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Curtice profits
doubles

Curtice Burns Foods Inc.’s second-quarter earnings were double what they were a year ago, the company announced today. The company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pro-Fac Cooperative Inc., made $23.8 million before interest, depreciation and amortization for the second quarter ...

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RG&E
pays fine

Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine because of fish kills at two electric-generating plants last year. The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced yesterday that RG&E had signed a consent order agreeing to the ...

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Frontier profits
drop in 4th qtr

Frontier Corp. did not surprise investors today–it met their diminished expectations. The prospect of weak fourth-quarter results caused the stock to plummet 25 percent in early December. Earnings per share increased some 11 percent for 1996, but Frontier’s fourth-quarter revenues ...

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Childtime buys
Playcare centers

Childtime Children’s Centers Inc. will become the Rochester area’s largest proprietary day-care provider with the acquisition of seven Playcare Child Care centers. Childtime has signed an operating agreement to run the other two Playcare centers.

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Monroe
expands

Moving aggressively on two fronts, Monroe Title Insurance Corp. plans to merge its Tompkins County operation with its strongest competitor in the Finger Lakes county and to acquire another rival in Utica. The Rochester title and abstract firm intends to ...

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First Federal earnings set record First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Rochester today posted record earnings of $81.5 million for 1996, a 72.8 percent increase from the prior year’s results. Excluding two non-recurring gains, net income would have been ...

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The Loop

Who says the United States Postal Service isn’t customer-driven? After a retail-sale postcard was ripped during handling by postal workers, it arrived at our office wrapped in a plastic bag with “WE CARE” printed in large type on it.

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The Loop

Who says the United States Postal Service isn’t customer-driven? After a retail-sale postcard was ripped during handling by postal workers, it arrived at our office wrapped in a plastic bag with “WE CARE” printed in large type on it. It ...

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Monroe
expands

Moving aggressively on two fronts, Monroe Title Insurance Corp. plans to merge its Tompkins County operation with its strongest competitor in the Finger Lakes county and to acquire another rival in Utica. The Rochester title and abstract firm intends to ...

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Nixon Hargrave
leads in listing

More than 120 Rochester-area lawyers are listed in the just-released seventh edition of “The Best Lawyers in America,” with Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle LLP claiming 28 spots. Second locally was Harris, Beach & Wilcox LLP with 19 lawyers listed, ...

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Childtime buys
Playcare centers

Childtime Children’s Centers Inc. will become the Rochester area’s largest proprietary day-care provider with the acquisition of seven Playcare Child Care centers. Childtime has signed an operating agreement to run the other two Playcare centers. Financial terms were not disclosed. ...

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Frontier profits
drop in 4th qtr

Frontier Corp. did not surprise investors today–it met their diminished expectations. The prospect of weak fourth-quarter results caused the stock to plummet 25 percent in early December. Earnings per share increased some 11 percent for 1996, but Frontier’s fourth-quarter revenues ...

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Xerox researchers
make breakthrough

Xerox Corp. and other research partners say they have discovered an effect that could mean a quantum leap forward in computing capability. Ronald Ziolo, a chemist at Xerox’s Wilson Center for Research and Technology in Webster, said the discovery hinges ...

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CWA members reject
Rochester Tel pact

Communications Workers of America Local 1170 members overwhelmingly rejected a tentative contract with Rochester Telephone Corp. Mail-in ballots counted today resulted in 555 votes against the pact, and only 44 in favor. “The company is very disappointed the vote went ...

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Little impact
in cuts

Fleet Financial Group says it will trim 800 jobs, including an unknown number in Rochester, in a redeployment to downscale its branch-banking operations in the Northeast. Fleet expects the impact in Rochester to be minimal, said Karl Felsen, an Albany-based ...

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