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Job losses continue to plague region

The Rochester area unemployment rate dropped slightly from March to April, but year-over-year, the region lost some 7,500 jobs. The jobless rate fell to 4.7 percent last month from 5 percent in March, but was up from 4.6 percent a ...

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Job losses continue to plague region

The Rochester area unemployment rate dropped slightly from March to April, but year-over-year, the region has lost some 7,500 jobs, or 1.5 percent, since April 2005. The number of private-sector jobs has decreased by 8,300, or 1.9 percent.

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Online job ads drop off in April

Rochester’s online help-wanted advertising—after climbing to a record level in March—dipped slightly last month, the Conference Board Inc. reported. Some 5,500 new, online job ads were posted in the area in April, down from 5,800 in March. The Rochester region ...

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Online job ads drop off in April

Rochester’s online help-wanted advertising—after climbing to a record level in March—dipped slightly last month, the Conference Board Inc. reported. Some 5,500 new, online job ads were posted in the area in April, down from 5,800 in March.

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World Wide Movers in Fairport gets new owner

Despite a lack of experience in his new field, Randall Purvis has jumped feet first into his new venture. Purvis, a former manufacturing engineer, recently purchased World Wide Movers. He plans to continue the firm’s 34-year-old tradition of getting people ...

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Auto sales remain sluggish

Sales of new and used vehicles this year continue to trail 2005: New-car sales were down 24 percent last month compared with a year ago, while used-car sales were down 7 percent, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported Friday. ...

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Auto sales remain sluggish

Sales of new and used vehicles this year continue to trail 2005: New-car sales were down 24 percent last month compared with a year ago, while used-car sales were down 7 percent, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported Friday.

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RGRTA to add hybrid buses to fleet

Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority is looking to lower fuel costs with a recent purchase of 19 hybrid buses. The buses cost roughly $485,000 each—some $120,000 more than traditional diesel-fueled buses. RGRTA used money set aside in last year’s Transportation Bond ...

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N.Y. consumer mood takes a dive

Confidence among upstate consumers plunged in April, the latest Consumer Confidence survey by the Siena Research Institute shows. Future confidence among upstate consumers was at a record low of 58.9 last month, compared with 67.6 in March and 60.8 a ...

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N.Y. consumer mood takes a dive

Confidence among upstate consumers plunged in April, the latest Consumer Confidence survey by the Siena Research Institute shows.

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RGRTA to add hybrid buses to fleet

Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority is looking to lower fuel costs with a recent purchase of 19 hybrid buses. They are expected to be on the road by summer 2007.

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RIT gets $4 million for research

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was slated late Friday afternoon to present Rochester Institute of Technology with $4 million to study alternative fuel sources. “This represents an important opportunity to create jobs and bring significant resources to the Rochester area,” Clinton, ...

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RIT gets $4 million for research

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was slated late Friday afternoon to present Rochester Institute of Technology with $4 million to study alternative fuel sources. “This represents an important opportunity to create jobs and bring significant resources to the Rochester area,” Clinton, ...

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Survey: Business conditions take a dip

General business conditions in the Rochester area worsened slightly in April, a monthly survey by the National Association of Purchasing Management-Rochester Inc. shows. Some 12 percent of businesses and individuals reported worse conditions last month; in March, no businesses reported ...

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Survey: Business conditions take a dip

General business conditions in the Rochester area worsened slightly in April, a monthly survey by the National Association of Purchasing Management-Rochester Inc. shows.

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