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Survey shows manufacturing conditions improve

Conditions for New York manufacturers improved in September, following the upturn first observed in August, the Empire State Manufacturing Survey shows.

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RIT president joins Torvec board

Rochester Institute of Technology president William Destler has been named to the Torvec Inc. board of directors.

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Chevy Equinox marks milestone

The Chevrolet Equinox—powered by fuel cells built at General Motors Corp.’s site in Honeoye Falls—hit its millionth mile Friday.

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Kodak plans to lay off more workers this fall

Eastman Kodak Co. has notified the state Labor Department that it plans to lay off more than 50 workers at its plant in Eastman Business Park in November. The move is the latest layoff planned by Kodak as it works ...

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B&L revives legal battle against Alcon’s ads

Advertising claims by eye-care rival Alcon Laboratories Inc. are fighting words again for Bausch & Lomb Inc., reviving a dispute the companies were supposed to have laid to rest in 2007.  Bausch & Lomb filed a complaint last week in ...

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Area rail service gets $1.3M in state funding

The region will receive roughly $1.3 million in state funding to improve freight rail service, Gov. David Paterson’s office announced Thursday.

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Harris terminals receive Inmarsat type approval

Harris Corp., parent of RF Communications, announced Wednesday one of its satellite terminals has received type approval from Inmarsat, one of the world's leading providers of global satellite communications.

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B&L to shut plant in Scotland, add jobs in Rochester

In a major downsizing planned to eliminate some 500 jobs in Scotland and add 30 new positions in Rochester, Bausch & Lomb Inc. plans to consolidate all contact lens manufacturing operations here and Waterford, Ireland. The restructuring plan calls for ...

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TEN program provides skills to entrepreneurs

Having owned a firm since 2001, Wendy Brabon had learned business lessons mainly by trial and error.  A heavy reader and advocate of continuing education, Brabon recently enrolled in the Entrepreneurs Network to enhance her business skills. She was impressed ...

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Outlook may be improving for machine shops

Skilled machinists soon will be in demand again, the program coordinator at Monroe Community College’s Applied Technology Center predicts.  Robert Lasch said the college’s tooling and machining program this fall is looking at its highest full-time enrollment in 10 years ...

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New president named for Garlock Sealing

EnPro Industries Inc. announced Tuesday that Dale Herold has been named division president of Palmyra-based Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC. The move follows the resignation of Paul Baldetti, who left the company. Herold joined EnPro in August 2008 as vice president ...

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Employee confidence dips in July, report shows

Worker confidence in New York fell slightly in July, after reaching its highest point this year in June, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows. The New York Employment Report employee confidence index decreased to 46.7 last month ...

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Employee confidence dips in July, report shows

Worker confidence in New York fell slightly in July, after reaching its highest point this year in June, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows. The New York Employment Report employee confidence index decreased to 46.7 last month ...

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