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Thruway toll increases approved

The New York State Thruway Authority on Monday approved a $2.6 billion capital plan that will increase tolls to motorists beginning May 15.

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NY predicted to drop from top three

Within six years, Florida is expected to nudge New York out of the top three most populous states, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. As of July 1, 2004, New York was home to 19.2 million residents, while Florida’s population ...

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Region’s jobless rate falls to 5.3 percent in March

The unemployment rate in the Rochester area fell to 5.3 percent in March from 5.7 percent in February and 6.5 percent a year ago. The state’s jobless rate, after seasonal adjustment, was 4.6 percent in March, down from 5.1 percent ...

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Region’s jobless rate falls to 5.3 percent in March

The unemployment rate in the Rochester area fell to 5.3 percent in March from 5.7 percent in February and 6.5 percent a year ago. The number of jobs in the area also decreased.

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NY predicted to drop from top three

Within six years, Florida is expected to nudge New York out of the top three most populous states, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today.

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Her business makes others’ simpler

Colleen Wightman thrives doing the things many people do not have the time or patience for. As founder of Professional Errand Runners and Concierge Service, Wightman puts together gift baskets and arrangements, sends holiday greeting cards, shops and sets up ...

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Stats provide snapshot of the area’s key players

The Rochester area boasts a number of powerful individuals-those who wield clout by virtue of the jobs they do, the people they know or the community organizations they are affiliated with. On average, Rochester’s Power Players are 61-year-old males whose ...

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Vehicle sales pick up pace in March

New-vehicle sales climbed more than 60 percent in March compared with February and nearly 5 percent from a year ago, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported. Used-car sales also were up in March: nearly 23 percent higher than in ...

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Vehicle sales pick up pace in March

New-vehicle sales climbed more than 60 percent in March compared with February and nearly 5 percent from a year ago, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported.

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Solid financial plans and goals requisites for retiring early

When people think of early retirement, they often attribute it to layoffs or company reorganizations. But that does not have to be the case. With a solid financial plan, some people are finding it possible to exit their careers-because they ...

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Monro predicts Q4 sales in line with expectations

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. today reported its fourth-quarter comparable store sales will reflect increases of 4 percent to 5 percent, in line with its previous expectations of 3 percent to 5 percent. Monro expects 2005 diluted earnings per share to ...

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Consumer confidence declines in Rochester

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

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Consumer confidence declines in Rochester

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

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Survey: Business conditions stable

General business conditions remained stable in March for both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors, the National Association of Purchasing Management–Rochester Inc. officials said.

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