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Clique at work stymies male worker’s efforts to learn job

“I just started a new job a few weeks ago and I had been looking forward to a more positive environment than my previous company. But what I have discovered here is an office clique that I don’t know how ...

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Brighton author details how hoops shaped Obama

As Alexander Wolff watched Barack Obama scrawl “Hawaii” on a large NCAA basketball tournament bracket board during a recent ESPN telecast, it dawned on him that the president’s life had come full circle. Wolff thought back to how Obama’s world ...

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Monroe County population climbs 0.7 percent in five years

Monroe County’s population grew by 0.7 percent between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2015, the 15th-highest rate among the 62 New York counties and just above the average population growth of 0.6 percent for 3,143 counties nationwide, according to ...

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Non-Profit Report: The Realtors Charitable Foundation

The Realtors Charitable Foundation was founded about 12 years ago by a group of Realtors and real estate industry colleagues initially to increase homeownership, but the group now focuses on helping Rochester’s homeless and people in crisis. Over its lifetime, ...

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Emerging adults value individuality at work

“It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.” –Bruce Wayne (a.k.a. Batman) The multigenerational workforce is increasingly the subject of insightful research and lively discussion, as new generations take on leadership roles in the workplace. ...

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Explore

Auction sneak peek A party at the Little Theatre will kick off WXXI’s annual online auction April 1. The public broadcasting station has procured some interesting auction items to sell online from April 9 to 16, including a six-night stay ...

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Revised employment data make picture here murkier

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor released revised employment figures for the Rochester area dating back to April 2014. The annual “benchmark” revision process, based on a review of state unemployment insurance tax records, produces job count tallies ...

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The Loop

Don’t call me Dude Longtime local fund manager Lawrence Creatura—mostly recently portfolio manager at Federated Investors—has appeared on national TV financial news programs, from CNBC to Bloomberg. He also has served as an expert source for publications ranging from the ...

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Frustration builds as computer’s progress bar falters

The old joke went, “How do you know when your computer salesperson is lying to you? Answer: You wait until their lips start to move, and then … you’ve caught them in the act.” So, when do you know your ...

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Quote of the week

“What (investors) will not forgive is cooking the books, and it looks like they could have been cooking the books.” —Brighton Securities Inc. Chairman George Conboy, on accounting irregularities at Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. 3/25/2016 (c) 2016 Rochester Business Journal. ...

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RBJ Daily

Squaring off Irondequoit’s I-Square LLC is in default, the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency said Monday—a charge that the project’s developers dispute. The agency released a statement that I-Square is behind on its capital investment for the project and ...

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Seen

To view the Seen page with the images, click here. The Dream Factory of Rochester Catholic Charities Community Services March 4: More than 380 guests attended Breakfast with Friends, hosted by Catholic Charities Community Services and presented by Rochester Colonial ...

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Coach your employees to help them reach new levels

When a chief financial officer I’ll call Laura meets with her company president, she wants to bring up a worsening tension she’s experiencing with another member of the leadership team. “I want to share with my boss about the growing ...

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Northeast gasoline prices down 18.3 percent in year

Gasoline prices in the Northeast declined 18.3 percent between February 2015 and February 2016, slightly less than the average decline nationwide, according to the latest Mid-Atlantic Consumer Price Index Data Summary released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Wednesday. The ...

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Non-Profit Report: Benincasa Inc.

Benincasa Inc. is a two-bed home for the terminally ill serving the Greater Rochester area and surrounding counties. Located in Mendon, Benincasa is dedicated to ensuring individuals are treated with dignity and respect at a time when they may feel ...

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