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A moat no more

Even skeptics should have a much clearer idea of the potential of filling in a portion of the Inner Loop.

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Who’s No. 1? You really can’t tell from most rankings

Oscar Wilde’s quip—“The truth is never pure and rarely simple”—is flagrantly ignored by the “Best Places/Top Cities” industry. Yes, these “Top XX” lists have been around since Athens vs. Sparta. We’ve had decades with the “Best Places to Live” lists; ...

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Plurality: U.S. less safe than before 9/11

It has been 15 years since nearly 3,000 people were killed in the deadliest U.S. terrorist attacks on record, and a plurality of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents say they feel less safe than before the attacks.

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Why we have laws

Laws requiring regulatory oversight are on the books for good reason, and they should be vigorously enforced.

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Snap Poll: Readers favor Assini in election rematch

Voters in the 25th Congressional District in November will get a rematch of the 2014 contest when Republican Mark Assini lost to Democratic incumbent Rep. Louise Slaughter by fewer than 1,000 votes. And if the contest were held today, the majority of this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents would favor the GOP candidate.

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Progress report

A positive sign for the entire upstate region: Its annual wage gain of 3.3 percent last year outpaced both the downstate and national averages.

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Snap Poll: Web deeply altered ways of business

Twenty-five years ago this month, the World Wide Web debuted as a publicly available service on the internet. And 95 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say it changed the way they do business.

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Immigrant story

Over a five-year period, the number of foreign-born Rochesterians jumped nearly 20 percent.

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