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Dereliction of duty

There is justified debate in this country about whether the Affordable Care Act is good or bad and what the ideal health care system for the United States would be. But we need not mince words when discussing Republican politicians’ approach to dealing with that difficult debate: It is an abandonment of their responsibilities.

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Bike-sharing to launch downtown

A long-awaited mode of public transportation will be up and running downtown this weekend. Bike-sharing will be available to cyclists beginning Saturday as part of a collaboration between Reconnect Rochester, the city of Rochester and Zagster Inc. Unveiling of the ...

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RIT wins $1M award from Department of Energy

Rochester Institute of Technology has won a $1 million award from the Department of Energy’s advanced manufacturing office, officials said. The award was given to RIT for improvement in wiring for advanced electric equipment. Carbon-based wires—an alternative to copper—may improve ...

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Four projects approved for tax breaks

Four projects were approved Tuesday by Imagine Monroe, formerly known as the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency, officials said. The projects are to add 119 full-time jobs to the local economy. The approved projects are: Allied Frozen Storage Inc., ...

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Large majority backs the arbitration ban

This week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau decided to ban most types of mandatory arbitration clauses, which require credit card or bank customers to use a mediator when they have a dispute—often giving up their right to sue in court. Respondents to this week’s Rochester Business Journal Snap Poll strongly support the decision to ban the clauses.

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Public Market upgrade complete

A nearly $8 million upgrade to the City of Rochester’s Public Market has been completed. The project included renovation work to improve and expand market amenities for vendors, shoppers and businesses. A covered outdoor vending shed was added and the ...

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Anti-poverty initiative to get millions in funding

The Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative will receive nearly $5 million to support the expansion of early childhood anti-poverty initiatives. The programs target children and caregivers in the city of Rochester pilot neighborhoods targeted by the initiative, including the EMMA neighborhood of ...

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Reports ranks city of Rochester near bottom

Rochester ranks among the most inefficient cities nationwide, a new report from WalletHub contends. In its 2017’s Best- & Worst-Run Cities in America, the online personal finance website ranked 150 of the nation’s largest cities based on 33 key performance ...

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