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Xerox and HP: Where is the true value to be created? (access required)

Pouya Seifzadeh

  In November 2019, Xerox made public its intention to go forward with a possible takeover of HP. In February 2020, it announced that it had increased its bid to $34 billion as the initial tender offer had evolved into ...

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Manager unsure what to do about disengaged, rude employee (access required)


“I took one of my employees out on a meeting at a client site recently and had a really disappointing experience. My employee was texting someone repeatedly on his phone during the meeting. And while that was rude by itself, the ...

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Four investment mistakes that can send you back to work (access required)

Paul Hurley

Many are starting this new year with a new chapter: retirement. If you’ve been a disciplined saver and taken advantage of tax-deferred plans, you’ve done a lot to get ready for this new, exciting life stage. And if you’ve been ...

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Pending changes to Medicaid threaten Upstate hospitals’ viability (access required)


Businesses look for and rely on a vibrant and secure community and thriving workforce to fuel innovation, growth and success.  A key component of any vibrant community is access to high-quality health care and the knowledge that the local hospital ...

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Promote a strong, honorable culture by striving for ethical excellence (access required)


In recent months, AT&T has been blanketing the airwaves with its latest advertising campaign featuring a variety of professionals who don’t quite make the grade. These include a surgeon who has “almost” been reinstated, an amusement park ride operator who ...

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2020 not likely to be as good for stocks as 2019 (access required)

Stephen A. Rossi

Last year was a banner year in the U.S. equity market, with all three major U.S. stock indices (i.e. the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Nasdaq Composite Index, and the S&P 500 Index) notching all-time highs.  Indeed, the S&P 500 ...

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Super Bowl was another reminder that Bills took a pass on Mahomes


I’m not going to say I told you so because, quite frankly, I had no clue Patrick Mahomes was going to blossom into an NFL Most Valuable Player and Super Bowl champion just three years into his pro career. Heck, ...

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Rochester’s job growth picks up since WSJ report (access required)


Last March, the Wall Street Journal ran a story comparing employment trends in the 53 most populous U.S. metropolitan areas—those having at least one million residents—entitled, “Where the Jobs Are.” Rochester, the smallest member of the group, also earned the ...

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Elimination of commissions draws focus to the costs of investing (access required)


There was little fanfare on May 1, 1975, when fixed commissions were eliminated in the retail securities brokerage industry. That event, however, had a profound effect on business models and compensation practices in the decades that followed. Once brokers were ...

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Work culture: What was good 20 years ago isn’t anymore (access required)


A few years ago, Mike Schwabl and I had the fantastic opportunity to meet with Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. I was forever changed by what I learned about workplace culture that day, and I just had to ...

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Some marketing resolutions for 2020 including mobile-first (access required)


We’re starting a new year and a new decade (although I think the latter is debatable) so it’s a great time to make some resolutions. Let’s eat less junk food, exercise more often, and stop making the same digital marketing ...

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