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Online job listings rebound

Rochester’s online help-wanted advertising rebounded slightly last month, mirroring regional and national trends, the Conference Board Inc. reported.

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Area’s hiring outlook grows gloomier

The hiring outlook among Rochester-area businesses has declined for the coming quarter, a Manpower Inc. poll of employer work force plans shows.

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Kodak selling OLED business

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Eastman Kodak Co. company Friday said it has agreed to a deal to sell its OLED displays business. It will sell substantially all the assets associated with organic light-emitting diodes to a group of LG Corp. companies. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

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Federal contracts shrink

The Rochester region racked up more than $500 million in federal contracts in fiscal 2009, thanks largely to work from the Department of Defense. The bulk of that went to a local military supply stalwart, Harris Corp.’s RF Communications division. ...

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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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