This Week
  • IV4 Inc. has managed to grow steadily over the years.

  • Michael Gioja is guiding information technology advances at Paychex Inc.

  • $6.8 million redevelopment project aims to help create unique neighborhood.

  • Shaina Sidoti's firm makes nutritious dishes that have helped her heal.

  • Changes to New York's estate tax have reduced the cost of dying here.

  • Area exporters starting 2014 with a sense of momentum.


Wealth migration
New York continues to give some of its wealthiest residents too many reasons to leave.

The right direction
The budget worked out by the governor and legislative leaders contains a number of important reductions and reforms that will provide relief to businesses and individual taxpayers.

How he played the game
Let’s hope those who control the team’s fate will approach that responsibility by asking, “What would Ralph do?”

Measuring inequality
Rochester is not a city where the paramount problem is the outsize incomes of a wealthy few. Rather, growth in jobs is the surest route to reducing poverty and income inequality.

Snap Poll

Most not impressed by new tax cuts
More than three-quarters of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say the new state tax cuts are unlikely to make New York a better place to live and do business.

Snap Poll: College athletes not employees, most say
Nearly three-quarters of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say college athletes who receive scholarships should not be considered employees of their schools. See dozens of comments from readers.

CVS right to halt cigarette sales, most say
A resounding 95 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll support CVS Caremark’s recent decision to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products.

Snap Poll: Most not confident about new Kodak chief
More than half of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say they are not confident that Eastman Kodak Co.’s new CEO can lead the company to consistent profitable growth.


CTE Regents diploma is important for economy
With the passage of the legislation creating a CTE diploma, we could begin to train students to be skilled workers with meaningful careers.

Charter schools break public districts' monopoly
The vast majority of New York’s charters are doing an outstanding job of educating urban youths. Competition truly is a wonderful thing.

More money to boost tourism is smart investment
Tourism economic development is unusual in that it’s not about big boxes and big places.

SBA working to get loans into veterans' hands
The U.S. Small Business Administration has set the borrower upfront guaranty fee at zero for all veteran loans approved under the SBA Express program.

Opinion Column

Politically polarizing, climate change is a public policy nightmare

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