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Trainer from Rochester played vital role in Michael Jordan’s switch to baseball

There were times during the most famous covert operation in the history of sports when Herm Schneider felt like jockey Ron Turcotte thundering around the track aboard Secretariat. It’s not easy reining in a great thoroughbred — something Schneider learned ...

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Leveraging a Roth IRA in the midst of a market drawdown (access required)

As of April 26, 2020, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down approximately 20% from its February 12 all-time high — a significant recovery, after being down more than 38% from its all-time high on March 23. In the midst ...

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Rochester businesses innovate in face of COVID-19 crisis (access required)

A few years ago, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said, “Never before in history has innovation offered the promise of so much to so many in so short a time.” It’s a good bet that even Gates — a world-changing visionary who ...

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Tips for remaining professional while remotely interviewing candidates (access required)

“I’ve interviewed hundreds of people for jobs in my career and have prided myself on making good hires with in-person conversations. I must say that the prospect of interviewing the upcoming crop of candidates on Zoom upsets me. The vibes ...

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Bailouts during the COVID-19 pandemic: Moral hazard or a necessity? (access required)

COVID-19 is leaving a deeper mark on the economy than previously anticipated. Data shows that in the United States, the number of unemployment claims has dwarfed any other period in recent history. The first wave of unemployment followed immediately after ...

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Crash to end 1st quarter foretells volatility, uncertainty to come

Looking back at major events over the last three months feels as if we are looking at a decade’s worth of news. With all that has happened in the first three months of the year, the spreading global coronavirus pandemic ...

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Securely navigating the work-from-home digital world

As the COVID-19 pandemic moves employees to remote working, it puts companies at a greater risk for a cyberattack. Here are some tips for businesses to safely navigate the “work-from-home” environment. As employers and employees are adjusting to the new ...

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Climate change solutions should be top priority when pandemic ends (access required)

April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, but the festivities that local environmental groups were planning have all been canceled or moved online due to the coronavirus. Though disappointing, this was necessary and appropriate, as dealing with COVID-19 ...

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