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Will ‘Trump: The Movie’ be a thriller or horror flick?

Former Gov. Mario Cuomo noted that “we campaign in poetry but govern in prose.” Donald Trump’s campaign was hardly poetry—it was more like a sensationalist novel, with racy sex, clichéd dialogue and improbable plot twists. Now Trump & Co. are ...

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Creative avenues abound for financing your developing business

New product lines. A big office move. New market opportunities. These are bold steps that require expanding production or distribution capacity, renovating or buying a facility, upgrading equipment or even buying another business. They also require money, which growing businesses ...

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Hindsight What do you do when you’re in a Broadway musical headed by two of the biggest names in the business—and it flops after 16 performances? You come back 35 years later and make a movie about it. “Merrily We ...

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Her research helps firms find competitive edge

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Every business in Rochester, regardless of size, needs research. There are things to learn in every industry—from market opportunities to venture funding—that will help it compete.

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Nonprofit Report: Open Door Mission Inc.

Nonprofit Report: Open Door Mission Inc., founded in 1952, is a Christian ministry that seeks to meet the spiritual and physical needs of impoverished and homeless people in Rochester, restoring hope and changing lives. It relies entirely on donations to ...

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Nonprofit Report: The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York Inc

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York Inc. is an organization of farmers, gardeners and consumers working to create a sustainable regional food system that is ecologically sound and economically viable. Through demonstration and education, it promotes land stewardship, ...

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Workers’ frank comments online about employer could backfire

“I recently overheard one of my employees (direct reports) complain big-time about her job, including problems she’s having with her team, her salary, work hours and more, saying that she is getting ready to post something on Glassdoor.com. (She doesn’t ...

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A number of signs now point to a modest rate increase

“It’s beginning to look a lot like … a rate increase.”  Sorry, I had to change the song lyrics—but it looks like we will see a federal funds rate increase at the Dec. 13-14 Federal Open Market Committee meeting. Let’s ...

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WEEKEND BEST BETS 1 Brad Zimmerman’s “My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy” is the story of one man’s struggle to fulfill his dream of becoming a comedic actor in New York. It’s staged Dec. 1 to 11 at the ...

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A new class of Forty Under 40

More than 750 people attended the 22nd annual Rochester Business Journal Forty Under 40 luncheon at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center on Nov. 17. The 2016 honorees were selected by a panel of judges who are past ...

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Classic psychological experiments show how companies can falter

In the 1950s and ’60s, social psychologists performed experiments regarding our susceptibility to social dynamics. In particular, researchers sought to learn the degree to which peoples’ behavior is influenced by authority figures and peer pressure. The results took the psychological ...

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Hopefully, Norwood can find the peace that Branca did

Several weeks after Scott Norwood’s field goal attempt sailed wide right in Super Bowl XXV, forever guaranteeing the Buffalo Bills kicker a place in sports infamy, I contacted Ralph Branca. I figured if there was anyone on the planet who ...

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Quote of the week

“We look forward to bringing new visitors to the area, helping local businesses, farms, wineries and breweries prosper.” —Jeff Babinski, executive vice president and general manager of del Lago Resort & Casino, which plans to open Feb. 1 12/2/2016 (c) ...

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Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester Sept. 24: The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester held its ARTrageous Affair Breast Cancer Gala at the Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown. The event was attended by 475 guests and raised more than $170,000 in net ...

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