This Week
  • Wright Beverage Distributing has expanded again with an acquisition.

  • Employee Relations Associates has expanded services, reach.

  • Patience helped Joseph Morelle rise in the ranks to state Assembly majority leader.

  • Owners of nearby businesses welcome UR’s College Town development.

  • Shaina Sidoti's firm makes nutritious dishes that have helped her heal.

  • Area exporters starting 2014 with a sense of momentum.


Will this chance be wasted?
Ten years down the road, how the nation’s fiscal picture looks will largely be the result of actions taken now.

Wealth migration
New York continues to give some of its wealthiest residents too many reasons to leave.

The right direction
The budget worked out by the governor and legislative leaders contains a number of important reductions and reforms that will provide relief to businesses and individual taxpayers.

How he played the game
Let’s hope those who control the team’s fate will approach that responsibility by asking, “What would Ralph do?”

Snap Poll

Majority backs Paycheck Fairness Act
Nearly 60 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say a national gender wage gap exists. A similar majority supports the Paycheck Fairness Act. See dozens of comments from readers.

Most not impressed by new tax cuts
More than three-quarters of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say the new state tax cuts are unlikely to make New York a better place to live and do business.

Snap Poll: College athletes not employees, most say
Nearly three-quarters of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say college athletes who receive scholarships should not be considered employees of their schools. See dozens of comments from readers.

CVS right to halt cigarette sales, most say
A resounding 95 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll support CVS Caremark’s recent decision to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products.


Yelp lawsuit is a wakeup call for small businesses
The smart business owner monitors the Web for comments about his or her business and has a strategy for responding.

CTE Regents diploma is important for economy
With the passage of the legislation creating a CTE diploma, we could begin to train students to be skilled workers with meaningful careers.

Charter schools break public districts' monopoly
The vast majority of New York’s charters are doing an outstanding job of educating urban youths. Competition truly is a wonderful thing.

More money to boost tourism is smart investment
Tourism economic development is unusual in that it’s not about big boxes and big places.

Opinion Column

How the ACA has changed health coverage for the poor

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