This Week
  • Small-business lending plays an increasingly important role here.

  • Business programs at local colleges and universities work ethics into the curriculum.

  • Under President and CEO Robert Schick, Lyons National Bank approaches a key milestone.

  • As a financial adviser for Northwestern Mutual, James Farley thrives on connecting with clients.

  • A.E.Y. Enterprises Inc.'s game plan going forward is to continue to improve efficiencies.

  • The Schools Report Card has rankings for 27 districts and more than 250 schools.


A running start
President-elect Donald Trump hopes to achieve 4 percent annual GDP growth. And he will have a running start, inheriting an improving economy.

Immigrant assets
The Empire State demonstrates the benefits of welcoming immigrants who want to make a new life here.

A tower reborn
The renamed Tower280 at Midtown stands as a testament to the vision of a few and the hard work of many.

The nation's choice
The question now is what Mr. Trump will do with his chance. Will he revert to candidate Trump? Or will he seize the opportunity to confound the nation once again, by demonstrating civility, generosity and a commitment to being the leader of the entire country?

Snap Poll

Majority: Put Trump assets in blind trust
Nearly three-fourths of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say President-elect Donald Trump should put his assets in a true blind trust with an independent trustee while he’s serving as president.

Snap Poll: Most predict bullish stock market in '17
Nearly two-thirds of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll are optimistic about the stock market in 2017. And more than two-thirds are generally optimistic about the U.S. economy.

Snap Poll: Tax burden tops risks to local economy
Three-quarters of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say the state and local tax burden poses a significant risk to the health of the Rochester-area economy over the next five years. It was the only risk rated significant by more than half of the poll participants.

Snap Poll: Polarization is big problem, most say
More than 90 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll think political polarization is a serious problem for the United States.

Readers react to Trump's election as president
A special RBJ Snap Poll was conducted Wednesday to allow readers to share their thoughts about the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president. Here are some of the scores of responses.


No time to rest on workforce development
This “skills gap” affects a wide range of industries in New York and adds to the growing ranks of workers who feel stuck and underemployed.

Short prose belongs to a long tradition
The term essay is a little too pretentious for current use and when applied to my specialty.

Opinion Column

To thrive, manufacturers need skilled workers, government support
The AIM Photonics Testing, Assembly, and Packaging facility will bring a whole new level of packaging manufacturing to our region.

Navigating the minefield of long-term care insurance

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