles last year than in any other year since 1991, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported. Dealers sold 57,938 new and used cars and trucks in the area in 2006, ...

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Auto sales slump to 15-year low

Monroe County auto dealers sold fewer new and used vehicles last year than in any year since 1991, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported.

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Consumers have brighter outlook

Overall consumer confidence climbed to its highest level in more than two years among Rochester consumers, a Siena College survey shows. In the latest quarterly Consumer Confidence survey by the Siena Research Institute, overall confidence—including both current and future confidence—in ...

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Consumers have brighter outlook

Overall consumer confidence climbed to its highest level in more than two years among Rochester consumers, a Siena College survey shows.

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Report: Worker confidence in N.Y. falls in November

Fewer workers in New York were confident about the strength of the economy and job availability in November, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows. The New York Employment Report shows employee confidence fell 6.6 points to 53.8 ...

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Torvec leaders shoot for moon with NASA study

What began as a global commercialization goal could become extraterrestrial for Torvec Inc. The development-stage automotive technology company this month was hired by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to conduct a feasibility study into the possibility of integrating six ...

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Unemployment rate increases

Rochester-area unemployment rose in November and the region ranked as one of three statewide—along with Buffalo and Utica-Rome—to post year-over-year job losses in the private sector. The area’s jobless rate increased to 4 percent last month from 3.8 percent in ...

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Unemployment rate increases

Rochester-area unemployment rose in November and the region ranked as one of three statewide—along with Buffalo and Utica-Rome—to post year-over-year job losses in the private sector.

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Builders design their homes with keen eye to the future

Innovative and custom designs appear to be top choices for builders when constructing their own homes. Several area homebuilders and developers have designed their own homes, and when it comes to curb appeal and amenities, builders tend to design with ...

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Boulter sells crane division to Lockport firm

A century-old local rigging and relocation business has sold one of its divisions to make room for growth in other areas. Boulter Industrial Contractors Inc., a fixture in Webster since 1892, has sold its crane division, formerly Webster Crane, to ...

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