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Delphi stock takes a hit after bankruptcy filing

Delphi Corp. stock plummeted nearly 60 percent today following the company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing on Saturday. Shares were trading down 66 cents to 46 cents a share midday. The company, which employs some 2,100 people in Rochester, has seen ...

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Delphi stock takes a hit after bankruptcy filing

Delphi Corp. stock plummeted nearly 60 percent Monday following the company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing on Saturday. Shares were trading down 66 cents to 46 cents a share midday.

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Farm’s offerings more than amazing

Joan and Douglas Allen know what it takes to build excitement and keep customers coming back for more: Try something new every year. What started as a roadside stand in Macedon, Long Acre Farms-which features a farm market and country ...

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Driving for success is part of his passion

Richard Dorschel found his calling early in life-as a youngster he spent many hours by his father’s side at what would become Rochester’s largest car dealership. “Oh, I’m a gearhead,” says the 59-year-old owner and president of the Dorschel Automotive ...

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Business conditions steady here

General business conditions in the Rochester area changed only slightly in September, with no reports of worse conditions for the fourth straight month, a monthly survey shows. Commodity prices were up last month, with 85 percent of respondents reporting higher ...

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Business conditions steady here

General business conditions in the Rochester area changed only slightly in September, with no reports of worse conditions for the fourth straight month, a monthly survey shows.

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Torvec files suit against CXO on the Go

Torvec Inc. and co-founders Keith Gleasman and James Gleasman have filed a lawsuit against CXO on the Go of Delaware LLC asking the court to nullify a contract between the companies. The lawsuit—filed Sept. 30 in state Supreme Court in ...

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Consumer confidence here ranks last

Overall consumer confidence—including both current and future confidence—declined in the third quarter in the Rochester metropolitan area, a Siena College survey shows. In the latest quarterly Consumer Confidence survey by the Siena Research Institute, confidence in the Rochester area was ...

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Auction Direct aims to double staff

Auction Direct USA L.P., a used-car auction house, plans to nearly double its staff in the next six months to roughly 70 employees. The startup, which officially opened last weekend, hired 40 people at a job fair this summer for ...

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Auction Direct aims to double staff

Auction Direct USA L.P., a used-car auction house that opened last weekend, plans to nearly double its staff in the next six months to roughly 70 employees.

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Consumer confidence here ranks last

Overall consumer confidence—including both current and future confidence—declined in the third quarter in the Rochester metropolitan area, a Siena College survey shows.

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Torvec files suit against CXO on the Go

Torvec Inc. and co-founders Keith Gleasman and James Gleasman have filed a lawsuit against CXO on the Go of Delaware LLC asking the court to nullify a contract between the companies.

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Plastics manufacturers feel the pinch

If misery truly likes company, the makers of asphalt, vinyl siding and soda bottles can take comfort in the fact they are not alone. Those products and thousands more get their start from crude oil and natural gas. So, like ...

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Help-wanted ads in Rochester decline in August

Rochester’s help-wanted advertising index—an indicator of the local job market—declined two points in August, the Conference Board Inc. reported today. The index fell to 17 last month from 19 in July and 20 a year ago. The index also fell ...

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Help-wanted ads in Rochester decline in August

Rochester’s help-wanted advertising index — an indicator of the local job market — declined two points in August, the Conference Board Inc. reported Thursday. The index fell to 17 last month from 19 in July and 20 a year ago.

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