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Bills would be wise to sign Josh Allen to long-term deal


The Josh Allen contract extension chatter got me to thinking about when Jim Kelly signed his five-year contract for $8 million in the summer of 1986. It was the most lucrative deal in Buffalo Bills and National Football League history. ...

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Value investing: Will patience be rewarded? (access required)


All of the major equity indices are close to their all-time highs at the moment, in a secular bull market that has just entered its thirteenth year. In terms of total return, a growth style of investing has far exceeded ...

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Rebuilding a more inclusive small business sector (access required)

Joseph Stefko

The nation’s economic recovery accelerated once again in March, pushing closer to pre-pandemic job levels. Buoyed by gains in sectors like leisure and hospitality, education and construction, the jobs picture continues to improve from the COVID-induced depths of last spring. ...

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What employers need to know about the new COBRA subsidy (access required)

Brian J. Kopp

One of Congress’s goals in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) was to provide continued health care coverage to employees who lose their health coverage as a consequence of the pandemic. The federal government achieved this goal by agreeing to pick up the cost of employees’ COBRA coverage ...

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Using technology to enhance senior living (access required)


Our shared pandemic has directed a spotlight on the quality of life for seniors who are so near and dear to us in our communities. Recently, we have seen several articles discussing senior living, as the past year has helped demonstrate the generational gap in the adoption of technologies. Not long ago, many of us ...

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Ontario County has weathered COVID’s storm (access required)


What happens to a thriving, rural Upstate community when a global pandemic strikes? Can its government stand up to the financial rigors caused by severe funding shortfalls? Can the government’s workforce continue to adequately deliver services to residents while also ...

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The hybrid work experiment: Think like a scientist (access required)


82% of companies plan to allow remote or hybrid work permanently.  — Gartner Inc.   By 2025, 36.2 million Americans will work remotely, up 87% from pre-pandemic levels.  — Upwork Future Workplace Pulse Report  75% of workers would take a pay cut in order to ...

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Finally, a digital platform to revolutionize health care: Marché Health (access required)


Digital platforms are one of the most remarkable and transformative marvels of the “fourth industrial revolution.” Digital platforms or marketplaces have become indispensable in all aspects of modern living from the way we shop (Amazon), commute (Uber, Lyft), and travel ...

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