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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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Can Trump restore trust in government?

The usual explanations offered for the Trump earthquake of 2016 include bigotry, Russian hacking, fake news, FBI Director James Comey and xenophobia. But a pivotal factor behind Trump’s victory is that Americans have become ever more distrustful of government insiders.

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CEO optimism on the rise

There is plenty to disagree about regarding President Donald Trump and what his administration has done since he took office, but at least one thing is inarguable: CEOs like him, or at least his plans for tax reform and business regulation. 

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Readers weigh in on region’s top assets

National media often portray the Upstate New York economy in a negative light. And by some economic yardsticks, the upstate region—including Rochester—lags many other metropolitan areas.

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We all must fight hate

There is no question that hate crimes are on the rise in America. Anecdotal evidence suggested it, and statistics from police departments across the country have confirmed it.

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Don’t ask about salary

There are many reasons for the gender pay gap that exists in America, but politicians in New York and elsewhere recently have taken steps to address one issue that can prevent women from catching up to their male counterparts in pay: salary history.

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