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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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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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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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Bittner returns to work full-time Frontier Corp. chairman and CEO Ronald Bittner today returned to work and assumed his full responsibilities. Bittner had been out since undergoing emergency surgery Dec. 31 to remove a brain tumor. He spent early January ...

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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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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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PrimaCare Health
Resources bought

One of the country’s largest home health care companies has acquired PrimaCare Health Resources of Rochester Inc. Annualized revenues for the business purchased by American HomePatient Inc. are approximately $9 million. Acquiring PrimaCare is part of American HomePatient’s strategy to ...

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Kodak, Wang
reportedly reach deal

Eastman Kodak Co. reportedly has reached an agreement to purchase Wang Laboratories Inc.’s document imaging software business, a trade journal reported today. Kodak and Wang confirmed last fall that they were discussing the purchase.

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Kodak, Wang
reportedly reach deal

Eastman Kodak Co. reportedly has reached an agreement to purchase Wang Laboratories Inc.’s document imaging software business, a trade journal reported today. Kodak and Wang confirmed last fall that they were discussing the purchase. Kodak officials today said those discussions ...

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PrimaCare Health
Resources bought

One of the country’s largest home health care companies has acquired PrimaCare Health Resources of Rochester Inc. Annualized revenues for the business purchased by American HomePatient Inc. are approximately $9 million. Acquiring PrimaCare is part of American HomePatient’s strategy to ...

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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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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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