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Survey: Business conditions stable

General business conditions remained stable in March for both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors, the National Association of Purchasing Management–Rochester Inc. officials said.

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Survey: Business conditions stable

General business conditions remained stable in March for both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors, the National Association of Purchasing Management–Rochester Inc. officials said. Some 7 percent of respondents reported better conditions, down from 18 percent in February. Ninety-three percent of ...

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Region’s jobless rate falls to 5.7 percent

The unemployment rate in the Rochester area fell to 5.7 percent in February from 5.9 percent in January and 6.5 percent a year ago. The state’s jobless rate, after seasonal adjustment, was 5.1 percent in February, up slightly from 5 ...

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GM, Dept. of Energy ink $88 million fuel-cell deal

General Motors Corp. and the U.S. Department of Energy have signed a five-year, $88 million contract to build a 40-vehicle fuel cell fleet and further develop the technology. GM will spend $44 million to deploy fuel cell vehicle demonstration fleets ...

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GM, Dept. of Energy ink $88 million fuel-cell deal

General Motors Corp. and the U.S. Department of Energy have signed a five-year, $88 million contract to build a 40-vehicle fuel cell fleet and further develop the technology.

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Cadillac DeVille ranks as top seller locally again

With a sticker price of more than $46,000, the Cadillac DeVille for the third year is the vehicle of choice among drivers of luxury and near-luxury cars in Monroe County. The list of best-selling new vehicles over $30,000 appears on ...

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United Way sets 2005 goal of $35.5 million

The United Way of Greater Rochester Inc. today kicked off its 2005 United Way/Red Cross campaign, setting a goal of $35.5 million—an increase of $500,000, or 1.4 percent, over last year’s goal. “We are optimistic about this year’s campaign,” said ...

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United Way sets 2005 goal of $35.5 million

The United Way of Greater Rochester Inc. today kicked off its 2005 United Way/Red Cross campaign, setting a goal of $35.5 million—an increase of $500,000, or 1.4 percent, over last year’s goal.

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Area firms forecast weak hiring growth

Rochester-area businesses anticipate sluggish job growth over the next three months, the most recent Manpower Inc. poll of business work force plans shows. Some 27 percent of companies interviewed for the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey said they plan to hire ...

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Trucking firms bracing for hike in Thruway tolls

High gas prices and transportation taxes in New York have taken a toll on businesses, and if the state Thruway Authority’s capital program is approved this spring-as local trucking company officials expect-the cost of doing business here will rise even ...

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Rochester companies forecast sluggish job growth

Rochester area businesses forecast sluggish job growth over the next three months, the most recent Manpower Inc. poll of business work force plans shows. Some 27 percent of companies interviewed for the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey said they plan to ...

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