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Fast Start: Building businesses

The final #Work4Roc event will be held at The Hive@155 St. Paul St. May 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. #Work4Roc is a collaboration between Rochester Young Professionals and developers in Rochester who are behind more than $650 million in ...

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Report recommends fixes for health services problems

“Beware of little expenses; a small leak can sink a great ship.” — Benjamin Franklin The “Big Squeeze” continues in New York State, affecting every health and human services provider. The state Department of Health has focused the past year ...

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Price of gasoline 17 percent lower than a year ago

Despite increases in recent weeks, the average U.S. price of a gallon of regular gasoline has declined by 45 cents, or 17 percent, over the past year, according to Tuesday’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report from the AAA. Drivers in New ...

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Non-Profit Report: Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Greater Rochester

The Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Greater Rochester Inc. was established officially in 1998. It is a 100 percent volunteer organization with no paid staff and no large overhead. Members donate their time and skills. Leonard A. Benedict, who died ...

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New York home prices show impressive rise

The average price for a single-family home in New York, including distressed sales, rose 8.2 percent from March 2015 to March 2016 – the fifth-largest increase among the fifty states and the District of Columbia, according to the most recent ...

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‘Gilligan’ illustrates issue of social pressure at work

As a kid growing up, I was a fan of the “Gilligan’s Island” TV show. For those of you who may have spent your childhood years more productively or perhaps are not old enough to recall the show, Gilligan’s Island ...

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Non-Profit Report: Tempro Development Co. Inc.

Non-Profit Report: The mission of Tempro Development Co. Inc. is to provide safe, affordable housing to veterans and families in crisis through innovative, humanitarian initiatives that find a healthy, stable environment for homeless people in which they can heal, grow ...

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FOMC rate hike in June seems unlikely

The Federal Open Market Committee elected not to change interest rates at its April 26-27 meeting. The statement released by the FOMC after the meeting offered a couple of tidbits of information but left many writers hoping for more information ...

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No clearcut answer on employee, contractor question

“For years, our small company has hired an ‘independent contractor’ to help us with very specialized work that members of our staff don’t have the expertise or the training to do. His hours are variable and he works from his ...

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Switzer’s marathon run changed the world of sports

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Kathrine Switzer prepped for one of the most famous moments in sports history by training with the Syracuse University men’s cross country team in late 1966, early 1967. A 19-year-old junior journalism student at the time, Switzer gladly would have ...

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Payroll survey data should be interpreted with caution

Close observers of the Rochester economy have struggled with conflicting signals about the health of the local labor market since the release of “re-benchmarked” jobs data several weeks ago. Two key statistical series produced by federal and state agencies—known colloquially ...

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Smartphone updates from Apple, Samsung add intriguing features

What did you think about “March Madness”? No, I’m not talking to those whose brackets were busted by Michigan State; I’m talking about the latest in smartphones and tablets from Samsung and Apple. If you don’t want to be left ...

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