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TV 13 honored by broadcasters group WOKR-TV 13 has received four awards for excellence from the New York State Broadcasters Association. TV 13 was honored in the following categories: best locally originated newscast; best public affairs program series; best locally ...

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Bausch & Lomb earnings tank

Bausch & Lomb Inc.’s earnings for the second quarter ended June 29 were down 40 percent from the same period a year ago, the company said today. The firm reported second-quarter earnings of $30 million, or 54 cents a share, ...

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New owner of former
Fisons Corp. posts profit

The former Fisons Corp.’s new owner is singing the praises of its latest acquisition, saying it expects the Rochester pharmaceutical to spur future growth. Medeva PLC, which bought Fisons from Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Inc.

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Monro Muffler’s earnings skyrocket

Earnings jumped a record 63 percent for Monro Muffler Brake Inc. in first-quarter numbers the Rochester-based auto-repair firm released today. Monro started fiscal 1997 with a bang, showing net income for the quarter ended June 30 of $3.38 million vs.

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Gleason accelerates
in second quarter

Driven by a record level of new orders, Gleason Corp. today reported a 61 percent hike in sales for the second quarter, topped off by profits that outpaced last year by 31 percent. Net income for the maker of gear-cutting ...

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Pataki signs use-tax repeal

Gov. George Pataki has signed legislation that repeals a use tax on promotional materials mailed to New York residents. Current law requires New York-based marketers and any other direct mailer using New York-based vendors to determine what percentage of a ...

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PSC boosts resellers’ discount

In a move aimed at boosting local phone competition, the state Public Service Commission today ruled that Frontier Corp. must offer rivals deeper discounts to resell local service in Rochester. “We’re upset about this–it defies common sense,” said John Purcell, ...

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Home Properties makes acquisitions Home Properties of New York Inc. has acquired four apartment communities, paying a total of $17.4 million. The properties–located in Orange and Ulster counties–have 584 units. The purchase will be financed through a combination of assumed ...

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Monro Muffler, Q Lube ink deal

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. has inked a joint-venture deal with Quaker State Corp. subsidiary Q Lube Inc. to develop an unspecified number of Q Lube quick-change oil operations adjacent to Monro Muffler shops. The agreement follows a letter of intent ...

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Monro Muffler, Q Lube ink deal

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. has inked a joint-venture deal with Quaker State Corp. subsidiary Q Lube Inc. to develop an unspecified number of Q Lube quick-change oil operations adjacent to Monro Muffler shops. The agreement follows a letter of intent ...

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PSC boosts resellers’ discount

In a move aimed at boosting local phone competition, the state Public Service Commission today ruled that Frontier Corp. must offer rivals deeper discounts to resell local service in Rochester. “We’re upset about this–it defies common sense,” said John Purcell, ...

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Pataki signs use-tax repeal

Gov. George Pataki has signed legislation that repeals a use tax on promotional materials mailed to New York residents. Current law requires New York-based marketers and any other direct mailer using New York-based vendors to determine what percentage of a ...

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Gleason accelerates
in second quarter

Driven by a record level of new orders, Gleason Corp. today reported a 61 percent hike in sales for the second quarter, topped off by profits that outpaced last year by 31 percent. Net income for the maker of gear-cutting ...

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Kodak showing helps
stock defy market’s fall

Eastman Kodak Co. stock gained against a plummeting market today on news of a strong second quarter. The company’s chief financial officer, meanwhile, revealed that Kodak will likely retain an equity stake in its poorly faring copier unit.

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Two executives leaving
posts at Frontier

At least two executives have resigned following a reorganization at Frontier Corp., the company confirmed today. Paul Celuch, former vice president of business partners for Frontier’s long-distance operations, left the company July 8.

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