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Automobile sales sputter

Sales of new and used cars locally are down nearly 11 percent this year compared with the first half of 2005, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported. Area dealers sold 28,912 vehicles from January to June, compared with 32,358 ...

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Automobile sales sputter

Sales of new and used cars locally are down nearly 11 percent this year compared with the first half of 2005, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported.

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Consumer confidence declines

Overall consumer confidence—including both current and future confidence—fell slightly in the second quarter, a Siena College survey shows. In the latest quarterly Consumer Confidence survey by the Siena Research Institute, overall consumer confidence in the Rochester metropolitan area declined 1.1 ...

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Consumer confidence declines

Overall consumer confidence—including both current and future confidence—fell slightly in the second quarter, ranking Greater Rochester fifth of the six regions measured in the state, a Siena College survey shows.

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Help-wanted ads decline in May

After reaching its highest level in more than a year in April, Rochester’s help-wanted advertising index tanked last month, the Conference Board Inc. reported. The index fell some seven points to 16 in May, down from 23 in April and ...

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Help-wanted ads decline in May

After reaching its highest level in more than a year in April, Rochester’s help-wanted advertising index tanked last month, the Conference Board Inc. reported.

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Car sales rise in May but lag 2005

New-car sales in Monroe County showed some improvement last month but continued to trail 2005 numbers, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported. Area dealers sold 3,489 new cars and trucks last month, up more than 15 percent from 3,022 ...

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Car sales rise in May but lag 2005

New-car sales in Monroe County showed some improvement last month but continued to trail 2005 numbers, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported. Sales were up more than 15 percent since April but down more than 10 percent from May ...

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Dorschel remains the leader in auto sales here

For the fourth consecutive year, the Dorschel Automotive Group ranks as the largest local automotive dealership. Despite an overall slump in car sales, Dorschel was one of a handful of area dealers with increased sales last year. The Rochester Business ...

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Online job ad rate increases here but lags nation

Rochester’s online help-wanted advertising improved in May, the Conference Board Inc. reported. Some 5,700 new, online job ads were posted in the area last month, up from 5,500 in April. The Rochester region includes Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne ...

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Online job ad rate increases here but lags nation

Rochester’s online help-wanted advertising improved in May, the Conference Board Inc. reported. Some 5,700 new online jobs ads were posted in the area last month, or 1.08 jobs per 100 people in the work force. The national rate was 1.57 ...

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Torvec appeals CXO decision

Torvec Inc. and CXO on the Go of Delaware LLC continue to butt heads, documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission show. Last month, a judgment was entered in state Supreme Court in Rochester ordering Torvec to honor at ...

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Torvec revving up in talks with state, Chinese company

Torvec Inc. is gearing up to move from a development-stage automotive technology company to one with statewide and possibly international reach. The Pittsford company over the past several months has been in talks with local economic development leaders, elected officials ...

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Jobless rate falls to 4.7 percent in May, but jobs lost

The Rochester area unemployment rate dipped slightly in May, but the area has lost more than 7,000 jobs in the last year. The jobless rate fell from 4.7 percent in April to 4.5 percent last month, but was unchanged from ...

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Jobless rate falls to 4.7 percent in May, but jobs lost

The Rochester area unemployment rate dipped slightly in May, but the area has lost more than 7,000 jobs in the last year. Rochester, Ithaca and the North Country had year-over-year job losses.

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