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Are mergers good for consumers?

The year 2016 was certainly an active year for mergers. In just the month of October, almost $490 billion worth of deals were announced. With regard to new deals, readers are likely to be familiar with the name Spectrum, which ...

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Hypocrisy, ethics questions

Ever since the election, businesses have been salivating over President Donald Trump’s potential tax reform, which they believe will save them significant money. Trump released his official proposal Wednesday, and two things immediately stand out: the hypocrisy of Republican budget ...

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Most readers support plan for Parcel 5

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A large majority of respondents to this week’s RBJ Snap Poll supports the city of Rochester’s decision last week that Parcel 5 at Midtown will be home to the Golisano Center for the Performing Arts and Tower with housing, retail shops, restaurants and additional parking.

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Poised for photonics success

The 300-plus people who attended our Power Breakfast Series event on Rochester’s Photonics Future last Friday heard two clear messages. First, Rochester is doing exciting work in photonics and is poised to capitalize on the strong growth that’s expected in ...

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A victory for gay workers

Gay rights in America took another step forward this week when the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled companies cannot discriminate against LGBT employees. The ruling broadens the interpretation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which ...

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Automation and job losses: Which way now?

Many observers of the American workplace are concerned about the malign impact that automation is having and will continue to have on the demand for labor. 

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A boost for electric cars

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced a $70 million program to provide electric car rebates and pay for an outreach initiative—another step toward greater market acceptance.

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Majority: Firing hurts corruption fight

This month President Donald Trump fired Preet Bharara as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York after the prosecutor reportedly declined to resign. Roughly 67 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Snap Poll expect his departure to hurt efforts to reduce corruption in New York.

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