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Snap Poll: Albany corruption is ‘serious’ problem

All RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents say they think corruption in state government is a serious problem for New York, with 89 percent saying it’s “very serious,” and 11 percent saying it’s “somewhat serious.”

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The productivity puzzle

Slow productivity growth has marked the period since the recovery began a half-dozen years ago.

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Per-pupil spending highest in Honeoye

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Honeoye spends more per pupil than any other public school district in Monroe and Ontario counties, according to an analysis of data that will appear in the 2016 RBJ Schools Report Card to be published tomorrow.

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Awards tout wellness in the workplace

The 2016 Wealth of Health Awards were handed out Wednesday at a luncheon attended by more than 300 people at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

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Opt-out rate highest in Fairport

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Among the 27 public school districts in Monroe and Ontario counties, Fairport has the highest opt-out rate, based on the average of percentages of students refusing to take grades 3 to 8 state-mandated English and math tests.

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In teacher pay, Pittsford ranks No. 1

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Among the public school districts in Monroe and Ontario counties, median teacher pay is highest in Pittsford. In superintendent compensation, the No. 1 spot goes to East Irondequoit.

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Rookie of the Year finalists step it up

Four organizations have been named finalists for Rookie of the Year honors. This is the first year of participation for these employers. Three of the finalists—Klein Steel Service Inc., St. John’s and Trillium Health—were named finalists in other categories as ...

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Infusing the workplace with good energy

1-99 Employees Butler/Till Reducing stress is a key component of the Butler/Till strategy for a healthier, happier workforce. “While we do intentionally have a focus on physical health, we also focus on overall well-being, especially stress, knowing that office environments ...

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Supporters vie for Champion of the Year

Individuals selected as finalists for the new Health and Wellness Champion of the Year Award lead by example and, in some cases, see to it that wellness has a secure place in the company budget. Read on for raves by ...

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Non-Profit Report: The Veterans Outreach Center Inc.

The Veterans Outreach Center Inc. has served veterans and their families since 1973, helping veterans make the transition to civilian life. The organization promotes economic stability with job counseling, training and placement. For veterans whose disabilities prevent employment, benefits experts ...

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Portfolio: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NY-VRX)

Portfolio is a weekly report compiled from the proxy statement and annual report of a publicly held company with local headquarters or a company with a major division in the area. View this week’s Portfolio.  

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Townhouse Rental Communities

Townhouses communities are ranked by the average of the high and low end of the rental range for two-bedroom townhouses. For properties without two-bedroom houses, the average one-bedroom rent was used. Information was provided by representatives of individual management companies ...

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Snap Poll: Jazz Festival is favorite summer event

Rochester offers a bounty of special events each summer, and this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll asked readers to name their favorites. Top-ranked in terms of votes cast in this week’s poll was the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.

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