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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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Haze surrounds marijuana laws for HR professionals

The days of Reefer Madness—the 1930s exploitation film that depicted marijuana-smoking individuals as criminals who slowly, but surely, descended into insanity—are long over. Today, the legal sale of marijuana is a billion-dollar business. Cannabis can be found in numerous neighborhood ...

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16 area dealerships part of AG’s investigation

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has reached settlements with 104 auto dealerships statewide—including 16 in Rochester—that sold vehicles to New Yorkers without disclosing the vehicles were under recall for dangerous, unrepaired safety issues. The safety issues included unintended acceleration, airbag ...

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