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Area firms forecast weak hiring growth

Rochester-area businesses anticipate sluggish job growth over the next three months, the most recent Manpower Inc. poll of business work force plans shows. Some 27 percent of companies interviewed for the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey said they plan to hire ...

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Trucking firms bracing for hike in Thruway tolls

High gas prices and transportation taxes in New York have taken a toll on businesses, and if the state Thruway Authority’s capital program is approved this spring-as local trucking company officials expect-the cost of doing business here will rise even ...

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Rochester companies forecast sluggish job growth

Rochester area businesses forecast sluggish job growth over the next three months, the most recent Manpower Inc. poll of business work force plans shows. Some 27 percent of companies interviewed for the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey said they plan to ...

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RV dealer drives into Monroe County with purchase

In a move to increase its customer base from the Rochester area and west, Gary Johnston’s RV Center Inc. has purchased the former Bethany RV & Marine World property on Ridge Road in Webster. “I had some employees and friends ...

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New-car sales lag 2004 but beat January

New-vehicle sales were down 8.5 percent in February compared with a year ago, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported today. The sales, however, were up 16 percent in February compared with January. Used-car sales in February also declined, by ...

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Delphi stock plummets to record low

Shares of Delphi Corp. stock plunged to an all-time low this week on news of accounting improprieties and the resignation of Chief Financial Officer Alan Dawes after the company expressed a loss of confidence in him. The Troy, Mich., auto ...

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Delphi stock plummets to record low

Shares of Delphi Corp. stock plunged to an all-time low this week on news of accounting improprieties and the resignation of Chief Financial Officer Alan Dawes after the company expressed a loss of confidence in him.

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Torvec names Fain to CEO slot; Ottalagana to head Iso-Torque

Torvec Inc. today appointed a new CEO. Philip Fain will serve as CEO of the development stage automotive technology company, effective immediately. Fain previously served as chief financial officer. Fain replaces Richard Ottalagana, who was hired as CEO in June ...

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Business conditions improve in Feb.

General business conditions improved in February, with the manufacturing sector showing the most improvement, the National Association of Purchasing Management – Rochester Inc. officials said. The non-manufacturing sector was generally stable. Some 18 percent of respondents reported better conditions in ...

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Business conditions improve in Feb.

General business conditions improved in February, with the manufacturing sector showing the most improvement, the National Association of Purchasing Management – Rochester Inc. officials said. The non-manufacturing sector was generally stable.

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Delphi CEO Battenberg to retire

Delphi Corp. chairman, CEO and former president J.T. Battenberg III will retire later this year, company officials said Wednesday. No successor has been named. A 44-year veteran of the automotive industry, Battenberg, 61, began his career with General Motors Corp. ...

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Delphi CEO Battenberg to retire

Delphi Corp. chairman, CEO and former president J.T. Battenberg III will retire later this year, company officials said Wednesday. No successor has been named.

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