This Week
  • Prominent cancer surgeon to lead URMC's department of surgery.

  • ConServe does collection work for government, education and business.

  • Donald Mead draws on his experience in leading furniture maker Gunlocke Co.

  • Arts and cultural groups are using a range of strategies to draw younger people.

  • Anne Gabel, 27, owns MJ Gabel Diamond and Jewelry Buyers.

  • The RBJ 75 supplement presents a list of the 75 largest private-sector employers.


Cheap talk
What if the “skills gap” truly does not exist?

The sort-of recovery
Any remedy for the income inequality situation must start with this question: Why has the divide between rich and poor broadened?

Hindering growth
How much faster might the local economy grow with less income inequality?

How not to build trust
The Moreland Commission, something billed as an effort to restore public trust, has had the opposite effect.

Second to none
In importance to the Rochester-area economy, non-profits today are second to none.

Snap Poll

Is Rochester friendly to small business?
RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents give mostly passing grades to the Rochester region for its friendliness to small business and for the ease of launching a small business here.

Majority picks Pegulas for next Bills owner
As the process to sell the Buffalo Bills moves into its next phase, speculation about bidders for the NFL franchise continues to mount. More than half of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents say Terry and Kim Pegula are their No. 1 pick for next owner of the Buffalo Bills.

Most readers oppose N.Y. tenure system
More than 85 percent of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents oppose New York’s tenure and seniority protections for teachers.

Confidence in federal government low
RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents are not very impressed with the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the federal government.

Snap Poll: Wegmans is most-admired business
More than half of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll chose Wegmans, one of the area’s largest companies, as the most admired business in the Rochester region.


WNY native's invention brought chill to Rust Belt
For Buffalo, the irony is obvious: Air conditioning was invented here, and it was the singular invention that stimulated exponential growth in the Sun Belt.

Letters to the Editor

Early RYP members deserve credit

Opinion Column

How not to promote the use of hybrid automobiles
Sound research convincingly demonstrates that a policy which appears to be both useful and “free” is neither.

Morality, not a particular moral code, anchors a good society
Embedding a particular moral code in law and regulation is the true “slippery slope,” as we are reminded almost daily by radical Islam.

Retired biologist outmuscled menacing mollusks
Zebra mussels became infamous in states bordering the Great Lakes about 25 years ago.

Privatization delivers poor services for many, enriches a few
For three decades, privatization in this country has been shown to be a failure for essential services and public rights.

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