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Plastics manufacturers feel the pinch

If misery truly likes company, the makers of asphalt, vinyl siding and soda bottles can take comfort in the fact they are not alone. Those products and thousands more get their start from crude oil and natural gas. So, like ...

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Help-wanted ads in Rochester decline in August

Rochester’s help-wanted advertising index—an indicator of the local job market—declined two points in August, the Conference Board Inc. reported today. The index fell to 17 last month from 19 in July and 20 a year ago. The index also fell ...

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Help-wanted ads in Rochester decline in August

Rochester’s help-wanted advertising index — an indicator of the local job market — declined two points in August, the Conference Board Inc. reported Thursday. The index fell to 17 last month from 19 in July and 20 a year ago.

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Valeo, union sign pact on attrition

Union workers at Valeo Electrical Systems Inc. have reached an agreement with the company concerning its attrition program for hourly employees, company officials said today. The local plant is scheduled to close in July 2008. Details of the union agreement ...

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Valeo, union sign pact on attrition

Union workers at Valeo Electrical Systems Inc. have reached an agreement with the company concerning its attrition program for hourly employees. The plant is scheduled to close in July 2008.

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Power and utility top selling points for 2006 cars

From global positioning navigation systems to smart airbags and high-performance engines-2006 luxury car models have it all. These premium vehicles run the gamut from luxury sedans and high-performance sports cars to mid- to large-size sport utility vehicles and heavy-duty trucks, ...

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Monro forecasts sales in quarter to rise 8 percent

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. said today it expects its second-quarter comparable-store sales to increase a mere 1 percent over a year ago. The company anticipates an overall 8 percent increase in sales for the quarter ended Sept. 24. Based on ...

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Monro forecasts sales in quarter to rise 8 percent

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. said Thursday it expects its second-quarter comparable-store sales to increase a mere 1 percent over a year ago. The company anticipates an overall 8 percent increase in sales for the quarter ended Sept. 24.

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Athena Award nominations sought

Rochester Business Alliance Inc.’s Women’s Council is seeking nominations for its 20th annual Athena Award. The award recognizes local professional women who have made significant achievements in the Rochester business community. Nominees are evaluated on business and professional accomplishments, community ...

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Athena Award nominations sought

Rochester Business Alliance Inc.’s Women’s Council is seeking nominations for its 20th annual Athena Award. The award recognizes local professional women who have made significant achievements in the Rochester business community.

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Online want ads up, but still lag nation

The number of new, online help-wanted ads in the Rochester metropolitan statistical area last month inched up to 4,700 from roughly 4,600 in July, the Conference Board Inc. reported today. The area includes Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne counties. ...

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Online want ads up, but still lag nation

The number of new, online help-wanted ads in the Rochester metropolitan statistical area last month inched up to 4,700 from roughly 4,600 in July, the Conference Board Inc. reported Tuesday.

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Jobless rate falls, but jobs are decreasing too

Private-sector employment in the Rochester area continued its decline in August, despite an improvement in the jobless rate. The unemployment rate in Rochester decreased from 5 percent in July and 4.8 percent a year ago to 4.5 percent last month. ...

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Local firms report better conditions in August

General business conditions in Rochester improved in August in the manufacturing sector, while conditions remained stable in the non-manufacturing sector, a monthly survey found.

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