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Economic impact
of colleges cited

Private universities and colleges in Rochester contribute $3.5 billion to the area economy each year, according to a study released today. The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities surveyed its members and came up with statewide and regional figures.

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Economic impact
of colleges cited

Private universities and colleges in Rochester contribute $3.5 billion to the area economy each year, according to a study released today. The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities surveyed its members and came up with statewide and regional figures. Statewide, ...

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Barrett wins
national award

“Ship Fever and Other Stories,” a collection penned by Rochester writer Andrea Barrett, claimed the National Book Award for fiction Wednesday night. The $10,000 award, along with those handed out in other categories, was announced before more than 600 people ...

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New WTO talks
under way

The United States and Japan began a new round of consultations today regarding Japan’s alleged violation of the General Agreement on Trades and Services. The GATS challenge represents the second phase of a three-part U.S. challenge aimed at cracking open ...

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ESCDC ranked fourth nationwide by SBA The U.S. Small Business Administration ranked Empire State Certified Development Corp. fourth in the nation among SBA 504 lenders. The 504 program provides low-interest, long-term second mortage loans to businesses. ESCDC is a non-profit ...

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Ownership
of TV 8 revamped

In a $160 million deal, the company that operates WROC-TV 8 will have a new ownership structure for its stations that could substantially expand the organization. Smith Broadcasting Group Inc.’s four stations currently are owned by Jupiter/Smith TV Holdings, a ...

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Ownership
of TV 8 revamped

In a $160 million deal, the company that operates WROC-TV 8 will have a new ownership structure for its stations that could substantially expand the organization. Smith Broadcasting Group Inc.’s four stations currently are owned by Jupiter/Smith TV Holdings, a ...

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Farrell ordered to pay
$64,000 in civil case

A federal court judge today ordered a former Gannett Co. Inc. executive to pay $64,000 in civil penalties and repayments for orchestrating a local insider-trading ring. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Telesca granted a motion for summary judgment in the ...

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Farrell ordered to pay
$64,000 in civil case

A federal court judge today ordered a former Gannett Co. Inc. executive to pay $64,000 in civil penalties and repayments for orchestrating a local insider-trading ring. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Telesca granted a motion for summary judgment in the ...

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ACC contracts with four new england schools ACC Long Distance Corp. signed an agreement to provide telecommunication services at four schools and colleges in New England. The total revenue from the combined contract periods is expected to be nearly $2.5 ...

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Business upbeat
after elections

Local business leaders are applauding the Election Day results that failed to upset the status quo. Nationally, Democrat Bill Clinton won re-election to the White House and Republicans retained control of Congress. New Yorkers, meanwhile, left Democrats comfortably in control ...

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Frontier makes
management changes

Efforts to build sales and markets in the western United States led Frontier Corp. to appoint two new executives for that region. John Dicconson was named area director of the business partners program throughout the West, including Alaska and Hawaii. ...

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Frontier makes
management changes

Efforts to build sales and markets in the western United States led Frontier Corp. to appoint two new executives for that region. John Dicconson was named area director of the business partners program throughout the West, including Alaska and Hawaii. ...

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Business upbeat
after elections

Local business leaders are applauding the Election Day results that failed to upset the status quo. Nationally, Democrat Bill Clinton won re-election to the White House and Republicans retained control of Congress. New Yorkers, meanwhile, left Democrats comfortably in control ...

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Frontier, CWA union
meet, trade barbs

Negotiators from Frontier Corp. and the Communications Workers of America Monday returned to the bargaining table for a three-hour meeting. Both Frontier and CWA Local 1170 officials characterized the two sides as “still far apart.” They plan to meet again ...

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