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Secrets revealed about sausages and nuclear power

Realpolitik over health care:  The American Health Care Act--U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan’s “repeal & replace” law--proves the truth of the maxim: “Laws are like sausages--it is best not to see them being made” (misattributed to Otto von Bismarck).

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Sports history has been filled with ‘hair’ apparents

You may have missed it during the sports madness that is March, but one of the New York Yankees top prospects recently survived a hair-raising experience with a pair of barber’s shears. Known as much for his wild, flowing, shoulder-length red locks as for his ability to pulverize baseballs, Clint Frazier avoided a confrontation over the team’s appearance policy and had his long hair hacked off. 

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Online advertised job vacancies continue decline

Online advertised job vacancies in February decreased in all 50 states, continuing a national two-year decline, according to the monthly Help Wanted Online report released March 8 by The Conference Board. The nationwide HWOL Supply/Demand rate – a calculation of ...

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The List: Homebuilders

Information was provided by individual homebuilders that responded to an email survey and constructed units in Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne counties in 2016. Ranked by total number of units; to break ties,builders are ranked by number of ...

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The List: Employee Benefit Administrators

Information was provided by individual companies that responded to an email survey. The survey area was Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne counties. Employee benefits administrators are defined as conducting compliance testing and creating benefit(s) reports for employees.  Ranked ...

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Ex-gambling addict devotes life to helping others with the disease

After this year’s NCAA basketball tournament teams are selected and announced on national television Sunday evening, millions of Americans will participate in a sports tradition unlike any other. They’ll fill out brackets online and on paper. They’ll be fully engaged in March Madness as they attempt to predict which teams will advance to the Final Four and win it all. By Monday morning, everybody will be jumping into the pool—the office pool. 

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Deporting immigrants could slow U.S. economy

If President Donald Trump’s hardline stance on illegal immigration leads to large-scale deportations, among those hurt could be the U.S. economy.

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The Loop

It doesn't get much bigger than debuting at the Metropolitan Opera. 

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Nonprofit Report

Since 1971, the Housing Council at PathStone Inc. has provided comprehensive housing counseling. It is one of the largest such agencies in New York. 

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Spotlight

Rochester Ranks Below Average in Measure of Growth Rochester and Syracuse were among 23 of the nation’s largest 100 metropolitan areas that scored below the national average for all three composite indicators of economic growth from 2010 to 2015, according ...

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The List: Workforce Training Programs

Ranked by number of participants in 2016. Information was provided by representatives of local workforce training programs in Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario and Orleans counties that responded to an email survey.  For the purposes of this survey, a workforce training ...

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Fed bides its time as inflation remains below target

In a recent report to both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave a detailed view of the U.S. economy and monetary policy actions. 

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The List: Private Schools

Information was provided by individual private schools in Monroe County that responded to an email survey.  Ranked by total enrollment.   2017 Rank   School Name    1         McQuaid Jesuit High School    2         Our Lady of Mercy ...

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The List: Intellectual Property Law Firms

Ranked by number of local attorneys spending at least 25 percent of their time practicing intellectual property law. To break ties, firms are ranked by total number of local attorneys. Information was provided by individual firms with offices in Monroe ...

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