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Dunn expands nitrogen tire inflation

Tire retailer Dunn Tire LLC has expanded the availability of nitrogen tire inflation to all 26 of its stores in New York and Pennsylvania. The company began the service last June at its Buffalo stores, adding the service in select ...

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Dunn expands nitrogen tire inflation

Tire retailer Dunn Tire LLC has expanded the availability of nitrogen tire inflation to all 26 of its stores in New York and Pennsylvania. The company added the service in select Rochester stores in September.

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Astute entrepreneurs analyze failures to gain success

Despite their success with Burger King and Friendly’s restaurants, Laurence and Dennis Kessler of the Kessler Group could not get people through the doors when they tried their hand at a Del Taco chain here. The restaurant was popular and ...

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A simple idea yields huge returns

In May 2001, Shirley Coloney had just had her second child, was tired of working for someone else and was hoping to find a business she could start from home. Everyone was talking about computers, she says, so with her ...

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Company aims to clean up with car wash products

Donald Scordo may not be obsessed with clean cars-but pretty close to it. “I started washing cars in 1968 when I wasn’t even driving yet,” said the 52-year-old president of Washing Equipment Technologies Inc., a Webster-based distributor of car wash ...

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Dec. jobless rate up from Nov., but down from 2003

The unemployment rate in the Rochester area increased to 5.4 percent in December from 5 percent in November, but fell from 5.7 percent a year ago. The state’s jobless rate, after seasonal adjustment, was 5.3 percent in December, up from ...

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Delphi revenues slip in fourth quarter

Delphi Corp. today reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $102 million, or 18 cents a share. Excluding special charges, the company posted a loss of $51 million, or 9 cents a share. Analysts had predicted a loss of 15 cents ...

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Delphi revenues slip in fourth quarter

Delphi Corp. today reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $102 million, or 18 cents a share. Excluding special charges, the company posted a loss of $51 million, or 9 cents a share.

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Dec. jobless rate up from Nov., but down from 2003

The unemployment rate in the Rochester area increased to 5.4 percent in December from 5 percent in November, but fell from 5.7 percent a year ago. The region fared better than other upstate areas.

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Third-quarter sales rise at Monro

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. today reported a 24.7 percent increase in fiscal third-quarter sales to $80.5 million compared with $64.5 million a year ago. Net income increased 20.5 percent to a record $3.7 million, or 25 cents a diluted share, ...

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Third-quarter sales rise at Monro

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. today reported a 24.7 percent increase in fiscal third-quarter sales to $80.5 million compared with $64.5 million a year ago.

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Delphi unit targets fuel efficiency, emissions

With gasoline prices near all-time highs and an increased awareness of vehicle emissions, automotive components manufacturers are churning out devices that will tackle both issues. Delphi Corp.’s Rochester facility-led by chief engineer and site manager James Zizelman-manufactures innovative products that ...

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Eyeon Therapeutics: Harnessing new technology to improve drug efficacy

David Kleinman M.D. has found a niche-and has every intention of capitalizing on it. As CEO of 6-month-old Eyeon Therapeutics, Kleinman predicts that in five years revenues for the pharmaceutical company could top $14 million. “We expect to see significant ...

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New cars drive 5 percent sales rise

New-vehicle sales in Monroe County increased nearly 20 percent from November to December, while used-car sales fell nearly 18 percent, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported. Total car sales increased 5 percent from November. RADA figures show 3,032 new ...

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New cars drive 5 percent sales rise

New-vehicle sales in Monroe County increased nearly 20 percent from November to December, while used-car sales fell nearly 18 percent, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported. Total car sales increased 5 percent from November.

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