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Snap Poll: Most predict bullish stock market in ’17

Nearly two-thirds of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll are optimistic about the stock market in 2017. And more than two-thirds are generally optimistic about the U.S. economy.

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Trading room gives business students a leg up

Students at SUNY College at Geneseo can feel like they are on Wall Street with the opening of a trading room, a $250,000 applied learning facility in the School of Business. Designed for students in business programs related to finance ...

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Report: Many in Monroe County unprepared for retirement

Generation Xers and baby boomers in Monroe County are struggling to afford basic necessities and are unprepared for retirement, a new report from AARP New York and Siena College suggests.

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Most local stocks end Q2 on upward trajectory

The second quarter ended with signs of improvement for stocks of interest in the Rochester area. In the last six months, local stocks trading on the New York Stock Exchange were up 4.49 percent. By contrast, the Dow Jones Industrial ...

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Report: Xerox may merge with R.R. Donnelley

Xerox Corp. stock was trading up Tuesday after Bloomberg reported it is in talks to acquire R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. R.R. Donnelley’s stocks rose, as well.

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City retains Moody’s credit rating

The city of Rochester has received a boost in the form of a high credit rating, with Moody’s Investors Services acknowledging, in a report released on Monday, the city’s efforts to promote strong fiscal management.

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People

The Rochester Business Journal accepts high-resolution color, digital photos with press releases three to four weeks before publication date. Send digital submissions to vspicer@rbj.net. Sage Rutty announces the following appointments: Carly Szydlowski, client experience coordinator; Amy Singer, financial services associate; ...

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Rochester Top 100: Timely investments set company up to soar

Leaders at Apollo Optical Systems Inc. are expecting increases in sales and staff in 2016, driven by growth in the consumer electronics market. CEO Michael Morris said investments the firm made during the global economic recession a few years ago ...

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Stocks finish ’15 with slow growth in Q4

Before the dismal start to 2016, local stocks saw slow growth in the final quarter of last year, with those trading on the New York Stock Exchange remaining flat on average and those on the Nasdaq and other boards growing ...

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SBA Lenders

Information was provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Ranked by dollar volume of 7(a) loans approved locally during the SBA’S last completed fiscal year. 2015 Rank Company 1  First Niagara Bank 2  M&T Bank 3  Live Oak Banking Co. 4  ...

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Half think market will rise over year

Fifty percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll predict the stock market is headed for a rise over the next 12 months. Of those, 14 percent see a double-digit rise. Nearly a quarter of respondents say the market will be flat.

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Big move set for Main St.

CGI Communications Inc. is expanding its footprint downtown, with plans to renovate some city buildings as part of its world headquarters expansion targeted for completion in fall 2019. Under the plan, CGI will be creating a mixed-use urban campus with ...

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