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Gannett expects Q3 profit to beat expectations; shares surge

Shares of Gannett Co. Inc., which owns the Democrat and Chronicle, soared nearly 20 percent in trading Tuesday after the company announced its third-quarter profit was likely to exceed Street expectations.

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Smiths: National impact, down-home loyalty

Ferdinand and Gregory Smith opened Jay Advertising in 1973 with a vision to run a company that was faster and better than the competition. Thirty-six years later, the agency has more than 100 employees, $260 million in annual billings and ...

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B&L partners with Shutterfly for contest

Bausch & Lomb Inc. has partnered with Shutterfly Inc., an Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service, for a photo contest. The Eye on Summer Fun contest—at SofLensSummer.Shutterfly.com—is part of the Rochester-based company’s effort to show the benefits of SofLens ...

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Wegmans LPGA reaches long-term agreement

The acting commissioner of the Ladies Professional Golf Association on Thursday praised Rochester as a valued tour location after an agreement was reached to continue the Wegmans LPGA for at least three years. “For more than 30 years, Rochester has ...

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Benches on Parade offers grants to non-profits

Benches on Parade, a community arts project produced by Dixon Schwabl Advertising Inc. and presented by Nazareth College, announced on Thursday a new grant program to aid 10 non-profits participating in the community arts project. The project will provide art ...

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Former GateHouse exec takes role with Cumulus

Cumulus Media Inc. has hired Linda Hill as its chief accounting officer. Hill comes to the Atlanta-based radio station owner and operator from GateHouse Media Inc., where she was chief accounting officer and corporate controller. Prior to that, she was ...

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Harris Interactive stock up as losses narrow

Shares of Harris Interactive Inc. were nearly 20 percent higher in mid-afternoon trading Friday, after the company reported that cost-cutting helped trim its net loss for fiscal 2009. Its stock (NasdaqGS: HPOL) was trading at 60 cents, up from Thursday’s ...

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RBJ wins pair of national press awards

The Rochester Business Journal earned two awards in the National Newspaper Association’s 2009 Better Newspaper Contest. The honors recognize work published in 2008.   Reporter Will Astor earned a first-place award in the best business story category for his Feb. ...

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Newspaper earns press awards

The Rochester Business Journal has earned five awards-including two first-place honors-in the New York Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest for work published in 2008. The newspaper received a first-place award for coverage of business, financial and economic news. "(The) publication’s ...

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