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LiDestri, Unistel team up on spice packaging

LiDestri Foods Inc. and Unistel, a division of Continuing Development Services Corp., are scheduled to announce a contract agreement Friday focused on the packaging of spices.

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Xerox details impact of planned ACS deal

Xerox Corp. would have added $5 billion in revenues and $260 million to its profit for the first nine months of 2009 if it had already acquired Texas-based Affiliated Computer Services Inc.

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Small firms hit with health rate sticker shock

Richard Webb figures he dodged a bullet, but he already is worrying about what bad news he might have for his employees in 12 months when he has to pick a new health plan. Webb is CEO of Pierce Industries ...

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Company leader stays in good spirits

Robert Sands admits he is a glass-half-full kind of guy. "Most of my day is a good day," Sands says. The 51-year-old is president and CEO of Victor-based Constellation Brands Inc. Constellation, founded in 1945 by the late Marvin Sands ...

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N.Y. worker confidence falls

Worker confidence in New York declined in October, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows.

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Unemployment rate dips, job losses continue

The Rochester area economy showed mixed signals in October, with a month-over-month improvement in the unemployment rate, but job losses in both the private sector and non-profits from a year ago.

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Pinnacle Foods to buy Birds Eye for $1.3 billion

Pinnacle Foods Group LLC, a manufacturer of brands including Duncan Hines, Vlasic and Mrs. Butterworth’s, announced Thursday it has signed an agreement to purchase Birds Eye Foods Inc. for some $1.3 billion.

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LiDestri Foods buys former Kodak building

LiDestri Foods Inc. has completed the purchase of Eastman Business Park Building 642, Eastman Kodak Co. officials announced Wednesday.

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COMIDA OKs tax breaks for firms

Rochester companies Drapery Industries Inc. and DDS Cos. were approved Tuesday for sales tax breaks by the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency.

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Manufacturers see improvement

Conditions for New York manufacturers improved in November, but at a somewhat slower pace than in October, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey shows.

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Rochester firms picked for ICCC program

Two Rochester companies are among those selected to participate in the Inner City Capital Connections program Wednesday and Thursday in New York City, officials announced this week.

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