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Report: Future construction plummets in Rochester area

Contracts for future construction in the Rochester metropolitan area have taken a nosedive. McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of the McGraw-Hill Cos. Inc., reports total building contracts year-to-date have fallen 34 percent, from $328 million a year ago to $216 million. ...

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Monro Muffler posts strong growth

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. today reported a 21.5 percent increase in fourth-quarter sales to a record $61.4 million, up from $50.5 million a year ago. The company posted a 7.3 percent rise in comparable-store sales. Net income rose 28.4 percent ...

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Monro Muffler posts strong growth

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. Thursday reported a 21.5 percent increase in fourth-quarter sales to a record $61.4 million, up from $50.5 million a year ago. Net income rose 28.4 percent to $2.4 million. The results matched Street estimates. The company, ...

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City taxes would rise in proposed budget

Seeking to eliminate the city’s projected $38.1 million deficit, Mayor William Johnson Jr. today proposed increasing property taxes, cutting eight jobs, eliminating some city services and tapping into reserve funds. The mayor, who has announced his candidacy for county executive, ...

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City taxes would rise in proposed budget

Seeking to eliminate the city’s projected $38.1 million deficit, Mayor William Johnson Jr. Friday proposed increasing property taxes, cutting eight jobs, eliminating some city services and tapping into reserve funds. The mayor, who has announced his candidacy for county executive, ...

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RGRTA ridership rises, bucking trend

Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority’s ridership increased 1.4 percent in 2002, bucking a national decline of 1.3 percent. RGRTA CEO Don Riley attributed the local increase in public transportation to service expansions and stable fares.

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RGRTA ridership rises, bucking trend

Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority’s ridership increased 1.4 percent in 2002, bucking a national decline of 1.3 percent reported by the American Public Transportation Association. RGRTA CEO Don Riley attributed the local increase in public transportation to service expansions and stable ...

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Shareholders want expensing of options

Eastman Kodak Co. shareholders at its annual meeting on Wednesday approved a non-binding proposal to account for employee stock options as an expense for financial reporting purposes. The shareholders voted in favor of the proposal by a margin of roughly ...

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Shareholders want expensing of options

Eastman Kodak Co. shareholders at its annual meeting on Wednesday approved a non-binding proposal to account for employee stock options as an expense for financial reporting purposes. The shareholders approved the proposal by a margin of roughly 56 percent to ...

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Finalists for its 2003 ‘W’ award selected

The Rochester Women’s Network has selected the finalists for its 2003 “W” award. The finalists include Jean Carroll, executive director, YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County; Evelyn Frazee, state Supreme Court Justice; Cynthia McGill, co-pastor and chief administrative officer, New ...

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Finalists for its 2003 ‘W’ award selected

The Rochester Women’s Network has selected the finalists for its 2003 “W” award. The recipient will be announced at a noon luncheon May 8 at the Crowne Plaza Rochester.

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URMC gets new aging office

The American Federation for Aging Research, a non-profit organization that supports biomedical research on age-related diseases, has opened an affiliate office at the University of Rochester Medical Center. “The URMC is a natural partner for AFAR,” said AFAR executive director ...

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URMC gets new aging office

The American Federation for Aging Research, a non-profit organization that supports biomedical research on age-related diseases, has opened an affiliate office at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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Kodak hires Olympus exec for digital camera business

Eastman Kodak Co. has tapped a digital industry veteran in a move to increase the photo giant’s share of the digital camera market. Yusuke Kojima, formerly of Olympus Optical Co. Ltd., has been named a corporate vice president and general ...

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Kodak hires Olympus exec for digital camera business

Eastman Kodak Co. has tapped a digital industry veteran in a move to increase the photo giant’s share of the digital camera market. Yusuke Kojima, formerly of Olympus Optical Co. Ltd., has been named a corporate vice president and general ...

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