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Region has bright future if we don’t dwell on problems (access required)

We are still in the midst of a global pandemic which, with few geographic exceptions, is raging on with no end in sight. It has changed our lives, our habits, and our economy. In many ways, it is impacting our ...

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A focus on quality in the midst of the pandemic (access required)

Now that we are in the midst of the COVID pandemic, there has been a lot of talk about the value of investing in high quality companies. The challenge is: what exactly does that mean, and how should one go ...

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Kodak Pharmaceuticals: An opportunity for revival? (access required)

On July 28th, Kodak announced its new ‘Kodak Pharmaceuticals’ initiative backed by a $765 million government loan. The initiative is in response to calls for more focus on domestic production and less reliance on imports of strategic supplies from abroad, ...

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Marv Levy Stadium also has a nice ring to it

Marv Levy chuckled when I told him there’s a movement afoot to get heretofore New Era Field named in his honor. The winningest coach in Buffalo Bills history sounded both flattered and amused. “I’m blushing over the phone,’’ Levy joked ...

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The foundation of productive human relationships: Five moral codes (access required)

For decades now, compliance and ethics professionals, and many corporate executives, have sought to build “values-based” cultures rather than “rules-based” cultures. Such initiatives are grounded in a well-founded belief that, unlike rules that merely dictate what employees can and cannot ...

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Rochester property development sector continues to innovate (access required)

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Rochester region and the entire world has been well documented. Most business sectors — including education, health care, manufacturing, restaurants and retail — have experienced massive and immediate changes that have made ...

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Data from ‘high-frequency’ index suggests long road to recovery (access required)

Traditional economic indicators are hampered by being both “backward looking” and having appreciable time lags. Rapid changes in economic activity during the COVID-19 recession have magnified these shortcomings, necessitating a shift to more “real time” methods of tracking business and ...

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The unknown research tool that can power your advertising strategy (access required)

When developing a B2C digital advertising strategy, there are two components that are essential. The first one is identifying your objective. This is the easy part. Do you want more people to know about your product, service or brand (awareness)? ...

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Now is the time to invest in green energy (access required)

The pandemic has knocked a surging economy flat on its back. Predictions on its recovery range from the V-shaped curve we’d all like to see to the forecast by the Congressional Budget Office that implies it will take a decade ...

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Use Form CRS: Ask questions (access required)

This month financial professionals are delivering a new disclosure document to their retail customers and clients. Form CRS aims to reduce investor confusion about the distinct roles played by broker-dealers and investment advisors in the marketplace. Whether you are already ...

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