This Week
  • The largest shareholder of IEC Electronics Corp. targets board.

  • Sandra Doorley is Monroe County's first female district attorney.

  • Margaret Rosenfeld runs the team-building efforts of HumanGrid.

  • After a slow start, area homebuilders are ending the year on an upbeat note.

  • Viewpoint Systems has been known to keep a close eye on its customers.

  • A recent visit to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam was an eye-opener for RIT students.


Innovative city
For Rochester, selection by Bloomberg Philanthropies for Innovation Teams program is a clear vote of confidence.

Fresh investment
It's easy to understand why the health of the Great Lakes is critically important. But that vitality has been jeopardized by two centuries of development.

Time for a raise?
New York lawmakers have much more to do before they’ve earned a raise.

Opportunity for all
While recent trends may not be entirely clear, this much is: the importance of job creation and retention.

Moving forward

Moving forward
How transportation networks and arteries are set up can have a big impact on development and the quality of life in an urban area.


The print edition has a new look, and here's why

Snap Poll

Drop in gas price is a positive, most say
More than 80 percent of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents think the impact of falling crude oil and gas prices is positive, and 71 percent say it is good news for their business.

Plurality rates nation's economy as fair
Forty-seven percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll rate the state of the U.S. economy today as fair. Thirty-seven percent rate it good. Only 4 percent gave the economy an excellent rating, while 12 percent said it is poor.

Snap Poll: Plurality rates nation's economy as fair
Forty-seven percent of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll rate the state of the U.S. economy today as fair.

Most oppose raise for state lawmakers
More than three out of four RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents are against New York lawmakers getting a pay raise. Of those who favor a raise, 18 percent support the move only if per-diem payments are dropped.

Snap Poll: Most disapprove of immigration order
The majority of this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents-nearly 60 percent-disapprove of President Barack Obama taking executive action on immigration, though nearly 70 percent favor establishing a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

Poll: Most do not seek repeal of Obamacare
While a plurality of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents—43 percent—say the Affordable Care Act should be repealed, more than half of the poll participants do not support that move. A year ago, a slight majority favored repeal.


Investment in freight railroads is good for all
Railroads large and small use our systems, which allows us to grow our company and provide jobs in Upstate New York.

Trade with China hurts lower-skill U.S. workers
Policy makers need to recognize that the import shocks stemming from manufactures trade with China impose substantial labor adjustment costs on those American workers who are least equipped to deal with these costs.

As a leftover, turkey ranks atop the pecking order
Now turkey takes many forms, with sales year-round.

Opinion Column

Let's keep gasoline expensive--the case for a carbon tax
My pipedream is that people who want to reinvigorate the Highway Trust Fund would join together to support a tax on the carbon content of energy.

Improving city schools in Rochester: a steep hill to climb
We can agree that it is unfair to have good schools in prosperous neighborhoods and bad schools in poor ones.

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