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New York’s home prices up 6.5 percent in a year

The average price for a single-family home in New York, including distressed sales, rose 6.5 percent from August 2015 to August 2016 according to the most recent Home Price Index report released Tuesday by CoreLogic. The HPI rose 6.2 percent ...

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Nonprofit Report: CASA of Rochester/Monroe County Inc.

CASA of Rochester/Monroe County Inc. is a nonprofit volunteer-based agency serving children in Monroe County. CASA, which stands for court appointed special advocates, trains and supervises a diverse group of volunteers to advocate for children who have been abused and/or ...

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Meeting of FOMC offers insights on the economy

The Sept. 20-21 meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee yielded a bit more insight into Federal Reserve Bank thinking, as quarterly projections of data were offered and a press conference by Chair Janet Yellen addressed many issues. The federal ...

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Pivoting out of the downsizing slump into action

“I was downsized recently from a management job I have enjoyed for many years. I know I will be all right as I have received a generous severance package and a lot of support. I have to admit that I ...

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Achieving the appropriate level of auditor attestation

"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” —St. Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa) I sat down recently with my tax-exempt partner from our Syracuse office, Gail Kinsella. Gail is the former board ...

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Per capita personal income rises 2.5% in New York

Per capita personal income in New York increased 2.5 percent between the second quarter of 2015 and the second quarter of 2016, according to new figures released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis on Wednesday.  The 3.8 percent increases in ...

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Nonprofit Report: The Rochester Historical Society

The Rochester Historical Society was established in 1860, although, because of the Civil War, it did not become active until 1887. From that point on, the society has been preserving and interpreting this region’s past for the community’s education and ...

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Keeping employees engaged means keeping them in motion

As the football season gets underway, players, coaches and fans prepare for a year of excitement, and of course, a little drama. With the new season come significant changes, with players, teams, and even the rules. The National Football League’s ...

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Telling the story of Allendale Columbia

Courtney Dixon sees no limits when it comes to her career. This mentality has helped her rise up the ranks and bring out-of-the-box thinking to her role as director of marketing and communications at Allendale Columbia School. “I was brought ...

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A positive picture emerges from new metro GDP data

New gross domestic product figures for 2015 provide important insights into the Rochester area’s slow recovery from the Great Recession—as well as significant potential for future growth. Last year, the cumulative value of goods and services produced in the five-county ...

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The second Women’s Leadership Summit presented by the Rochester Business Journal and the Women’s Leadership Council of the United Way of Greater Rochester Inc. drew more than 600 people to the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center on Sept. ...

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Supreme Court’s shorthandedness limits its functioning

Eight is an odd number. Pythagoras and his mathematical adherents would disagree, but appellate lawyers know that an even number of appellate judges is odd indeed. Courts of appeals are almost always constituted in odd numbers (3, 5 or 7) ...

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Rochester GDP growth lags Albany, Buffalo

Real GDP for the Rochester metropolitan area—an inflation-adjusted measure of our gross product based on national prices for the goods and services produced here—grew by a total of 0.8 percent between 2010 and 2015, well below the 9.9 percent aggregate ...

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