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Business conditions slip in February

General business conditions in the Rochester area slightly in February. Some 13 percent of businesses reported better conditions, down from 26 percent in January. Seventy-four percent reported no change, up from 63 percent in January.

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N.Y. workers more optimistic

Optimism among New York workers was up in January, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows. The report showed confidence increased two-tenths of a point to 54.3 in January and was up 2.8 points from January 2005.

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Competitive fire is a key for this car dealer

John Gabriele always thought he wanted to be a stuffed shirt, working his way up the corporate ladder, with nights and weekends off. Instead, he opted to start his career in car sales at an out-of-the way dealership in Avon, ...

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Q4: Matthew Fronk, chief engineer, Fuel Cell Activities Group, General Motors Corp

Q: Department of Energy secretary Samuel Bodman visited General Motors Thursday to promote President George Bush’s advanced energy initiative and the Energy Department’s hydrogen program. How will the local GM facility benefit from the visit and the energy initiative? A: ...

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Upstate consumer confidence rebounds

Confidence among upstate consumers rebounded in February, the latest Consumer Confidence survey by the Siena Research Institute shows. Overall consumer confidence—which includes current and future confidence—rose 7.7 points last month to 78.7 among upstate residents, and was up from 72.9 ...

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Upstate consumer confidence rebounds

Confidence among upstate consumers rebounded in February. Overall consumer confidence—which includes current and future confidence—rose 7.7 points last month to 78.7 among upstate residents, and was up from 72.9 a year ago.

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Help-wanted ads decrease here

Rochester’s help-wanted advertising index fell three points in January, the Conference Board Inc. reported. The index fell to 17 last month from 20 in December, but remained unchanged from January 2005. The index in Syracuse increased in January to 79 ...

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Help-wanted ads decrease here

Rochester’s help-wanted advertising index fell three points in January, the Conference Board Inc. reported. The index fell to 17 last month from 20 in December, but remained unchanged from January 2005.

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Energy secretary tours fuel-cell plant

U.S. Department of Energy secretary Samuel Bodman visited Rochester today on the last leg of his tour to promote President George Bush’s advanced energy initiative and the Energy Department’s hydrogen program. Bodman, who previously visited companies in Virginia, Illinois and ...

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Energy secretary tours fuel-cell plant

U.S. Department of Energy secretary Samuel Bodman visited Rochester Thursday on the last leg of his tour to promote President George Bush’s advanced energy initiative and the Energy Department’s hydrogen program.

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Government employees earn more

State and local government workers in the Rochester area made roughly $5 more an hour in February 2005 than those in private industry, a new survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows. A year ago, government workers averaged $24.08 ...

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Government employees earn more

State and local government workers in the Rochester area made roughly $5 more an hour in February 2005 than those in private industry, a new survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows.

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Ads increase, but numbers remain low

Rochester’s online help-wanted advertising in January jumped to its highest level since August, the Conference Board Inc. reported. Online job ads in the area—which includes Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne counties—were up some 34 percent from 3,500 in December ...

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Ads increase, but numbers remain low

Rochester’s online help-wanted advertising in January jumped to its highest level since August. However, Rochester remains one of two metropolitan areas with less than one online job posting per 100 people. The other is Detroit.

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Auto dealers begin year with sluggish new-car sales

Sales of new vehicles in the area dropped 17 percent from December to January, while used-car sales were up nearly 18 percent, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported. Area dealers sold 1,987 new cars last month, down from 2,394 ...

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