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NASA taps Torvec for lunar rover components

Torvec Inc. has delivered its Iso-Torque differentials to NASA for use in the agency’s lunar rover and is to deliver transmissions by the end of September.

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Business conditions improve in June

General business conditions in the Rochester area improved in June, with the best month-over-month increase in more than a year, a survey of purchasing managers shows.

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Business conditions improve in June

General business conditions in the Rochester area improved in June, with the best month-over-month increase in more than a year, a survey by the National Association of Purchasing Management-Rochester Inc. shows. Half of the area’s respondents reported better conditions last ...

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Local consumer confidence lags state

Overall confidence among Rochester consumers lagged other metropolitan areas across the state in the second quarter, a Siena College survey shows. In the latest quarterly Consumer Confidence survey by the Siena Research Institute, overall confidence—which includes both current and future ...

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Online job ads reach 2-year high

Rochester’s total online help-wanted advertising last month climbed to its highest level since the Conference Board Inc. began reporting the data nearly two years ago. Some 11,400 online job ads were posted in June, up from 11,300 in May and ...

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Online job ads reach 2-year high

Rochester’s total online help-wanted advertising last month climbed to its highest level since the Conference Board Inc. began reporting the data nearly two years ago.

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Local consumer confidence lags state

Overall confidence among Rochester consumers lagged other metropolitan areas across the state in the second quarter, a survey shows.

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Help-wanted index rises

Rochester’s help-wanted advertising reached a more than two-year high in May, the Conference Board Inc. reported. The index increased 10 points to 29 last month from 19 in April and was up 13 points from a year ago, bucking both ...

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UAW workers OK deal with Delphi, GM

United Auto Workers employees at Delphi Corp. have approved an attrition agreement with the bankrupt auto-parts maker and General Motors Corp. The agreement—approved nationally by 68 percent of workers and locally by 65 percent—calls for wage decreases and buyout incentives. ...

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UAW workers OK deal with Delphi, GM

United Auto Workers employees at Delphi Corp. have approved an attrition agreement with the bankrupt auto-parts maker and General Motors Corp. The agreement—approved nationally by 68 percent of workers and locally by 65 percent—calls for wage decreases and buyout incentives.

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Help-wanted index rises

Rochester’s help-wanted advertising reached a more than two-year high in May, the Conference Board Inc. reported. Nationally, the index fell to 27 in May from 29 in April and 33 a year ago.

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Delphi reaches tentative pact

Delphi Corp. has reached a tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers and General Motors Corp. concerning its plants and work-force transition. Details of the agreement were not disclosed, but several news agencies—including the Associated Press, Bloomberg and CNN—reported the ...

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Delphi reaches tentative pact

Delphi Corp. has reached a tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers and General Motors Corp. concerning its plants and work-force transition. Delphi reportedly would keep its Rochester and Lockport facilities open.

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Hoselton’s surge gives it title as top auto dealer

See Correction and Amplifications below For the first time in nearly two decades, Hoselton Auto Mall last year outpaced all other car dealers in the area, ranking as the largest local automotive dealership. Bucking the local trend-car sales in Monroe ...

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Car sales at highest level since 2005

Sales of new and used vehicles in Monroe County last month reached their highest level in nearly two years, data from the Rochester Automobile Dealers Association Inc. shows. Area dealers sold 6,075 new and used vehicles in May, a 9 ...

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