Startups on the rise
There has been a notable increase in fledgling businesses.
Readers weigh in on Xerox split
The majority of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say Xerox Corp.’s plan to split into two public companies is a positive for shareholders but a negative for Rochester-area employees.
Turn for the worse
Responsible lawmakers must work together to enact a long-term budget agreement that includes a sound plan for fiscal reform.
How bad it was
The civilian labor force here also dropped during and after the recession, and it has yet to return to its previous level.
How things are going economically depends on where you live.
The two Cuomos
Trying to please everyone makes sense politically, but it could prove hard to achieve for Gov. Cuomo.
The wisdom of knowing what to ask
Discoveries happen only when someone, asking why not, scales the walls of conventional wisdom.
Readers weigh in on potential pairings
Respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll were fairly evenly split between leading Democratic and Republican president candidates in potential pairings.
Most readers still oppose NY SAFE Act
A two-thirds majority of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll oppose the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act.
Readers give Obama poor grades
Most respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll, however, disapprove of President Barack Obama’s overall job performance as president, though the results varied when divided by political affiliation.
Most oppose minimum wage of $15
More than 70 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll oppose Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to hike the minimum wage for all workers statewide to $15 an hour by 2021.
Cheap oil will not help us anytime soon
We may just need to hunker down and accept short-term instability in both the energy sector and in financial markets.
Preparing employees for retirement
As employers, we should want what’s best for our employees upon retirement.
Hike endowment spending on student aid
We do not want to support a state of affairs in which fund managers, and not students, are the principal beneficiaries of university endowments.
Late payments hurt small firms, kill jobs
Paying suppliers in a reasonable amount of time isn’t a sacrifice.
Disproportionate fear results in poor policy decisions
Terrorism is certainly real and frightening, yet we can control our response to events and must avoid the temptation to overreact.