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Jan 16, 2014

Leaders debate economic outlook

Both the leaders of the state Empire State Development and pro-business lobbying group Unshackle Upstate say the upstate economy is improving. The difference is in the degree of improvement. Vincent Esposito, deputy regional director of the state agency’s Finger Lakes region, and Brian Sampson, executive director of the Rochester Business Alliance’s lobbying group, spoke Wednesday […]

Jul 23, 2013

Survey: Brighter economic outlook boosts hiring

WASHINGTON — Companies are increasingly confident the economy will grow at a modest pace over the next year and are hiring more, according to a survey of business economists. Nearly one-third of the economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics said their companies added jobs in the April-June quarter, according to a report […]

Feb 21, 2013

Bonadio Group to host summit

The Bonadio Group will host its third annual Construction Summit West on Thursday, March 28, at the RIT Inn & Conference Center in Henrietta. The event will provide upstate New York contractors with tools to meet the rising challenges in their industry. Kenneth Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, is the […]

Apr 16, 2012

US economic outlook brightens as sales rise

WASHINGTON — Americans bought more electronics, started home improvement projects and updated their wardrobes last month, inspired by warmer weather and a healthier job market. U.S. retail sales rose 0.8 percent in March, the Commerce Department said Monday. The increase capped a strong quarter of gains and contributed to a brighter outlook among economists for […]

Jan 16, 2012

Banker says economic expansion has arrived

A bright economic outlook for 2012 is being painted by a local banker who says “We have arrived.” Gregory MacKay, senior vice president and chief economist at Canandaigua National Bank & Trust, Thursday presented a preview of what the economic impact will be on the commercial real estate market this year. He was speaking to […]

Jul 15, 2011

Survey: Credit card lenders ease requirements

A survey on credit underwriting practices revealed that for the first time since 2008, many of the nation’s largest lenders have eased their underwriting standards. The report, released late last month by the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency ...

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