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Performance shades merits of active management

I come to praise active management, not to bury it. Active management has been much maligned recently, including in this column, because of the increasing dominance of index investing over active stock picking. Indeed, according to estimates from Morningstar, actively ...

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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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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: 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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Works by famed metal artist Albert Paley and photographic fine art prints by Frances Paley are on display in a new show at Nan Miller Gallery. Sculptures, furniture designs, lithographs and drawings reveal the breadth and depth of Albert Paley’s ...

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Real estate development builds momentum locally

Real estate development is providing a major boost to the Rochester area economy.  Adjusted for inflation, output at local construction and real estate rental and leasing firms has increased by $1.2 billion, or 22.4 percent, since 2007—nearly four times the ...

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