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FOMC meeting shows diverse views among members

While not as discordant as the participants in the latest presidential debate, recent Federal Open Market Committee meetings have begun to highlight some of the ongoing differences of opinion among participants. The minutes of the Jan. 26-27, FOMC illuminate the ...

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Multifaceted approach required for K-12 betterment

“If you know better, you can do better.”  Rev. Dr. Kenneth Q. James, Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church In this unprecedented and acrimonious political election year, many promises and commitments are made that we know will never see the light of ...

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No doubt, hackneyed sports phrases a dime a dozen

This is a column about sports clichés. For it to succeed we all need to be on the same page and take it one sentence at a time. Please remember that this is a game of inches and it’s not ...

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Middle-market companies still cautiously optimistic

Financial market volatility appears to be weighing on near-term business sentiment, according to the latest M&T Economic Outlook survey. The semiannual poll of 465 firms with sales of $10 million to $500 million located throughout the bank’s eight-state geographic footprint ...

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RBJ Daily

Teeing up again The former president and CEO of the Dolomite Group is leading a group of investors who plan to purchase the Greystone Golf Club in Walworth, Wayne County, from the company. John Odenbach said a letter of intent ...

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‘Sentiment analysis’ sharpens knowledge of customers

Would you like to really know what people think about you and your business? Perhaps understanding how people feel about some topic external to your operations will help you with your business decision-making. Many businesses are turning to something called ...

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Seen

CP Rochester and Happiness House Feb. 5: The Happiness House 13th annual Gala Dinner and Auction Event was held at Belhurst Castle in Geneva. The event broke records by raising $120,000. All proceeds were applied to the Ability Partners Foundation ...

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Employers would do well to recognize changing world

“I suppose for me as an artist it wasn’t always just about expressing my work; I really wanted, more than anything else, to contribute in some way to the culture that I was living in.” —David Bowie (1947-2016) When David ...

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Pa. tops N.Y. for percentage of fast-food workers

As a percentage of total state population, more Pennsylvanians worked in franchised limited-service restaurants—more commonly known as fast-food restaurants—than did residents of New York or any of our other neighbor states in 2012, according to the most recent Economic Census ...

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CORRECTIONS AND AMPLIFICATIONS

A headline in the Feb. 19 edition misstated the former position of Ken Hall, new chief financial officer at Morgan Management LLC. Hall previously was vice president and controller at Home Properties Inc. 2/26/2016 (c) 2016 Rochester Business Journal. To ...

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Explore

A love letter to Paris “Gardenias,” a new play by Nazareth College professor Candide Carrasco, will run Feb. 26 and 27 in the college’s Callahan Theater. “Gardenias” tells the story of an older man from Havana who visits a secret ...

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Non-Profit Report: Center for Environmental Initiatives

Beginning in 2014, the Genesee River became the primary focus of the Center for Environmental Initiatives, a 41-year-old non-profit organization originally founded to disseminate information about recycling and threats to the quality of our air and water. Today, CEI, through ...

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Quote of the week

“We came here because the letter Louise Slaughter wrote about Rochester was so compelling.” —Charles Provini, president and CEO of Natcore Technology Inc., a firm  that located here after sending 70 letters across the country seeking suggestions on where to ...

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