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U.S. dollar hurts Eastman
Kodak, other companies

Eastman Kodak Co. pointed to the strong dollar this week as one reason that the company might not meet earnings expectations for the year. The company is not alone. Many area exporters are suffering because of the dollar’s stellar performance. ...

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Kodak faces another restructuring

With sharks wearing Fuji-green ripping away at its film market share, heavy digital losses and a strong dollar eroding profits and sales, Eastman Kodak Co. is headed for another restructuring. Kodak, which jettisoned non-core businesses early in the George Fisher ...

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Former Ragu plant chosen to
house mail-processing facility

Rochester has been chosen for one of 10 East Coast regional mail-processing centers under contract to the U.S. Postal Service in a new privatization effort. The Postal Service announced the privatization plan in April with the award of a $1.7 ...

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Employment skyrocketing
at Sutherland

The Sutherland Group Ltd. no longer expects its work force to double in size this year. It now estimates growth of more than 400 percent. In March, Sutherland officials projected doubling employment from 600 to 1,200 by year’s end. The ...

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President picks dean at UR for technology job

Visitors to Duncan Moore’s office might find themselves looking down the barrel of a gun or using one of his borescopes to “fly” through the disk drive of his Power Macintosh. Moore, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied ...

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Bittner lauded as visionary,
principled leader

Ronald Bittner led Frontier Corp.’s transformation in just six years from a local telephone company to a $2.5 billion national firm. Beyond dramatically changing Frontier, he anticipated major changes in telecommunications and positioned the company at the lead of the ...

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Despite gains, female lawyers
still lag in pay

When Sue Stewart entered Harvard Law School in 1964, there was a 5 percent quota limit on the number of women admitted to the prestigious school. The dean told Stewart and female students they were admitted over his dead body. ...

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Second IPA moves into self-insurance

A group affiliated with Rochester Individual Practice Association Inc. will be the provider panel for Eastman Kodak Co.’s new self-insurance plan, marking the second time in a week that a physicians group has started offering its own products. Crossbridge Physicians ...

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Developer plans to make building
overlooking High Falls into hotel

A Rochester developer hopes to turn a former fire-engine factory overlooking High Falls into a hotel. Thomas Dimino this month closed a deal to buy the structure at 206-208 Mill St., known as the Parazan Building, from Rochester Area Educational ...

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Flaum makes bid for Catskills
hotel

Rochester developer David Flaum has made a bid for the Concord Resort Hotel. One of several famed Catskills resorts such as the Nevele and Grossinger’s, the 1,200-room Concord is the largest property of its type in the region. Located in ...

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Sporting Dog doubles staff, changes name

The former Sporting Dog Specialties Inc. has doubled its work force since March, adding some 350 employees to its Brockport location. With the new employees–and an extra 90,000 square feet of warehouse and office space added last year to make ...

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Liquidation sale of subsidiary
lifts cloud over Hahn

A deal for a Boston-based liquidator to buy the remnant of Hahn Automotive Warehouse Inc.’s Autoworks subsidiary for approximately $12 million will substantially insulate Hahn itself from the Autoworks’ bankruptcy, says the unit’s bankruptcy attorney. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge John ...

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Ethnic flavor draws eaters
to South Clinton

With a sushi bar, dim sum parlor, noodle shop and vegetarian Indian restaurant all on the same street, South Clinton Avenue is becoming a mecca for Rochesterians who are looking to add a little spice to their lives. “It’s becoming ...

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Bittner quits CEO post,
citing health problems

Frontier Corp.’s Ronald Bittner resigned as CEO Wednesday due to continuing health problems. Bittner, who will remain as chairman, passed the company’s top position to the newly hired Joseph Clayton. He joined Frontier June 10 as president and chief operating ...

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Hospitals eye home-care agencies

Two of Rochester’s largest home- health care agencies could become affiliates of the area’s two largest hospital systems. The Strong Partners Health System Inc., an affiliate of the University of Rochester, is negotiating with Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester and ...

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