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New York’s GDP grew 1.4 percent in 2015

New York’s real gross domestic product—the sum of what consumers, businesses, and government spend on final goods and services, plus investment and net foreign trade—grew by 1.4 percent in 2015, according to annualized, seasonally adjusted data published by the Bureau ...

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Non-Profit Report: PathStone Corp.

PathStone Corp. builds family and individual self-sufficiency by strengthening farmworker, rural and urban communities and promotes social justice through programs and advocacy. It is a visionary, diverse organization empowering individuals, families and communities to attain economic and social resources for ...

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Creating the workforce of the future will take community effort

Workforce development is not the responsibility of agencies and not-for-profits. Workforce development should start in the home and continue throughout our education system. We have lost a generation of skilled workers. When I grew up, the old Edison Tech on ...

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Monroe best in area for mortgage approvals

Monroe County ranks No. 2 among New York counties and No. 117 nationwide in the ease of getting a mortgage, according to a recent study by SmartAsset, a company that provides online modeling tools for personal finance decisions. Best Places ...

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Non-Profit Report: The Worker Justice Center of New York

The Worker Justice Center of New York seeks justice for those denied human rights and concentrates on helping agricultural and other low-wage workers through legal representation, community empowerment and advocacy for change in institutions. The work involves confronting oppression through ...

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Take time to negotiate all aspects of foreign investments

Next week, the Rochester area will host a delegation of investors from the People’s Republic of China. These companies are visiting Rochester as part of their trip to attend the U.S. Department of Commerce’s SelectUSA Conference in Washington, D.C., later ...

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Cake boss

Kelly Halligan, owner and president, Get Caked How has your bakery grown since April 2013, when we did the Fast Start profile? We have grown substantially in the last three years. We serve an average of 2,000 dessert items each ...

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Email a common starting point for online fraud, identity theft

Email security isn’t just about company secrets—it’s the number one way cybercriminals gain access to financial accounts. On average, U.S. companies lose $15.4 million per year to cybercrime, according to research conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Hewlett ...

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Jobless rate in Rochester declines to 4.7 percent

The unemployment rate in Rochester declined from 5.3 percent in April 2015 to 4.7 percent a year later—a decrease of some 3,314 unemployed workers—according to the latest Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment report released Wednesday by the Bureau of Labor ...

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Non-Profit Report: The Veterans Outreach Center Inc.

The Veterans Outreach Center Inc. has served veterans and their families since 1973, helping veterans make the transition to civilian life. The organization promotes economic stability with job counseling, training and placement. For veterans whose disabilities prevent employment, benefits experts ...

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Millennials are different but display positive traits

Old-school business leaders and crusty parents complain a lot about millennials. The complaints all boil down to this: Today’s young workers are narcissistic, stunted, lazy and entitled. Time magazine dubbed them “The Me, Me, Me Generation,” and the Wall Street ...

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Sanders’ popularity suggests need for more conscious capitalism

Regardless of your political leanings, one of the most astonishing phenomenon in this year’s presidential primary season are the extraordinary crowds that assemble at Bernie Sanders political rallies. When Sanders made an appearance at Monroe Community College during the New ...

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Rules must be followed when companies hire an unpaid intern

“I’m part of a great team working on a startup company with interesting technology. We would like to bring in an intern (unpaid) this summer to help us with a variety of projects, but we don’t know where to begin ...

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