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July auto sales rise over last year

Sales of new and used vehicles have fallen since June but are up over last year, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported today. Local dealers sold 4,440 new cars in July, a 10 percent increase from 4,028 a year ...

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July auto sales rise over last year

Sales of new and used vehicles have fallen since June but are up over last year. Area dealers sold 6,372 new and used cars in July, a 9 percent increase over July 2004.

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Top area leaders huddle to spark fuel-cell mission

A push to get the region’s key players united behind fuel-cell technology-what some see as vital to the area’s future economic health-gained momentum this month as some 35 top business leaders, elected officials and economic developers met at General Motors ...

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Torvec changes leaders as CEO, chairman fired

Torvec Inc.’s former CEO and chairman, who were ousted last week by the company’s executive committee, contend the firing and other actions by the committee violate state law and company bylaws. In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Aug. 19, ...

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Help-wanted index edges up in July

Rochester’s help-wanted advertising index—an indicator of the local job market—increased 1 point in July, the Conference Board Inc. reported. The index rose from 18 in June to 19 last month, but decreased from 21 a year ago. Nationwide, the index ...

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Help-wanted index edges up in July

Rochester’s help-wanted advertising index—an indicator of the local job market—increased 1 point in July, the Conference Board Inc. reported.

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Torvec co-founders named in defamation suit by CXO

CXO on the Go of Delaware LLC and managing partner Philip Fain have filed a defamation suit against Torvec Inc. co-founders James and Keith Gleasman and a contractor, Floyd Cady Jr. The suit was filed Aug. 19 in state Supreme ...

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Record sales drive expansions at Dorschel

Business has never been better at the Dorschel Automotive Group. The dealer set a record in March with sales of 809 vehicles and then broke that mark in July by selling nearly 820 vehicles. “We’re busting at the seams and ...

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Area unemployment rate rises in July

The unemployment rate in the Rochester area increased in July to 5 percent from 4.7 percent in June, but it was down from 5.3 percent a year ago. The state’s jobless rate, after seasonal adjustment, was 5.1 percent in July, ...

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Area unemployment rate rises in July

The unemployment rate in the Rochester area increased in July to 5 percent from 4.7 percent in June, but it was down from 5.3 percent a year ago.

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Online job ads near 5,000 in July

Roughly 4,600 new, online job ads were posted in the Rochester metropolitan statistical area in July, the Conference Board Inc. reported this week. The metropolitan area includes Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne counties. In Buffalo, 7,500 new help-wanted ads ...

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Online job ads near 5,000 in July

Roughly 4,600 new, online job ads were posted in the Rochester metropolitan statistical area in July, the Conference Board Inc. reported this week.

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Survey: Business conditions improve here

General business conditions here improved in July in both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors, a monthly survey by the National Association of Purchasing Management-Rochester Inc. shows. Some 21 percent of respondents reported better business conditions last month, up from 7 ...

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Survey: Business conditions improve here

General business conditions here improved in July in both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors, a monthly survey by the National Association of Purchasing Management-Rochester Inc. shows.

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