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“We Do the Work” brings the worker to television

Television would seem to have it all these days. Cable offers us 24-hour news, financial news, music videos for every taste and non-stop coverage of every sport known to the human race. Entire channels are dedicated to categories like comedy, ...

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The Loop

UR’s math department has one more article to tack on its Web site. Fallout from the university’s restructuring plan–which cuts math faculty from 21 to 10 and axes its Ph.D. program completely–was the topic of a New York Times piece ...

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Non-Profit Report: Elisha House

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Elisha House provides 24-hour, holistic comfort care for the terminally ill. The house, which is 5 years old this month, is affiliated with St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church and St. Stephen’s ...

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Cross-promotions build sales, snag new clients

Cross-promotion is a broad term used to describe any type of marketing in which two different organizations or businesses help promote each other. The objective is to get other retailers or businesses in your neighborhood to hand out your advertising ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Society for the Protection and Care of Children

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Society for the Protection and Care of Children provides preventive services for children and families who may be at risk of foster-care placement. The SPCC in Rochester was founded in 1875, ...

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Financial-analysis tools lend ease to accounting

Is your company going through its year-end business ritual? In offices around the world, managers are staring at their final financial statements for the year, knowing the information portrayed is probably true, but having no clue what to do with ...

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State appeals court rules against contractor’s suit

A line has been drawn in the soil of New York. On one side are independent contractors seeking employee status. Having such status would give contractors the same protections afforded employees under the state’s Human Rights Law. On the other ...

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The Loop

Facing staggering faculty cuts under the administration’s “Renaissance Plan,” UR’s math department has taken their cause to the Web. Check out http://www.math.rochester.edu/ to read letters of support, newspaper articles and commentary from local and national sources. When the going gets ...

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Non-Profit Report:
American Heart Association: Genesee Valley Region

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The American Heart Association is a voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and related disorders. The association’s top priority is funding medical research to advance and disseminate scientific knowledge ...

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Empowerment, management frequently at odds

Over Christmas vacation I got the chance to talk to my sister at length about her job as district manager for a large national firm. She told me a story about her work that I found amusing, but that she ...

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The Loop

Have you spotted Ron Bittner zipping around town in his new BMW? Rumor has it that Frontier Corp. picked up the tab for its chairman’s luxury car. The telecom firm is riding high these days, announcing this week that 1995 ...

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The Loop

RIT professor Doug Rea is leading the student version of “24 Hours in Cyberspace,” a $5 million international project organized by photojournalist Rick Smolan and funded in part by Kodak. The project, modeled after Smolan’s Day in the Life series, ...

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At last month’s press conference announcing Dan Gill’s “retirement” from Bausch & Lomb, executives pointedly declined to release information regarding the departing CEO’s golden parachute. Read the proxy in March, they say. Shareholders should be happy at any price, columnist ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Eastside Community Center Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Eastside Community Center Inc. is a multiservice organization aimed at helping people to help themselves. Since 1956, the center has strived to be a haven for residents of all ages. Based ...

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