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Executives considering a merger shouldn’t try to time the market

At the end of 2015, a record year for mergers and acquisitions, forecasters predicted the trend would continue through 2016. Instead, commodity pressures, price transparency and a strong U.S. dollar slowed M&A activity across a range of industries. By most ...

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Trump victory increases uncertainties for economy

Donald Trump’s promise to put America first helped propel him to the U.S. presidency, but it also has unleashed uncertainty on the global economy—skewering major trading partners and offering few specifics that might calm allies, businesses and investors.

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Weekend Best Bets 1 The latest work from the company of legendary ski filmmaker Warren Miller, “Here, There & Everywhere,” will be shown Nov. 11 at the Auditorium Theatre. The film takes viewers on an action-packed journey with the world’s ...

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Calling all entrepreneurs

Dan Brady, professional development co-chairman, Rochester Young Professionals With cranes in the air and backhoes in the dirt, Rochester’s downtown is in the midst of a massive transformation. The old is giving way to the new. This is not lost ...

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Expectations for nonprofit boards more stringent

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” —Peter Drucker The three presidential debates that I watched with my wife, Betsy, served as the core idea for the topic of this column. In a touch of irony, ...

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Sailing on treacherous seas: When part time becomes full time

“I have been out on three months of maternity leave. I had originally planned to return to my management job on a full-time basis. But going back to those long hours and 60-plus hour workweeks will put a significant strain ...

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Fed chair acknowledges questions on U.S. economy

In a recent speech at the Boston Federal Reserve, Fed chair Janet Yellen shed some light on the Federal Open Market Committee’s assessment of the current U.S. economic situation, saying the Fed was “struggling” to understand the nature of the ...

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WEEKEND BESTBETS 1 Standup comic Sebastian Maniscalco is in town for two shows—at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Nov. 4—at Rochester Auditorium Theatre. Maniscalco was seen in an episode of “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee” with Jerry Seinfeld. ticketmaster.com 2 The ...

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Nonprofit Report: R Community Bikes Inc.

R Community Bikes Inc. collects and repairs used bicycles for distribution without charge to needy children and adults in Rochester. Its mission is to provide safe, basic transportation for people in the community who depend on bikes for recreation as ...

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The best way to eliminate nasty bosses is to manage yourself

Have you ever encountered a nasty boss? You know who I mean. The kind of arrogant, thoughtless jerk who occasionally exhibits any one of a wide range of unsavory character traits. These are the sort who are often disrespectful, dishonest, ...

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Fairport Baptist Homes Sept. 17: Fairport Baptist Homes held its fourth annual 2016 Step Up For Seniors fundraising walk. The event raised more than $12,000 for seniors and their programs and services provided by Fairport Baptist Homes. Iron Angel Memorial ...

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Winfield continues to deliver off the baseball diamond

He had always been philanthropic, so when Major League Baseball officials asked Dave Winfield to speak to young players at a symposium near the end of his career in the mid-1990s, he jumped at the opportunity as if it were ...

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Nonprofit Report: The Society for the Protection and Care of Children

The Society for the Protection and Care of Children, known as SPCC, was founded as the Rochester Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in 1875 when animal abuse laws existed but child abuse laws did not. SPCC was ...

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